Albemarle County Economic Development Authority
The Albemarle County Economic Development Authority is responsible for promoting and encouraging development in Albemarle County. The Authority was formerly known as the Industrial Development Authority.
The Authority secures bond financing for primarily non-profit organizations with major capital projects. Examples include:
- The Westminster Canterbury facility in Pantops
- The Monticello Vistor's Center (2009) and purchase of Montalto property.
- Capital equipment for the University of Virginia (e.g. information technology)
- Albemarle County's public safety and office facilities
The Industrial Development Authority was created on May 12, 1976. It is a political subdivision of Virginia and seen as an independent and separate entity from the county government, similar to the Albemarle County Service Authority.
Members and terms as of September 12, 2016
- Rod Gentry, Chair, Rivanna District (term expires January 19, 2018)
- David Shreve, Jack Jouett District(term expires on January 19, 2019)
- James Atkinson, Samuel Miller District (term expires on January 19, 2016)
- Vernon W. Jones, White Hall District (term expires January 19, 2018)
- Lettie Bien, Rio District (term expires January 19, 2018)
- Donald Long, Secretary, At-large (term expires January 19, 2019)
- Elton J. Oliver, Scottsville District (term expires on January 19, 2016)
- "Interview with John Lowry, Chairman, Albemarle County Economic Development Authority." Personal interview by Brian A. Wheeler. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 8 September 2009.
- "Boards and Commissions Maintenance." Albemarle County Website. Albemarle County, n.d. Web. 23 July 2009. <http://www.albemarle.org/>.
- Web. Boards and Commissions, Albemarle County, retrieved September 12, 2016.