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
United Coal Company

Frank Underwood
CBMC/ Buchanan Minerals, LLC

Gas Producer
Kevin Elkins
CNX Gas Company

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Jay Langston

Planning District Commissions
Jim Baldwin
Cumberland Plateau PDC

Duane A. Miller

County Board of Supervisors
Carroll Branham
Buchanan County

David Perry
Dickenson County

Dana G. Kilgore
Wise County

Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance
Harry Childress

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

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


VCEDA Reaches Milestone of 300 Projects, $204 Million Approved Funding

The Homestead on the Holston Awarded Seed Capital Matching Grant

VCEDA Closes on Loan for Trina Health Town Center Project

VCEDA  Participates in Trina Health of Pounding Mill Announcement

VCEDA Helps Russell County Welcome New Manufacturer, 50 Jobs


Next scheduled meeting of the VCEDA Board is 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 2017 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA  

Committee Meeting Times: Executive at 12  p.m. Business Development at 1 p.m. Finance at 1:30 p;.m. Project Review at 2 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.