Virginia > Gubernatorial Appointments to Boards and Commissions
Governor Warner is committed
to bringing together a strong team of men and women from around the
Commonwealth to serve in his administration, reflecting the Governor's
commitment to bipartisanship, diversity and inclusion.
are an ongoing process, with appointments occurring throughout the year.
A list of current board and commission vacancies is available from the
of the Commonwealth Web site.
Additional information about
specific boards and commissions may be found in the Report
of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Also known as the "Blue
Book," the Report details the purpose, powers and duties of each
board and also lists each board's current membership.
The Governor makes appointments
to three types of boards and commissions:
- Advisory An advisory board, commission or council serves
as a formal liaison between the agency and the public, ensuring that
the agency understands and responds to public concerns and that the
activities of the agency are communicated to the public. Advisory
boards provide advice and counsel to an executive branch agency.
- Policy A policy board, commission or council is specifically
charged by statute to promulgate public policies or regulations. Policy
boards may also be charged by statute with adjudicating violations
of those policies or regulations.
- Supervisory A supervisory board, commission or council is
responsible for agency operations, including approval of appropriations
requests. Supervisory boards appoint the agency director, and the
board ensures that the agency director complies with all board and
statutory directives. Agency directors serve at the pleasure of the
Factors to Consider
Serving the Commonwealth
of Virginia on a board or commission is both an honor and a privilege.
Public service, however, is not for everyone. Individuals applying for
a board or commission should be aware of the following:
- As expected in an open and democratic government, the activities
of boards and commissions are subject to public and press scrutiny.
- Successful applicants may be required to complete a financial disclosure
statement as a condition of serving on the board or commission.
- Unless otherwise specified by law, most boards and commissions meet
quarterly each year. However, some boards may meet more frequently
due to the responsibilities and functions of the board.
- Service on boards and commissions is generally voluntary, and unless
otherwise specified by law, members of boards and commissions are
not paid a stipend. Members of boards and commissions are reimbursed
for their expenses.
If you are interested in
learning about the appointments Governor Warner has already made, you
can explore the Monthly
Press Releases or Press
Archives on this site. You may also sign
up for the Governor's Update, which will automatically e-mail you
with releases as they are issued by the Governor's Press Office.
If you have additional information
or questions regarding Gubernatorial appointments, please contact the
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Post Office Box 2454
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2454
Phone: (804) 786-2441
Fax: (804) 371-0017
Web site: http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov
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