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     Council for Northern Virginia

GREDAC began through Executive Order in May 1994 by establishing 18 local regional councils to establish a statewide economic plan to be titled OPPORTUNITY VIRGINIA. Sidney O. Dewberry, Managing Partner of Dewberry and Davis, was appointed Chair of the Northern Virginia region.

A Visioning Plan was established for the Northern Virginia region in November 1994 which eventually became the Northern Virginia Project, working through the Northern Virginia Roundtable.

OPPORTUNITY VIRGINIA, the economic plan, was completed in December 1994, and presented to the citizenry in March 1995.

While GREDAC still remains in many of the local areas, the Northern Virginia Council was disbanded when Mr. Dewberry resigned. Mr. Dewberry cited in his letter of resignation to the Governor, the completion of the original goal, OPPORTUNITY VIRGINIA, and the ongoing work of the Northern Virginia Roundtable along with other local boards/committees already involved heavily in economic efforts, thus making GREDAC's continuance duplicative of their workings.

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