Boards and Experience

Each member of the Board of Supervisors attends an assigned group of committees and reports back to the Board and the community.

State and National Organizations 2023:
VA Association of Counties Board of Directors – President Elect, District 5 Director four years
Virginia High Growth Coalition – Board Liasion
Executive Committee of VA Assoc of Counties (VACO)
Environment and Land Use Committee of VA Assoc of Counties (VACO) – Former Chair
Energy Committee of VA Assoc of Counties (VACO)
Virginia Board for Workforce Development – Governor’s appointee, representing local government
Veterans and Military Services Committee of National Assoc of Counties (NACO)
Arts and Culture Commission of National Assoc of Counties (NACO)
Environment and Land Use Committee of National Assoc of Counties (NACO)
Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee – EPA Administrator Regan’s Appointee, Co-Chair 2023
Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) – EPA Administrator Regan’s Appointee

Local Appointments 2023:
Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) Governance Board since 2010
Crozet Community Advisory Committee – Board Liaison
Historic Preservation Committee – Board Liaison
Metropolitan Planning Organization – Vice-Chair 2023, Chair 2022
Regional Transit Partnership
Rivanna River Basin Commission – Member and Chair
Piedmont Workforce Network Council – Elected Officials from Regions 9 & 10, Member and Chair
Workforce Investment Board – Business Advisory Board for Workforce
Blue Ridge Committee for Shenandoah Park Relations
Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority
250 Task Force

Organizations 2023:
League of Women Voters
Southern Environmental Law Center
Rivanna Conservation Alliance
Crozet Community Association
White Hall Ruritans
Earlysville Area Residents’ League

Additional Local Appointments Prior to 2023:
Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) Committee 2000-2020
Ag and Forestal Advisory Committee
Economic Development Authority
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau CACVB
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Advisory Committee
Albemarle County Fire Rescue Board (ACFRAB)

Piedmont Workforce Network Council – Elected Officials from Regions 9 & 10
Workforce Investment Board – Business Advisory Board for Workforce

The Piedmont Workforce Network Council combines the efforts of elected officials of Region 10 (Thomas Jefferson Planning District and Region 9, to manage the Virginia Career Works Piedmont (VCWP) One Stop job training and business services center located at Glenwood Station on Rio Road.

All agencies work in an integrated way at the Workforce Center on 944 Glenwood Station Lane, off Rio Road. This OneStop center was the first in the state to provide, under one roof, job training and referral as well as services to incumbent or first time workers, displaced, unemployed, or looking for a better job. Melding these agencies to work smoothly together has been the challenge since 2008. The end of the recession has increased drastically the need for the Workforce Center. Businesses use the services of the OneStop to find new workers or offer training for their current staff.

LEAP Governance Board

I joined the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) board when chair of the County Board in LEAP logoJanuary, 2010. Albemarle County signed on with the national Cool Counties agreement in 2008, to support efforts to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by local government buildings, vehicles, and operations. LEAP has become a weatherization expert and provider for home energy improvements, leveraging Federal, State, and utility dollars for local resident services.

Rivanna River Basin Commission

The Rivanna River Basin Commission (RRBC) is a quasi-governmental organization established by the General localities-mapAssembly. It is the second of its kind in the state. The RRBC is composed of elected and citizen members of Rivanna watershed jurisdictions – Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, and Fluvanna. Small portions of Nelson and Louisa Counties are also in the watershed but those counties are not active in the RRBC. Regional water issues are also discussed with these counties at the TJPDC.

RRBC leadership and staff recommend programs to improve the water quality in our region. All citizens deserve clean water for drinking and recreation, and we all know a healthy watershed will bring improvements to our waters and support healthy ecosystems for all living things. As we take better care of our local waters, the wonderful consequence is improvements downstream and in the Chesapeake Bay.

The RRBC has led the community stakeholder efforts to develop local responses to the challenges of cleaning up the Bay.

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