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CPF Names Executive Director

October 20, 2011

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The Charlottesville Police Foundation (“CPF”) announced today the appointment of Mindy Goodall as its first executive director.

Randy Castleman, chair of the CPF board of directors said, “The CPF has grown a lot in recent years, both in terms of the number and scope of its programs. Much of the burden of that growth has fallen on the board. It is exciting that, just as we find ourselves limited by the board’s bandwidth, we have an opportunity to engage a capable and charismatic woman like Mindy to help us move forward.”

Goodall has worked with the Foundation since 2009, first as a consultant and then as Associate Director. She is a James Madison University graduate with a degree in Finance. She is a former consultant with Accenture and other technology consulting firms in the DC area before she moved to Charlottesville in 2002. Since arriving in Charlottesville, she co-founded a non-profit called Mainly Music which brings young children and music together, and launched Ivan & Mary, an accessories business.

“I look forward to helping the CPF move to a new level,” Goodall says. “Supporting our police department by enabling our officers to live in the city in which they serve, ensuring they have the training, technologies, and equipment they need to keep our community safe, promoting positive community interaction with the Department, and recognizing extraordinary staff achievements are all goals I am excited about supporting. I can’t think of a better use of my time and energy.”

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said, “The foundation has been instrumental in helping me achieve my strategic goals for the department, stepping in to provide programs and resources for important items beyond the reach of the City’s budget and generally supporting, recognizing and rewarding excellence. I’m excited about Mindy’s appointment to executive director because it will further help the CPF support the department and the city.”

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