Membership

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Every county, city, and town in Virginia is eligible to become a member of the Institute. Any town under 1,000 population becomes a member automatically when its parent county joins.

Dues

Membership dues are based on the locality's population. They range from $250 to $20,000. This formula was recommended by a task force of public officials to be equitable, affordable, and voluntary. For information on joining, contact Jennifer Nelson, 804.371.0202. You can use the contact form below to send a message directly to Jennifer.

Benefits

  • Institute members enjoy unlimited access to AskVIG, the Institute's email inquiry service. Click here for a description of this popular service
  • A complimentary eBook version of the latest Virginia Local Government Tax Rates
  • Brokered training and facilitation services — Our ever-expanding roster of instructors and practitioners can personalize training and facilitation services on a variety of issues for multiple audiences including front-line employees, senior administrative officers, and the elected body 
  • Limited use (by appointment) of office space/conference room in the VIG Richmond office for representatives of your locality when visiting the capital city on official business

Discounts

  • 10% off Senior Executive Institute (SEI)
  • 10% off Leading, Educating, and Developing program (LEAD)
  • Discounted access to staff and resources of the entire Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service including the Center for Economic and Policy Studies, the Center for Survey Research, the Demographics Resource Group, and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

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Virginia Institute of Government, FY2021 Members (197)

as of July 27, 2021

Cities (26)

Alexandria (FY22)

Buena Vista

Charlottesville

Colonial Heights

Covington

Danville

Emporia

Fairfax

Falls Church

 

Franklin

Fredericksburg

Galax

Harrisonburg

Hopewell

Lexington

Manassas

Martinsville

Newport News

 

Norton

Poquoson (FY22)

Portsmouth

Radford

Staunton

Waynesboro

Williamsburg

Winchester

 

 

 

Counties (61)

Accomack

Albemarle

Alleghany (FY22)

Arlington (FY22)

Augusta

Bath

Bedford

Bland

Botetourt

Brunswick

Buckingham

Campbell

Caroline

Charles City

Charlotte (FY22)

Clarke

Culpeper

Dickenson

Dinwiddie

Essex

Fauquier

Fluvanna

Franklin

Frederick

Gloucester

Goochland

Greene

Greensville

Halifax (FY22)

Hanover

Henrico

Henry

Highland

Isle of Wright

James City

King and Queen

King George

King William

Loudoun

Lunenburg

Madison

Mathews

Mecklenburg

Montgomery

Nelson

New Kent

Northampton

Nottoway

Orange

Prince Edward

Prince George

Pulaski

Rappahannock

Richmond

Roanoke (FY22)

Rockbridge

Rockingham

Shenandoah

Smyth

Southampton

Stafford

Surry

Warren

Westmoreland

Wise

York

 

 

 

 

 

Towns (110)

Abingdon

Accomac

Alberta

Altavista

Amherst

Ashland

Bedford

Belle Haven

Berryville (FY22)

Big Stone Gap (FY22)

Blacksburg

Bloxom

Boones Mill

Bowling Green

Boyce

Boydton

Boykins

Branchville

Broadway

Brodnax

Brookneal

Burkeville

Cape Charles

Capron

Chase City

Cheriton

Chilhowie

Chincoteague (FY22)

Christiansburg

Claremont

Clarksville

Clinchco

Clintwood

Coeburn (FY22)

Colonial Beach

Craigsville

Crewe

Culpeper

Dayton

Dendron

Dillwyn

 

Dumfries

Eastville

Edinburg

Farmville

Fincastle

Floyd (FY22)

Gate City

Glasgow

Gordonsville (FY22)

Goshen

Gretna (FY22)

Hallwood

Hamilton

Haymarket

Haysi

Herndon

Hillsboro

Hillsville

Hurt (FY22)

Ivor

Jarratt

Keller

Kilmarnock

Lacrosse

Lawrenceville (FY22)

Lebanon

Leesburg

Louisa

Lovettsville

Luray (FY22)

Marion

McKenney

Melfa

Middleburg

Monterey

Montross

Mount Crawford

Narrows (FY22)

Nassawadox

New Market

Newsoms

Occoquan (FY22)

Onley

Orange

Painter

Parksley

Pearisburg

Pennington Gap (FY22)

The Plains

Port Royal

Pound

Pulaski

Purcellville

Remington

Richlands

Ridgeway

Rocky Mount

Round Hill

Saxis

Scottsville

Shenandoah (FY22)

Smithfield

South Boston

South Hill

Stanardsville

Stanley (FY22)

Surry

Tangier

Tappahannock

Toms Brook

Troutville

Vienna

Vinton

Wachapreague

Warrenton (FY22)

Warsaw

Washington

Weber City (FY22)

West Point

Windsor

Wise (FY22)

Woodstock

Wytheville