SummerfestHow many events have you attended that are referred to as a “laidback networking soirée”? If your answer is zero then you haven’t been to SummerFest, the annual casual legislative reception hosted by the Chesterfield Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber. Held at the Boathouse at Sunday Park overlooking the beautiful Swift Creek Reservoir, this indoor/outdoor event is not your typical corporate reception. Our gracious host pulls out the stops, and this year’s food menu has a Southern flair. You can expect a sweet & savory biscuit bar, gourmet deviled eggs (think chive, bacon and blue cheese) and an open bar that includes a signature cocktail.

A live jazz band croons as business and government leaders mix at a summer tradition that’s anything but stuffy. Don’t be surprised if you see bright and patterned linen, seersucker and khaki – perhaps even a pair of Bermuda shorts or two. So who has said he or she is ready to mingle? Check out the guest list:

General Assembly
Senator Steve Martin
Senator John Watkins
Delegate Riley Ingram

Board of Supervisors
Jim Holland
Dan Gecker
Dorothy Jaeckle

School Board
Carrie Coyner, Chair
Debi Girvin

County Administration
Jay Stegmaier – County Administrator
Sheryl Bailey – Deputy County Administrator of Management Services
Bill Dupler – Deputy County Administrator of Community Development
Sarah Snead – Deputy County Administrator of Human Services
Lou Lassiter – Assistant County Administrator, Administration & Government Relations
Susan Pollard – Director of Public Affairs
Mary Martin Selby – Director of HR Services
Scott Zaremba – Director of HR Programs

School Administration
Marcus Newsome, Superintendent

Economic Development
Will Davis – Executive Director (retiring)
Karen Aylward, Assistant Director

U.S. Senate
Eldon Burton – Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Mark Warner
Tyee Mallory – Regional Director for Central Virginia, Office of Senator Tim Kaine

U.S. House of Representatives
Lloyd Lenhart – Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Dave Brat
Ronald White – District Director, Office of Congressman J. Randy Forbes

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