Culpeper 2010

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"Capitalizing on the Arts, Recreation & Area Assets"
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Culpeper Depot Conference Center
113 South Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
The eighth annual RRRC Living Towns Planning Workshop, held this year in the beautiful and historic Town of Culpeper was yet another information-packed and well-attended proceeding.  The theme of this year's workshop, Capitalizing on Arts, Recreation and Area Assets, featured three dynamic panels of speakers on topics ranging from outdoor recreation to arts councils and downtown revitalization. Workshop attendees left with valuable insights into community development and planning practices. Our thanks to all of the attendees and moderators for a most enjoyable and informative day!

But most of all, our thanks to the following for their first-rate presentations and invaluable insights:

Welcome & Introductions
  • William M. Yowell, Vice-Mayor, Town of Culpeper
  • Jeffrey Walker, AICP, RRRC Executive Director

Panel #1

  • Moderator: Beth Burns, Director of Tourism, Culpeper, VA
  • Greg Kelly, Town Manager, Town of Abingdon, VA | Presentation
  • David Brickley, Attorney and Former Director of VA DCR | Presentation
  • Jennifer Wampler, Trails Coordinator, VA DCR | Presentation | Video

Panel #2

  • Moderator: Jim Charapich, President/CEO, Culpeper Chamer of Commerce
  • Theresa Cameron, Director of Membership, Americans for the Arts | Presentation
  • Mary Beth Augnier, General Manager, Paramount Theater
  • Susan Jennings, Arts & Culture Coordinator, City of Roanoke, VA Department of Economic Development | Presentation

Panel #3

  • Moderator: Patrick Mulhern, AICP, Planning & Community Development Director, Town of Culpeper, VA
  • Maggie Guggenheimer, Executive Director, Piedmont Council for the Arts
  • Gregory Vose, Sculptor and President, McGuffey Arts Center
  • Carrie Beach, Urban Planner, Department of Planning & Zoning, City of Alexandria, VA | Presentation
  • Tom Carr, AICP, Director of Planning, Building & Development, City of Roanoke, VA | Presentation


John J. "Butch" Davies, III, Member, Davies, Barrell, Will, Llewellyn & Edwards, PLC