Assistant City Manager, John Hughes, IV has been appointed to serve on the board of the Lynchburg Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). The VCIC works with schools, businesses and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity and enhance local trust. Through workshops, retreats and customized programs that raise knowledge, motivation, and skills, VCIC develops leaders who work together to achieve success throughout the Commonwealth.
Hughes is active in a number of professional and community organizations including the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Civic Engagement Committee of the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA) and the City of Lynchburg’s Community Policing Advisory Group (CPAG). He is the City’s liaison to the Martin Luther King. Jr. Lynchburg Community Council, a member of the Old City Cemetery Board of Directors and a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He also chairs the City’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.
“I am honored to have been asked to serve on the board of the Lynchburg Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities,” said Hughes. “I’ve long admired the organization for their work and consider it to be a privilege to be a part of an organization that values inclusiveness, integrity, openness, and effectiveness.”