GO Virginia Region 3 names program director
Bryan David was most recently Orange County administrator
Growth and Opportunity for Virginia’s Region 3 Council announced Tuesday it has named former Orange County Administrator Bryan David as program director for the region, which includes the cities of Danville and Martinsville.
In his new role, David will lead the operations of the Region 3 GO Virginia Council in collaboration with partner organizations, residents and business leaders. He will have offices in South Boston and Martinsville.
David was most recently Orange County administrator, a position he held since 2014. His employment was terminated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 17. According to the Orange County Review, the termination was a mutual agreement. “The board and I saw my timeline to retirement differently,” David told the Orange County Review. “Mine was longer than they expected and we agreed to part ways. It was very amicable. As far as I know, my performance was not an issue.”
David earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College and his master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently serves as vice chair of the Council for Rural Virginia and is a member of the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. and the Virginia Association of Counties Group Self-Insurance Risk Pool.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that GO Virginia Region 3 had received a $75,000 grant to test drones that could deliver COVID-19 medical supplies, tests and equipment under the commonwealth’s new Economic Resilience and Recovery Program.
GO Virginia has awarded $30 million among 90 projects since its 2017 inception. It awards funding to regional economic development projects and oversees regional GO Virginia councils, which submit project ideas to the state GO Virginia board for approval. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the private, nonprofit GO Virginia Foundation provide support to GO Virginia.