Solid Mix From the 26th

July 9, 2015

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. I enjoyed seeing many of you at the Harrisonburg parade on Saturday. We had a large group of volunteers that walked the parade, thanks to everyone that came out! In the coming months, I look forward to seeing you at the various fairs, lawn parties and other community events throughout the district.

Donate To Our Food Drive!

On September 1st I will join my colleagues at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank for Elected Officials Volunteer Day. Since September is Hunger Awareness Month, I thought it would be great if we could show up to the food bank that morning with a truck load of food to help those in need in our community. So we have decided to hold a food drive throughout the remainder of July and August. Our goal is to fill up the back of my pickup truck with non-perishable food items. To do this, I will need your help!

Please drop off non-perishable items at my office anytime during normal business hours between now and Monday, August 31. My legislative office is located at 420 Neff Avenue, Suite 130, Harrisonburg. For a list of the most needed items, please click here.

In addition to my office, we will also have a donation box available during the Rockingham County Fair at the Republican booth. Please feel free to visit the Republican booth and drop off your items during fair week (August 17-22).

Thanks in advance for your help in reaching our goal! As you know, there are many folks in our own community that are faced with hunger on a regular basis, many of them children. This is one small thing we can do to assist the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in addressing this problem.

New Laws To Consider

As many of you may already be aware, the majority of the laws that were passed in the 2015 General Assembly Session went into effect on July 1, 2015. Some of these law changes may affect you.

Each year, the Department of Legislative Services compiles a list of legislation that may affect Virginia citizens. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, I encourage you to take a look at it, and share it with your friends.

This publication, titled In Due Course, can be found online here.

Save the Date

Please save the date for the third annual Valley Business Summit at Blue Ridge Community College. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, August 26. Registration will begin around 7:30am and the event should conclude by noon.

The event is FREE of charge and open to any business owner/manager or aspiring entrepreneur. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about what resources may be available to assist in starting or growing their business, and they will actually be able to connect with officials from various agencies and organizations that can help them pursue these resources. More details will be forthcoming soon, but be sure to mark your calendar.