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VMBA Events, Education and Resources


This is where you will find details about Richmond Mortgage Bankers Association upcoming events. We have monthly luncheons, and we try to find guest speakers who are insightful and compelling.


Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom link will be sent after registration

    Hope to see you on February 11th at 11:30am via Zoom for our Educational Event. We will be featuring newly appointed guest speakers: Kevin J. Vonck (Acting Director for the City of Richmond) and Maritza Pechin (Strategic Planner with AECOM)!

    • Guest Speaker Kevin J. Vonck, Ph.D: Big Moves and Implementation

    • Guest Speaker Maritza Pechin: R300 Plan

    • Learn more about Richmond 300 -> http://www.richmond300.com/

     About guest speaker: Kevin J. Vonck, Ph.D.: is the Acting Director for the City of Richmond, Planning & Development Review Department (previously Deputy Director). Prior to joining PDR, Kevin was the Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development for the City of Green Bay (Wisconsin), where he also served as Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority and Secretary of the Plan Commission. Kevin earned a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, with a concentration in governance, planning, and management, from the University of Delaware. He earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and History, with a Certificate in Environmental Studies, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

     About guest speaker Maritza E. Mercado Pechin: AICP is a Strategic Planner with AECOM. Maritza is overseeing the creation of Richmond’s new Master Plan, Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth. Her consulting experience includes private sector, municipal, regional, and federal clients, and a wide variety of project scales ranging from facilities planning for the U.S. Navy to public art management for the City of Richmond, and climate action planning for the City of Baltimore. Previously Maritza was the Development Manager at Fulton Hill Properties, where she oversaw the development of urban infill mixed use projects. Originally from Puerto Rico, Maritza earned an AB in Government and Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively.



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