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ConnectVA Spotlight: Wendy Austin, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)

Tell us about yourself. My name is Wendy Austin and I have served as the Executive Director to Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) since January 2015. Prior to working with FOLAR, I worked in the Hopewell/Petersburg region for two nonprofit programs, as Director of Southside Community Partners and prior to that as Director of ConnectSouthside – a precursor to ConnectVA. Before that, I was a small business owner/operator of an independent retail bookstore in the Washington, D.C. area.

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