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List of all communities of interest with links
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Name
Description
Creator
Attachment
Link
1
North Arlington - Halls Hill
Northwest section of Arlington County, including the historically-black neighborhood of Halls Hill, which is currently split between HD47 and HD 48. Schools, shopping, hospital form the basis of our Community of Interest.
Christine DeRosa
NA
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South Richmond
The interests of the parts of Richmond south of the James River are often overlooked at the local and state levels, especially of concern is limited infrastructure investment (transit, pedestrian, water/sewer) in the portions annexed in 1970. The split of this region between SD-10 and SD-16, leaves the interests of this predominantly urban/suburban region in conflict with rural Powhatan County in SD-10 or Matoaca and rural Dinwiddie County in SD-16. Potentially lacking the population to define a senate district on its own, the region should be included with regions of a similar demographic profile such as the remainder of Richmond north of the James River, Northern Chesterfield, or parts of Henrico County nearest to it.
Jonathon Wright
NA
3
Vienna - Oakton - Mason Area
Suburban area that is highly interconnected along a series of roads. Most people in this area work throughout this area (schools and universities) or commute to Washington D.C. Importantly, this area contains a large Student population (mostly at George Mason). This area is distinguished from the more urban Tysons, Reston and Fair Oaks Mall by its more spread out houses and pro-small town identity.
Adam Rizzoli
NA
4
I-66 Corridor
The suburban and exurban communities around I-66 are very similar. A goof portion of the population commute into the DC metropolitan area for work. This region is affected by funding for transportation, as the state's most rapidly growing region.
Jose Uribe
NA
5
West End of Alexandria
Includes everything within the boundaries of the City of Alexandria west of Quaker Lane/Blue Stone Road.
Donna Fossum
NA
6
Charlottesville Urban Ring
What I consider "Charlottesville"
Ethan Tate
NA
7
Eastern Vienna / Dunn Loring / Northern Merrifield
The Eastern Vienna, Dunn Loring, Northern Merrifield communities together represent a diverse community of interest with households that share an interest in properly managing the shared infrastructure and institutions that have helped make the neighborhoods in this community of interest grow and prosper.
Jason V. Morgan
NA
8
Celebrate by Del Webb
Celebrate is an active adult community of over 1,000 homes in southern Stafford County. Route 17 is our main street and we would benefit from being in the same district as other communities along Route 17. Please redraw the 88th and 28th House Districts so there is no "carve out".
Frances Larkins
9
Southwest/Southern Fairfax County
This area is more rural than the rest of Fairfax County, with a lot of houses with large properties, i.e. Clifton, Pope's Head. Includes public parks such as Fountainhead and Bull Run.
Jonathan Aden
NA
10
Northern Piedmont
Northern Fauquier and surrounding towns in Prince William and Loudoun are a mix of farmland, agri-tourism, and small communities of commuters, retirees, and young families. It serves the state as the northern gateway to the Shenandoah, and a common place for country weddings. Politically moderate, residents share a passion for conservation, rural life, and of course, horses.
John McAuliff
NA
11
Greater Falls Church
Greater Falls Church should be considered a community of interest and kept in the same districts. While not geographically in the City of Falls Church, residents of Idylwood consider themselves to be part of the Falls Church community. We have Falls Church mailing addresses and are tied more closely to Falls Church than we are to Tysons or Vienna.
Matthew Savage
NA
12
Tysons Urban Center
The Tysons Urban Center is designed to house 100,000 residents in an area developed under a detailed comprehensive plan. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/sites/tysons/files/assets/documents/pdf/comprehensive_plan/fc_comp_plan2017ed_tysons_amended04_04_2017.pdf. By definition, those constituents living in this urban center share extensive interests and deserve to have representation focused on those interests. Similarly those living outside this urban center deserve to not have their interests overshadowed by the interests of those in the Tysons Urban Center. Thus, to the extent practicable, district boundaries should align with the boundaries of the Tysons Urban Center (see attached). If the Tysons Urban Center needs to be split to achieve other goals such as equal representation, then the internal district boundaries of the Tysons Urban Center should be used to set such boundaries (see https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/sites/tysons/files/assets/documents/pdf/comprehensive_plan/fc_comp_plan2017ed_tysons_amended04_04_2017.pdf page 11, map 2).
Jason V. Morgan
13
Nominal Falls Church
These are the areas that identify as Falls Church, including the city itself, Pimmit Hills/WFC Metro, Idylwood, Jefferson/WFC Proper, Lake Barcroft and Seven Corners. While Skyline/Baileys area has a Falls Church zip code, is more in community with South Arlington communities on the east side of the Crossroads.
Paul Parry
NA
14
North Arlington - Halls Hill
This is a more accurate drawing/polygon of the area I am trying to identify as my COI, including Halls Hill, the historically-black community within this COI. (previous submission did not include all of Halls Hill).
Christine F DeRosa
NA
15
Charlottesville
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
16
Charlottesville District
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
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Charlottesville District
Charlottesville and Albemarle County has a combined population of 156,000. 76% white. 24% non-white. Our largest employers are UVA, UVA Health Systems, State Farm Insurance, Federal and local government and tourism. Many people come to our area to retire, thus Lake Monticello is part of our community of interest. Charlottesville has more in common with Louisa, Orange and Culpeper than we do with southside Virginia. We have even more in common with Rockingham, Harrisonburg and Augusta, Staunton and Waynesboro that are NOT currently in our district than we do with Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg or Manassas that ARE in our district. We would like to see districts drawn with fresh maps, make sure the districts are contiguous, compact, communities of interest kept together, and to keep competitiveness while reducing partisanship.
Elly Tucker
18
City of Lynchburg
The city of Lynchburg and surrounding areas deserves better representation as a community or interest in the General Assembly. Both the 22nd/23rd districts of the House of delegates and 22nd/23rd districts of the Senate bisect the city of Lynchburg. Lynchburg has a single city government, school system and water authority. The immediate surrounding areas of Campbell, Bedford, Amherst and to a lesser extent Appomattox counties all share a close association with Lynchburg as well and should be considered for inclusion in the same congressional district. They share waste disposal services, a regional airport and Lynchburg is home to much of the region's healthcare and its only hospitals. The suburbs and immediate areas surrounding the city of Lynchburg share many economic interests with Lynchburg city residents and the continued gerrymandering of the region should be replaced with a compact district that better represents the area's interests.
James Nicol
NA
19
Columbia Pike Corridor
The communities north and south along Columbia Pike are connected economically and by transportation with the bus line from the Skyline in Fairfax County through Arlington to the DC border
Sherry Skinner
NA
20
Columbia Pike Corridor
The corridor includes highly diverse neighborhoods along Columbia Pike. Long neglected by WMATA's refusal to serve the area with a Metro line, the Corridor's many socioeconomically disadvantaged residents ride to work on Virginia's busiest bus route. Columbia Pike serves as South Arlington's "Main Street," with retail serving a racially and ethnically diverse clientele. The area's diversity and relative deprivation give it needs that are not always met by Arlington County. Elected officials from North Arlington have often voted as a block to halt projects in South Arlington, such as the Columbia Pike streetcar. The
"Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community" exhibit at the Library of Virginia shows that the institution recognizes the extraordinary diversity of this neighborhood.
Richard Skinner
NA
21
Columbia Pike Corridor
The Columbia Pike Corridor, formed around our "Main Street" of Columbia Pike is a distinct community of shared interests. We share a transportation system, transportation challenges, and a shared rich and diverse culture. Our local government, Arlington County, has spent the last 20+ years doing comprehensive planning in this corridor as a whole - from the "Columbia Pike Initiative" to the "Columbia Pike Revitalization District" to the boundaries of the "Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization" to the "Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Plan", Arlington has long recognized the Columbia Pike Corridor as one community with shared needs, shared challenges, shared culture and shared values and done planning in our area as one community of shared interests.
Chris Slatt
NA
22
Columbia Pike Corridor
Columbia Pike in Arlington is a unique neighborhood in Virginia. It is home to immigrants from all over the world, Economically, it is much less affluent than neighborhoods in North Arlington. To divide these neighborhoods in different districts will seriously reduce the voices of our immigrant population, which is primarily Latino. This would not be in the interest of the state of Virginia. For these reasons I consider Columbia Pike to be a Community of Interest that should be protected. Other thoughts about Columbia Pike to reinforce keeping the neighborhoods together:
1. Columbia Pike is the area with the highest bus use in Virginia. We have no metro stops, but our neighbors make heavy use of the buses to get to the Metro stations.
2. The area south of Arlington Blvd in Arlington historically has been the less affluent side of the county. Today, the Columbia Pike area is disproportionately populated by some of the poorest residents in NOVA.
3. The African American population of Arlington centers around the Columbia Pike neighborhoods. This is a remnant of our history since Reconstruction in the late 1980s, as former slaves and their descendants were red-lined out of most areas in North Arlington.
4. The Columbia Pike area is often called "the world in a zip code," reflecting the diverse cultures that live here. We do not have ethnic neighborhoods in Arlington, we have one area where everyone lives together. It's rare and it needs full representation in our government.
5. Latinos in particular, are the largest cohort of immigrants, and they are often the poorest. They live in substantial number along Columbia Pike. In Virginia, they comprise 10.5% of Virginia's population. They need their voices heard and breaking Columbia Pike up will greatly reduce their voices. Do not draw them out as they are an important block of Virginians.
In summary, keep the Columbia Pike neighborhoods together in one district.
Maria "Pete" Durgan, President Penrose Neighborhood Assn.
NA
23
Craig Valley - Roanoke
Craig County is in the Roanoke Metropolitan Region with a Roanoke-centric population base. A vast majority of our workforce travels to Roanoke County every day for employment utilizing Craig County's primary road, Rt 311, for travel. Rt. 311 is also a road maintained out of the Roanoke-based VDOT Salem residency. Craig County has just one small grocery store and most households rely on Salem/Roanoke as the closest source of broader options and prices. The largest industry in Craig County, a sand mining plant, relies on roads in the Catawba Valley to reach the Roanoke Cement Co. If you dial 911 in Craig County and need transportation to a hospital, the odds are more than 85% in favor of you being transported to a Roanoke-based hospital. Craig County law enforcement is trained at Cardinal Justice Academy in Salem and our allotment of State Troopers serves out of the Area 40 Office (Roanoke and Craig Counties).

Our namesake, Robert Craig, was a Roanoke-based delegate. To remove Craig County from a Roanoke-based district would ignore substantial precedent in the fact that Craig County has never been paired within a district which does not include Roanoke County or Botetourt.

Removing Craig County's Roanoke-based representation in the House of Delegates serves only to detach our interests from representation in Richmond.
Christopher Jordan Labiosa
NA
25
SW Virginia Colleges and Universities
This area includes Virginia Tech, Radford, and Roanoke College and should all be kept together.
Sam Shirazi
NA
26
Southside African-Americans
The African-American community in Southside deserve representation in a State Senate map. Currently their voting strength is diluted, but it is possible to create a majority African-American district that stretches into Western tidewater.
Sam Shirazi
NA
27
South Norfolk
The South Norfolk community of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
28
Indian River
The Indian River section of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
29
Greenbrier
The Greenbrier section of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
30
Great Bridge
The Great Bridge section of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
31
Southern Chesapeake
Southern mostly rural Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
32
Deep Creek
The Deep Creek section of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
33
Western Branch
The Western Branch section of Chesapeake
Nicholas Proffitt
NA
34
Columbia Pike Corridor
Columbia Pike is one of the most culturally-diverse communities in the D.C.-metro region. Along the 3.5-mile-long corridor that stretches from Arlington’s border with Fairfax County in the west to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon in the east, you’ll find a vibrant community with a “Main Street” feel and a unique blend of housing, local shops and businesses, and the County’s largest concentration of ethnic restaurants. It is home to nearly 40,000 residents representing over 150 nationalities.

Additional Information and a More Accurate Map can be found here: https://www.columbia-pike.org/neighborhoods/ and attached.
Kim Klingler
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Denbigh Community
The Denbigh area of Newport News is a community of interest that should be kept together in re-districting. The area goes from the Riverview/ Boxley Blvd road area up to include Fort Eustis and Lee Hall over to Jefferson Avenue and Denbigh Blvd. In recent years, the Denbigh community was divided between multiple Delegate districts diluting their political influence but the recent court mandated redraw protected their representation and should be maintained. The Denbigh Community has strong ties to Fort Eustis with many Army veterans retiring to the Denbigh suburbs built in the 1960s. It also has many Korean-owned businesses and prominent African American Churches such as First Baptist Denbigh and New Beech Grove Baptist Church. These churches, the Denbigh High School marching band and the Denbigh Kiwanis club have always participated in the annual Denbigh Day parade.
Shelly Simonds
NA
41
Danville Region
The Danville Region should be kept together and not split in different districts. This region includes, Danville City, Bachelors Hall, Berry Hill, Kentuck, Mount Cross, Mount Hermon, Ringgold, and Twin Springs. Most people who live in this region work and/or commute to Danville.
William Pace
NA
42
Roanoke - New River Valley Region
For Congressional representation, currently the Roanoke Valley is divided, with Salem, Roanoke City, and Blacksburg are divided, though the region is connected economically; sharing an airport, bus system, employees, and common heritage. The northern Roanoke region is lumped in with Staunton and Harrisonburg, with whom they share few common interests. This has led to the marginalization of the more urban voices within the region which appears to be the most logical reason for the divide that cuts West Salem and Blacksburg from the rest of the region to where they are drowned out by more rural interests.
Leo Brian Watkins
NA
45
Roanoke-Salem-Blacksburg
For Congressional representation, currently the Roanoke Valley and NRV are divided politically, though the region is connected economically; sharing an airport, bus system, employees, colleges, industries, and common heritage.

The northern Roanoke region is lumped in with Staunton and Harrisonburg, 75 miles to the north, with whom they share few common interests and the vast majority of Roanokers have never visited. While they are divided from their neighbors in Salem where they go to watch baseball games or whose children their children compete against in sports.

This has led to the marginalization of the more urban voices and a rise in extremism as neither party has to worry about any other than their core party constituents. Creating this condition appears to be the most logical reason for the divide. It does little to bring us together or represent us as a whole community.
Leo Brian Watkins
NA
51
The Herndon-Reston Community
This community that I live in, most popularly known as the "Herndon-Reston community," is greatly interconnected in these ways:

1) Shared community resources
2) religious congregation attendees, especially religious minorities
3) driving routes
4) local culture
5) public transportation resources
6) school resources
7) business services
8) non-profit services
Ibraheem S. Samirah
NA
55
"Herndon-Reston" Community
This community has a distinct identity of shared interests, starting with the basic social services local and state government provides, extending to non-profit social services that are specifically geared for the communities of this area. Schools are shared in this community. Businesses that are locally-oriented largely focus their services on this general community. Religious congregations in the geographic area draw their worshipers from this area. Public transit in this area focuses its commuter routes on this community's geographic area. Socio-economic statuses in this community vary between lower income levels and lower-upper income levels. This area includes the METRO-Silver line extension community of Fairfax county which has been ignored greatly by MWAA in their delivery of train services as this community has been paying ~$5 in tolls for each direction of travel through the nearest highways to pay for METRO's expansions, which have yet to be completed and have no clear end date for completion. There are racial communities of interest as well that would be protected, particularly Latino communities. The same transit routes are very commonly used by this community, as well public transit.
Ibraheem S. Samirah
NA
61
Fox Mill Estates HOA
This HOA currently spans two precincts: Floris and Fox Mill. Under plan 185, these precincts would be split between two HoD districts. Both are currently in HD-86. It is important to keep the two precincts in the same HoD district so that issues concerning poor electrical grid, Colonial Pipeline regulation, etc are handled by a single Delegate.
Gerald M Welch
NA
62
Southern Chesapeake
Less urbanized, more suburban and rural areas
Jonathan Riddick
NA
63
Dulles Technology Corridor
The Dulles Technology Corridor is a business cluster containing many defense and technology companies, located in Northern Virginia near Washington Dulles International Airport. The area was called "The Silicon Valley of the East" by Atlantic magazine. It was dubbed the "Netplex" in a 1993 article by Fortune magazine. Another article in 2000 claimed that the area contained "vital electronic pathways that carry more than half of all traffic on the Internet. The region is home to more telecom and satellite companies than any other place on earth."

The Dulles Technology Corridor is a descriptive term for a string of communities that lie along and between Virginia State Route 267 (the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Greenway), and Virginia State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike and Harry Byrd Highway). It especially includes the communities, from east to west, of Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn. These communities are in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, which are the second-highest and highest income counties in the U.S. as of 2011, coinciding with the national technology and local internet boom of the 1990s and local technology spending after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

With a high density of employees of the technology and defense industries, this area has high degree of shared interests.
Theodore Bloechle
NA