Welcome and information center planned

Published 11:31 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charlotte County could soon see a visitor’s center at the David Bruce building in Charlotte Court House.

“Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) has several exciting technology initiatives that we are currently working on and we need a larger technology meeting space to bring those initiatives together,” said Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Leonard. “Since the CCPS technology department offices and the chamber of commerce office will be in the same building, we can help one another out and operate a visitor center with longer hours of operation five days a week.”

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Beverley Fitz said the new center would be a wonderful opportunity for the chamber.

“Having the CCPS take over management of the building will afford us the maintenance of the building, supplies and furnishings that will enhance our presence in the building and (Leonard) hopes that we can work closer together to develop the Virtual Virginia Program, training and welcome/information center as a focal point for Charlotte County,” said Fitz.

Leonard said CCPS is in charge of the Virtual Virginia Program and the David Bruce building would house the administrative offices of the program.

“We are also partnering with Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC) and Microsoft to support their efforts to use TV white space to bring broadband coverage to the county,” Leonard said.

“The David Bruce building provides us that space as well as keeps the students separated from the public, by Randolph-Henry continuing to use the technology building across from the transportation department on Evergreen Drive for classroom space,” Leonard said.

“By combining our resources in one building, we can better serve our students, their families and our community.”