Designated Boards and Commissions

The following section includes gubernatorial appointments to those boards, commissions, and councils created through federal legislation, executive order of the Governor or otherwise, whose members are not subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.

Commemorative Commission to Honor the Contributions of the Women of Virginia
Virginia Women's Monument Commission
Post Office Box 396
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Senate Joint Resolution No. 11 (2010)
The Commission shall seek private funding for the operation and support of the Commission and the erection of an appropriate monument. The costs of implementation of the Commission, its work, and the compensation and reimbursement of members shall be borne by the Commission from such private funds as it may acquire to cover the costs of its operation and work. Until completion of the Commission's work or the erection of the monument, whichever occurs later, the Commission shall report annually by December 1, the status of its work, including any findings and recommendations, to the General Assembly, beginning on December 1, 2010
The Commemorative Commission shall consist of a total of 19 members as follows: the Governor of Virginia who shall serve as Chairman thereof, the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules, one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, the Clerk of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, one member of the House of Delegates at large appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the Clerk of the House of Delegates; eight nonlegislative citizen members of whom three members shall be appointed by the Governor, two of whom shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and three of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates. The Secretary of Administration or his designee, the Librarian of Virginia or her designee, the Executive Director of the Capitol Square Preservation Council, and the Executive Director of the Virginia Capitol Foundation shall serve ex officio with nonvoting privileges. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission shall be citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pleasure of the Governor
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Mamie E. Locke, Chair, Senate Committee on Rules
  • The Honorable Ryan T. McDougle
House Members:
  • The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn
  • The Honorable Betsy B. Carr
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Jacqueline Hedblom
  • Krysta N. Jones
  • EJ Scott
Legislative Appointees:
  • Mrs. J. W. Abel-Smith
  • Mrs. Herbert Augustine Claiborne
  • The Honorable Mary Margaret Whipple
  • Mrs. Lissy S. Bryan
  • The Honorable Lisa M. Hicks-Thomas
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor
  • The Honorable Susan C. Schaar, Clerk of the Senate of Virginia
  • The Honorable Suzette Denslow, Clerk, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Dr. Sandra Treadway, Librarian of Virginia, Library of Virginia
  • The Honorable Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration (former)
  • Colleen D. Messick, Executive Director, Virginia Capitol Foundation
  • The Honorable Nancy Rodrigues, Former Secretary of Administration
Southeastern Public Service Authority
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Tel. (757) 420-4700
§ 15.2-5102.1
The Southeastern Public Service Authority's core purpose shall be defined as "management of the safe and environmentally sound disposal of regional waste." The authority shall devote its time and effort to activities associated with its core purpose. The authority shall develop and maintain a strategic operating plan identifying all elements of its core business units and core purpose, how each business and administrative unit will support the overall strategic plan, and how the authority will achieve its stated mission and core purpose. The authority shall evaluate its landfill capacity annually, taking into consideration and projecting future changes in the quantity of waste disposed of in its landfill, or landfills reasonably situated or contractually obligated to accept its waste.
Each locality that is a member of the Authority shall be entitled to nominate individuals to fill one position on the Board of Directors (the Board) by submitting a list of three potential directors, each of whom shall possess general business knowledge and shall not be an elected official, to the Governor. The Governor shall then select and appoint one director from each of the lists of nominees prepared by the member localities. In addition, each member locality shall be authorized to directly appoint, upon a majority vote of the governing body of the member locality, one ex officio member of the Board who shall be an employee of the member locality. The members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of four years each. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. No member shall serve for more than two consecutive four-year terms, except that any member appointed to the unexpired term of another shall be eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms.
Four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • John T. Maxwell12/31/2025
  • Sheryl S. Raulston12/31/2025
  • John M. Keifer12/31/2025
  • Clarence William McCoy12/31/2025
  • Donald R. Greene12/31/2025
  • Thomas M. Leahy12/31/2025
  • Dale E. Baugh12/31/2025
  • Tony R. Parnell12/31/2025
Poet Laureate of Virginia
§ 1-512
The Poet Laureate of Virginia is an honorary position created to encourage the exchange of arts information and perspectives. The Poet Laureate is not obligated to write any verse.
The Governor may appoint a poet laureate from a list of nominees submitted by the Poetry Society of Virginia.

Two year terms; no restrictions on reappointment
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Luisa A. Igloria6/30/2022

Information accurate as of December 2021