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HCHS Events 2019 - Fourth Quarter Meeting
Sunday, December 1st, 2:30PM

Dorey Park and Recreation Center.

Please join us on December 1st for Henrico County Historical Society's next meeting! It will start at 2:30.

The meeting will be held in the Varina Room at

Dorey Park and Recreation Center
2999 Darbytown Rd.
Henrico, VA 23231

Our speaker will be David M. Sacks, the Community Development Manager with the Henrico Department of Community Revitalization. He will be speaking about the Highland Springs Historic District and other revitalization projects in Henrico County.

About David M. Sacks

David Sacks is currently the Community Development Manager with the Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization. He has been in that position since 2011 and in that capacity is responsible for the administration of the federal entitlement grant funds (CDBG, HOME, ESG), several revitalization and housing programs and activities and serves as the County’s Enterprise Zone Administrator. His Team oversaw the work undertaken to have Highland Springs listed in the National Register of Historic Places. David has a Bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to joining Henrico County, David was with the City of Richmond, Department of Community Development for 22 years, most recently as Deputy Director, where he oversaw a variety of programs and projects including the award-winning Neighborhoods in Bloom program and the development of a new Master Plan, and a new Downtown Plan. He was also responsible for the City’s historic preservation program, the neighborhood planning program, and administration of federal community development grant funds.

David also spent almost five years as an Assistant Director with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation overseeing work with 84 Virginia local governments, assisting them with implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and related water quality issues. David served as Interim Executive Director for a non-profit housing development corporation after serving on the Board of Directors for eight years. There, he administered a lending program, a housing counseling program, a home repair program and raised funds and set the stage for the redevelopment of a 10-block blighted urban neighborhood.

David has served on a variety of local non-profit boards including

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc.
  • Virginia Chapter American Planning Association
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority Local Government Advisory Committee
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Mid-Atlantic District Advisory Council
  • Travelers Aid Society of Central Virginia
  • United Way of Greater Richmond, Agency Evaluation Committee
  • Mary Munford Elementary School PTA
  • Bellevue Civic Association
  • Board of Trustees, Historic Monument Avenue and Fan District Foundation

He is currently a Board member for the National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) and Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives.

David has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Virginia Commonwealth University.






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