SRRIFA was formed in early 2019 following more than a year of negotiation and legal steps to construct the framework within which it would operate. In a somewhat new and different situation than other Virginia RIFA’s, four localities decided to join in regional partnership with one mutually beneficial goal in mind — commercial/industrial development of Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) in Hurt.
SVMP 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. Assembly/light manufacturing are also excellent niches for the site.
SRRIFA Board of Directors (2019)
Elton W. Blackstock, Supervisor (Chair)
Ben L. Farmer, Supervisor
Dr. Charles H. Miller, Supervisor (Alternate)
*Town of Hurt
Gary N. Poindexter, Mayor (Vice-Chair)
Steve W. Watson, Vice-Mayor
E. Collin Adams Jr., Councilmember (Alternate)
*Town of Altavista
Mike E. Mattox, Mayor
Wayne E. Mitchell, Councilmember
Reggie C. Bennett, Councilmember (Alternate)
*City of Danville
Sherman M. Saunders, Councilmember
Fred O. Shanks III, Councilmember
L. Lee Vogler, Vice-Mayor (Alternate)
SRRIFA Staff (2019)
Secretary: Hollye M. Keesee, Executive Assistant, Pittsylvania County Administration
Treasurer: Kim VanDerHyde, Finance Director, Pittsylvania County
Meeting Agenda Packets
June 28, 2019 (Pending Approval at Next Meeting)