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Secure Commonwealth Panel

  • Description: To monitor and assess the implementation of statewide prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives and where necessary to review, evaluate, and make recommendations relating to the emergency preparedness of government at all levels in the Commonwealth. Additionally, the Panel shall facilitate cabinet-level coordination among the various agencies of state government related to emergency preparedness and shall facilitate private sector preparedness and communication.
  • Staff Contact:

    Maribel Street, Homeland Security Policy Analyst
    Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
    1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
    804-663-7766, Maribel.Street@governor.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable John M. O'Bannon , III
The Honorable Joseph C. Lindsey
The Honorable L. Scott Lingamfelter, Chair, House Militia, Police and Public Safety
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name
The Honorable Bryce E. Reeves
The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff Jr.
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Margaret Vanderhye Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2018
Joseph F. Bouchard Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2018
James F. Horton Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2018
Mr. John P. Guevara Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2018
15 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Ralph S. Northam Lieutenant Governor
The Honorable Mark R. Herring Attorney General
The Honorable Brian Moran Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
The Honorable Karl R. Hade Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia
The Honorable John Harvey Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
The Honorable Todd Haymore Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable Karen Jackson Secretary of Technology
The Honorable Aubrey Layne Secretary of Transportation
The Honorable William A. Hazel Jr. Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 19
Max # Ex Officio: 9
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