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ABOUT THE COMMISSION

Governance Structure

The Commission sets policy for the organization, appoints the executive director to manage the affairs of the Commission, and works to address issues of regional significance.

The Commission composition is unique in that all nine member local governments appoint elected officials. In addition, localities with larger populations may also appoint additional members, including planning commissioners and citizen representatives.

The Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the PlanRVA offices. All meetings are open to the public.

Each year, Commission members elect officers to serve on the Executive Committee in the positions of chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary. The Executive Committee typically meets monthly prior to the regular Commission meeting.

There are two additional subcommittees of the Board: the Public Outreach and Engagement committee and the Audit, Facilities and Finance committee.

Commission Leadership

PlanRVA is governed by a 33-member Board of Commissioners consisting of 22 elected officials, seven local planning commissioners and four citizen representatives. The number of elected officials representing each locality is allocated according to the population of each locality.

  • Ashland

    1 Councilmember

    1 Alternate

  • Charles City

    1 Supervisor

    1 Alternate

  • Chesterfield

    5 Supervisors

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Citizen Representative

    1 Alternate

  • Goochland

    1 Supervisor

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Alternate

  • Hanover

    2 Supervisors

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Citizen Representative

    1 Alternate

  • Henrico

    5 Supervisors

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Citizen

  • New Kent

    1 Supervisor

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Alternate

  • Powhatan

    2 Supervisors

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Alternate

  • Richmond

    4 Councilmembers

    1 Planning Commissioner

    1 Citizen Representative

    1 Alternate