To enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and our community through programs, services and partnerships.
To strengthen and enhance growth in 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
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
Treasurer of the Board
Retired Warden, Virginia Department of Corrections, 30 + years of senior level government experience, including 12 years as Chief Executive
Craig N. White
President and CEO, Maintenance Solutions, distributor of janitorial/industrial supplies and equipment.
Vice Chairman of the Board
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
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
Major, United States Air Force (Retired), Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Community Activist
Secretary of the Board
Business Manager and Administrator, Burnley Construction, 35+ years of business management and administration experience
Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr.
External Affairs Manager
State & Local Affairs, Virginia
Dominion Energy Services, Inc
Adrian M. Jones
Retired Government Contractor, Department of Defense, 25 years of management experience Managed Community and Recreational Facilities