Montgomery County Economic Development Commission


The Montgomery Regional Economic Development Commission (EDC) was created on January 4, 1982, by a resolution of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. The EDC serves as an advisory council for the the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors on economic development matters.     

The Commission is made up of eleven directors:

These individuals serve as conduits to their respective organizations, sharing information, suggestions, and ideas between the Commission and their institutions. With this type of representation, the Commission has truly become a public/private partnership concerned with initiating, coordinating, and facilitating economic development efforts for the purpose of achieving and maintaining a superior quality of life in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg.

Commission Members:

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors appoints commission members based upon recommendations made by the appropriate Town Council, Chamber of Commerce and educational institution.

EDC Chair
Mike Miller
475 Harkrader Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 961-2200 Ext 455
(540) 961-2300 fax
Email: mbmiller2@gmail.com 
Montgomery County (Non-Elected)
Term: 1/1/17 - 12/31/19 

EDC Vice Chair
John T. Overton  
590 Arrowhead Trail
Christiansburg, VA 24073 
(540) 980-6822
Email: john.overton@hcahealthcare.com
Town of Christiansburg (Non-elected)
Term: 4/15/14– 4/14/17

EDC Directors
James Creekmore
318 N. Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 443-9350
Email: james@creekmorelaw.com
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – 2018
Term: 1/10/18 - 1/9/21

Mark Woolwine
Brown Edwards Certified Public Accountants
(540) 443-3606
Email: mwoolwine@becpas.com 
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – 2018 
Term: 1/10/18-1/9/21 

Dr. Joe Meredith
President
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Inc.
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 961-3600
(540) 961-2304 fax
Email: joe.meredith@vtcrc.com
Virginia Tech – 2001
Term: 8/14/18– 8/13/21

Darrell Sheppard
Supervisor – Republican (District E)
4513 Long Shop Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 577-0813
www.MontVA.com
Email: shepparddo@montgomerycountyva.gov
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
Term: 1/1/19 – 12/31/19 

Paul Lancaster
1308 Oak Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-2321 
Email: dinosaur@vt.edu 
Town of Blacksburg (Non-Elected)
Term: 7/10/18-10/16/19

Jerry Ford, Jr. 
807 Petra Pass 
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 562-6817
Email: jford@blacksburg.gov
Town of Blacksburg (Elected)
Term: 4/4/18-4/13/21

Dr. Peter Anderson 
VP for Instruction & Student Services
New River Community College
5251 College 1 
Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-3600 x 4369 
Email: ptanderson@nr.edu
New River Community College
Term: 2/13/18-2/12/21 

Richard Alvarez
Senior Advisor for Economic Development
Radford University
PO Box 6916
Radford, VA 24142 
(540) 831-7702
Email: ralvarez@radford.edu
Radford University
Term: 9/11/18-4/14/20 

Contact the Economic Development Department

Address:
755 Roanoke St., Suite 2H
Christiansburg, VA.  24073
Directions

Phone Numbers:
(540) 382-5732 - Local
(866) 270-9185 - Toll Free

E-Mail:
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Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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