City to begin economic strategic planning work

The Waynesboro Economic Development Authority, in conjunction with the Strategic Plan Task Force, has announced that Moran, Stahl & Boyer has been selected to assist with the development of the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan.

MS&B has over 45 years experience in site selection and economic-development consulting with clients nationwide, including Augusta, James City, and Botetourt counties in Virginia.

“This area of Virginia has a great deal of potential and I am delighted to be returning to the area to assist in the development of this plan,” said John Rhodes, a senior principal in Moran, Stahl & Boyer.

During his weeklong stay in Waynesboro, Rhodes will be assisting the strategic plan task force by facilitating a community discussion session, conducting over 20 interviews, and leading a seminar for public officials.

The community is invited to a discussion in connection with the planning work scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building. The open-forum session, facilitated by Rhodes, is an opportunity for any Waynesboro citizen to make comments and take part in the planning process. Comments and ideas from the community discussion session will be used to help formulate action plans for future growth.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at

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