James River Advisory Council

Regular Meetings
  • 8:30 a.m. (unless otherwise specified)
  • The 4th Thursday of January, April, July, October
  • Various locations in the metropolitan Richmond area
  • Website
The Advisory Council has a membership of over 40 members, including representatives from 8 local jurisdictions:
  • City of Richmond
  • Counties of:
    • Charles City
    • Chesterfield
    • Goochland
    • Hanover
    • Henrico
    • New Kent
    • Powhatan
Membership also includes local businesses and industries, civic organizations and citizens. There is no specified term.

In March 1993, a resolution was adopted at the first Regional Summit by area localities to create the James River Task Force to study the development of the James River as a regional tourist attraction. In May 1999, the Task Force transitioned to the James River Advisory Council.

The Advisory Council leads regional river groups and sets the tone for positive and interactive relationships among various organizations. The James River Advisory Council sponsors the James River Parade of Lights in December, James River Days during the summer, and the James River Regional Clean Up in June.

Mission & Vision
James River Advisory Council serves as a forum for the diverse interests along the James River in Central Virginia and communicates with public officials regarding issues and challenges facing the river and its resources. The Advisory Council's vision is to unite the community by supporting and promoting the James River as a common resource and preserving its health, beauty, heritage, economic vitality and recreational value.

Contact Information
For more information, email Kimberly Conley, Executive Director. You can also reach her by phone at 804-748-1567 or by mail at:
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832