The Consortium

Consortium of Local Elected Officials

The local jurisdictions of the region have a shared responsibility to seek local area designation from the Governor, receive the federal funds and assume liability for use of funds, appoint the members of the Workforce Development Board and have budget oversight and authority.  The elected officials also have shared authority with the Board on matters of planning, program and service provider oversight.

Hon. Gilbert Smith

Charles City County

Hon. Frank J. Thornton

Henrico County

Hon. James Holland

Chesterfield County

Hon. Patricia Paige

New Kent County

Hon. Robert H. Minnick

Goochland County

Hon. William E. Melton, Chair


Powhatan County

Hon. Angela Kelly-Wiecek

Hanover County

Hon. Michael Jones

City of Richmond