Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

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The 2018 Forum

The forum was held on 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 (PDF)
      • 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 (PDF)
      • 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