Albemarle County is a member of the Virginia and the National Associations of Counties.
In 2015 I represent Albemarle on these committees:
State and National Organizations:
Member, Agricultural and Environment Committee of VA Association of Counties
Member, Environment and Land Use Committee, NACO, National Association of Counties
County representative on High Growth Coalition – VA Association of Counties
Board of Directors:
Member, Jefferson Elder Care Board of Directors
Member, LEAP Governance Board
Jefferson Elder Care board manages the operations of Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. The community provides assisted living for local seniors.
LEAP is the Local Energy Alliance Program, a collaborative effort among the City, County and University to improve energy efficiency and cost sustainability for citizens while improving the environment. The organization leverages local funds with Department of Energy and Foundation grants to provide local infrastructure improvements.
Each member of the Board of Supervisors attends meetings of certain committees and reports back to the rest of the Board and the community. Each supervisor has a web page on Albemarle.org that lists information about them and their affiliations.
I represent the County on the following committees:
Board Liaison, Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE)
Board Liaison, Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee
Board Liaison, Crozet Community Advisory Council
Board Liaison, Historic Preservation Committee
Member, CIP Oversight Committee
Member, Metropolitan Planning Organization – Chair 2015
Member, Piedmont Workforce Network Council
Member, Rivanna River Basin Commission – Chair 2014, 2015
Member, League of Women Voters
Member, Albemarle County Farm Bureau
Member, Artisans Center of Virginia, Trail Site on the Monticello Artisan Trail
Member, Piedmont Environmental Council
Member, Southern Environmental Law Center
Member, Rivanna Conservation Society
Member, Scenic Virginia
Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Committee
In 2000, I was appointed to the Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Committee. The ACE committee is composed of real estate professionals, county elected officials, farmers (my constituency), and citizens. We assist landowners who wish to sell easements to Albemarle County. Applications are ranked on a point system for chosen qualities devised by the committee, the properties are appraised by an outside appraiser, and recommendations for purchase are made to the Board of Supervisors. I have represented the County as a liaison to the ACE committee since January 2008.
To learn more about the Acquisition of Conservation Easements program, please visit Albemarle.org. You can also send an e-mail to Ches Goodall, the program administrator. To share your ideas or suggestions about this program, please send me an email.