The 2021 Election brought a change in political control of the Virginia House of Delegates, and with it, 17 new members across both political parties. Your participation in Legislative Day 2022 is more important than ever as we seek to educate and build relationships with new legislators. Sweeping political change in Richmond across the executive and the legislative branch will bring significant policy shifts that impact electric cooperatives and our members. Your Government Affairs team needs your help to share our story and teach new elected leaders about the cooperative difference.

Legislative Day events will begin with a briefing on our cooperative issues at 7:00 am by Andrew Vehorn, VMDAEC Vice President of Governmental Affairs. It will be followed by a breakfast program featuring a legislative guest speaker and possible award recipient. Following the morning session, Cooperatives will separate into groups and depart for the General Assembly Building (GAB) to meet with legislators. Members can walk or take a shuttle to the GAB.

All Legislative Day events will take place on Tuesday, January 25.


The General Assembly building is still at its temporary location at 900 East Main Street on the corner of 9th Street and Main Street. Bus service will be available and walking directions will be provided at the VMDAEC registration desk.

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.

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.

Member cooperatives will be billed following the meeting for attendees as follows: Tuesday Buffet Breakfast $38.00 per person. Final guarantee numbers will be due no later than Friday, January 14, 2022.

Legislative Briefing Agenda

All Legislative Day events will take place on Tuesday


10:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Opens

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting –
*Due to limited seating, this meeting is open to GA Committee members only

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Governmental Affairs Lunch
*Due to limited seating, lunch is open to GA Committee members only

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Association Board of Directors’ Meeting

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

ACRE Awards Presentation

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Legislative Briefing

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

RHI Board Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Hospitality

Individual Co-op Dinner with Local Legislators (optional)


6:30 a.m.

Registration Continues

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Legislative Briefing

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast With Guest Speaker

9:00 a.m.

Legislative Office Visits

Hotel Information

A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Downtown Hotel as follows:

  • Flat rate of $169.00 plus tax for single or double room.
  • 1 night’s advance deposit or credit card guarantee secures room reservation.
  • Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
  • Hotel accepts major credit cards or cash for settlement of accounts.
  • Cancellations received 48-hours before the day of arrival avoids penalty of first night’s room rate.
  • Valet parking is available for $20 per day, which includes unlimited ins and outs.
  • Click here for directions.

Local Restaurants

Located inside Hilton Downtown Hotel, 529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219 • 804.644.2466

Located at 416 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 • 804-412-8724

Located at 412 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 •  804.788.9000

Located at 501 E Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219 •  804.644.4777


Future Meeting Dates


January 9-12

CEO Close-up

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Phoenix, AZ

January 24-25

Quarterly Board Meeting & Legislative Day

Hilton Downtown

Richmond, VA

March 4-9

NRECA PowerXchange

Nashville Convention Center

Nashville, TN

April 14-15

Director’s Training

Marriott Oceanfront

VA Beach, VA

April 25

Board Strategic Planning Meeting

VMDAEC Training Center

Palmyra, VA

July 24-26

Annual Meeting

Omni Homestead Resort

Hot Springs, VA

October 24-25

Board Budget Meeting & Director Education

The Crossings

Glen Allen, VA