Economic Development Authority

Cumberland County is located in central Virginia with an estimated population of 9,800 people. Cumberland is only 40 miles west of the state capitol of Richmond. Situated in the Piedmont region, Cumberland has 135,560 acres of woodland. One of the last battles of the Civil War was fought at the historic "High Bridge," which spans from Cumberland into nearby counties. Cumberland offers the perfect blend of a peaceful rural setting with easy accessibility to Virginia's nearby metropolitan areas.

 
Mission Statement
To economically enhance, provide financing of projects whenever appropriate, and diversify the overall development of Cumberland County by growing the tax base and providing for an objective return on investment, above average employment opportunities, and an improved quality of life for the citizens of Cumberland County while maintaining the very highest of integrity and support for businesses and industry that will develop beneficial long-term customer relations.
 

Who We Are

The Cumberland Economic Development Authority (EDA) was established in 1994 by the County of Cumberland. The goal of the Cumberland EDA is to institute new businesses in the county and help them be successful. View the EDA Bylaws here: Available

 

About Us

The purpose of the EDA is to acquire, own, lease and dispose of properties to the end that this Authority may be able to promote industry and develop trade by including manufacturing, industrial, government, and commercial enterprises to locate in or remain either in the Couty of Cumberland or anywhere in this Commonwealth, and to further the use of agricultural products either of the County of Cumberland, or any contiguous area, and the natural resources thereof, and to exercise all powers that may be necessary to benefit the inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the increase of their commerce, and for the promotion of their safety, health, welfare, convenience and prosperity, the foregoing purposes, and the powers exercised under the applicable law.

 

EDA Board Members:

  • Mr. Fred Shumaker, Chairman
  • Mr. John Godsey
  • Mr. Joe Hazlegrove
  • Mr. Leroy Pfeiffer, Sr., Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Lester Nyce
  • Mr. Lou Seigel
  • Mr. James Henshaw

 

Riverside Industrial Park

The Riverside Industrial Park was a joint project between the Town of Farmville and the County of Cumberland. The Riverside Industrial Park was established in the spring of 1995 and is located on Plank Road in Cumberland County. Today, the Riverside Industrial Park is host to on-site businesses including Gemini Inc., and a Green Front Furniture Company warehouse. Gemini Inc. is a sign manufacturing company that is fast growing and houses 30 positions. Green Front Furniture Company is a local business in Farmville that is widely known for its home furnishings. The Green Front Furniture Company warehouse located in Riverside Industrial Park employs approximately 5 persons.

 

Future Projects

The Cumberland County Economic Development Authority is actively working with new businesses about the opportunities for locating in the county. The EDA is also working with existing businesses to enhance their opportunities.

 

Contact

Cumberland County Economic Development Authority

C/O Department of Community Development

P.O. Box 110.1

Courthouse Circle

Cumberland, VA 23040

Phone: (804) 492-9175

Fax: (804) 492-3708

Email : eda@cumberlandcounty.virginia.gov

 

 

 
 

Emergency Services Committee

Charter

The Emergency Services Committee (ESC) reports directly to the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and is responsible to advise and make recommendations to the BOS on all areas as they relate to emergency services communications. Such areas are defined as but not limited to:

  • Communications
  • Organization design/personnel
  • Technology
  • Economic Development
  • Education/training
  • Public Safety

 

Scheduled Meetings

Second Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM at the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department (dinner at 6:00 PM) unless otherwise indicated.

Contact the ESC at (804) 492-3564

Organization
Date
Location
Emergency Services Committee 3rd Thursday Cumberland Fire Department
Cartersville Vol. Rescue Squad 1st Tuesday Cartersville Squad Building
Cartersville Vol. Fire Department 1st Monday Cartersville Fire Department
Randolph Vol. Fire Department 3rd Wednesday Randolph Fire Department
Cumberland Vol. Rescue Squad 2nd Monday Cumberland Squad Building
Cumberland Vol. Fire Deptartment 1st Monday Cumberland Fire Department
     

 

Committee Members

Member

Address

Contact Numbers

Sheriff’s Department

PO Box 71 , Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-4120

Sheriff’s Department Dispatchers

PO Box 71 , Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-4120

Director of Information Technology

PO Box 110 , Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-5398

Cartersville Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 38 , Cartersville, VA 23027

804-375-9423

Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 97 , Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-4059

Randolph Volunteer Fire Department

2145 Cumberland Rd , Farmville, VA 23901

434-392-4671

Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad

PO Box 15 , Cartersville, VA 23040

804-375-3399

Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad

PO Box 171 , Cumberland, VA 23040

804-492-5754

* Other representatives as deemed appropriate by the Committee

 

 

 

Monthly Activity Reports Made to Cumberland County Board of Supervisors

Date Minutes
January 2008 Available
February 2008 Available
March 2008 Available
April 2008 Available

 

Recruitment

Touch of life, become a volunteer!  Get involved and see what a difference you can make!

Contact the ESC at (804) 492-3564

 

Documentation

Recent Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Archived Meetings: 200520062007, 2008

Date Time Location Minutes
January 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
February 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
March 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
April 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
May 14, 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
June 11, 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
July 09, 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
August 13, 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
September 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
October 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  
November 2009 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire  

 

Sales Tax Holiday

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Emergency Services Committee Archived Minutes

2005 Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Date Time Location Minutes
April 28, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
June 20, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
July 21, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
August 18, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
September 15, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
October 20, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
November 18, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available
December 28, 2005 7:00 PM Courthouse Available

2006 Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Date Time Location Minutes
January 19, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
February 02, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
February 23, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
March 11, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
April 27, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
May 25, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
June 22, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
July 27, 2006 11:00 AM Cumberland Fire Available
August 24, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
September 28, 2006 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
October 19, 2006 4:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
November 30, 2006 6:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available

2007 Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Date Time Location Minutes
January 19, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
March 1, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
March 22, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
April 19, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
May 10, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
June 21, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
July 19, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
August 23, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
September 20, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
October 18, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
November 15, 2007 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire

2008 Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Date Time Location Minutes
January 17, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
February 21, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
March 20, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
April 17, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
May 15, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
July 23, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
August 21, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
September 18, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
October 08, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available
November 20, 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire
December , 2008 7:00 PM Cumberland Fire Available