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Kirk Turner

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Phone Numbers
(804) 717-6001

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address
9800 Government Center Parkway
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Community Enhancement
Past Empowering Neighborhoods Forums

Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

March 3, 2018

Event presentations

  • Keynote Address: Enhancing Community Living. Presented by Laura Lafayette, Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Association of REALTORS
  • Workshops
    • Curb Appeal at a Reasonable Cost
      • Presented by Theresa Biagioli, Garden Path Designs, and Jim Chambers, Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation 
    • Developing Community Leadership
      • Presented by Cassie Craze, Craze Law; Kevin Strosnider, Strosnider Chevrolet; and Meg Tunstall, Genesis Community Management 
    • Purchasing a New Home - Easy Methods of Making Certain You're Ready
      • Presented by Cecilia Ramos, SunTrust Mortgage, and Casandra Sneed, Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation 
    • Are You a Good Neighbor? Code Enforcement and the Good Neighbor Guide
      • Presented by Ted Barclay, Chesterfield County Planning; Rich Billingsley, Chesterfield County Community Enhancement; Ben Thorp, Meadowbrook Estates Civic Association; and Barry White, Chesterfield County Building Inspections 
    • Getting the Word Out - Effective Communications Within Your Community
      • Presented by Susan Pollard, Chesterfield County Communications and Media, and Wendell Whitehurst, Five Forks Village Homeowners Association 
    • Improving Home Value
      • Presented by Larry Barthurst, Barthurst Homes, and Scooter Burgess, Burgess Inspections 


  • Volunteer of the Year: Kim Marble, President, Jefferson Davis (Highway) Association
  • Organization of the Year: Martial Arts World - Chester

2017 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

February 25, 2017

Event presentations

  • Queries and Conundrums of Home Repair
  • Code Enforcement: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Home Renovation Methods – Updated and Efficient Building and Landscaping Products
  • Tax Breaks for Housing Renovation and Home Improvement 
  • Crime Prevention Strategies
  • Locating and Hiring a Contractor


  • Volunteer of the Year: Julius Huggins, Meadowbrook Estates Civic Association
  • Organization of the Year: Concerned Citizens of Ettrick

2016 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

April 23, 2016

Event presentations

  • Code Enforcement
  • Facility Tour and Discussion of School Revitalization Efforts
  • Family‐Friendly Session: Conquer the Wave of Ugly Trash ‐‐ Litter Bus Mobile Unit
  • Family‐Friendly Session: How Kids Can Be Community Change‐Makers
  • Getting Organized and Fighting Blight in Neighborhoods Without Covenants
  • Getting Ready to Sell: What You Need to Know Before You List Your Home
  • How Homeowners’ Associations Can Fight Blight & Deal with Aging Properties


  • Volunteer of the Year: Kathleen Donovan
  • Organization of the Year: Guardians

2015 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

February 7, 2015

Event presentations


  • Volunteer of the Year: Nancy Ross
  • Organization of the Year: COMPASS: Communities Providing Avenues for School Success
  • Association of the Year: MECA: Meadowbrook Estates Civic Association

2014 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

February 8, 2014

Event presentations


  • Organization of the Year: Journey Christian Church
  • Association of the Year: Woodlake Community Association
  • Volunteer of the Year: Norma Jean Corbin

2014 NACo Achievement AwardThe National Association of Counties (NACo) granted Chesterfield County a 2014 Achievement Award for the “Annual Empowering Neighborhoods Forum” in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.


2013 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

March 9, 2013

Event presentations

2012 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

February 11, 2012

Event presentations