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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.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Julia Carlton, Division of Legislative Services, jcarlton@dls.virginia.gov
    Ryan Brimmer, Division of Legislative Services, rbrimmer@dls.virginia.gov

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name
   
The Honorable Amanda E. Batten
Vacancy (Robinson, The Honorable Roxann L.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (VanValkenburg, The Honorable Schuyler T.) Speaker of the House  
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 06/30/2024
Glen H. Hoptman Qualifications or experience as determined by the Senate Committee on Rules Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Dr. Alice L. Reilly Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Adam Wallach Current or former social studies coordinators Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Lucile Miller Representative of a voter outreach organization Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Melanie Biermann Professor of social studies education Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
Jennifer Patja Howell Representative of an organization involved in civic engagement Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2024
Terese Matricardi Qualifications or experience as determined by the Speaker Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Randy Pearson Representative of an organization involved in civic engagement Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Benson Redman Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Jeff Walters Former or current government or civics teacher Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
Dr. Marcey Sorensen Department of Education social studies specialist Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2025
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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