The Policy and Projects Office is responsible for managing and coordinating cross-bureau/cross-divisional projects, data analytics and reporting, strategic and organizational planning, legislative relations and intergovernmental affairs, policy development, project management, master calendar creation and maintenance, ethics, FOIA, legal reviews, risk and compliance, and stakeholder engagement.
Policy and Projects Office
The Policy and Projects Office (PPO) falls under the Office of the Chief of Staff. The office has two sections: Policy & Process, and Intergovernmental Affairs. Our team assists in defining the roles of various offices within VDEM by developing processes and identifying ways to support all divisions. Our goals are to promote a transparent culture within VDEM and assist the agency’s varied divisions in achieving mission objectives. This includes productive contributions to the success of project outcomes and the efficient use of resources in the service of the commonwealth. The PPO seeks to establish a guidance framework for projects, improve integration of data, collaboratively influence state and federal legislative and executive policy, and provide a structured approach for intra-agency policy, flow processes, and procedures. We engage stakeholders at all levels, fostering VDEM’s mission to create a centralized public safety framework for the commonwealth and improve efficiencies and effectiveness.