Genevieve Goss was an early member of the VCC Board of Directors and has served the organization in many capacities for two decades. Her work is primarily focused on the southern counties in VCC’s 11-county service area. As a long-standing educator, Genevieve reaches out to farmers, foresters, businesspeople, representatives of local governments, and the general public to provide practical information about the protection of the scenic and vibrant Upper James River watershed. In addition to assisting landowners with the conservation of their properties, she established the Botetourt Community Partnership with a focus on land use and quality-of-life issues and serves on the Board of the Upper James Resource Conservation and Development Council. Genevieve earned national recognition in 2014 from the Wildlife Habitat Council as a finalist for Community Partner of the Year. A native of Indiana (who reminds Virginians that it was once part of Botetourt County), she holds a B.A. degree from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Indiana University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.