Michael Van Ness

State Extension Leadership Council - Planning District 11

Planning District 11

Michael is an attorney-at-law and was a former lobbyist in Richmond. His experience in lobbying, grant writing, and strategic planning are excellent. He currently sits on the Lynchburg ELC. Through his organization, Lynchburg Grows, Michael partners with Central District Extension offices for programmatic events. Mr. Van Ness also has a forestry and environmental sciences background.