Virginia sets a sweeping partnership for hard-pressed Petersburg
by David Ress
“Virginia is stretching out a hand to one of its hardest-pressed cities — Petersburg — with a unique partnership that brings together state and local officials, businesses and nonprofits for a sweeping program for community development.
“Why? Because Petersburg matters,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin said after formally launching the effort, called Partnership for Petersburg, during a two-hour presentation at the Petersburg Public Library.
It is starting with six primary areas of focus, broken down to 42 specific objectives, and brings in 61 groups.
But the aim is for Petersburg to take the lead, Youngkin told the library audience of some 300 people already signed up to participate in the partnership.”