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Virginia Regional Budget Hearings

Volunteers Needed
NAMI Virginia is seeking 3 volunteer speakers at each Regional Budget Hearing. If you are interested in speaking or would like more information please contact NAMI Virginia Director of Adult and Family Programs Sarah Steadman at or (804) 285-8264 ext. 203.

NAMI Virginia’s Budget Hearing Packet

Click here for our budget hearing packet, including tips and logistical information and sample testimony.

Regional Budget Hearing Information

The House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees of the Virginia General Assembly will hold regional public hearings on the Governor’s proposed 2014-2016 Biennial State Budget, as follows:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
(Hearings begin at 10:00am)

– Prince William County- George Mason University, Manassas Campus, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater
– Abingdon- Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
(Hearings begin at 12:00 noon)

– Williamsburg- College of William and Mary, School of Education, Professional Development Center
– Martinsville- New College Institute, Building on Baldwin
– Central Virginia- City of Richmond, General Assembly Building, House Room D

The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments on the Governor’s proposed amendments to the 2014-2016 biennial state budget. Those persons wishing to speak may register at each hearing site no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the hearing.

Speakers will be taken in the order of registration. Each person may register only one speaker at a time. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes or less. Speakers representing groups and organizations should consolidate remarks to reduce duplication. Persons unable to attend may comment in writing to either:

Delegate Chris Jones                            OR                           Senator Walter A. Stosh
P.O. Box 406                                                                          P.O. Box 396
General Assembly Building                                                    General Assembly Building
Richmond, Virginia 23218                                                      Richmond, Virginia 23218

Accommodations for individuals with hearing impariment may be made by calling (804) 698-7480 beginning Monday, December 1, 2014. All requests for individuals with hearing impariments must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2014. Interpreters will only be provided at locations per specific requests.

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