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Join VHTA Committees

We welcome and encourage you to join VHTA committees. Any VHTA member can sign up for VHTA’s committees to help advance our goals and ensure that our voice is a powerful one.

VHTA’s volunteer committees meet throughout the year. Members interested in serving on a committee should be prepared to commit sufficient time and energy to participate in several meetings and conference calls and work on projects as necessary.

Below is a list of committees. Download a Committee Sign Up Form!

Audit, Budget & Finance Committee
Duties: To assist the Treasurer in projecting an operating budget for the calendar year; to monitor and report to the board on the financial activities of the Association; and assist the Treasurer in the management of VHTA monies. 

Chair: Kimberly Christner, Beck Company; Email:

Government Relations Committee
Duties: To help develop VHTA’s Legislative Agenda for VHTA Board approval; organize evaluation of proposed and pending legislation and recommend legislative positions to VHTA Board;  lobby legislators to further VHTA’s position on proposed and pending legislation. All members are encouraged to join.

Chair: Owen Matthews, Kings Dominion; Email:

Membership, Dues & Membership Services Committee
Duties: To attract new and lapsed members to VHTA and investigate additional member benefits, to assist in the creation, maintenance and promotion of programs and services that will create a significant value to association members and to assist in the identification, prospecting and acquisition of new members to VHTA.

Chair: Kimberly Douglas, Hylant Group; Email:

Strategic Planning Committee
Duties: To create and monitor the strategic plan of the Association.

Chair: Debbie Donehey, Griffin Tavern; Email:

Nominating Committee
Duties: To solicit members to serve on the board and to present a slate in accordance with the bylaws of the association.

Chair: Chris Savvides, Black Angus Restaurant; Email:

Meetings and Events Committee
Duties: To assist in planning quarterly board and membership meetings as well as any other VHTA events; identify and contact corporations and work to obtain their sponsorship.

Chair: Allison Dugan, Shenandoah Caverns; Email:

ABC sub-Committee
Duties: To represent the interests of ABC licensees in development/execution of regulation and legislation governing alcoholic beverages. 

Chair: David Miller, Dave's Downtown Taverna; Email:

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