About Us

Stanardsville Area Revitalization (*STAR*) is dedicated to restoring economic vitality in Greene’s historic county seat, through physical improvements and by attracting new business and housing in and around the Town.  With grant funds awarded by VDOT, it is spearheading a major revitalization project to upgrade the safety of sidewalks and crosswalks in the Town and enhance the attractiveness of Main Street.  Phase I of those streetscape improvements was completed at the end of 2013, and the Town was awarded grant funds in June, 2014 to begin Phase II to extend the new sidewalk network at either end of the business district.   *STAR* also helps promote local businesses by assisting the Town on such issues as restricting through tractor-trailer traffic on Main Street and easing stringent VDOT regulations that discourage local businesses from advertising on highway signs.  The  organization is also involved in many community activities to build community spirit, promote safety for residents and visitors, and encourage continued support of its efforts to restore the area’s economic health.

*STAR*’s Board of Directors includes local business owners, members of the public, and representatives of the Town of Stanardsville, Greene County, the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Authority, and the Greene County Historical Society. Roy Dye, Executive Director of *STAR*, can be reached at 434-409-5796 or royadye@gmail.com.

Our goal is to help Stanardsville attract interesting specialty shops, restaurants, service businesses, cultural facilities and other attractions, to both serve the local community and encourage tourists to visit the Stanardsville area, gateway to the Blue Ridge and centrally located to many tourist attractions.  A major catalyst to achieving that goal was the opening of a Piedmont Virginia Community College satellite campus on the second floor of the library, and the establishment of the Art Guild of Greene to promote artistic and cultural events that benefit the entire community.

Entrance to PVCC Center on 2nd floor of library.

Greene County Visitor Center

Board of Directors – 2013

The Board of Directors of Stanardsville Area Revitalization includes four directors elected by the membership; six directors appointed by local government and nonprofit organizations; and three directors who chair standing committees.  There are two vacancies.

Ex Officio

Bill Martin – Board of Supervisors

Gary Lowe – Town of Stanardsville

Alan Yost– Economic Development Authority

Don Pameter – Economic Development Authority

Marianne Shepard – Chamber of Commerce

Joann Powell – Historical Society

Standing Committee Chairs

Carl Schmitt – Planning and Economic Development

Vacant – Design and Implementation

Vacant – Organization and Promotion

At Large

Betty Ruppert

Tom Dean

Paul Harrington

Michael Payne



President / Treasurer – Don Pamenter

Vice President – Betty Ruppert

Secretary – Gary Lowe