Virginia Gibbs named to RBC’s 2008 executive committee

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 3:25pm
By: The Citizen

The Regional Business Coalition has announced that Virginia Gibbs has been selected as a member of its 2008 executive committee. Gibbs has been a board member of the Regional Business Coalition for three years and is the president of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.

“The tremendous growth of Fayette County is a key reason for our active RBC participation. Having a post on the executive committee not only reflects upon Fayette as an economic engine, but shows our commitment to help find solutions to the regional challenges we face like traffic congestion and water,” stated Gibbs.

Stephen Loftin, executive director of the RBC, said, “Virginia Gibbs is an excellent addition to our executive committee. She has worked hard on a number of committees for the RBC and the board recognized her dedication and abilities with this appointment.”

The Regional Business Coalition’s legislative agenda for 2008 focuses on the region’s two immediate concerns: transportation and water. For transportation, the RBC supports legislation to improve project delivery, enhance funding for the state and provide options for regional transportation needs.

Said Gibbs, “To find an effective solution to traffic congestion, our leaders must not only deliver improvements in the project delivery system, but also find ways to enhance funding at the state and regional levels that voters can support. Then we can truly tackle the transportation crisis in this state.”

The RBC also supports a fact-based state water plan that focuses on planning for the State’s growth in a responsible manner.

Said Gibbs, “There is no more important topic than water right now. The RBC’s agenda takes the right approach by focusing on the long-term needs of the region and supporting solutions that meet those needs.”

The RBC – a partnership of 16 chambers of commerce and business organizations from 13 counties with a combined membership of approximately 16,000 businesses – advocates for solutions that improve metro Atlanta’s quality of life and economic vitality. To learn more about the RBC’s legislative agenda for 2008 please visit

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