Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel

Mission/Purpose: 

The Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel is established as an advisory board in the executive branch of state government. The Panel shall have as its primary focus emergency management and homeland security within the Commonwealth to ensure that prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery programs, initiatives, and activities, both at the state and local levels, are fully integrated, suitable, and effective in addressing risks from man-made and natural disasters. The Panel shall where necessary review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning implementation of such initiatives. The Panel shall also make such recommendations as it deems necessary to enhance or improve the resiliency of public and private critical infrastructure to mitigate against man-made and natural disasters. The Panel shall carry out the provisions of Title 3, P.L. 99-499. The Panel shall convene at least biennially to discuss (i) changing and persistent risks to the Commonwealth from threats, hazards, vulnerabilities, and consequences and (ii) plans and resources to address those risks.

Enabling Statute §2.2-222.3 

Composition: 

The Panel shall consist of 38 members as follows: four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety and one of whom shall be a member of the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the House Committee on Appropriations; two nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; four members of the Senate of Virginia to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology and one of whom shall be a member of the Subcommittee on Public Safety of the Senate Committee on Finance; two nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Secretaries of Administration, Commerce and Trade, Health and Human Resources, Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Veterans and Defense Affairs, the State Coordinator of Emergency Management, the Superintendent of State Police, the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, and the State Health Commissioner, or their designees; two local first responders; two local government representatives; two physicians with knowledge of public health; five members from the business or industry sector; and two nonlegislative citizen members from the Commonwealth at large. Except for appointments made by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Senate Committee on Rules, all appointments shall be made by the Governor.

Upcoming Meetings

Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Cyber security Sub-Panel
December 12, 2019
East Reading Room
Patrick Henry Building
1111 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Most Recent Meeting

Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel Meeting
November 13, 2019
West Reading Room
Patrick Henry Building
1111 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel Meeting
March 22, 2019
West Reading Room
Patrick Henry Building
1111 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Cybersecurity Sub-Panel Meeting
December 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Patrick Henry Building
1111 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Unmanned Aerial Systems Sub-Panel Meeting
November 28, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
North Courthouse Library
325 Courthouse Rd, Richmond VA 23236

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
September 18th, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
West  Reading Room

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
October 19th, 2017
1:00PM – 3:00PM
West Reading Room

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
June 19th, 2017
2:30PM – 4:30PM
West Reading Room
Minutes

Secure Commonwealth Panel Cyber Sub-Panel Meeting
May 23, 2017
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Conference Room 3 

Unmanned Aerial Systems Sub-Panel Meeting
December 8, 2016
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
November 18, 2016
10 am – 12 pm