VACo Annual Conference Virtual Bag

Welcome to VACo’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference. As many of you who have attended our live Annual Conference know – we pass out a conference bag upon registration. The bag is usually filled with all the information you need for the conference as well as updates and opportunities for the upcoming year. Below you’ll find the Annual Conference schedule and other pertinent information. Or you can open the agenda here and links to breakout sessions here. Again, thank you for joining us this year. Please let us know how we can help.

 2020 Annual Conference Schedule and Preconference Breakout Sessions

 2020 Annual Conference Sponsors, Partners and Associate Members

  Resolutions Committee’s Edits to VACo’s 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program | 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program | Resolutions Committee Changes

Annual Conference Breakout Sessions Presentations and Videos

State Budget Update | Session Video
Jim Regimbal | Principal | Fiscal Analytics | Presentation

Economic Development and Workforce Development | Session Video
Stephen Moret | CEO & President | Virginia Economic Development Partnership | Presentation
Erik Johnston | Director | Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development | Presentation

The Future of Education | Session Video
Dr. Deborah Bergeron | Director | U.S. Office of Head Start and Early Childhood Development | Presentation
Dr. Keith Perrigan | Superintendent | Bristol Virginia Public Schools | Presentation
Mark Owczarski | Assistant Vice President for University Relations | Virginia Tech | Presentation

Broadband | Session Video
Holly Hartell | Assistant CIO for Strategic Initiatives | Arlington County | Presentation
Jeff Stoke | Deputy County Administrator | Prince George County | Presentation

Legislative Items

 2021 Preliminary Legislative Program | Resolutions Committee Changes

Annual Conference County Connections

 Special Message to VACo members from NACo President Gary Moore

  VACo’s Summary on the Special Legislative Session – Budget Compromise Reached

 2021 VACo Committee Interest Form

Steering Committee Meeting Presentations

Economic Development and Planning Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Christy Morton with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) provides updates on ongoing economic development initiatives and programs. The presentation includes the latest on how the Coronavirus Pandemic is providing challenges, as well as opportunities, to further business development and job growth.

Education Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Updates and discussions on K-12 education and childcare.

Environment and Agriculture Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

The Value and Opportunity of C-PACE – Low-cost, long-term financing for water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy projects.

Finance Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne provides an update on the state’s revenue situation and use of federal relief funds.

Health and Human Resources Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

An educational session on the intersection of foster care and the Children’s Services Act.

Health and Human Resources Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Directors of two Area Agencies on Aging share information about the important services provided by AAAs to support the well-being of older Virginians, and the innovative approaches taken by their agencies to meet local needs.

Transportation Steering Committee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Catherine McGhee provides updates from VDOT and gives a presentation on autonomous systems. Executive Director Lisa Guthrie and Deputy Director Danny Plaugher from the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) provide updates on public transit in the Commonwealth.

Energy Steering Subcommittee | Steering Committee Presentation Video

Cliona Robb speaks about “Contract Purchase of Electricity by Local Governments in Virginia.” Meade Browder talks about “Energy Law and Regulation in Virginia.”

VACo Publications

Virginia County Supervisors’ Manual (New Edition for 2019)

This handbook contains valuable information for county supervisors and other interested parties. The Eighth Edition is now available! To get your copy, complete the order form and mail it with a check for $75 per manual made payable to VACo Services, Inc., 1207 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219-3627; or fax with credit card information to 804.788.0083. For further information, please call Valerie Russell 804.788.6652 or

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Board Meeting Procedure in Virginia
Stran L. Trout

Order the Board Meeting Procedure in Virginia booklet revised to meet the the most recent Virginia Statutes. Authored by registered parliamentarian and New Kent County Supervisor Stran L. Trout, this handy guide has all the requirements you need to know to have an efficient and formal board meeting. This is a must have for all county officials! The booklet costs $20 per copy for members; nonmembers $25. Pricing includes shipping.

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