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VACo releases 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program

VACo has released its 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program, which was drafted through VACo’s steering committee process. The document includes a host of important and timely proposed policy statements including language pertaining to K-12 education funding, local taxing authority, stormwater regulations, land use planning, transportation, broadband, health and human resources and other local budget and legislative issues.

Click on the link to read the 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program.

The 2021 Legislative Program will be adopted on November 11 during the Annual Business Meeting at the VACo Annual Conference.

VACo’s seven steering committees will finalize and adopt their policy sections during virtual meetings. The Board of Directors will serve as the Resolutions Committee this year and will ratify the Legislative Program on November 9. VACo’s membership will vote to adopt the Final Legislative Program on November 11.

VACo members are encouraged to continue to add their input to this document by working through their county’s legislative process and the VACo steering committee process to put forward suggested changes to VACo’s 2021 Legislative Program.

For questions regarding VACo’s legislative process, contact Dean Lynch at or 804.343.2511.

VACo Contact: Dean Lynch, CAE

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