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2010 RRRC Living Towns: Town of Culpeper


"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:

Workshop Brochure | Agenda

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

Note: All files are in .pdf format.

Above: The Culpeper Depot, site of the 2010 RRRC Living Towns Planning Workshop Above: Inside the Culpeper Depot
Above: The first morning panel: Recreation, Tourism & Area Identity Above: The second morning panel: Creative Community & Economic Development
Above: RRRC Executive Director Jeff Walker with Beth Burns, Culpeper Director of Tourism Above: RRRC Commissioner Bob Gurtler
Above: Lunchtime walking tour of the Town of Culpeper Above: Workshop attendees at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Above: The afternoon panel: Planner's Tool Box
Above: John J. "Butch" Davies, III provided a wrap-up to the workshop Above: Post-workshop reception at the historic State Theatre




Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
420 Southridge Parkway • Suite 106 • Culpeper, VA  22701 • Tel: (540) 829-7450 • Fax: (540) 829-7452

E-mail:  planinfo@rrregion.org