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. A staff of six implements programs and policies.

Organizations applying to the Virginia Commission for the Arts are encouraged to include the members of the Commission on mailing lists and notify them of activities and events.

Commission Board
NameLocationExpiration of Term
John V. Rainero, Chair Bristol 06/30/2019
Matt Conrad, Vice Chair Richmond 06/30/2021
Abigail Gomez, Secretary Winchester 06/30/2021
Terry Emory BuntrockWilliamsburg 06/30/2023
Grace Wolf Cunningham Herndon 06/30/2019
Lorita Copeland DanielsSpotsylvania 06/30/2019
Jay H. Dick Alexandria 06/30/2019
Jo HodginAnnandale06/30/2019
Asa M. JacksonNewport News 06/30/2023
Ashleigh Smith MaggardCape Charles 06/30/2023
Laurie NaismithNorfolk 06/30/2023
Kathleen O’Hare Chatham 06/30/2021
David B. TrinkleRoanoke 06/30/2023

Commissioner Mailing Addresses

Commissioner Mailing Addresses
  • John V. Rainero, Chair
    PO Box 2049
    Bristol,VA 24203
  • Matthew Conrad, Vice Chair
    2002 Princess Anne Avenue
    Richmond, Virginia 23223
  • Abigail Gómez, Secretary
    118 Fairway Drive
    Winchester VA 22602
  • Terry Emory Buntrock
    8 Bayberry Lane
    Williamsburg, VA 23815
  • Grace Wolf Cunningham
    1306 Monroe Street
    Herndon, VA 20170
  • Lorita Copeland Daniels
    PO Box 1876
    Spotsylvania, VA 22553
  • Jay H. Dick
    7813 Bold Lion Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22315
  • Jo Hodgin
    3810 Rose Lane
    Annandale,VA 22003
  • Asa Jackson
    122 Villa Road
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Ashleigh Smith Maggard
    21150 Cherrystone Way
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
  • Laurie Naismith
    1609 Trouville Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Kathleen O'Hare
    309 S. Main St.
    Chatham, VA 24531
  • David B. Trinkle, M.D.
    2855 Jefferson Street
    Roanoke, VA 24014
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