The Botetourt Community Partnership (BCP) invites residents of Buchanan and nearby areas to attend its quarterly meeting, which will be held in the Buchanan Library meeting room at 9 am. Wednesday, June 14.

Although the BCP usually meets in Fincastle, one of its goals for the year is encouraging more participation from around the county. For this reason, the focus of the June meeting is on Buchanan where Town Manager Mary Zirkle and others from the community will highlight interesting facts and events there.

The Botetourt Community Partnership was founded by Valley Conservation Council (VCC) in late 2002 to encourage community involvement in quality-of-life issues in the southern portion of the VCC service area. The co-chairs for its entire existence have been Genevieve Goss, VCC’s Upper James Program Manager, and Donna Henderson, a retired educator and Century Farm resident with involvement in many civic efforts.

BCP membership is free and open to the public. Meetings draw people from across Botetourt’s spectrum of landowners, farmers, businesses, agencies and government who gather together to share information and concerns about natural resources, cultural heritage and agricultural sustainability, three focus areas of VCC (

The upcoming meeting will include a complimentary continental breakfast and a chance to meet and greet those in attendance. For questions or to reserve a spot, contact