Supervisor Jane Dittmar, who serves as chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, was appointed by the Governor on July 10 to serve as the local government representative on the state’s Broadband Advisory Council.
Dittmar represents the predominately rural Scottsville Magisterial District. She has been an advocate for broadband expansion in Albemarle County and in statewide efforts. She is an active member of VACo’s General Government Steering Committee which sets VACo’s broadband policies.
A special thanks to outgoing local government representative Bryan David, Orange County Administrator, for his steadfast efforts to represent VACo and VML on the council and his tireless work advocating for broadband issues.
The Broadband Advisory Council is established as an advisory council in the executive branch with support from the Division of Legislative Services. The purpose of the council is to advise the Governor and General Assembly on policy and funding priorities to expedite deployment and reduce the cost of broadband access in the Commonwealth. The council is composed of members of the General Assembly, members of the Governor’s cabinet, VACo/VML representative and other stakeholders such as industry representatives. More information about the council including their minutes from their organizational meeting on July 13 when they discussed funding for broadband deployment in schools is here.
VACo Contact: Erik Johnston, CAE