Virginia African American Advisory Board

About the Board

The Virginia African American Advisory Board was established by Governor Ralph Northam and signed into law on Friday, March 22, 2019. The board is comprised of 21 non-legislative citizen members of the Commonwealth who are appointed by the Governor. Additionally, the Secretaries of the Commonwealth, Commerce and Trade, Education, Health and Human Resources, and Public Safety and Homeland Security (or their designees) serve as ex-officio members.

Purpose

The purpose of the Virginia African American Advisory Board is to advise the Governor on the development of economic, professional, cultural, educational, and governmental links between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the African American community in Virginia.