Archives offer access to all available materials from Council meetings going back to 2005.
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.
- Meeting Summary (508 k)
- Council Overview and Recent Highlights (3.7 mb)
- The Virginia Report 2014 / Virginia Performs (3.5 mb)
- 2015 Workplan and Discussion (2.6 mb)
- All slide presentations combined (9.7 mb)
- View a brief slideshow of meeting photos (2 mb swf - Adobe Flash required)
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.
- Meeting Summary (129 k)
- Meeting Agenda ( 94 k)
- Blueprint Virginia: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth -- Barry E. DuVal, President and CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce (17.6 mb)
- Council Updates -- Jane N. Kusiak, Executive Director, Council on Virginia's Future (3.6 mb)
- View a slideshow of meeting photos
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.
- Meeting Summary (114 k)
- Meeting Agenda ( 128 k)
- Council Update -- Jane Kusiak, Council Executive Director and Ric Brown, Secretary of Finance (2.2 mb)
- Overview of the Productivity Investment Fund (PIF) -- John Ringer, Assoc. Director, Dept. of Planning & Budget (348 k)
- PIF Project 1: Beyond Textbooks -- Dr. Tammy McGraw, Dept. of Education (1.5 mb) | Inkling movie (Quicktime move, 11.9 mb)
- PIF Project 2: VaSTAR Program -- Chuck Drake, Prince William County Schools and Sharon Henry, SPARK (9.8 mb)
- PIF Project 3: Right Where You Are (Distance Learning at ODU) -- Andrew Casiello, Old Dominion University (3.4 mb)
- A National Perspective on Economic Growth -- Prof. Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School (2.6 mb)
- A State Perspective on Economic Growth -- Dr. Christine Chmura, Chmura Economics and Analytics (5.2 mb)
- CoVF Update 2011 -- A summary of projects and accomplishments since last Council meeting (2.2 mb)
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.
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (180 k)
- Meeting agenda (92 k)
- CoVF Update, December 2009 (104 k)
- Council Activities & 2009 Highlights (6.8 mb)
- NCHEMS -- Strategies for Improving Education Attainment in Virginia (2.2 mb)
- Performance Budgeting System -- An Update (124 k)
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.
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (pdf, 192 k)
- Meeting agenda (97 k)
- Council Activities: Overview and Update (5.18 mb)
- Opportunities and Options (2.72 mb)
- Moving the Meter
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.
- Meeting agenda (100 k)
- 2008 Virginia Report: Current Trends and Findings
- Educational Attainment in Virginia (1.3 mb)
- Virginia Performs
- Evolution of the Model: Accomplishments & Future Developments (268 k)
(3.7 mb, with attached wmv file)
- Background Materials:
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.
- Meeting Agenda - pdf, 127 k
- Overview and Progress to Date (PDF, 10.75 mb) -- Presented by Jane Kusiak (CoVF), Ric Brown (DPB) and Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra
- 2008 Work Plan and Special Emphasis: Educational Attainment (PDF, 5.25 mb) -- Discussion led by Governor Tim Kaine
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.
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (PDF, 128 k)
- Council Overview Presentation (PDF, 370 k) -- presenter: Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF
- Update on Performance-based Budgeting System (PDF, 238 k) -- presenter: Ric Brown, Director, DPB
- Briefing on Productivity Improvement Initiatives (PDF, 710 k) -- presenter: Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology
Update: A Summary (January to
September, 2007) (PDF, 59 k) --
presenter: Jane Kusiak, Executive
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.
- Council Presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB) -- presenter: Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF
- Governor Kaine's Management Scorecard (PDF, 88 KB) -- presenter: Tim Bass, Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor
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.
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (PDF, 128 k)
- Meeting Agenda (PDF, 60 KB)
- Overview of the Virginia Report (PDF, 4.7 MB) -- presenter: Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF
- Enterprise Solutions Group ~ An Implementation Plan (PDF, 1.2 MB) -- presenter: The Honorable Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology
- Performance-Based Budget Examples (PDF, 224 KB) -- presenter: Ric Brown, Director, Department of Planning and Budget
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.
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (PDF, 192 k)
- Meeting Agenda (PDF, 60 KB)
- Meeting Summary / Minutes (PDF, xxx k)
- Council on Virginia's Future Overview and Progress to Date (PDF, 320 KB) -- presenters: John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Vice Chair, CVF, and Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF
- Focusing on Performance Management (PDF, 348 KB) -- presenters: Wayne Turnage, Chief of Staff, Department of Planning and Budget, and Ric Brown, Director, Department of Planning and Budget
- Office of Enterprise Business Solutions ~ A Model for Efficiency and Effectiveness (PDF, 2.1 MB) -- presenter: The Honorable Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology
- Transforming Virginia: Overview of Virginia Performs (PDF, 4 MB) -- presenter: Jane Kusiak, Executive Director, CVF
- Demographic Profile of Virginia (PDF, 1.5 MB) -- presenter: Qian Cai, Director, Demographics and Workforce Section, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
- Knowing How We Are Doing: Quality of Life Indicators for Virginia (PDF, 3.5 MB) -- presenter: Dr. William Shobe, Director, Business and Economic Research, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
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
- Council Retreat Agenda and Reports (PDF, 3.5 MB)
May 12, 2005: Meeting
- Council Meeting Agenda and Reports (PDF, 3.3 MB)