Government Affairs

Government Affairs

The VMA and its experienced full-time staff work to ensure that industry’s legislative and regulatory interests are addressed in a professional and responsible way throughout the year. Staff work with legislative committees and regulatory agencies on a day-to-day basis to keep you informed and up-to-date. We respond to all issues affecting our member companies, including but not limited to taxation, environmental, energy, workplace, workforce training, business law, insurance, and technology issues.

Check our website every week for the updated VMA Bills Watchlist in the Government Affairs drop-down menu. This weekly report provides members with the key Virginia legislation that the VMA is managing during the General Assembly Session. You can view a summary of the bills along with the VMA’s position on them. The actions of our General Assembly and Regulatory Agencies, both State and Federal, have an enormous impact on the Manufacturing community, so please educate yourself and take action.

Keep Up To Date With:

  • Legislative Alerts and Updates
  • State & Fed Legislation
  • Key Congressional Votes
  • Capitol Hill Basics

Legislative Resources: 

VA Division of Legislative Services

VA Legislative Information System

Your VMA lobbying team is a partnership among:

  • Retained counsel for special issues
  • Top flight member volunteers
  • Special advisory committee
Brett A. Vassey
VMA President & CEO
Email Brett
Kimberly Noonan
VMA Director,
Member Services
Email Kimberly
Michael P. Carlin
Virginia Chemistry Council Legislative Counsel
Mindy Carlin

Virginia Chemistry Council Legislative Counsel
Charles F. Midkiff
VMA General Counsel
Brooks Smith
VMA Environmental Counsel – Water
Liz Williamson
Liz Williamson
VMA Environmental Counsel – Air
Andrea Wortzel
VMA Environmental Counsel – Water
Cliona M. Robb, Esq.
VMA Environmental Counsel – Energy