It is only through their dedication that the organization has been able to contribute so much to our community, our region, the Commonwealth, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  We thank our many past board members for their many years of loyality.  Over the last five years the number of dedicated volunteers and advisory board members has grown and we could not manage without them.  Our growth is directly related to the support we get from community residents, elected officials, local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority and city staff.  Our mission has expanded and our partnerships with Virginia Tech has deepened and helped make our programs, projects and events successful. 


Board of Directors


Irene Chambers

Interim President


Jackie Johnson

Karen Akers

alan brangman

Michael Diener

Steve Finley

Edwin Henderson

Steve Martin

Rebecca Stotts


Michael Everett



Gregory brown

Assistant Treasurer


Tori Mckinney

Executive Producer, Tinner Hill Music Festival


Advisory Board

Atty Reid Chambers

Peter Davis

Nikki graves-henderson

Debra Z. Roth



emily king, program associate