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
Abigail Gomez, Chair Winchester 06/30/2021
Asa M. Jackson, Vice ChairNewport News 06/30/2023
Terry Emory Buntrock, Secretary Williamsburg 06/30/2024
Matt Conrad Richmond 06/30/2021
Robert GoudieReston 06/30/2024
Dr. Dena JenningsOrange 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

We will reassess meeting either virtually or in person in advance of each date as we ascertain the evolving state of the pandemic. NOTE: All virtual Commission Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For more information about the meetings, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or arts@vca.virginia.gov.


Executive Committee Meeting Dates

NOTE: All virtual Commission Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For meeting links and password, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or arts@vca.virginia.gov.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    1 - 1:45 PM
    Virtual Meeting

Education Committee Meeting Dates

NOTE: All virtual Commission Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For meeting links and password, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or arts@vca.virginia.gov.

  • Friday, March 24, 2021
    10 - 10:55 AM
    Virtual Meeting
    Agenda

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    11 AM - 12 PM
    Virtual Meeting

Budget Planning and Policy Committee Meeting Dates

NOTE: All virtual Commission Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For meeting links and password, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or arts@vca.virginia.gov.

  • June 14, 2021
    11:30am - 12:15pm
    Virtual Meeting

  • March 24, 2021
    11 - 11:55 AM
    Virtual Meeting

  • May 7, 2021
    1 - 2 PM
    Virtual Meeting

IDEA Committee Meeting Dates

NOTE: All virtual Commission Meetings use Cisco Webex meeting service. You will need to create an account prior to accessing a virtual meeting, HERE. For meeting links and password, contact the Commission: 804-225-3132 or arts@vca.virginia.gov.

  • Thursday, March 24, 2021
    9 - 9:55 AM
    Virtual Meeting

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
    11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Virtual Meeting

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    12 PM – 1:30 PM
    Virtual Meeting

  • Friday, June 4, 2021
    2:30 – 4 PM
    Virtual Meeting

Commission Meeting Minutes