Government

George Washington

Virginia state government is comprised of elected and appointed officials, and state employees. They seek input from citizens and strive for transparency while working to carry out the goals established for the Commonwealth by the Council on Virginia’s Future.

Commonwealth Goals:

•    Be recognized as the best-managed state in the nation
•    Be a national leader in the preservation and enhancement of our economy
•    Elevate the levels of educational preparedness and attainment of our citizens
•    Inspire and support Virginians toward healthy lives and strong and resilient families
•    Protect, conserve and wisely develop our natural, historical and cultural resources
•    Protect the public's safety and security, ensuring a fair and effective system of justice and providing a prepared response to emergencies and disasters of all kinds
•    Ensure that Virginia has a transportation system that is safe, enables easy movement of people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves our quality of life