Advisory Members

Leslie Barksdale

Leslie Barksdale

Leslie is a Graduate Engineer in the Municipal Engineering Department for Dewberry, specializing in the design and implementation of water and wastewater systems.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she moved to Danville in 2014 after graduating with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Leslie was a recipient of the 2017 Professional and Community Engagement Award from the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.  She is a yoga and fitness instructor at Hot Asana Yoga Studio and the Danville Family YMCA, the chairwoman of the Danville Area CROP Walk, a 2016 Leadership Southside Graduate, a member of the Junior Wednesday Club, and a Youth Group Leader.


Maggy Gregory

Maggy Gregory

Emmett Young

Emmett Young