Lea Whitehurst-Gibson is a seasoned community organizer, the founder of RVA Thrives and Executive Director of Virginia Community Voice.
Lea at a Glance
Role with RVA Thrives
Virginia Community Voice
I believe that communities have the capacity to speak into the change that they want to see. I know that bringing people together and allowing their voice to be heard is one of the most powerful things. All of the real change that we've seen in this world has been because people have stood up and said, "We want to see something different for ourselves and for our families.”
I know that bringing people together and allowing their voice to be heard is one of the most powerful things.
I'm excited that I can be a part, a small part, of helping organize that effort on this corridor, in this community, and hope to continue to offer whatever I can to that process, because this is a strong, vibrant, beautiful community that has so much to offer the city, and I'm excited to be a part of a process that is going to make sure that they're heard and that they're seen and that all of the valuable things they have to offer are recognized.