Chamber’s Norfolk Division Launches “Civic Lunch and Learn” Series

Chamber’s Norfolk Division Launches “Civic Lunch and Learn” Series

Jennifer Aulgur, Director of Gubernatorial Appointments for the CommonwealthThe Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce launched its new “Civic Lunch and Learn” series on November 17.  Nearly 20 Norfolk Division Chamber members listened to Jennifer Aulgur, Director of Gubernatorial Appointments for the Commonwealth, and Norfolk City Councilman Andy Protogyrou, provide insight into state and local boards and commissions.

Aulgur, explained that the state of Virginia has over 300 boards and commissions and that Governor McDonnell makes approximately 900 appointments throughout the year.  She discussed the different types of boards as well as how to apply to become a member of a board.  “Joining a board is a great way to serve the Commonwealth,” she said.  “You can influence and contribute to your specific area of interest.” 

Andy Protogyrou, Norfolk City Councilman Protogyrou explained the boards and commissions at the city level.   Norfolk has 42 boards and commissions that serve the interests of the city.  Protogyrou encouraged members to apply, saying, “It’s a great way to learn about your city.” 

For information about joining a state of Virginia board, click here

For information about joining a Norfolk city board, click here.

The next “Civic Lunch and Learn” session will be held on Wednesday, December 7 at 12pm and will feature guest speaker, Sabrina Joy-Hogg, Norfolk City Director of Budgets & Grants Management.  Joy-Hogg will discuss budgeting processes at the local and state levels.   To attend, contact Candace Reid at creid@hrccva.com or 757-664-2572.

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