Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History shall manage, control, maintain, and operate the Museum; appoint the Director of the Museum and prescribe his duties; and prescribe rules and regulations for the operation of the Museum.

Meeting Notices

**The meetings listed below are taking place virtually. The public can view these meetings live on Youtube using the links provided. If you are having trouble accessing the live video, please call 276-634-4151.

February 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Education Committee Meeting
Agenda
The Education Committee of the VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on February 12, 2021 at 3 p.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel.

February 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee of the VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on February 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel.

February 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Research and Collections Committee Meeting
Agenda
The Research and Collections Committee of the VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on February 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel.

February 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Facilities Committee Meeting
February 2021 Facilities Committee Report
The Facilities Committee of the VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on February 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on YouTube.

February 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Meeting
The VMNH Board of Trustees will meet on February 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel. Documents in support of the February 13 Board of Trustees Meeting can be found below:

March 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. (Virtual Meeting)
Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees Waynesboro Advocacy Committee Meeting
The VMNH Board of Trustees Waynesboro Advocacy Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. via the Zoom platform. No public comments will be taken at this meeting. The public can view this meeting live on the VMNH Meetings YouTube channel.

Virtual Meeting Archive

Meetings held virtually due to the health situation regarding COVID-19 are streamed live for the public via YouTube. These videos are archived for the public and can be accessed on the VMNH Meetings YouTube Page.

Composition

The Board will consist of fifteen members appointed by the Governor. Two of the members appointed to the Board shall be members of the Virginia Academy of Science. The appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the General Assembly if in session and, if not, then at its next succeeding session.

Trustees

Chairman
Dr. Thomas R. Benzing, Waynesboro

Vice-Chairman
Dr. Arthur V. Evans, Richmond

Treasurer
Jennifer H. Burnett, South Boston

Secretary
Nathan Sanford, Blue Ridge

Trustees
Dr. Makunda Abdul-Mbacke, Axton
Faye C. Cooper, Staunton
Cord L. Cothren, Danville
Dr. Barry M. Dorsey, Martinsville
Lisa C. Moerner, Richmond
Dr. Carole Nash, Harrisonburg
Michael S. Phillips, Richmond
Roberto Quinones, McLean
Siri Russell, Charlottesville
Melany R. Stowe, M.Ed., Ridgeway

2020 VMNH Board Of Trustees Quarterly Meeting Dates

Wednesday, January 22
Agenda
Minutes

Saturday, June 20
Agenda
Minutes

Saturday, August 15
Agenda
Minutes

Saturday, November 21
Agenda
Minutes

Previous VMNH Board of Trustees Committee Meetings Minutes

February 13, 2021
VMNH BOT Research and Collections Committee Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2021
VMNH BOT Finance and Marketing Committee Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2021
VMNH BOT Education Committee Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2020
VMNH BOT Research and Collections Committee Meeting Minutes
VMNH BOT Education Committee Meeting Minutes

August 14, 2020
VMNH BOT Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

September 24, 2020
VMNH BOT Facilities Committee Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2020
VMNH BOT Waynesboro Advocacy Committee Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2020
VMNH BOT Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Minutes

October 26, 2020
VMNH BOT Finance & Marketing Committee Meeting Minutes

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