W.M. Jordan Company

Southeastern Virginia Training Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 30, 2012


Southeastern Virginia Training Center is a partner in the community-based system of support for persons with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. They provide education, habilitation, and health services and promote dignity, self-determination and empowerment for this special needs group and their families. On May 11, 2012, SEVTC celebrated the opening of Steppingstones at Greenbrier, fifteen five-bedroom residences at the SEVTC Campus in Chesapeake, Virginia.  These new residences, which replace aging facilities on the campus, provide security and accessibility in a neighborhood residential environment.  The homes are designed and built to USGBC LEED® for Homes standards for sustainability and Green construction.

SEVTC’s Director, Robert Shrewsberry, Ph.D, opened the ceremony with by welcoming residents, families, stakeholders and supporters of the community.  James W. Stewart, III, Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, provided an overview of the history of SEVTC and the Commonwealth’s efforts to serve this special population and their families.  Richard Sliwowski, Director of Virginia’s Department of General Services, thanked the project team for combining the best of public and private talent to accomplish the goals set forth for the project.  Skip Smith, Vice President of W. M. Jordan Company followed up with a special thanks to the design build team of RRMM Architects, Paul Finch & Associates, and the construction professionals from W. M. Jordan Company.  The ceremony culminated with Roxanne Garner, a resident of the community, cutting the ribbon. Dr. Shrewsberry welcomed guests to enjoy refreshments and tours of the new homes.