Driving the economic growth of one Valley community will now fall on one man.
Thomas Cardman is Page County's new Director of Economic Development. He comes to the Valley from upstate New York, where he held jobs that he says will prove helpful in his new role.
Cardman says he's looking forward to finding new ways to bring business and tourism to Page County and working with nearby communities to make that happen.
"When you look around, we're geographically located within 100 miles of the nation's capital, Charlottesville, and we're very close to Harrisonburg obviously, only 30 miles away, it's quite an asset to have," says Cardman.
"There are many opportunities here, but we have to make sure the opportunities fit the mindset, the environment, and the traditions of Page County."
Cardman says he's looking forward to learning about the area's many resources and using them to further Page County's economy.