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Broadband Advisory Council

  • Description: The purpose of the Council shall be to advise the Governor on policy and funding priorities to expedite deployment and reduce the cost of broadband access in the Commonwealth
  • Report Date: Annually to the Governor and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science; Council
  • Staff Contact:

    Chuck Kirby, Vice President, Broadband Programs, Center for Innovative Technology,
    Tamarah Holmes, Ph.D, Director, Office of Broadband, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), (804)371-7056,
    Caroline Luxhoj -

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable James A. (Jay) Leftwich Jr.
The Honorable Kathy J. Byron
The Honorable Thomas C. Wright Jr.
The Honorable David A. Reid
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Lynwood W. Lewis Jr.
The Honorable Jennifer B. Boysko
The Honorable Ghazala F. Hashmi
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
R. Bryan David Governor  
Heather Gold Governor  
Ray LaMura Governor  
Laura Lee Governor  
Duront Walton Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Caren Merrick Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable Karen Jackson Secretary of Technology
Additional Members: Executive director of Center for Rural Virginia; ex officio

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 5
Max # Ex Officio: 2
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