Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA)

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Officials from Pittsylvania County, Town of Hurt, Town of Altavista, and City of Danville convened for the organizational meeting of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA) on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Hurt Town Hall.  Upon adjournment, they assembled at the entrance sign to Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) for a group photo. SRRIFA, now fully operational, was formed to attract and facilitate industrial/commercial development at SVMP.

SRRIFA Board of Directors (2019)

*Pittsylvania County

   Elton Blackstock, Supervisor (Chair)

   Ben Farmer, Supervisor

   Dr. Charles H. Miller, Supervisor (Alternate)

*Town of Hurt

   Gary Poindexter, Mayor (Vice-Chair)

   Steve Watson, Vice-Mayor

   Collin Adams, Councilmember (Alternate)

*Town of Altavista

   Mike Mattox, Mayor

   Bev Dalton, Vice-Mayor

   Wayne Mitchell, Councilmember (Alternate)

*City of Danville

   Sherman Saunders, Councilmember

   Fred Shanks III, Councilmember

   L. Lee Vogler, Vice-Mayor (Alternate)


SRRIFA Staff (2019)

   Matthew Rowe, Economic Development Director, Pittsylvania County (Secretary)

   Kim VanDerHyde, Finance Director, Pittsylvania County (Treasurer)

Meeting Notice (February 8, 2019)

Agenda-Packet (February 8, 2019)

Southern Virginia Multimodal Park is Hurt’s foremost economic development priority.  With recent designations as a Virginia Enterprise Zone and a federal Opportunity Zone, the property has been approved for nearly $100,000 in Virginia Economic Development Partnership VBAF grant funding to assist with aesthetic and/or other site improvements. 

We are open to a myriad of possibilities for the SVMP.  Based on new insights in 2018, we now place particular emphasis on logistics and envision the site as a future nexus of regional and/or global commerce.  Currently, that appears to be the best niche for this particular property. 


Page last updated:  Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM