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Thanks for Coming
to the
2023 VAPDC Summer Conference!
July 26 - 27, 2023

Check This Out...


Very interesting & informative sessions

We had a GREAT time on the American Rover!

Information about self-reporting CM credits is available HERE




Session Presentations: Click on Titles

"The Port of Virginia: The Most Modern Gateway in America"

Stephen A. Edwards, The Port of Virginia

Pathways to Affordable Housing

"PDC Housing Development Program"

Chris Thompson, Virginia Housing

Matthew Bolster, Virginia Housing

Sandra Powell, VA Department of Housing

"Cultivating Regional Partnerships to Address Housing Affordability"

Martha Shickle, PlanRVA

Sarin Adhikari, PlanRVA

"Your Partner in Buying a Home: USDA Rural Development"

Myron Wooden, USDA Rural Development

Affordable Housing: Strategic Funding Opportunities

Austin Pittman, The Lawson Companies

Transportation/Moving into the Future

"Planning for Infrastructure 2023-2032"

Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities

"Federal Transportation Grants & Funding Opportunities"

Erin Belt, Virginia Department of Transportation

"On-Demand Transit: From Concept to Implementation"

Tiffany Dubinsky, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

"Leveraged Layered Mobility"

Kristin Lam Peraza, Mobility Manager, Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission

Patrick Mauney, Executive Director, Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

"Innovation in Transportation"

Grant Sparks, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

"Virginia Spaceport Authority"

"Ted" Roosevelt Mercer, Jr., Commercial Space Flight Authority, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS)

Broadband and BEAD (Broadband Equity and Deployment) Bucks

"Southside Network Authority - Regional Connectivity Ring"

Steven DeBerry, Southside Network Authority

Rosemary Wilson, Southside Network Authority/Virginia Beach City Council

Peter Wallace, Southside Network Authority

Michael W.S. Lockaby, Southside Network Authority/Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLCC

Robert Crum, Executive Director, Hampton Roads PDC

"Closing the Digital Divide in Virginia"

Tamarah Holmes, Office of Broadband, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

"SEED Innovation Hub - How to Stay the Course in Gaining Funding

from Multiple Funding Agencies"

Sheri McGuire, Longwood University

R. Bryan David, GO Virginia Region 3, Virginia Institute of Government

Lauren Stuhldreher, Economic Development Administration

Melody Foster, Executive Director, Commonwealth Regional Counci

Welcome Remarks

The Honorable
Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D. 

Mayor, City of Norfolk


Keynote Speakers

Roosevelt “Ted” Mercer, Jr.

CEO and Executive Director

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

Speaker Profile

Stephen A. Edwards 

CEO and Executive Director

Virginia Port Authority

Speaker Profile

Thank You to Our VAPDC
Summer Conference S
We Couldn't Have Done it Without You!



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