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Operations Board & Meetings

The VRE Operations Board draws its members from each of the nine jurisdictions that fund the commuter rail service, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Those jurisdictions are the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince William, Fairfax and Arlington, and the cities of Manassas Park, Manassas, Fredericksburg and Alexandria.

Serving as an advisory body to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), which co-own VRE, the Operations Board makes recommendations with respect to VRE's management, financing, and acquisition of property.

The Operations Board generally meets at 9 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, except August, at PRTC’s offices. Agendas, minutes, and supporting materials are published a week prior to the meetings.

For a full schedule of VRE Operations Board and committee meetings, please see our 2020 VRE Operations Board Calendar. 

The VRE Operations Board accepts public comment, both written and verbal. Details can be found online.

 

2020 Officers

Gary Skinner  Chair
Member: 2010-Present
Represents: Spotsylvania County (PRTC)
Committees: Audit, CEO Evaluation, Executive, Finance
Station:  Spotsylvania

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker Vice Chair
Member:  2019-Present
Represents:  City of Alexandria (NVTC)
Committees:  Audit, CEO Evaluation, Executive, Finance, Legislative
Station: Alexandria

Jeanine Lawson Secretary
Member: 2019-Present
Alternate: 2015-2018
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Committees: Audit, CEO Evaluation, Executive
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

​​​​​James Walkinshaw Treasurer
Member: 2020
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Committees:

Audit, CEO Evaluation, Executive, Legislative

Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton,  Rolling Road

Katie Cristol Immediate Past Chair
Member: 2016-Present
Represents: Arlington County (NVTC)
Committees: Audit, CEO Evaluation, Executive, Finance, Legislative
Stations:  Crystal City

2020 Members

Walter Alcorn  
Member: 2020
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

Andrea Bailey  
Member: 2020
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Preston Banks  
Member: 2019-Present
Represents: City of Manassas Park (PRTC)
Committee: Finance
Stations:  Manassas Park

Meg Bohmke  
Member: 2020
Represents: Stafford County (PRTC)
Committees: Audit, Finance
Stations:  Brooke, Leeland Road

Margaret Franklin  
Member: 2020
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Committee: Legislative
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Matthew Kelly  
Member: 2008-2010, 2013-Present
Alternate Member: 2007-2008
Represents: City of Fredericksburg (PRTC)
Committee: CEO Evaluation
Stations:  Fredericksburg

Jennifer Mitchell  
Member: 2014-Present
Represents: Commonwealth of Virginia (DRPT)
Stations:  All

Cindy Shelton       
Member: 2020
Alternate Member:  2018-2019
Represents: Stafford County (PRTC)
Stations:  Brooke, Leeland Road

Ralph Smith  
Member: 2020
Represents: City of   Manassas (PRTC)
Committee: Finance
Stations:  Manassas

Dan Storck  
Member: 2020
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

2020 Alternates

Canek Aguirre  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: City of Alexandria (NVTC)
Station:  Alexandria

Victor S. Angry  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Pete Candland  
Alternate Member: 2017-Present
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Hector Cendejas  
Alternate Member: 2017-Present
Represents: City of Manassas Park (PRTC)
Station:  Manassas Park

Deborah Frazier  
Alternate Member: 2020
Represents: Spotsylvania County (PRTC)
Station:  Spotsylvania

 Libby Garvey  
Alternate Member: 2017-Present
Represents: Arlington County (NVTC)
Station:  Crystal City

Jason Graham  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: City of Fredericksburg (PRTC)
Station:  Fredericksburg

Jeff McKay  
Alternate Member: 2008-Present
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

Michael McLaughlin  
Alternate Member: 2017-Present
Represents: Commonwealth of Virginia (DRPT)
Stations:  All

Pamela Sebesky  
Member: 2017-2019
Alternate Member: 2020
Represents: City of Manassas (PRTC)
Station:  Manassas

 

Gary Snellings     

 
Member: 2020
Represents:  Stafford County (PRTC)
Stations: Brooke, Leeland Road

 

 

 

Ann Wheeler

 
Alternate Member: 2020
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

 

Steve MacIsaac - VRE Counsel 

Kate Mattice - Executive Director, NVTC

Bob Schneider - Executive Director, PRTC