Archives for July 2012


Registration is Now Open

Posted July 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

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2012 Registration Brochure

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REGISTER ONLINE TODAY for the 2012 Virgina Statewide Neighborhood Conference.

*** A convenience fee will apply to online registrants ***

RegistrationCostOnline FeeTotal Cost
Early$70.00$1.90$71.90
Late$85.00$2.25$87.25
1 Event$25.00$0.90$25.90

2012 Workshop Sessions



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Posted July 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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Coy Barefoot to Speak at 2012 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference

Posted July 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Coy Barefoot

Coy Barefoot is an award-winning and best-selling author, radio personality, historian, popular teacher and speaker, and triathlete.

Coy’s books include Thomas Jefferson on Leadership: Executive Lessons from his Life and Letters and The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia, which won the 2003 Nalle Prize for Outstanding History. He has written and reported for magazines and newspapers around the country as well as a long list of online publications.

Coy is a Founding Partner and Creative Director of earless rabbit, the online television network for Charlottesville, Virginia, a cutting-edge approach to media that aims to bring back local television while simultaneously creating a 21st century model for advertising.

Coy is the founding Host and Executive Producer of “Charlottesville–Right Now!” Virginia’s premier public affairs radio program that is broadcast each weekday on NewsRadio 1070AM WINA from 4-6pm. He speaks frequently for corporations, civic groups, schools, and to University of Virginia alumni clubs around the country.

Coy is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia where he teaches about the life of Thomas Jefferson and the history of the University, Charlottesville, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where he studied Anthropology, Archaeology, and Classics (Latin). He did his graduate work at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he earned his Master’s Degree studying Media Anthropology. His thesis focused on the cultural implications of “world television” and the 24-hour news cycle pioneered by Ted Turner’s Cable News Network.

Coy consults with businesses and non-profits to improve their message development and uses of all variety of media. He also conducts leadership training and workshops for corporations, non-profits, and the U.S. Government.

An avid runner, bicyclist and swimmer, Coy completed his first 5 triathlons in 2011, including an Olympic- distance race in September. In October 2011 Coy completed the ‘Tough Mudder’ in 2 hours and 38 minutes -- a 9-mile endurance event with 25 challenging obstacles. He plans to compete in his first full Ironman triathlon in August 2012.

Coy is currently wrapping up work on his first novel, Aeneas, a southern adaptation of Vergil’s classic Roman epic, the Aeneid. He has also started work on a true crime graphic novel and has plans for a series of documentary DVDs that explore the history of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

He lives in Charlottesville and is the proud father of boy/girl twins, Whitman and Schuyler.