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Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation

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  • Description: To encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations, and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Bryan Horn, Director (
    Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Sam Rasoul
The Honorable James W. (Will) Morefield
The Honorable Amy J. Laufer
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Todd E. Pillion
The Honorable T. Travis Hackworth
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
11 Citizens Governor  
7 Citizens By Statute  
Additional Members: Citizen members include 11 citizens appointed by the Governor along with the President of the Virginia Highlands Community college, the Chairman of the Crooked Road, the Chairman of 'Round the Mountain, the Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Director of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, and the Chairman of the Friends of Southwest Virginia

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 18
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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