We marked the retirement of two longtime Trustees in 2017. Russell M. Robinson II, who served as a Trustee for more than 30 years, retired in June. Mr. Robinson chaired our Child Care, Finance and Health Care committees and was Board Chair from 2001 to 2010.

The Board elected J. Trent Jones, a partner with Hall and Hall Ranch Brokers and a native of Abingdon, V.A., as his successor.

Mary D.T. Jones, who also served as a Trustee for three decades, retired in December. Mrs. Jones chaired our Communications Committee since 1999, chaired our Governance Committee in 2009 and was Vice Chair of our Board since 2011. We are grateful for their many years of extraordinary service.