All events at Willow Oaks Country Club at 12 noon. Register online at bottom of center column.

May 10
Reggie Gordon, Director, City Office of Community Wealth Building.

Jun. 14
John Vithoulkas, Henrico County manager

February meeting photographs

RFC tours VCU Practice Facility

Welcome to the Richmond First Club. Join our members and guests for our series of speakers, the second Wednesdays of the month, at noon at Willow Oaks Country Club, see calendar at left. The club's purpose is to generate conversation among knowledgeable regional leaders and residents on current topics of civic and public affairs.

May 10
Reginald Gordon

Reginald Gordon is a native of Richmond and attended public schools here. He is a graduate degree from Duke University in public policy and his law degree from Howard University.

He began his professional career as an attorney for Central Virginia Legal Aid in Emporia. After that he was employed by the national Red Cross in Washington, D.C. as an in-house counsel biomedical attorney. He eventually became a Senior Associate General Counsel and the national Ethics Officer.

He returned home to Richmond in 1997 and worked as a fund developer with the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. He was selected in 1998bas the first executive director of Homeward, the coordinating organization for homeless services in the Richmond Region. After seven years with Homeward, he became the executive director of William Byrd Community House, a multi-service poverty prevention agency, addressing the needs of low income children, families, seniors and single adults in the city.

In 2007, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross. His territory expanded over the years. When he left the Red Cross in 2016 he was responsible for Red Cross operations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Gordon became the Director of the Office of Community Wealth Building for the City in 2016.

He is a past chair of the board for Leadership Metro Richmond. He is currently on the boards of Bon Secours Healthsource, Bon Secours Health System, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, and the Virginia Blood Foundation. He is a member of the Richmond Rotary and a founding member of the Ujima Legacy Fund. He is also an assistant professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. He is married with two children.

RFC Takes on Redistricting - click for news and information.


Richmond First Club
Monthly Luncheon

May 10 - Reginald Gordon

The public is cordially invited to join us at our next Lunch Meeting.   

Willow Oaks CC - 6228 Forest Hill Avenue., Richmond, VA
$25 general public and the public/ $20 for members
Reservations, email: emglazier1@gmail.com or call 804-358-0011.

Membership Application click here.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted. The public is invited to attend.

  • Missed one of our Meetings? Click for summary of previous speaker presentations.

    RFC board meeting - immediately after regular meeting.


    Lunch Presentation Summaries

    RFC Follows Redistricting Process


    Governmental Sites

    www.usa.gov www.senate.gov www.house.gov

    General Assembly legis.state.va.us

    VA Government

    City of Richmond & Region
    TD State/Regional Politics TD Local Politics
    TD Local News
    The Voice newspaper Style Weekly
    Richmond Free Press

    Chesterfield County
    Chesterfield Observer Village News

    Henrico County
    Henrico Citizen

    Hanover County

    Things To Do
    Discover Richmond

    League of Women Voters
    League of Women Voters

    RFC Thanks
    Sponsors of the
    Student Scholarship Program:

    Jim and Bobbi Ukrop

    Peter Boisseau

    Margie Crowder

    Ken Dye

    Fred Fisher

    Bernie Henderson

    Cherry Peters

    Don Retzer

    David Young

    Woody Logo


         ©  2004-2017     Richmond First Club;   Home  |   About  |   Advocacy  |   Meetings  |   Speakers  |   Membership  |   Links