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Community Conversations are our visits with business and community leaders to learn about a region’s wellbeing and to exchange economic updates and ideas.


Community Conversations Visits Asheville

Aug. 23, 2021

The Richmond Fed’s Community Conversations program visited Asheville, N.C. recently to learn from business and community leaders what has helped industries in the region continue to thrive.


Community Conversations Visits West Virginia

May 24, 2021

Through Community Conversations, Richmond Fed leaders connected with business, civic and community leaders in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to learn about the town's opportunities and challenges.


Community Conversations Visits Manassas

March 16, 2021

The Richmond Fed took its Community Conversations program to Manassas to learn how the area have pivoted to meet business and community needs during the pandemic.

Meet the Team

This team routinely collaborates to plan and host Community Conversations in towns and cities throughout the Fifth District.

Regional Executives

headshot of Andy Bauer

R. Andrew Bauer

Maryland, Greater D.C. Area and West Virginia
headshot of Renee Haltom

Renee Haltom

Management Committee member Matt Martin

Matthew Martin

North and South Carolina

Community Development Managers

Community Development Regional Manager Erika Bell

Erika W. Bell

North Carolina and South Carolina
Community Development Regional Manager Peter Dolkart

Peter M. Dolkart

Maryland and the Washington, D.C. metro area
Community Development Regional Manager Tiffany Hollin-Wright

Tiffany Hollin-Wright

Virginia and West Virginia


Anne Burnett
Alex Marré
Sean O'Hara
Laura Ullrich