Economic Development Authority


  • 3rd Wednesday every other month unless otherwise noted
  • Goochland Business Center, 2931 River Road West, Goochland VA 23063
  • Term length: 4 years, oath of office required
  • Please see the Economic Development Authority's calendar for public notices and information on how to participate in meetings
  • Please see the Agenda & Minutes portal for Economic Development Authority agendas and minutes


Ben Slone

Appointed: Jan 2010

Term Expires: May 2025


Lisa Dearden
Appointed: March 3, 2015
Term Expires: February 28, 2027

D.B. Smit, Treasurer 2023
Appointed: August 1, 2017
Term expires: July 31, 2025

Kenneth Collier, Vice Chair 2023
Appointed: August 4, 2020
Term Expires: July 31, 2024

Contact Us

  1. Sara Worley

    Economic Development Director


    Economic Development Authority

    2931 River Road West

    PO Box 103

    Goochland, Virginia 23063

    Phone: 804-556-5862


The purpose of this authority is to acquire, own, lease and dispose of properties to the end that it may be able to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, governmental and commercial enterprises to locate in or remain in the County and to further the use of its agricultural products and natural resources, and all other purposes as are now or may hereafter be set forth in the Economic Development and Revenue Bond Act, Chapter 33, Title 5.1 of the Code of Virginia.

For additional information please call Economic Development staff at 556-5862 or email