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Operations Board & Meetings

The VRE Operations Board draws its members from each of the nine jurisdictions that fund the commuter rail service, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Those jurisdictions are the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince William, Fairfax and Arlington, and the cities of Manassas Park, Manassas, Fredericksburg and Alexandria.

Serving as an advisory body to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), which co-own VRE, the Operations Board makes recommendations with respect to VRE's management, financing, and acquisition of property.

The Operations Board generally meets at 9 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, except August, at PRTC’s offices. Agendas, minutes, and supporting materials are published a week prior to the meetings.

For a full schedule of VRE Operations Board and committee meetings, please see our 2023 VRE Operations Board Calendar. 

The VRE Operations Board accepts public comment, both written and verbal. Details can be found online.

 

2023 Officers

 

James Walkinshaw

 

Chair

Member: 2020-Present
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Committees: Executive, ByLaws
Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton,  Rolling Road

 

Meg Bohmke Vice Chair
Member: 2020-Present
Represents: Stafford County (PRTC)
Committee: Finance - Chair, Bylaws
Stations:  Brooke, Leeland Road

Ralph Smith Secretary
Member: 2020-Present
Represents: City of   Manassas (PRTC)
Committee: Legislative
Stations:  Manassas

 

​​​​​Sarah Bagley

 

Treasurer

Member: 2022-Present
Represents: City of Alexandria (NVTC)
Committees:

Executive, Finance

Stations: 

Alexandria

Margaret Franklin Immediate Past Chair
Member:  2020-Present
Represents:  Prince William County (PRTC)
Committees:  Executive, Legislative
Station: Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

 

 

2023 Members

Walter Alcorn  
Member: 2020-Present

Represents:

Committee:

Fairfax County (NVTC)

TBD

Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

Andrea Bailey

 
Member: 2020-Present

Represents:

Committee:

Prince William County (PRTC)

TBD

Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Katie Cristol  
Member: 2016-2021, 2023
Alternate Member: 2022

Represents:

Committee:

Arlington County (NVTC)

TBD

Station:  Crystal City

 

Monica Gary

 
Member: 2022-Present
Represents: Stafford County (PRTC)
Committee: TBD
Stations:  Brooke, Leeland Road

Lori Hayes

 
Member: 2022-Present
Represents: Spotsylvania County (PRTC)
Committee: TBD
Stations:  Spotsylvania

Matthew Kelly  
Member: 2008-2010, 2013-Present
Alternate Member: 2007-2008
Represents: City of Fredericksburg (PRTC)
Committee: TBD
Stations:  Fredericksburg

Jeanine Lawson  
Member: 2008-2010, 2013-Present
Alternate Member: 2007-2008
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Committee: TBD
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Michael McLaughlin  

Member:

Alternate Member: 

2022-Present

2017-2021

Represents: Commonwealth of Virginia (VPRA)
Stations:  All

Alanna Mensing  

Member:

Alternate Member: 

2022-Present

2021-2022

Represents:

Committee:

City of Manassas Park (PRTC)

TBD

Stations:  Manassas Park

Dan Storck  
Member: 2020-Present

Represents:

Committees: 

Fairfax County (NVTC)

TBD

Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

 

2023 Alternates

Canek Aguirre  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: City of Alexandria (NVTC)
Station:  Alexandria

Victor S. Angry  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

 Deborah Frazier  
Alternate Member: 2020-Present
Represents: Spotsylvania County (PRTC)
Station:  Spotsylvania

 

Libby Garvey

 

Alternate Member:

Member: 

2017-2021, 2023

2022

Represents: Arlington County (NVTC)

Committees:

Bylaws
Stations:  Crystal City

Jason Graham  
Alternate Member: 2019-Present
Represents: City of Fredericksburg (PRTC)
Station:  Fredericksburg

Jeff McKay  
Alternate Member: 2008-Present
Represents: Fairfax County (NVTC)
Stations:  Backlick Road, Burke Centre, Franconia-Springfield, Lorton, Rolling Road

Pamela Sebesky      
Alternate Member: 2020-Present
Member:  2017-2019
Represents: City of Manassas (PRTC)
Stations:  Manassas

Ann Wheeler  
Alternate Member: 2020-Present
Represents: Prince William County (PRTC)
Stations:  Broad Run, Quantico, Rippon, Woodbridge

Pamela Yeung  
Alternate Member: 2022-Present
Represents: Stafford County (PRTC)
Stations:  Brooke, Leeland Road

Kate Mattice - Executive Director, NVTC

Bob Schneider - Executive Director, PRTC