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February is full of VACo Education and Legislative events

Make sure to check out all VACo Education on our website or on the Education & Meetings webpage.

Every year, VACo and Virginia Rural Center host the Rural Caucus Reception and Dinner where rural counties gather to discuss issues and to make connections across the region. Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 to attend this ever-growing event.

VACo County Government Day is less than one month away. Join over 200 supervisors, administrators, and PDCs on Thursday, February 2 to hear Governor Terry McAuliffe discuss issues that affect counties followed by legislative briefs from VACo staff. Click here for the agenda. Register for VACo County Government Day online or by faxing in a registration form to 804.788.0083. Register early and participate in the legislative process.

VACo County Government Day registration opens at 11 a.m. The event includes a boxed lunch with presentations starting at noon. Attendees are encouraged to make appointments with their state representatives that afternoon to discuss legislation important to counties. For information on how to reach your representatives, see the Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings and the Senate of Virginia websites.

On February 3-4, VACo offers the Virginia County Board Chairpersons’ Institute to Board Chairs and Vice Chairs. This event focuses on the specific roles of those positions, including meeting management, internal and external communications, work relationships, leadership and goal setting. Dr. Mike Chandler, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, will moderate this day-and-a-half event. Registration closes January 11.

For rooming information available to any of these events, check out our dedicated online room reservation page or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and use code “VACo County Government Day” to unlock our special event rate. Omni Richmond is participating in the HUNGER program, which will provide one week of meals to a family of four for every online reservation. Consider reserving online to help a family during this season. Room Reservation cut off is 5 p.m. January 18. Room rate is not guaranteed after that date.

New in 2017: Sponsorships have been created for these events. Check out how you can sponsor a VACo Education or Legislative Event. Or contact Amy Sales for more information.

VACo Contact: Amy Sales, CMP

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