The 2015 Power List 

At the intersection of Richmond’s four worlds, here are the people best positioned to drive debate and shape the city’s future.

click to enlarge cover34_power_no_headline.jpg

For more than a decade, Style’s Power List has pinpointed the people at the center of Richmond’s most significant discussions — and ranked their level of power.

The word power isn’t one of those comfortable concepts among polite company. For many people it conjures up the kind of greedy, desk-pounding, backroom-scheming movie character that Michael Douglas might play.

But power is acquired — and used — in all kinds of ways. It exists, it lives and breathes. And it manifests itself throughout the debates that shape a community.

As we define it, power is a combination of formal and informal factors: money, leadership, persuasion, celebrity. It’s the control of community resources and level of good will attained. It can be won and lost, earned and given away.

The Power List, as always, is a snapshot in time, an effort to answer such questions as: What’s driving the local economy? Who’s shaping Richmond’s cultural identity? And who’s in a prime position to drive debate and shape the city’s future?

But the Power List is more than a set of answers. It’s a starting point for the questions worth asking in the year ahead. --Jason Roop

Here are Richmond's most powerful people in ...



Arts & Culture

The Food Industry



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: The Brain-Makers

    • greetings to every one reading my testimony, my name is ELVIS CEASER from the united…

    • on October 21, 2016
  • Re: Library of Virginia Layoffs Will Hinder Open Government, Preservation of Historical Record

    • How about taking the corporate welfare money and investing it in librarians. These job losses…

    • on October 21, 2016
  • Re: Virginia Rapper and Producer Dies

    • I was diagnosed of hepatitis in 2012 and I have tried all possible means to…

    • on October 21, 2016
  • More »
  • Latest in Cover Story

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation