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Archives offer access to all available materials from Council meetings going back to 2005. 

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2014   back to top

December 17, 2014: The Council on Virginia's Future met in the State Capitol and welcomed Governor Terry McAuliffe as its new Chair.

After a brief review of project highlights from 2014, Council Executive Director Jane Kusiak introduced the proposed Council workplan for 2015, with an emphasis on further development of the performance report cards on Workforce Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and State Government Operations introduced over the past two years.

Workforce development overall will be a central focus moving forward, especially as it relates to the Governor's New Virginia Economy plan and its workforce initiatives. One top priority is addressing "middle-skills jobs," which require some training past high school -- often in the form of credentials -- but not necessarily a four-year degree.

Version 3.0 of the Workforce Development Report Card will also track progress with regional strategies for economic growth and with on-demand skills development -- those skill sets that regional industries and businesses have determined are needed for them to function optimally in their area.

2013  back to top

September 26, 2013: The Council on Virginia's Future met on September 26, 2013 in the State Capitol to review recent accomplishments in state performance management and to explore the challenges and opportunities for maintaining Virginia's competitiveness nationally and globally. 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barry DuVal gave members a thorough overview of Blueprint Virgina, the Chamber's effort to provide business leadership, input, direction, and long-range economic planning for the Commonwealth (and for which the Council is serving as a data and analysis partner). DuVal also highlighted some of the early recommendations that have emerged from stakeholders in the areas of workforce development and transportation.

The Council's Executive Director, Jane Kusiak, then highlighted the key developments in Virginia Performs made since the Council last met, including performance trend changes, new content, final implementation of the state's Performance Budgeting system, and new performance management products like the Enterprise Strategic Priorities and Executive Progress Reports. Kusiak also gave an overview of the new ways the Council is working to capture and accelerate progress on high-priority issues, such as workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and state government operations.

2011  back to top

October 3, 2011: The Council on Virginia's Future met on October 3, 2011 to review recent accomplishments in state performance management and to explore the challenges and opportunities for increased economic growth across the Commonwealth. Presentations included an update on various Council initiatives (including Virginia Performs) and on the state's performance management system; a showcase of 3 highly successful education projects supported by the Productivity Investment Fund; and an analysis by prominent economists of regional economic clusters in Virginia and the key drivers of economic growth.

2009  back to top

December 8, 2009:  Executive Director Jane Kusiak gave a brief update on recent accomplishments and the areas of emphasis for 2010. Her summary focused on the “four towers” of the Council’s workplan: Roadmap and Special Issues Development, Assessment, Performance, and Productivity Improvement. Secretary of Finance Richard Brown and senior analyst Mitch Rosenfeld of the Department of Planning and Budget illustrated the use of performance data in budget decision-making and updated the Council on the implementation of the Commonwealth’s new performance budgeting system. In addition, Dennis Jones of NCHEMS presented updated info on the education initiative and led a lively discussion about long-term options for Virginia to improve the educational attainment rates of its adult population.

May 21, 2009:  Executive Director Jane Kusiak began the meeting with a brief update on Council activities, recent enhancements to Virginia Performs, and examples of Productivity Improvement Fund impacts. To illustrate agency efforts to "move the meter" on performance, DMV detailed their methods for recasting agency operations via major technical improvements and a strategic focus on customers and products. The Commonwealth's Special Advisor for Children's Services summarized how localities have harnessed data to improve foster care outcomes.

In addition, the Council continued its discussions on improving educational attainment across the state. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems presented their Student Flow Model for Virginia to help policymakers identify education pipeline improvements that will yield the greatest results. There was extensive discussion about challenges and opportunities to improve higher education retention rates, particularly at two-year colleges.

2008  back to top

November 24, 2008:  The Council met in the Capitol's House Room 3, covering a range of diverse topics, including current trends and findings from Virginia Performs.  A discussion of selected outcomes included high school graduation, infant mortality and land preservation. 

The centerpiece of the Council meeting was on educational attainment in the U.S. and in the Commonwealth. Although we currently rank very high nationally for the number of residents with bachelor's degrees and higher, Virginia faces the same serious challenges shared by all 50 states in the coming years:  Vastly increased global competition, lagging achievement by adults under 45, and disproportionate racial and geographic disparities.

January 10, 2008:  The Council met in the newly renovated Capitol to discuss its 2007 accomplishments and plans for 2008. Key 2007 accomplishments included developing clear alignments between agency performance measures and budget data with longer-term goals on Virginia Performs, as well as new productivity improvement projects. In 2008 the Council will launch an in-depth study of the core factors affecting both high school and post-secondary outcomes.

2007   back to top

September 12, 2007: The Council met in Richmond to review progress to-date on components of the performance leadership and accountability system, and to discuss potential next steps for 2008.

January 3, 2007: Governor's press conference and public launch for the Virginia Performs website in the Governor's cabinet conference room. A $3 million productivity investment fund was also announced. Listen to Council Executive Director Jane Kusiak talking about the launch of the website with Coy Barefoot of Charlottesville's WINA radio station.

2006   back to top

December 15, 2006: Meeting to discuss the Council's next steps in three key areas: Roadmap development and evaluation, strategic planning and performance-based budgeting, and productivity improvement.

October 30, 2006: The Council met in Richmond to discuss the Council's progress and next steps in two key areas: Transforming Virginia and Transforming Government.

2005  back to top

December 16, 2005: Meeting introducing The Virginia Report and The Virginia Scorecard

  • Meeting Agenda and presentation (PDF, 3.7 MB) -- presenters: John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Vice Chair, CVF; Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF; and Ric Brown, Director, Department of Planning and Budget

August 29, 2005: Retreat

May 12, 2005:


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