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GO Virginia Region 6

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in each Region, known as GO Virginia, is a statewide initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration. The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council governs GO Virginia Region 6, which covers the Fredericksburg area, the Northern Neck, and the Middle Peninsula (Planning Districts 16, 17, and 18). The George Washington Regional Commission is the Support Organization and Fiscal Agent for the Regional Council.



Mary Ball Washington Regional Council

William Beale, Chair

Carlton Revere, Vice Chair
Revere Gas

Wally Beauchamp
Middle Bay Realty

Lou Belcher
Five Star Marketing

Elizabeth Crowther
Rappahannock Community College

Bruce Davis
Beltone Hearing Centers

Kent Farmer
Rappahannock Electric Coop

Darryl Fisher
Weldon-Fisher Funeral Home

Steve Goodall

Lisa Hull
Northern Neck Tourism Commission

Mike Jenkins
Bay Consortium WIB

Kim McClellan
Fredericksburg Area Realtors

Leslye McDade Morrison
Hickory Ground Solutions

Troy Paino
University of Mary Washington

Deirdre Powell-White
DPW Associates

Anne Richardson
Rappahannock Tribe

Bryan Taliaferro
Montague Farms

John Wells
Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held from 11 am to 1 pm.

November 13, 2017: MEETING CANCELED

December 11, 2017: RCC Glenns Campus, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149

January 8, 2018: RCC Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572

February 12, 2018: Bowling Green Town Hall, 117 Butler Street, Bowling Green, VA  22427

March 12, 2018: RCC Glenns Campus, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, VA 23149




April 6, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

May 31, 2017AgendaMinutes

June 29, 2017 – Agenda Minutes

July 24, 2017AgendaMinutes

August 14, 2017AgendaMinutes

August 22, 2017AgendaMinutes

September 11, 2017Agenda – Minutes

October 16, 2017AgendaMinutes (draft)



Economic Growth & Diversification Plan

The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council has selected Mangum Economics to develop an Economic Growth and Diversification Plan. Once the plan is finalized and approved by the GO Virginia Board, collaborative projects that enhance private-sector growth, competitiveness, and workforce development will be eligible for funding. The Regional Council will use the final plan to identify economic opportunities, needs, and challenges; establish priorities among those opportunities; and outline needed enhancements where GO Virginia grant funds can support projects spanning two or more localities leading to the creation of more higher-paying jobs. The GO Virginia Board will award funding to collaborative projects that are recommended for funding by the Regional Council.


Draft Plan Documents

Economic Growth and Diversification Plan

Economic Growth and Diversification Plan Addendum

Review of Existing Regional Plans

Economic Profile and Industry Cluster Analysis

Summary of Stakeholder Meetings

Growth Sector Analysis

Site Assessments Report

GO Virginia Baseline Data & Analyses

GO Virginia Baseline Data

Virginia Baseline Economic Analysis

Sector and Industry Cluster Definitions

Virginia County and Independent City Data Excel File

Virginia Baseline Economic Analysis Excel File



Mary Ball Washington Regional Council Bylaws – Adopted May 31, 2017

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