Media Coverage

Annual Community Update and History Maker Awards
The Annual Update was held on March 12th, and marked the first merging of the CRC’s Snapshot and The Valentine’s History Makers Celebration. Over 400 people were in attendance and great coverage was provided by Urban Views, the Community Idea Station, and The Richmond Times Dispatch.

Controversy/History- October 24th, 2017
Controversy/History is a co-sponsored speaker series by The Valentine and the Capital Region Collaborative where historic debates will be put into present context. Be sure to check out Style Weekly’s interview with The Valentine’s director Bill Martin, and Kelli Lemon about the series!

Give a Day RVA- September 23rd, 2017
Give A Day RVA was held on September 23rd, and featured more than 1,500 people participate in service projects across all of RVA. Take a look at the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s article on Shalom Farms volunteers, and at the New Kent Charles City Chronicle’s piece on Give A Day RVA!

Play Day RVA- September 21st, 2017
Play Day RVA was held on September 21st, and featured dozens of public play opportunities across the Richmond region.  Check out Mayor Levar Stoney’s role, Henrico Citizen’s article, the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s take on Play Day RVA, and another news mention from WTVR.

Nominations now accepted for Richmond History Makers- September 1, 2017
8News reveals the exciting news of the collaboration between The Valentine and The Capital Region Collaborative at the upcoming CRC Annual Community Update and Richmond History Makers award ceremony!

Exhibitors sought for ‘Mission Tomorrow’ student career exploration event- August 28, 2017
This article by Henrico Citizen talks about Mission Tomorrow, the regional interactive career expo for thousands of local 8th graders, which is looking for businesses and organizations willing to showcase themselves at this wonderful event!

News from the Community: The Region will Come Together for Day of Service- August 16, 2017
ConnectVA covered the partnership between CRC and HandsOn for Give A Day RVA.

Local leaders are working together to improve the Richmond Region- July 29, 2017
Leaders from all of our local counties, including Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond, come together to talk about how collaboration benefits the region as a whole in this article from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

RVA Tech Jam Holds 36-Hour Hack-A-Thon- July 28, 2017
This Idea Stations’ article highlights The Richmond Tech Council, the City of Richmond, and the Capital Region Collaborative coming together to create new technology for non-profits

Press Release: Richmond Region designated as PlayfulCityUSA – May 17, 2017
We’re pleased to announce that all 9 localities in our region were designated Playful Cities USA, making us the first playful region! Henrico Citizen article.

News from the Community: Updates from CRC- March 22, 2017
ConnectVA’s spotlight on the CRC and our Second Annual Community Update.

CRC’s Second Annual Community Update- March 10, 2017
Take a look at this great article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch detailing our Second Annual Community Update!

Press Release: New CRC leadership and website – January 27, 2017
We’re pleased to announce our new 2017 leadership! Richmond Times-Dispatch article.





Economic Development: On the Road Again – November 18, 2016
CRC was excited to speak during Wilmington’s InterCityVisit about the regional indicators project and the importance of collaboration. Check out WilmingtonBiz for more on their learnings.

Mission Tomorrow – November 3, 2016
Take a look at this feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about Mission Tomorrow.

Community Conversations – November 3, 2016
Check out this great article featured in Richmond Magazine about The Valentine museum’s Community Conversations series, and the theme of “freedom.”

Garka: Arts, Culture Contribute To RVA’s ‘Vibe’ – May 21, 2016This op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch highlights the role that arts and culture play in placemaking.

Richmond Named ‘Playful City USA’ – May 19, 2016
Boomer Magazine covers Richmond’s new accolade of 2016 Playful City USA.

RVA Snapshot Looks At Economic Indicators and Housing – April 27, 2016
This article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch highlights our presentation during Affordable Housing Awareness Week.

Fox and Elswick: Regional Data Spur Progress – February 27. 2016Check out the op-ed from our CRC Chairs in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Nonprofit News: Capital Region Collaborative – February 12, 2016
This spotlight in ConnectVA covers some of CRC’s successes through collaboration.

Decision Maker: Ashley Hall with Capital Region Collaborative – February 8, 2016
CRC’s new Manager is highlighted in the Richmond-Times Dispatch.

Media Requests

Members of the media interested in finding out more about the Collaborative, attending a presentation, or interviewing any of the team, please contact Ashley Hall at 804.323.2033.