S. Maxine Waller

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S. Maxine Waller of Ivanhoe, Virginia, started the Ivanhoe Civic League in 1986 to organize community economic development, education, and housing in her mountain town of 1,500 in southwest Virginia. Through her efforts, the League has employed 47 people, raised more than $500,000 from foundations and other sources, successfully lobbied the governor and other state officials for housing money, and started education programs in what used to be the company store of the mining firm that left town in 1981. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, and Neil Boothby, Professor of Public Policy, May 4, 1992. Note: The transcript below is not synchronized with the video.

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