Governor McAuliffe's Cabinet Secretaries Visit Southside
Danville, VA-- The Governor McAuliffe was in Danville on Tuesday, focusing on jobs and economic growth, but he didn't come alone. He also brought his cabinet secretaries to Danville.
They spread across the region on Tuesday, some were in Martinsville, Clarksville, Chatham and South Boston.
Secretary of the Commonwealth, Levar Stoney, was at Calvary Baptist Church in Danville. The focus of his visit was restoration of rights.
He gave ex- offenders information on how to have their civil rights restored, and presented two Danville citizens certificates of their restoration of rights. During a question and answer session, Stoney addressed community concerns about the process of restoring rights and re-entry into society.
"We got a lot of good ideas here today and it's our job to go back and review and examine the ideas that may actually work, and see if we can actually implement them for the future," said Stoney.
Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, John Harvey, was also in Danville. He visited with the Danville Veterans Benefits Office and the Danville Veterans Outpatient Clinic.
Harvey said his goal during his trip to Danville is to make sure agents are well trained, and have adequate resources to provide to the volume veterans they help every day.
"This extraordinarilyrly important for Virginia. It's very important for Governor McAuliffe's program that we take care of our veterans and get them the benefits that they've earned, and this is the front lines of that effort," said Harvey.
Harvey also visited the Lynchburg Veterans Benefit Office on Tuesday evening.