The VAEEC has several volunteer committees that dedicate additional time to our work and mission. VAEEC members who would like to join a committee should email

Click here for a message from past VAEEC Board Chair, David Steiner, about the value of joining a committee. 

Education & Events: This committee oversees our programmatic work to increase the general EE awareness statewide. Assisting in the planning of our biannual member forums and annual awards ceremony is one of this group’s biggest focuses.

Committee Chair: Mark Jackson, Community Housing Partners 

Education & Events Committee Charter

Membership: This committee focuses on expanding membership and providing appropriate benefits to members. The group is responsible for recruiting new members, identifying benefits across all membership levels, and crafting our annual membership survey.

Committee Chair: Thomas Nicholas, City of Virginia Beach

Membership Committee Charter

Policy & Programs: This committee makes recommendations to the full board on policy matters, such as legislation VAEEC will endorse during the General Assembly session and public comments, responses, and sign-on letters VAEEC will produce or partner with other entities on, or any other pertinent policy work.

Committee Chair: Susan Larsen, Columbia Gas of Virginia 

Policy & Programs Committee Charter

Awards Selection (Summer/Fall 2019): This temporary committee will assist staff and the Board with the annual Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards hosted in the fall.

Committee Chair: Jessica Greene, VAEEC