Del. John McGuire, R-Goochland, read the commending resolution for William H. Goodwin Jr. (center) on Wednesday as Goodwin’s wife, Alice Goodwin, looked on.

Virginia legislators have honored William H. Goodwin Jr., a local business leader and philanthropist, with the 2020 Outstanding Virginian Award.

On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates honored Goodwin with presentations of framed resolutions in the center aisle of each chamber.

“Serving the commonwealth in numerous capacities over the years, William Goodwin has touched countless lives and built a legacy of service that is an inspiration to all,” the resolution given to Goodwin says.

Goodwin is the retired chairman and president of the Riverstone Group LLC, whose holdings include the three-building James Center complex and The Jefferson Hotel. He also is a former co-owner of the AMF Bowling chain.

He has served on numerous boards, including the University of Virginia board of visitors, the Science Museum of Virginia and the Collegiate School.

Goodwin was also a member of the board of directors for N.H. District Corp., a group led by Dominion Energy CEO Thomas F. Farrell II that proposed the Navy Hill development in downtown Richmond that centered around a new arena. Richmond’s City Council killed the idea Monday.


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Justin Mattingly covers state government and education. A northern New York native and a Syracuse University alumnus, he's worked at the RTD since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmattingly306.

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