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Civic Education, Commission on

    » Code Section 30-348
  • Description: The purposes of the Commission are to (i) educate students on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy, (ii) promote the study of state and local government among the Commonwealth's citizenry, and (iii) enhance communication and collaboration among organizations in the Commonwealth that conduct civics education.
  • Workgroups:

  • Report Date: Annually
  • Expiration Date: July 1, 2020
  • Staff Contact:

    Senate Committee Operations
    Julia Carlton, Division of Legislated Services,

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable R. Lee Ware
The Honorable Luke E. Torian
The Honorable Kaye Kory
Vacancy (Pogge, The Honorable Brenda L.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (Landes, The Honorable R. Steven) Speaker of the House  
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable J. Chapman Petersen
The Honorable David W. Marsden
The Honorable Amanda F. Chase
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
The Honorable James H. Dillard II Retired School Civics or Government Teacher Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2020
Bob Gibson A public policy center of one of the Commonwealth's public institutions of higher education Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2020
Betsy Edwards Representative of the Virginia Press Association Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2020
Mr. G. Michael Wildasin Background in Curriculum Development, Interactive Learning & Mulitmedia Technology Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2020
Jennifer Patja Howell Representative of an organization that promotes civic learning Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2018
Ms. Kristen Lockhart Current or Retired Civics Teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2020
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Christonya B. Brown History and Social Studies Coordinator, Virginia Dept of Education
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 5 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 6
Max # Ex Officio: 1
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