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VACo requests feedback on bill to mandate public hearings to fill interim board positions

The 2024 Virginia General Assembly will be considering legislation to require local governing bodies and elected school boards, when making an interim appointment to fill a vacancy in membership, to both publish notice and hold a public hearing on the appointment. HB 69 (Bulova) also specifies that at such meeting, “… the body or board shall announce the names of all persons being proposed for the interim appointment and shall make available for inspection each person’s resume and any other materials required by the body or board.

VACo seeks input from members regarding how this legislative mandate may impact current practices and procedures for filling interim appointments. Please send comments to Jeremy Bennett to

VACo Contact: Jeremy R. Bennett and Joe Lerch, AICP

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