About Us

Washington County Virginia offices

The Washington County Department of Economic Development and Community Relations is responsible for economic development activities in the County. We are focused on recruiting business to Washington County and helping existing businesses to expand. Washington County is committed to providing innovative solutions for your business needs.

Our Mission

Attract and retain quality jobs, diversify the economy, and broaden the tax base in Washington County. This is accomplished through the creation of a desirable quality of life, competitively positioned industrial sites, a strong and well-trained workforce, and a pro-business environment that encourages new investment and enterprise.

Guiding Vision

Create a diversified and balanced economy for Washington County by attracting new industry and expanding and promoting existing economic sectors to achieve a combination of results: job creation and retention, overall growth of the county’s tax base, and economic stability.

Meet Our Team

Jason Berry

Jason Berry
County Administrator
Phone: (276) 525-1300
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Whitney Bonham

Whitney Bonham
Deputy County Administrator/
Director of Economic Development & Community Relations
Phone: (276) 525-1300
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Audrey Wells

Audrey Wells
Administrative Assistant/
Economic Development and Community Relations
Phone: (276) 525-1300
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Washington County Joint Economic Development Committee

The Washington County Joint Economic Development Committee provides review, oversight, investigation, development of recommendations and reporting on matters involving coordination of county economic development activities between the Board of Supervisors and Washington County Industrial Development Authority. 

Committee Members

Randy L. Pennington
Washington County Board of Supervisors

Saul A. Hernandez
Washington County Board of Supervisors

Henry S. Snodgrass
Washington County Industrial Development Authority

Curtis R. Woodward
Washington County Industrial Development Authority

Contact Us

Department of Economic Development & Community Relations
Government Center Building
1 Government Center Place, Suite A
Abingdon VA, 24210
Phone: (276) 525-1300
Fax: (276) 525-1309
Office Hours: Weekdays 8:30 am – 5:00 pm