Our community's Legislative Day on the Hill is a critical component of our organizations' advocacy efforts. Virginia's economy is powered by forestry and forest products, the third largest industry in the Commonwealth. During the General Assembly session, it is vital to ensure that our elected representatives understand key issues that impact you so that they may make well-informed decisions.

We hope you will join us in Richmond on January 24th to make our voices heard!

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!
CHAMPION LEVEL SPONSORS

Farm Credit

Meherrin River Forest Products

Morgan Lumber Co. Inc

WestRock

ADVOCATE LEVEL SPONSORS

Advantus Strategies

Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill

Three Rivers Forestry, LLC

SUPPORTER LEVEL SPONSORS
Flippo Lumber Company
Gaines & Critzer, Ltd.
Greif Packaging LLC
H.J. Shelton Logging, Inc.
Northern Neck Lumber
Ron & Nannette Jenkins
Virginia Forest Resources, LLC
Weyerhaeuser
William Osl

 

Schedule of Events (as of 1/7/22 - Subject to Change)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Arrival, Registration & Networking
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Issues Briefing Luncheon
 

Hear from our community's registered lobbyists on issues before the General Assembly during the 2022 session. Review briefing papers and talking points on key initiatives.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Group Meeting with New Administration
 

Visit with the Youngkin Administration's new Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry (invited) and Director of Virginia DEQ (invited).

 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Forestry Community Open House
 

Meet with legislators and staff at the Credit Union House of VA for an open house reception with libations and hors d'oeuvres before heading home. Please contact your organization for assistance with inviting your legislator to our open house reception.

 

Legislator Scheduling - Open House

 

Attendees are encouraged to invite your legislators to participate in the Open House, but may reach out to staff with their respective organizations for assistance in scheduling meetings. Those scheduling meetings on their own are asked to email Anne Taylor ([email protected]) with any legislator invitations so that we may follow up on your invitation.

 

Registration

 

Registration for the 2022 Legislative Day on the Hill is $75.00 per person and includes both the Issues Briefing Luncheon, the Group Meeting with the Administration, and the Forestry Community Open House. 

 

Sponsorships

 

Sponsorships for the 2022 Legislative Day on the Hill are available. Sponsors will receive complimentary registrations (depending on level of support), recognition during the program, and logos on printed materials and signage at the event. Sponsorship levels for the 2022 Legislative Day on the Hill include:

  • Champion ($1,000) - Includes 4 Registrations
  • Advocate ($500) - Includes 2 Registrations
  • Supporter ($250) - Includes 1 Registration

Sponsorships are available through the registration portal. Alternatively, those wishing to sponsor the Legislative Day on the Hill may contact Corey Connors ([email protected]) for more information.

 

Location & Parking

 

The Issues Briefing Luncheon, Group Meeting with the Administration, and Forestry Community Open House will be held at the Credit Union House of Virginia, which is located at:

108 N. 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Parking during the General Assembly session is at a premium in downtown Richmond. Though there are several garages and surface parking options, most fill quickly during session. Attendees are encouraged to plan for some extra time to find parking upon arrival.