Interstate Compacts

Compacts are agreements between two or more states that bind them to the compacts’ provisions, just as a contract binds two or more parties in a business agreement. As such, compacts are subject to the substantive principles of contract law and are protected by the constitutional prohibition against laws that impair the obligations of contracts (United States Constitution, Article I, Section 10).

Compacting states are bound to observe the terms of their agreements, even if those terms are inconsistent with other state laws. Compacts between states are somewhat similar to treaties between nations. Compacts have the force and effect of statutory law (whether enacted by statute or not) and they take precedence over conflicting state laws, regardless of when those laws are enacted.

However, unlike treaties, compacts are not dependent solely upon the good will of the parties. Once enacted, compacts may not be unilaterally renounced by a member state, except as provided by the compacts themselves. Moreover, Congress and the courts can compel compliance with the terms of interstate compacts. This is why compacts are considered an effective means of ensuring interstate cooperation.

The membership listed in the following compacts pertains only to appointments made by the Governor from the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Location:
1050 North Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Tel. (703) 842-0740
Fax (703) 842-0741
Code:
§ 28.2-1000; Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Compact of 1942
Purpose:
The purpose of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is to promote the better utilization of the fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous of the Atlantic seaboard by the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries, and by the prevention of the physical waste of the fisheries from any cause. The Commission drafts and recommends to governors and legislatures conservation legislation concerning, marine, shell, and anadromous fisheries of the Atlantic seaboard.
Composition:
The Governor appoints three members: one shall be the executive officer of the administrative agency charged with the conversation of fisheries resources, one member of the legislature, and one citizen with knowledge and interest in the fisheries program.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Taylor M. Mason
  • Steven Bowman
  • John B. Plumlee
Chesapeake Bay Commission
Location:
60 West Street, Suite 406
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Tel. (410) 263-3420
Code:
§ 30-241.
Purpose:
The Chesapeake Bay Commission will assist the legislatures of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in evaluating and

responding to problems of mutual concern to the Chesapeake Bay.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of 21 members, seven from Virginia, seven from Maryland and seven from Pennsylvania. In each state, five of the members shall be members of the General Assembly. In Virginia, two Senators appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and three Delegates appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall serve as members. The Governor of Virginia or his designee shall serve as a member. In addition, the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall jointly appoint one Virginia member who is not a legislator or an employee of the executive branch. In Maryland, two senators designated by the President of the Senate and three delegates designated by the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall serve as members. The Governor of Maryland or his designee shall serve as a member. In addition, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall jointly select one Maryland member who is not a legislator or an employee of the executive branch. In Pennsylvania, two senators designated by the President pro tempore of the Senate and three representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve as members. The Governor of Pennsylvania or his designee shall serve as a member. In addition, the President pro tempore of the Senate shall select one Pennsylvania member who is not a legislator or an employee of the executive branch.

Legislators serving as members of the Commission shall serve terms coterminous with their current terms of office. The nonlegislative members shall serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities for a term of not more than four years. Nonlegislative members may be reappointed at the end of the four-year term.
Term:
Legislators serving as members of the Commission shall serve terms coterminous with their current terms of office. The nonlegislative members shall serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities for a term of not more than four years. Nonlegislative members may be reappointed at the end of the four-year term.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
  • The Honorable Lynwood W. Lewis Jr.
House Members:
  • The Honorable David L. Bulova, Chair
  • The Honorable Robert S. Bloxom Jr.
  • The Honorable Nancy D. Guy
Legislative Appointees:
  • Missy Cotter-SmasalMay 1, 2025
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Matthew Strickler, Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources
Citizens Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council
Location:
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Tel. (800) YOUR-BAY Fax (410) 267-5777
Code:
Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1983
Purpose:
The Citizens Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council shall provide assistance to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, the Implementation Committee, and all subcommittees as needed in implementing the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The members shall communicate with their constituents to increase understanding of the Agreement and programs to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Composition:
The Committee will be composed of twenty-five members who represent a cross-section of individuals and organizations with interest and concerns about the Chesapeake Bay Program (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia) each appoints four members. The Board of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay appoints the remaining members.
Term:
Four Year Terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Anna M. Killius12/31/2022
  • Esi Langston12/31/2024
  • Donna Harris-Aikens12/31/2024
  • Dana Wiggins12/31/2024
Legislative Advisory Council to the Southern Regional Education Board
Location:
592 10th Street, Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Tel. (404) 875- 9211
Fax (404) 872-1477
Code:
Acts of Assembly, 1950, SJR 22, Acts of Assembly, 1956, HJR 28
Purpose:
The Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) was created in 1955 to advise the Board on legislative matters pertaining to Southern Regional Education, and serve as a permanent steering committee for the annual Legislative Work Conference at which legislators meet to discuss education policy issues of mutual interest.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Jennifer McClellan
  • David L. Bulova
  • Janet Howell
  • Mamie E. Locke
Education Commission of the States
Location:
700 Broadway, #810
Denver, Colorado 80202
Tel. (303) 299 3600
Code:
§ 22.1-336.
Purpose:
It is the purpose of the Education Commission of the States to: establish and maintain close cooperation and understanding among executive, legislative, professional, educational and lay leadership on a nationwide basis at the state and local levels, provide a forum for the discussion, development, crystallization and recommendation of public policy alternatives in the field of education, provide a clearinghouse of information on matters relating to educational problems and how they are being met in different places throughout the nation so that the executive and legislative branches of state government and of local communities may have ready access to the experience and record of the entire country and so that both lay and professional groups in the field of education may have additional avenues for the sharing of experience and the interchange of ideas in the formation of public policy in education, facilitate the improvement of state and local educational systems so that all of them will be able to meet adequate and desirable goals in a society which requires continuous qualitative and quantitative advance in educational opportunities, methods and facilities.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of seven members representing each party state. One of such members shall be the governor; two shall be members of the state legislature selected by its respective houses and serving in such manner as the legislature may determine; and four shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor, unless the laws of the state otherwise provide. If the laws of a state prevent legislators from serving on the Commission, six members shall be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the governor, unless the laws of the state otherwise provide. In addition to any other principles or requirements which a state may establish for the appointment and service of its members of the Commission, the guiding principle for the composition of the membership on the Commission from each party state shall be that the members representing such state shall, by virtue of their training, experience, knowledge or affiliations, be in a position collectively to reflect broadly the interests of the state government, higher education, the state education system, local education and lay and professional, public and nonpublic educational leadership. Of those appointees, one shall be the head of a state agency or institution designated by the governor having responsibility for one or more programs of public education. In addition to the members of the Commission representing the party states, there may be not to exceed ten nonvoting commissioners selected by the steering committee for terms of one year. Such commissioners shall represent leading national organizations of professional educators or persons concerned with educational administration.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
House Members:
  • The Honorable Roslyn C. Tyler
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Frances C. Bradford
  • John B. Gordon
  • Peter Blake
  • James Lane
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor
Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Location:
1776 Avenue of The States
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Tel. (859) 244-8000
Fax (859) 244-8001
Code:
§ 22.1-361
Purpose:
The purpose of the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents

Composition:
The Virginia Council shall consist of one member of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; one member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; seven nonlegislative citizen members, including the Superintendent of Public Instruction, one parent of a military child, and one representative from a military installation in Virginia, to be appointed by the Governor; the superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military children and one military spouse who serves on the Department of Education's Military Student Support Process Action Team, to be appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and also the Governor, or his designee. The Department of Education shall employ a military family education liaison to provide staff support to the Virginia Council and to assist military families and the state in facilitating the implementation of this compact.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Mamie E. Locke
House Members:
  • The Honorable Nancy D. Guy
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • James Lane6/30/2020
  • Dede R. Bailer
  • Barry C. Brown
  • Bradley Williams
  • Charles W. Rock
  • Patricia M. Schnabel
  • Martha Jallim Hall
  • James Lane
Legislative Appointees:
  • Representative 1
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor
  • James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Council for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles
Location:
600 East Main Street, 20th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 371-0700 ? (804) 371-6497
Code:
§ 16.1-323.1
Purpose:
The Virginia Council for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (the Council) is created as a policy council, within the meaning of ' 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government.

Composition:
The Council shall consist of five members: One representative of the legislative branch appointed by the Joint Rules Committee; One representative of the judicial branch appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; One representative of the executive branch appointed by the Governor; One nonlegislative citizen member, representing a victims' group appointed by the Governor; and One nonlegislative citizen member who in addition to serving as a member of the Council shall serve as the compact administrator for Virginia, appointed by the Governor.
Term:
The appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. The legislative members and other state officials appointed to the Council shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Members who are not state officials shall be appointed for four-year terms. All members may be reappointed.
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable George L. Barker, Member of Legislative Branch
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Cindy Capriles6/30/2025
  • Laurel S. Marks6/30/2025
Legislative Appointees:
  • Representative 1
Live Horseracing Compact Committee
Location:
National Racing Compact
2365 Harrodsburg Road Suite B-450
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
Tel. (859) 224-0584
Fax (859) 224-0591
Code:
§ 59.1-394.1.
Purpose:
The purpose of the Live Horseracing Compact Committee shall be to determine which categories of participants in live racing, including but not limited to owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms, mutuel clerks, racing officials, veterinarians, and farriers, should be licensed by the committee, and establish the requirements for the initial licensure of applicants in each such category, the term of the license for each category, and the requirements for renewal of licenses in each category. Investigate, issue, and renew the licenses of participants in live horseracing.
Composition:
The Committee shall be composed of one official from the Virginia Racing Commission shall be appointed by the Governor, and one alternate.

Term:
Four years, no more than three consecutive terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • David S. Lermond6/30/2020
Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council
Location:
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Tel. (800) YOUR-BAY Fax (410) 267-5777
Code:
Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1987
Purpose:
The purpose of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council is to develop and implement a strategy for local government participation in the Chesapeake Bay Program. The Committee gives advice relating to local governments to the Executive Council, the Principals' Staff Committee, and the Implementation Committee.
Composition:
The Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Program's jurisdictions appoint members. There are no written procedures guiding the number of appointees.

Term:
Bruce Williams
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Richard Alan Baugh
  • Jasmine Elicia Gore
  • Amy Lou H. Dubois
  • Robin Rich-Coates
  • Andria McClellan
  • Penelope Ann Gross
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Location:
1 Aviation Circle
Washington, DC, 20001
Tel. (703) 417-8600
Code:
§ 5.1-155
Purpose:
The purpose of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is to acquire, operate, maintain, develop, promote, and protect Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport as the primary public airports serving the Metropolitan Washington area.
Composition:
The Authority shall consist of seventeen members: seven appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, four appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, three appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland, and three appointed by the President of the United States. Members representing the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be subject to confirmation by the Virginia General Assembly. For the purposes of doing business, nine members shall constitute a quorum. The failure of a single appointing official to appoint one or more members, as herein provided, shall not impair the Authority's creation when the other conditions thereof have been met. Members shall not hold elective or appointive public office, serve without compensation, and reside within the Washington Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, except that the members appointed by the President of the United States shall be registered voters of states other than Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. The members of the Authority shall be entitled to reimbursement for their expenses incurred in attendance upon the meetings of the Authority or while otherwise engaged in the discharge of their duties.
Term:
Six years; no more than two consecutive terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • David G. Speck11/23/2026
  • Robert William Lazaro11/23/2022
  • John A. Braun11/23/2024
  • Katherine K. Hanley11/23/2026
  • Jose Walter Tejada11/23/2024
  • William Eliot Sudow10/11/2024
  • Albert Dwoskin10/11/2024
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Location:
5735 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45228
Tel. (513) 231-7719 ? Fax (513) 231-7761
Code:
§ 62.1-70
Purpose:
The purpose of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is to cooperate in the control of future pollution and abatement of existing pollution from rivers, streams, and waters in the Ohio River Basin which flow through, into or border on any signatory states; conduct a survey of the territory, study pollution problems, and make a comprehensive report for prevention and reduction of stream pollution; and consult with and advise states, communities, municipalities, corporations, and other persons on matters relating to pollution problems, especially construction of plants for disposal of sewage, industrial, and other waste.
Composition:
The Commission shall be composed of three members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, from the membership of the State Water Control Board. The members appoint a chairman.
Term:
Coincident with term on the State Water Board.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Lou Ann Jessee-Wallace6/30/2025
  • David Paylor
  • Joseph Maroon
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Location:
30 West Gude Drive, Suite 450
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Tel. (301) 984-1908
Code:
§ 62.1-67.
Purpose:
The purpose of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin is to cooperate with legislative and administrative agencies of states, as well as with other commissions, federal, and local governmental (and nongovernmental) agencies, organizations, groups, and persons to obtain uniform laws, rules, or regulations for abatement of existing pollution of the waters of the Potomac drainage area by sewage, industrial waste, and other wastes; prevention of future pollution in streams of conservancy district; and planning for utilization, conservation, and development of water and associated land resources.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of three members as follows: one legislative member of the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation who resides in the Potomac River drainage basin, appointed by the Joint Rules Committee; one nonlegislative citizen member at large who resides in the Potomac River drainage basin, appointed by the Governor; and the executive director of the State Water Control Board. One of the members shall be designated by the Governor as chairman. The Governor and the Joint Rules Committee shall appoint alternate members for their appointees to the Commission, who shall reside in the Potomac River drainage basin, and each alternate shall have power to act in the absence of the person for whom he is alternate.
Term:
Four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Paul A. Holland2/28/2025
  • Mark E. Peterson2/28/2025
Potomac River Fisheries Commission
Location:
222 Taylor Street
Post Office Box 9
Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443
Tel. (804) 224-7148 ? Fax (804) 224-2712
Code:
§ 28.2-1001
Purpose:
The purpose of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission is to make a survey of the oyster bars within its jurisdiction; may reseed and replant oyster bars as necessary; by regulation prescribe the type, size, description of all species of fish, crabs, oysters, clams, and other shellfish taken or caught within its jurisdiction and the places from which the species were taken or caught and manner of taking or catching must be determined by the Commission; maintain a research program of conservation and repletion of fishery resources within its jurisdiction and may cooperate and contact with scientist or public or private scientific agencies engaged in similar work.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of eight members, four from Maryland and four from Virginia. The Maryland members shall be the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources of Maryland or its successor agency or the Secretary's designee, and three members at large to be appointed by the Governor of Maryland with the advice and consent of the Senate of Maryland. The Virginia members shall be three members of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission or its successor agency, and one member at large, to be appointed by the Governor of Virginia. If the membership of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission exceeds three, then the three Commission members from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission shall be selected by the Governor of Virginia; and if the membership of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission is less than three, the four Commission members from Virginia shall be the member or members of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and such additional person or persons who shall be appointed by the Governor as may be necessary to constitute a total of four Commissioners.
Term:
Coincident with terms of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Kyle Schick9/9/2022
  • Glen W. France6/30/2023
  • Christina Everett6/30/2025
Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission
Location:
Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Physical Address:
1111 East Main Street Suite 1400
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. 1-(804) 698-4000
Code:
§ 62.1-69.37
Purpose:
The purpose of the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission is to provide guidance, conduct joint meetings, and make recommendations to local, state and federal legislative and administrative bodies, and to others as it deems necessary and appropriate, regarding the use, stewardship, and enhancement of the Basin's water and other natural resources; and provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting the Basin's water quantity, water quality, and other natural resources.
Composition:
The Virginia delegation shall consist of the six state legislative members appointed to the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections and the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and three nonlegislative members of the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee, who represent different geographical areas of the Virginia portion of the Roanoke River Basin, to be appointed by the Governor of Virginia.
Term:
The terms of office for appointed members shall be two years. State and federal legislators and local government officials, whether appointed or ex officio, shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Frank M. Ruff Jr.
  • The Honorable David R. Suetterlein
House Members:
  • The Honorable Sam Rasoul
  • The Honorable Roslyn C. Tyler
  • The Honorable Chris L. Hurst
  • The Honorable Charles D. Poindexter
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Gerald V. Lovelace6/30/2023
Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council
Location:
645 Contees Wharf Road
Edgwater, Maryland 21037
Tel. 410.798.1283
Fax 410.798.0816
Code:
Chesapeake Bay Executive Agreement of 1987
Purpose:
The purpose of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council is to provide independent guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program on the overall direction, efficiency, and priority of measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. The committee actively helps integrate sound science into both policy development and educational efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Program. The committee reports to the Executive Council and the Implementation Committee.
Composition:
The Committee shall be composed of twenty-six members as follows: the Governors of the State of Maryland and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia each appoint two members; eleven ex officio members who represent major research and technical service institutions that can assist in the Chesapeake Bay effort; four federal agency scientist appointed by the EPA; and four at-large scientist appointed by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.
Term:
Four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Ellen Gilinsky6/30/2022
  • Kirk J. Havens6/30/2022
Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact Commission
Location:
1230 SE Maynard Road, Suite 103
Cary, North Carolina 27512
Tel. (919) 380-7780 ? Fax (919) 380-7710
Code:
§ 10.1-1500
Purpose:
The purpose of the Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact Commission is to provide the instrument and framework for a cooperative effort with the party states; provide sufficient facilities for the proper management of low-level radioactive waste generated in the region; promote the health and safety of the region; limit the number of facilities required to effectively and efficiently manage low-level radioactive waste generated in the region; and distribute costs, benefits, and obligations of successful low-level radioactive waste management equality among party states.
Composition:
The Governor shall appoint two Commissioners and two alternates pursuant to Article IV, paragraph a. of the Compact, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, to serve at his pleasure. The appointees shall be individuals qualified and experienced in the field of low-level radioactive waste generation, treatment, storage, transportation and disposal.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Leslie Patrick Foldesi
  • Herbert Wheary
  • Lea A. Perlas
  • John Storton
Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact
Location:
1954 Airport Road, Suite 105
Chamblee, Georgia 30341
Tel. (770) 458-2464 Fax (770) 458-6308
Code:
§ 10.1-1149.
Purpose:
The purpose of the Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact is to promote effective prevention and control of forest fires in the Southeastern region of the United States by development of integrated forest fire plans, by the maintenance of adequate forest fire fighting services by the member states, and by providing for mutual aide in fighting forest fires among compacting states of the region and with states which are party to other regional forest fire protection or agreements and for more adequate forest protection.

Composition:
The Compact shall be composed of four members from Virginia who are appointed by the Governor: two members from the General Assembly (one from the Senate, one from the House); and two from the state at-large, one of whom is associated with forestry or forest products industries. As Compact Administrator, the State Forester shall serve as an ex officio member.
Term:
Citizen appointees shall serve for two years; terms of appointees from the legislature automatically terminate when they cease to hold such office
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • 6/30/2028
  • Robert Bragg6/30/2028
  • Bonnie Hoover6/30/2028
  • Floyd Miles6/30/2028
Southern Technology Council
Purpose:
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Composition:
Pleasure of Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Liam Leightley
  • John Cosgrove
State Council for Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
Location:
Virginia Interstate Compact Unit
Tel. (804) 674-3065
Code:
§ 53.1-176.2
Purpose:
The purpose of the State Council for Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision is to exercise oversight and advocacy concerning its participation in interstate commission activities and other duties as may be determined by the State Council, including development of policies concerning operations and procedures of the Compact within Virginia.
Composition:
The Council shall consist of five members: One representative of legislative branch appointed by the Joint Rules Committee; one representative of the judicial branch appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; one representative of the executive branch appointed by the Governor; one representative of a victims' group appointed by the Governor; and one individual who in addition to serving as a member of the council shall serve as the Compact administrator for Virginia, appointed by the Governor.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • James E. Parks
  • Brian R. Swann
  • Victoria Cochran
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission
Location:
8701 Georgia Avenue, #808
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Tel. (301) 588-5260 ? Fax (301) 588-5262
Code:
Acts of Assembly, 1958, Chapter 627 as amended by Acts of Assembly, 1962, Chapter 67, Acts of Assembly, 1988, Chapter 890, Acts of Assembly, 2007, Chapter 378
Purpose:
The purpose of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission is to regulate specified mass transportation of persons within the Washington Metropolitan District by centralizing responsibility in one agency.

Composition:
The Commission shall consist of three members: one appointed by the Governor from the Department of Motor Vehicles, one member from the Maryland Public Service Commission appointed by the Governor of Maryland, and one member from the Washington, D.C. Public Service Commission appointed by the Mayor of Washington, D.C. The executive director serves at the pleasure of the commission. The commission elects the chairman from its membership.
Term:
Coincident with term of agency appointment
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Richard Holcomb
Southern Regional Education Board
Location:
592 10th Street, Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Tel. (404) 875- 9211 ? Fax (404) 872-1477
Code:
§ 22.1-359
Purpose:
The Southern Regional Education Board is a mutual agreement among fourteen states constituting an area for regional education supported by public funds derived from taxation by constituent states and derived from other sources for establishment, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of regional educational schools and institutions within the region as determined by this compact.
Composition:
The Board shall be composed of four members from Virginia who are appointed by the Governor: one from the field of education, one member of the legislature, and two from the state-at-large. The Governors of each member state serve as ex officio members.
Term:
Four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Dietra Y. Trent6/30/2023
  • Keesha N. Jackson-Muir6/30/2024
  • Javaid Siddiqi6/30/2025
  • Janet Denison Howell6/30/2022
Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact
Location:
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
Tel. (202) 962-3200
Code:
§ 33.2-3101.
Purpose:
The Signatories to the WMATA Compact hereby adopt this MSC Compact pursuant to 49 U.S.C. ' 5329. The Commission created hereunder shall have safety regulatory and enforcement authority over the WMATA Rail System and shall act as the state safety oversight authority for WMATA under 49 U.S.C. ' 5329, as may be amended from time to time. WMATA shall be subject to the Commission's rules, regulations, actions, and orders. The purpose of this MSC Compact is to create a state safety oversight authority for the WMATA Rail System, pursuant to the mandate of federal law, as a common agency of each Signatory, empowered in the manner hereinafter set forth to review, approve, oversee, and enforce the safety of the WMATA Rail System, including, without limitation, to (i) have exclusive safety oversight authority and responsibility over the WMATA Rail System pursuant to federal law, including, without limitation, the power to restrict, suspend, or prohibit rail service on all or part of the WMATA Rail system as set forth in this MSC Compact; (ii) develop and adopt a written state safety oversight program standard; (iii) review and approve the WMATA public transportation agency safety plan; (iv) investigate Hazards, Incidents, and Accidents on the WMATA Rail System; (v) require, review, approve, oversee, and enforce Corrective Action Plans developed by WMATA; and (vi) meet other requirements of federal and state law relating to safety oversight of the WMATA Rail System.
Composition:
The Commission shall be governed by a Board of six members with two members appointed or reappointed, including to fill an unexpired term, by each Signatory pursuant to the signatory's applicable laws.
Term:
After initial staggering of terms, appointed members shall serve four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • John Gregory Hull6/30/2025
  • Michael J. Rush6/30/2023
  • Robert C. Lauby6/30/2024

Information accurate as of December 2021