About Us

About Us

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and our community through programs, services and partnerships.

Our Vision

To strengthen and enhance growth in our community

Our Community

Our community is our hometown of Buckingham County, Virginia.  Buckingham County, is located south of the James River and is the geographic center of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The county was established in 1761 from the southeastern portion of Albemarle County. The origin of the county name comes from the Duke of Buckingham (Buckinghamshire, England). This is the only Buckingham County in the United States.

 

         As of the census of 2010, there were 17,146 people and 5,695 households residing in the county. The population density was 29.6 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,294 housing units . The racial makeup of the county was 62.5% White, 35.1% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 1.7% Hispanic or Latino,and 1.6% from two or more other races. 60.9% of the population identified as White, not Hispanic or Latino.The largest ancestry groups are listed as 18.7% American, 9.2% English, and 5.4% German.

Our Board of Directors

Basil I. Gooden Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board &  President

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Former Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Former Virginia State Director of USDA-Rural Development, 20 + years of community and economic development experience

Gerald Washington

Treasurer of the Board

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Retired Warden, Virginia Department of Corrections, 30 + years of senior level government experience, including 12 years as Chief Executive

Craig N. White

Director

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President and CEO, Maintenance Solutions, distributor of janitorial/industrial supplies and equipment.

Michelle Ford

Vice Chairman of the Board

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Regional Testing and Training Coordinator for VADOC
Baptist Union Baptist Church Clerk
Buckingham District 6 School Board Member
Buckingham Branch NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chair

Cheryl D. White

Director

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Community Leader, Business owner, Owner and CEO of several companies including: CD White Properties, LLC, Cheryl’s Barber & Beauty Salon, and Cheryl’s Taxi

Joyce A. Gooden

Director

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Major, United States Air Force (Retired), Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Community Activist

Chrissy Burnley

Secretary of the Board

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Business Manager and Administrator, Burnley Construction, 35+ years of business management and administration experience

Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr.

Director

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External Affairs Manager

State & Local Affairs, Virginia

Dominion Energy Services, Inc

Adrian M. Jones

Director

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Retired Government Contractor, Department of Defense, 25 years of management experience Managed Community and Recreational Facilities