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Becky Dickson, Founding Member


We would not be here without the incredible vision of Becky Dickson. Serving as the Goochland County Administrator from 2009 until April 2016, Becky formed a team of residents who wanted to help with this vision. It was Becky's dream to form a public/private partnership between Goochland County and an organization to celebrate the human-pet bond. Goochland Pet Lovers (GPL) was formed in 2016 and it is our mission to make Becky's dream a reality. GPL is now the fundraising and community outreach organization in support of the shelter.  Her family and friends remember and honor her every day by supporting these efforts.



The Team

Sara Grattan
Sarah Marshall
Vice Chairman
Diana Barden
Brittany McCauley
Richard Verlander
Member At Large
Tom Winfree
Immediate Past Chair
Martha Bowden
Greg Brooks
Wayne Dementi
Erica Ditzler
Lori Elliott
Randy Hagan
Dudley Luck
Bo Nelson
Jennifer Newton
Tom Newton
Dennis Proffitt
Cindy Pryor
William Quarles
Jim Riggs
Kathy Verlander
John Budesky
County Administrator
Derek Stamey
Deputy County Administrator for Operations
Tim Clough
Director Animal Protection
Julie Lawrence
Shelter Supervisor
Jennifer Leigh Myers
Operations Director