Joseph Obenshain (Joe) of Botetourt County, a current MVPA member, has graciously accepted our invitation to join the MVPA Board! Joe, a retired attorney, has a keen knowledge of and a deep and abiding interest in the history, architecture, and material culture of southwest Virginia. We are confident his background will serve him and us well as we work together to meet the challenge of ever-pressing regional preservation issues and concerns.
We are also happy to announce that Mrs. Dell Taylor of Natural Bridge has also joined the Board of Directors. Dell, who retired as the gifted coordinator for Rockingham County Schools, spent five years as Marketing Director of the Frontier Culture Museum, later serving as Marketing Director for Lexington/Rockbridge Tourism. Her experience in marketing and working with non-profit organizations will be an asset to the Mountain Valley Preservation Alliance, Inc.
Please join us in welcoming both Joe and Dell to the MVPA team!