VFA Board to Meet April 29th, VFA Annual Meeting Slated for August Summit
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rescheduling of the Virginia Forestry Summit to August 2020, the VFA Board of Directors will meet via web conference next Wednesday, April 29, 2020. During this meeting, VFA will transition to a new association year with a virtual passing of the gavel and the onboarding of new Directors for 2020-2021.
VFA’s Annual Meeting of its general membership, as well as formal recognition of outgoing Officers and Directors from the 2019-2020 Board of Directors, will take place at the Virginia Forestry Summit on August 12, 2020. Though we look forward to recognizing their contributions in-person in August, VFA wishes to thank the following outgoing Officers and Directors for their outstanding service to Virginia’s forestry community:
Matt Dowdy,Dowdy's Forest & Land Mgmt, LLC
Greg Gambrel, American Wood Fibers
Billy Newman,Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Ben Reeves, Weyerhaeuser
John Reid,Forest Resources Mgmt Inc.
Jay Sullivan,Virginia Tech-CNRE
Veto Session Roundup: General Assembly Delays Minimum Wage Boost
From the Roanoke Times: "Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly reconvened Wednesday to give its final approval to numerous bills, including raising the minimum wage and a plan to establish a funding stream for school construction."
For the full article, click here. Carroll County Board Delays Action on Use Value Taxation Repeal
During a virtual public hearing on April 13th, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted to delay consideration of repealing the county's use value taxation until July 13th. VFA submitted public comments in advance of the hearing, encouraging the Board to conduct a work session with the Virginia Department of Forestry before proceeding with a final repeal vote. In voting for the delay, the Board of Supervisors indicated that they hope to receive in-person testimony during their rescheduled session.
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