There was unity around one message in Richmond Tuesday among a diverse crowd of over 1,000 women: empowerment. From entertainer Queen Latifah to the first ladies of Virginia to a Native American chief, the Women’s Achieve Summit at the Greater Richmond Convention Center celebrated women’s achievements and explored how to continue reaching new frontiers.
The Richmond metro area has been growing, and new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows where people are moving from — especially the D.C. suburbs, Hampton Roads and the New York and Philadelphia areas. RVA also receives a lot of international migration, particularly from Asia. The data also shows where former Richmonders move to — notably, Atlanta.
Eric S. Leabough previously served as the Varina District representative on the Henrico Planning Commission. He also worked as a housing specialist and housing services manager for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and as the assistant vice president of redevelopment and interim vice president of real estate and community development for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
A registered architect and LEED accredited professional, Carangelo brings 20 years of professional experience to Richmond. In his previous position, Carangelo served as the building inspections administrator for the City of Savannah’s Development Services Department, managing a building construction investment portfolio of over $4 billion.