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
Shelley Kruger Weisberg, Chair Williamsburg 06/30/2018
John V. Rainero, Vice Chair Bristol 06/30/2019
Faye Bailey, SecretaryPortsmouth06/30/2018
Robert (Bob) BehrChincoteague Island 06/30/2019
Matthew Conrad Richmond 06/30/2021
Dorothy S. Blackwell Lexington 06/30/2019
Lorita Copeland DanielsSpotsylvania 06/30/2019
Jay H. DickAlexandria 06/30/2019
Abigail GomezWinchester 06/30/2021
Jo HodginAnnandale 06/30/2019
Wanda JuddLynchburg 06/30/2018
Kathleen O'HareChatham06/30/2021
Grace Wolf CunninghamHerndon 06/30/2019

Commissioner Mailing Addresses

Commissioner Mailing Addresses
  • Shelley Kruger Weisberg, Chair
    6 Captain’s Court
    Williamsburg,VA 23185
  • John V. Rainero, Vice Chair
    PO Box 2049
    Bristol,VA 24203
  • Faye Bailey, Secretary
    350 Middle Street
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
    Please send all future email to
  • Robert (Bob) Behr
    5118 Johnson Lane
    Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Dorothy S. Blackwell
    502 Taylor Street
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • Matthew Conrad
    2002 Princess Anne Avenue
    Richmond, Virginia 23223
  • Lorita Copeland Daniels
    PO Box 1876
    Spotsylvania, VA 22553
  • Jay H. Dick
    7813 Bold Lion Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22315
  • Abigail Gómez
    118 Fairway Drive
    Winchester VA 22602
  • Jo Hodgin
    3810 Rose Lane
    Annandale,VA 22003
  • Wanda Judd
    4112 Williams Rd
    Lynchburg VA 24503
  • Kathleen O'Hare
    309 S. Main St.
    Chatham, VA 24531
  • Grace Wolf Cunningham
    1306 Monroe Street
    Herndon, VA 20170
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