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2002 RRRC Living Towns:  Town of Orange


"Exploring Our Heritage on the Constitution Highway"
May 22, 2002

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Orange, VA
8:30am to 3:15pm

The first RRRC Living Towns Planning Workshop was held on May 22, 2002 in the Town of Orange and featured speakers and topics centered on the theme of Exploring Our History on the Constitution Highway. Three panels of speakers explored topics ranging from the economic benefits of Heritage Tourism to Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Planning to Preservation Tax Credits. Workshop participants were also treated to a walking tour of the Town of Orange with local guides offering a glimpse of the town's past as a small, rural Virginia community. A late afternoon tour and wine and cheese reception at James Madison's Montpelier provided a unique finish to an information-packed day!

Town of Orange Living Towns Brochure

Workshop Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Raymond C. Lonick, Mayor, Town of Orange

Panel #1

Moderator:  Karon Keith, Orange County Director of Tourism
Bruce Twyman, Heritage Tourism Development Manager, Va. Tourism Corp.
Ashley Neville, Sr. Investigator Architectural History, Gray & Pape, Inc.
Judy Reynolds, Executive Director, Mosby Heritage Area Association

Panel #2
Moderator: Deborah Kendall, Orange County Planning Director
Doug Stanley, AICP, Warren County Planning Director
Sam Crickenberger, Rockbridge County Planning Director
Allen Turnbull, Director, BikeWalk Virginia

Panel #3
Moderator: Jay Harrison, Executive Director, Orange Downtown Alliance
Frederick Nichols, Jr. & Beth Nichols, Owners of Nichols Gallery
David Edwards, Director of Winchester Preservation Office, Va. Dept. of Historic Resources
Virginia E. McConnell, Tax Credit & Easement Program Manager, Va. Dept. of Historic Resources
Amy L. Yarcich, Program Manager, Virginia Main Street Program

Jeff Walker, Principal Planner, Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

Sponsoring Organizations

Town of Orange
Orange Downtown Alliance
Orange County Department of Tourism & Visitors Bureau
Orange County Chamber of Commerce
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
Virginia Department of Historic Resources




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