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  • Writer's pictureKelsey Wong

Interim Executive Director for CPDC


The Berkley Group's Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton provided Interim Executive Director services to Crater Planning District Commission from May 2022 to April 2023. With over 30 years of municipal and management experience, Dr. Patton guided the PDC through their interim leadership period. Please see a note on Dr. Patton's experience below:

"As an Executive Manager with the Berkley Group, LLC, I see remarkable opportunities for leaders to continue utilizing their broad experiences, gifts, and talents to provide leadership to municipal and quasi-governmental agencies. Over the past eleven months, I served as the Interim Director of the Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC) in Petersburg, Virginia. The opportunities in this capacity allowed me to utilize my broad municipal skills and experiences working with staff, an executive committee, the commission’s board, and the eleven jurisdictions the CPDC serves. From the first to my last day, working collectively with everyone in the agency, we accomplished our goals before the new director arrived.

As a Berkley Group Executive Manager, I am passionate about serving local governments and public agencies, leaving each assignment in an ideal space. "

-Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton

Our staff have the experience and expertise, to manage your organization's daily workload during staffing changes. For more information on our interim services, please contact us at


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