Greg Jones, a pastor, businessman and Louisa NAACP president, was named the newest member of the Louisa County Planning Commission on Monday.
Supervisor Troy Wade (Louisa district) appointed Jones to replace Eric Purcell, who Wade ousted from his role as the commission’s chairman in August.
Jones is a former candidate for the board of supervisors, having run for the Louisa district seat in 2007. He said he looks forward to making a difference in the community in his newest capacity.
“I didn’t go seeking it, it found me,” he said of the opportunity.
Jones owns D&G Cleaning Services, a post-construction cleaning firm, and the D&G Laundromat in the Glen Marye Shopping Center in the town of Louisa. He is pastor at Fluvanna Community Bible Way Church in Fork Union.
Recently, Jones worked with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, school officials and other community leaders to launch Community Strong, an effort to form stronger bonds between police officers and citizens. The group organized two forums in 2016 and 2017 and continues to meet.
To read the entire story, see the Sept. 21 edition of The Central Virginian.