An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange

VGIN Board

This board is administered by: 911 and Geospatial

Mailing Address:
9711 Farrar Court, Suite 200
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

Joe Sewash | VGIN Coordinator
joe.sewash@vdem.virginia.gov | (804) 305-2953

Ms. Terry D. Mayo | Executive Administrative Assistant
terry.mayo@vdem.virginia.gov | (804) 718-9026

Code Reference: § 2.2-2423

Purpose, Powers and Duties:
To facilitate the cost-effective development and use of spatial data, GIS, and related technologies in organizations throughout the Commonwealth and to advise the Division of the Virginia Geographic Information Network on issues which foster the creative utilization of geographic information and oversee the development of a catalog of GIS data available in the Commonwealth.

Composition:

The Board shall consist of 19 members appointed as follows:  nine nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor that consist of one agency director from one of the natural resources agencies, one official from a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth, one elected official representing a local government in the Commonwealth, one member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, one representative of a utility or transportation industry utilizing geographic data, two representatives of private businesses with expertise and experience in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of geographic information systems, and two county, city, town, or regional government geographic information system (GIS) directors or managers representing diverse regions of the Commonwealth;  four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates;  two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules;  the Chief Information Officer, the State Coordinator of Emergency Management, the Commissioner of Highways, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership Authority or their designees who shall serve as ex officio, voting members.  Gubernatorial appointees may be nonresidents of the Commonwealth.  All members of the Board appointed by the Governor shall be confirmed by each house of the General Assembly.  The agency director and official from a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth appointed by the Governor may each designate a member of his organization as an alternate who may attend meetings in his place and be counted as a member of the Board for the purposes of a quorum.

Any members of the Board who are representatives of private businesses that provide geographic information services, and their companies, are precluded from contracting to provide goods or services to the Division.

Terms:
Legislative members’ terms shall be coincident with their terms of office. Following the initial staggering of terms, the gubernatorial appointees to the Board shall serve five-year terms, except for the two GIS directors or managers, who shall serve two-year terms. Members appointed by the Governor shall serve no more than two consecutive five-year terms, except the two GIS directors or managers shall serve no more than two consecutive two-year terms. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member’s eligibility to serve.

Board Members

Board Position: Legislative Appointee

Board Position: Legislative Appointee and Board Chair

Board Position: Legislative Appointee

Board Position: Legislative Appointee

Board Position: Gubernatorial Appointee

Board Position: Public Higher Education Institution

Board Position: Private Sector

Board Position: CIO of the Commonwealth

Board Position: Private Sector

Board Position: Virginia Association of Surveyors

Board Position: Utility or Transportation Industry

Board Position: Local Elected Official

Board Position: Legislative Appointee

Board Position: Legislative Appointee

Board Position: Coordinator of Emergency Management

Board Position: Commissioner of Highways

Board Position: CEO of the Economic Development Partnership Authority

Board Position: GIS Director

Board Position: GIS Director

Meetings

January 7, 2020 10:00 am

November 13, 2019 12:00 am

July 24, 2019 10:00 am

April 17, 2019 10:00 am

Resources