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January Quarterly Board Meeting


& Legislative Day 2018



Monday, January 29, 2018



12:00 Noon

Registration Desk Opens
12:30 pm

Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting
Committee members will receive a separate meeting notice from Brian Mosier.

3:00 pm

Association Board of Directors' Meeting
5:15 pm

RHI Board Meeting
Board members will receive a separate meeting notice from David Hudgins.

5:30-6:30 pm                   




Tuesday, January 30, 2018



6:30 am

Registration Continues

7:00 am

Buffet Breakfast & Group Briefing on Legislative Issues
with Guest Speaker

9:00 am

Legislative Office Visits

12:00-2:00 pm      
Luncheon & ACRE Awards




Omni Hotel     
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 344-7000


Group Room Rate:

  • Flat rate of $169.00 plus tax for single or double room.
  • 1 night’s advance deposit or credit card guarantee secures room reservation.
  • Hotel accepts major credit cards or cash for settlement of account.

Reservation Cut-off Date:

  • Make reservations by January 5th by visiting the Omni Webpage for VMDAEC at:  Annual Legislative Meeting - Omni

Check-in/Check-out Times:

  • Check-in is after 3:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 pm.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received 72-hours before day of arrival avoid penalty of first night’s room rate.


  • Valet parking is available for $22 per day, which includes unlimited ins and outs.



Legislative Events:

All Legislative Day events will take place on Tuesday, January 30th.

Legislative Day events will begin at a 7:00 AM breakfast program featuring a legislative guest speaker and issue briefing from Andrew Vehorn, VMDAEC Director of Government Affairs.

Following the breakfast program, Cooperatives will separate into groups and depart for the General Assembly Building (GAB) to meet with legislators. Members can walk or take a complimentary shuttle to the GAB.

There are over 16 new members of the House of Delegates; from Southside, Southwest, Central and Northern Virginia. Please make every effort to attend this important part of our Legislative Day to reinforce the cooperative message with your legislators.

Our Legislative Day will conclude with a luncheon at the Richmond Omni Hotel with ACRE Awards and a special guest speakers.

NOTE: The General Assembly Building has moved to a new location at 900 East Main Street on the corner of 9th Street and Main Street; one block northwest of the Omni Hotel. Members who are not registered lobbyists with a state issued lobbyist identification card will be required to pass through security when entering the GAB. Please allow appropriate time when scheduling your legislative visits.



Association Board of Director's Meeting:

The quarterly Board of Director's Meeting will be held Monday, January 29th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.




Member cooperatives will be billed following the meeting for attendees as follows:

  • Buffet Breakfast            $38.00 per person
  • Luncheon                      $42.00 per person

Final guarantee numbers for these function will be due no later than Friday, January 19, 2018.



Special Note:

  • In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability.  Please submit your request as far as possible in advance of the program you wish to attend.




REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact Robin Byrd Wilfong with any questions.

The deadline to register is Friday, January 5, 2018

Final guarantees are due by Friday, January 19, 2018.

Member cooperatives will be billed based on figures in-hand on January 19, 2018.


Questions? Contact Robin Byrd Wilfong , Corporate Events & Meeting Planner at or (804) 968-4079.



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