Our community's Legislative Day on the Hill is a critical component of our organizations' advocacy efforts. Virginia's economy is powered by forestry and forest products, the third largest industry in the Commonwealth. During the General Assembly session, it is vital to ensure that our elected representatives understand key issues that impact you so that they may make well-informed decisions.

We hope you will join us in Richmond on January 24th to make our voices heard! 


Schedule of Events (as of 12/4/23 - Subject to Change)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Arrival, Registration & Networking

LOCATION: Bank of America Building

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Issues Briefing Luncheon

Hear from our community's registered lobbyists on issues before the General Assembly during the 2023 session. Review briefing papers and talking points on key initiatives.

LOCATION: Bank of America Building

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Legislative Visits

Meet with your local elected officials to increase their awareness of our community's priorities, to ask for their support, and to tell your story. 

LOCATION: General Assembly Building

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Forestry Community Open House

Wrap up your day with colleagues, legislators, and staff for an open house reception with libations and hors d'oeuvres before heading home. 

LOCATION: Credit Union House of Virginia


Legislative Visit Scheduling
Attendees are encouraged to schedule visits with their legislators and invite them to the Open House. You may also reach out to staff with your respective organizations for assistance in scheduling meetings. Those scheduling meetings on their own are asked to email Corey Connors ([email protected]) with any legislator invitations so that we may follow up on your invitation.
Registration for the 2024 Legislative Day on the Hill is $75.00 per person and includes the Issues Briefing Luncheon, legislative visits, and the Forestry Community Open House. 

VFA, VFPA and VLA wish to thank the sponsors of the Forestry Community's 2024 Legislative Day on the Hill:

Farm Credit
Morgan Lumber Company
Tidewater Lumber Company

Meherrin River Forest Products
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill

F&W Forestry Services
Flippo Lumber Corporation
Gaines & Critzer, LTD
H.J. Shelton Logging
Oakland Farm
TimberRisk Agency, Inc.
Virginia Forest Resources, LLC


Location & Parking

The Issues Briefing Luncheon, will be held at the Bank of America Building, which is located at:
1111 E Main St,
Richmond, VA 23219

The Forestry Community Open House will be held at the Credit Union House of Virginia, which is located at:
108 N. 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Parking during the General Assembly session is at a premium in downtown Richmond. Limited parking is available in the Bank of America Building, which is convenient both the Pocahontas Building and the Credit Union House...just a short walk from the garage.

Though there are several garages and surface parking options, most fill quickly during session. Attendees are encouraged to plan for some extra time to find parking upon arrival.