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Civic Education, Commission on

    Reference:
    » 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
  • Staff Contact:

    Julia Carlton, Division of Legislated Services, jcarlton@dls.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
The Honorable Mark H. Levine
The Honorable Schuyler T. VanValkenburg, Chair
The Honorable Roxann L. Robinson
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name
The Honorable David W. Marsden
The Honorable Jennifer B. Boysko, Vice Chair
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Betsy Edwards Representative of the Virginia Press Association Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
Glen H. Hoptman Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
Alice L. Reilly Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
Adam Wallach Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
Lucile Miller Representative of a voter outreach organization Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
Melanie Biermann Professor of social studies education Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2022
G. Michael Wildasin Qualifications or experience as determined by the Speaker Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Jennifer Patja Howell Representative of an organization involved in civic engagement Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
The Honorable James H. Dillard II Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Bob Gibson Representative of an institution of political or civic engagement studies center Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Christonya Brown Department of Education social studies specialist Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Elizabeth Lodal Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2022
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 12
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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