January 5, 2012 
For Immediate Release
Marti Donley
George Washington Regional Commission Announces New Executive Director
Fredericksburg, Virginia - Following an extensive search, the George Washington Regional Commission is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy G. Ware (Tim) as the new Executive Director beginning January 17, 2012. 

Mr. Ware is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina.  He received a BS in Forest Resources from North Carolina State University in 1976, a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from Towson State University in 1980 and a Masters of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School in 2007.  Between 1976 and 1993, Mr. Ware resided in Washington, DC working primarily at the Federal National Mortgage Association.  During this period, he gained valuable experience in Management and Mortgage Products that are essential in providing low and moderate income Americans with the tools necessary to acquire their own homes.

In 1994, Mr. Ware relocated to Washington, North Carolina to accept a position with the Mid-East Commission.  The Mid-East Commission is a Regional Planning commission serving the counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt.  The region has a population of approximately 250,000 residents.  Four of the five counties within the region are economically distressed while the remaining county boasts a healthy and robust economy due to East Carolina University and the East Carolina Medical School.

The Mid-East Commission with a staff of 30 administers programs in Workforce Development, Transportation, Senior Housing, Planning Services, Community Development and is the Area Agency on Aging.  The Council administers an EDA Revolving Loan Program as well as a USDA - IRP Program.  The Council is also the Economic Development District (EDA).

Mr. Ware has served as Fiscal Director and Assistant Director for the Mid-East Commission before being named to the position of Executive Director in January 2002.  In addition to his duties as the Mid-East Commission, Ware serves in other community capacities.  He has served as the Chairman of the Washington Housing Authority, Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Regional Councils and currently serves on the Southeast Regional Directors Institute (SERDI) Council of Peers.  Ware also recently completed a term as President of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) which is a Washington, DC based national advocacy group promoting Regional Planning Commissions.
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The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) provides a broad array of services for the benefit of the 310,000 residents of Planning District 16, including regional land-use and transportation planning; operation of GWRideConnect, the region's nationally-recognized rideshare brokerage that facilitates and promotes vanpooling and transit use; and serving as staff to its sister board, the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), which is the federally-recognized transportation-planning commission serving the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County.

George Washington Regional Commission
406 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

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