The Board of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) includes 16 members, all Virginia residents. Membership includes the three largest coal producers in the region, the largest oil and gas producer in the region, the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, five gubernatorial appointees, representatives from the boards of supervisors of the three largest coal producing counties in the region, the executive directors of the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau planning district commissions, and a representative from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  From its membership, the VCEDA Board annually elects a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.

J.P. Richardson

Rick Axthelm
Vice Chairman

Frank Underwood

Esther Bolling

Governor’s Appointees
Maggie Asbury
Esther Bolling
Becky Coleman
Mark T. Leonard
Larry Mosley

Coal Producers
Rick Axthelm
Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC

J. P. Richardson
Surface Minerals Company

Frank Underwood
CBMC/ Buchanan Minerals, LLC

Gas Producer
Joshua Ball
CNX Resources

Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance
Harry Childress

Planning District Commissions
Jim Baldwin
Cumberland Plateau PDC

Duane A. Miller

County Board of Supervisors
Carroll Branham
Buchanan County

Shelbie Willis
Dickenson County

Dana G. Kilgore
Wise County

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Vince Barnett





Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority 

P.O. Box 1060
527 East Main Street
Lebanon, Virginia 24266
Phone: 1-800-735-9999


VCEDA Awards Seed Funding to 18 New Small Businesses

VCEDA Awards $3.37 Million Loan to Russell County IDA for New Manufacturer Locating in Lebanon

VCEDA Closes Loan for Sugar Hill Cidery, LLC in Norton

VCEDA Awards Grant Funds to SWCC Foundation for Events Center Feasibility Study

VCEDA Closes Loan on Scott County Business Site

VCEDA Closes Loan to Lawrence Brothers, Inc.

VCEDA Closes Loan to Carbon Research and Development Co. Project at Graphene Research Center

VCEDA Approves $15 Million for Projects in 2018, Most Active Year in its History

A meeting of the VCEDA Projects Review Committee is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 5, 2019 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, Va.

Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 18, 2019  at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, Va.

Committee Meetings: Executive - Noon; Business Development - 1 p.m.; Finance - 1:30 p.m.; Project Review - 2 p.m.; Full Board - 3 p.m. 



Virginia's e-Region is marketed by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority - VCEDA - a regional economic development organization created by Virginia's General Assembly in 1988 to enhance and diversify the economic base of the seven-county, one-city, coal-producing region in southwestern Virginia.  Since its creation, VCEDA has helped create more than 20,000 jobs.