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Kilmarnock’s new team member

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Chad Thomas joined the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia team as its Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator as of December 30, 2019.  “We are super excited that Chad has joined us and is bringing his talents to Kilmarnock,” stated Susan Cockrell, Town Manager.

Thomas comes to Kilmarnock following assignments in economic development in Provo City, Utah where he worked closely with the downtown merchant community and local chamber of commerce to recruit and fill vacancies. He has also been a Community Development and Block Grant administrator. Chad began his career in Davidson, NC creating and developing parks and recreation programs. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Public Relations emphasis from Southern Utah University and a Master in Public Administration from Appalachian State University.

“Kilmarnock is a wonderful town,” said Thomas. “It has a high quality of life coupled with an amazing business community. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic town and identify ways to help continue the momentum.”

“Chad’s first priorities are to meet our business owners and community leaders here in Kilmarnock and to understand their needs. He has great energy and passion for small towns and we are delighted he and his family are calling Kilmarnock their home,” stated Cockrell.

Chad can be reached at and at the Kilmarnock Town Hall at 804-435-1552 x26.