BOARD & STAFF

The FOLAR Board of Directors includes appointed and interested community members from the 6 jurisdictions along the lower Appomattox River, as well as representatives from Virginia State University, National Park Service, Crater Planning District Commission, and relevant businesses/industries. For more information, please read the FOLAR Bylaws. The Board meets bimonthly, and our meetings are open to the public.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

Kimberly Conley, Secretary, Executive Director of James River Advisory Council

Trip Pollard, J.D., Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Betty Estes, Treasurer, Owner/Realtor at Rockwater Realty

Karen Epps, Colonial Heights Office of Economic Development 

DINWIDDIE COUNTY

Tammie Collins, Deputy County Administrator of Dinwiddie County

Sam Hayes, Chair, Sr. Transportation Manager at Moffatt & Nichol

HOPEWELL

Mark Haley, Retired Hopewell City Manager

Ed Pappas, Retired from DuPont Teijin Films

PETERSBURG

Wayne Crocker, Director of the Petersburg Public Library System

Wert Smith, President of Owen Printing Company

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY

Keith Rotzoll, Director of Prince George Parks and Recreation

Susan Watson, Biologist at VA Dept. of Wildlife Resources

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

M. Omar Faison, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

CRATER PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION (CPDC)

Alec Brebner, Executive Director of the CPDC

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Mike Golden, Retired Director of Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation

Paul Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, UVA

Chris Rizzo, Retired Master Deputy of Police in Loudon County

Christian Volk, Ph.D., Water Quality Manager of Virginia American Water

 

Board Meeting Schedule

The FOLAR Board meets on the third Wednesday of even months (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 5:00PM at the Crater Planning District Commission, 1964 Wakefield Street, Petersburg, VA 23805. The public is welcome to attend, virtually or in-person.  For more information, email contactus@folar-va.org. 

October 20, 2021 Minutes forthcoming

December 15, 2021 Minutes forthcoming

February 16, 2022

April 20, 2022

June 15, 2022

August 17, 2022

October 19, 2022

December 21, 2022

 

Our Staff


Wendy Austin, Executive Director
WAustin@folar-va.org

Heather Barrar, Regional Trails Program Director
HBarrar@folar-va.org

Kiffy Werkheiser, Development Director
KWerkheiser@folar-va.org

Our Partners