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2018 VAPDC Summer Conference Sponsors
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Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement (COTA)
Virginia Tech’s COTA was established to foster best practices and innovation across professions and sectors, business, industry, K-12 and post-secondary education, government, and nonprofit.  COTA develops leadership and team development programs based on the competencies necessary to build and maintain results-driven organizations. Today's professional must be capable of leading change and people, generating results, managing human, financial, and information resources strategically, facilitating cooperation and teamwork, and deploying technical knowledge and skills effectively and COTA can plan and develop a personalized program to meet those needs.

Contact: Lesa Hanlin  Email:

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000 plus professionals nationwide. 

We support large and small projects in the following primary service areas: alternative delivery, architecture, climate change, emergency management, environmental, geospatial, land planning and development, MEPS, resilience, security technology, site/civil, surveying/mapping, sustainability, transportation, water,  and water resources.

Contact: Brian Bradner  Email:

Virginia Community Capital
Virginia Community Capital is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to create jobs, energize places, and promote an enhanced quality of life for Virginians. With offices in Christiansburg, Norfolk, and Richmond, we offer innovative and flexible financing tools throughout the state. In addition, we provide professional advisory services to individuals and organizations in low-to-moderate income and underserved communities.

Contact: Cindy Snider  Email:


Draper Aden Associates
From planning through construction phase services, Draper Aden Associates will help you achieve a lasting positive impact for your region. We are a full-service consulting engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm with four offices located in Virginia and one in North Carolina. We have worked with Planning District Commissions and other regional organizations across the Commonwealth on water supply planning; stormwater management program development; solid waste management planning, design and environmental monitoring; and economic development projects.

Contact: Deborah Flippo  Email: