Do you want to play a greater role in shaping policy and the Commonwealth’s future? Submit your application or nominate someone to one of Virginia’s 345 volunteer boards and commissions. This is a great opportunity for your voice to be heard on issues that are important to the families of Virginia — issues such as the sanctity of human life, reducing the divorce rate, reforming the education system, streamlining government and saving taxpayer dollars. Nine-hundred appointments will be made by June. To ensure that Virginia heads in a conservative direction, it’s important that pro-family, pro-traditional values applicants apply. These boards and commissions often have a significant influence on enacted policy. In order for the advancement of pro-family values, it is vital that the recommendations and decisions they make reflect what we believe.

The application process begins today and ends on April 15. Click here to visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Web site for more information, position requirements, or to submit an application/nomination. Some boards require certain expertise or geographical representation, so be sure to check the details of each position before applying/nominating. If you submit an application/nomination, please notify The Family Foundation so we can assist in the process where possible.

Some of the specific positions that The Family Foundation believes are important to fill with conservative minds are:

Board of Education, Commonwealth Health Research Board, Board of Social Work, Fair Housing Board, Charitable Gaming Board, all state college and university Boards, the Governor's Advisory Board on National and Community Service, Council on the Status of Women, State Council for Higher Education, Virginia Public Broadcasting, Virginia Housing Development Authority, Virginia Biotech Research Park Authority, Board of Trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, Workforce Council, State Board of Health, Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Counseling, Board of Psychology, Board of Social Services, Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Board of Trustees, Family and Children's Trust Fund, Commonwealth Council of Aging, Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, Board of Directors, VCU Health, Library Board, Virginia Code Commission, Virginia Commission on Youth, State Board of Corrections, Criminal Justice Services Board, Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, Commonwealth Transportation Board, NOVA Transportation Authority, Board of Health Professions, Racing Commission, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, Education Commission of the States, Council on Virginia’s Future, Commonwealth Competition Council, and the Professional and Occupational Regulation Board.