May 18, 2016
Larking to Speak at Chamber Breakfast

Danville City Manager Ken Larking will be the featured speaker at the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Business at Breakfast on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 a.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (150 Slayton Avenue, Danville).

Join us as we welcome Larking into his new role as City Manager. Learn about the relationship between city council and the city manager, the city’s vision and goals, and what attracted Larking to this community and position.

Prior to his selection as city manager, Larking served as the city’s deputy city manager for three years. With more than 17 years of experience in government, Larking has served as assistant county manager in Moore County, N.C., for three years, town manager in Yadkinville, N.C., for seven years, and budget and performance manager in Hickory, N.C., for four years.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University.

Larking is married to Michelle, who is a high school English teacher at Gretna High School. They have two children: a son, Alex, and a daughter, Emma. They reside in Danville and are active members of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.

The breakfast meeting, which is open to the public, costs $20 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. The cost includes a buffet breakfast with healthy food choices.

Reservations are required and should be made by calling the Chamber at (434) 836-6990, by emailing the Chamber at chamber@dpchamber.org, or by registering online at www.dpchamber.org.

Larking’s remarks are part of the 2016 Business Appreciation Week which is being sponsored by the City of Danville Economic Development, Pittsylvania County Economic Development, and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. Business Appreciation Week will celebrate our local businesses and manufacturers for choosing to locate and grow here. During Business Appreciation Week, we acknowledge the companies that diversify and enhance the economy of Danville and Pittsylvania County.