RICHMOND—More than 400 local elected officials and staff from all over the Commonwealth convened in Richmond on Thursday, January 19, to advocate on behalf of their communities.
Attendees received legislation news and information from Virginia Economic Development Partnership president and chief executive officer Jason El Koubi, Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority executive director Tony McDowell and Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) economist Jim Regimbal.
VACo and Virginia Municipal League legislative teams also provided details on the state budget and other pressing issues. Local leaders then journeyed to the Capitol and met with their delegates and senators.
VACo president Jason Bellows, a Lancaster County supervisor, urged those in attendance to make their presence known by sharing local government policy priorities with state legislators.