Commission Members

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is guided by 13 Commissioners appointed to five-year terms by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. To ensure statewide representation, at least one Commissioner -- and no more than two -- is appointed from each congressional district.

Commission Board
NameLocationExpiration of Term
Asa M. Jackson, ChairNewport News 06/30/2023
Dr. Dena Jennings, Vice ChairOrange 06/30/2024
Terry Emory Buntrock, Secretary Williamsburg 06/30/2024
Frazier Millner ArmstrongRichmond 06/30/2026
LaTasha Do'zia Stephens City 06/30/2026
Robert GoudieReston 06/30/2024
Dr. Dena Jennings, Vice ChairOrange 06/30/2024
Michael MarkleyRemington 06/30/2024
Sushmita MazumdarArlington 06/30/2024
Jan P. MonroeFredericksburg 06/30/2024
Laurie NaismithNorfolk 06/30/2023
Barbara ParkerCollinsville 06/30/2021
Amanda PillionAbingdon 06/30/2024
David B. Trinkle, M.D.Roanoke 06/30/2024

Commission Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    12 – 5pm, Orientation and Committee Meetings
    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    9am – 5pm, Commission Board Meeting
    Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
    110 W. Finney Avenue
    Suffolk, VA 23434.

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    9 – 5pm, Committee Meetings
    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    9am – 5pm Commission Board Meeting
    Location TBD

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2022
    9am – 5pm Committee Meetings
    Thursday, February 9, 2022
    9am – 5pm Commission Board Meeting
    Location TBD

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    9am – 5pm, Committee Meetings
    Thursday, June 16 2022
    9am – 5pm, Commission Board Meeting
    Richmond

Commission Meeting Minutes