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Joint Venture of Smyth and Washington Counties

The Smyth-Washington Regional Industrial Facilities Authority (SWIFA) is responsible for the development and marketing of the Highlands Buisness Park, a joint venture between Washington and Smyth Counties. The SWIFA Board is comprised of six members, three each appointed by the Boards of Supervisors of Washington and Smyth Counties. The SWIFA Board meets on the second Thursday in the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings are held at the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive, Marion, Virginia 24354.

Current SWIFA Board members include:
Wade Blevins, Smyth County
Susan Bell, Smyth County
Harry Dean, Chairman, Smyth County
Wayne Stevens, Washington County
Henry Snodgrass, Washington County
Chester Poore, Washington County

Board Participants:
Aaron Sizemore, Board Coordinator, Executive Director, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission
Michael Carter, County Administrator, Smyth County
Jason Berry, County Administrator, Washington County
Brandon Snodgrass, SWIFA Attorney