Wilma Warren is the former president of Virginia Water Project of Roanoke, Virginia. Under Warren’s leadership, the Water Project has generated $224 million in public and private money for drinking water and wastewater systems across the state — bringing safe water for the first time to about 180,000 people. Since 1969, the Roanoke program has served as a model for the Rural Community Assistance Program, a national network of nonprofit organizations assisting rural communities in gaining access to safe water and sanitary waste disposal.
Interviewed by Professor of History Robert Korstad, April 15, 1992.
Note: This interview is audio only. The transcript below is not synchronized with the audio.