From the Domenick Casuccio at the Valentine Richmond History Center:
The Valentine Richmond History Center announces the next discussion in a
series of monthly public meetings as part of the Future of Richmond’s
Past initiative, a local effort to engage audiences in a dialogue about
the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our future.
This year boasts a broad range of topics ranging from the Civil War to
civil rights. The next event will be hosted by the County of Henrico,
Va. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center on Thursday, April 5 from
6-8 p.m. The Eastern Henrico Recreation Center is located at 1440 N.
Laburnum Ave. in Henrico.
The lecture portion of the program will review the consolidation and
annexation issues as they pertained to Richmond and Henrico County in
the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. Dr. Nelson Wikstrom, VCU Professor of
Political Science and Public Administration, is the guest speaker. The
presentation will consist of the historical details and the audience
will incorporate the information into their break-out discussions.
Dr. Wikstrom wrote about the County Manager form of government in
Henrico County in his book “County Manager Government in Henrico,
Virginia: Implementation, Evolution, and Evaluation” that was published
in 2003. Wikstrom has completed extensive research on the growth and
development of Henrico county from 1930 to the present.
In addition, participants can view the historical and photographic
exhibit “Remembering Our Legacy: African-American Trailblazers of
Henrico County,” that is currently on display at the center.
The event is open to the public and will be facilitated by Matthew
Freeman of TMI Consulting, who will use technology to gather anonymous
data from the audience in real time. The agenda includes a review of
the survey results, the speaker presentation and a facilitated group
The event is sponsored by the Valentine Richmond History Center, Future
of Richmond’s Past, Leadership Metro Richmond and the County of Henrico,
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