GO Virginia Region 6

Mary Ball Washington Regional Council

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.

Regional Council Members

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
Germanna Community College

Val Foulds

Steve Goodall

Stephanie Heinatz
Consociate Media

Lisa Hull
Northern Neck Tourism Commission

Mike Jenkins
Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board

Ann Lewis
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Kim McClellan
Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS

Anne Richardson
Rappahannock Tribe

Bryan Taliaferro
Montague Farms

John Wells
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Kimberly Young
University of Mary Washington


Mary Ball Washington Regional Council Bylaws – Adopted May 31, 2017, Updated December 11, 2017


The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council (MBWRC) is seeking applications for GO Virginia funding. MBWRC estimates that $1,500,000 in GO Virginia funds will be available in Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) for projects serving GO Virginia Region 6.

Project Application Packet

Projects must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Virginia Growth and Opportunity ActVirginia Growth and Opportunity Fund (GO Fund) Grant Scoring Guidelines, and Administrative Approval Process for Grants under $100,000 from Regional Per Capita Grant Allocations (if applicable). These requirements, as well as policy decisions made by the State Board, are summarized in the FY19 Project Application Packet. The packet includes grant guidelines, the letter of intent template, the application form, and attachment templates.

Full FY19 Project Application Packet: PDF | Word

  • Letter of Intent Template: Word
  • Application Form: Word
  • Attachment Templates:
    • Project Milestones & Drawdown Schedule: Word
    • Performance Metrics: Word
    • Return on Investment (ROI) Calculations: Excel
    • In-Kind Contribution Form: Excel
    • Budget Overview Form: Excel

Letters of Intent – Due December 14, 2018

In order to apply for Fiscal Year 2019 funding through GO Virginia Region 6, prospective applicants are required to submit a letter of intent, using the template above, to Kate Gibson via email (gibson@gwregion.org). The next deadline for letters of intent is December 14, 2018.

For clarification on these guidelines, or for help with initial brainstorming, please reach out to Kate Gibson at 540-642-1579 or gibson@gwregion.org.

GO Virginia Region 6 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Study

The Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has engaged TEConomy Partners to work with each GO Virginia region to develop strategies around startup ecosystem capacity building. DHCD’s contract with TEConomy builds upon a Virginia Research Investment Committee (VRIC) study focused on the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the five major universities in the Commonwealth.

Stakeholder Meetings

First Stakeholder Meeting

  • Description: TEConomy Partners will present findings of quantitative and qualitative analysis of entrepreneurship within the region. Attendees will discuss gaps and opportunities.
  • Date & Time: November 13, 2018, 10 AM-12 PM
  • Location: George Washington Regional Commission, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Second Stakeholder Meeting

  • Description: Attendees will develop strategies for improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.
  • Date & Time: December 10, 2018, 11 AM-12 PM
  • Location: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green Office, 14380 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, VA 22580

Regional Council Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Regional Council meetings are held from 11 am to 1 pm.

January 3, 2019: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green Office

February 11, 2019: Rappahannock Community College Glenns Campus

April 8, 2019: Rappahannock Community College Warsaw Campus

June 10, 2019: Bowling Green Town Hall

August 12, 2019: Rappahannock Community College Glenns Campus

October 7, 2019: Rappahannock Community College Warsaw Campus

December 9, 2019: Bowling Green Town Hall


April 6, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

May 31, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

June 29, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

July 24, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

August 14, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

August 22, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

September 11, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

October 16, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

December 11, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes

February 12, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

April 9, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

June 11, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

August 13, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

October 15, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes (draft)

December 10, 2018 – Meeting Cancelled

January 3, 2019 – Agenda – Minutes (draft)

Nominating Committee Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Nominating Committee meetings are scheduled as needed. Next meeting:

January 3, 2019, 10:30-11:00 AM – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green Office


April 9, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

August 13, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes

October 15, 2018 – Agenda – Minutes (draft)

December 10, 2018 – Meeting Cancelled

January 3, 2019 – Agenda – Minutes (draft)