Title: Board Member
Location: North Garden
Charley Burton joined the EV Board in 2021. A native of Charlottesville, Charley is the National Program Director for Black Transmen Inc. He is on several boards. CVILLE Pride, Board Chair for PFLAG of the Blue Ridge. Charley founded Diversity in Recovery. Diversity in Recovery helps people in the LGBTQ community find Recovery and resources from substances. Charley has over 15 years of Recovery and remains very active in the Recovery community. Charley was Equality of VA Outstanding Virginian for 2021. Black Pride RVA recipient of their Community Root Award, recognized by United Way of Greater Charlottesville for the Caring for the Community for Above and Beyond Voice for Equity. He was appointed by Governor Northam as a board member for the LGBTQ + Advisory Board. Charley works as a Site Manager for WorkSource Enterprises. WorkSource trains and helps people with disabilities find and retain employment. He also owns his own Speaking/Storytelling business Charley Speaks. Charley is a Safe Space Trainer as well as he has been trained as a trainer for Transgender 101 trainings. Charley has his book in 2022 available by Transgender Publishing titled the Boy Beneath My Skin. Charley is currently attending Morehouse College.