Thad Williamson, an associate professor of leadership studies, is on Richmond's anti-poverty commission.
"For the second time in two weeks, members of Richmond's anti-poverty commission urged faith communities to become advocates for extended public transit into the metro area's suburbs as a way to connect residents with jobs.
The transit idea is one part of a four-pronged approach recommended by Richmond's anti-poverty commission to connect people living in poverty with employment. The commission's report is likely to be presented to Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones sometime this fall.
John V. Moeser and Thad Williamson, who were appointed to the commission by Jones, on Sunday addressed members of Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Richmond as part of the church's 'All God's Children: Acts of Compassion in Our City' class."