Welcome to AGCVA

We’re glad that you’re here. Whether this is your first visit to agcva.org or you’ve visited many times before, we’re happy that you dropped by.

It is a historic year for our member community. As we celebrate our Centennial anniversary, it is an incredible honor to serve as the first female Chair of AGCVA's Board of Directors. Is there glass in my hair? Yes, in fact there is. In the next twelve months, we'll both reflect on our past and begin a new chapter and I look forward to doing both as a leader of this community. I invite you to fully engage with us as we have much to celebrate and as much work is being done on your behalf.
Strategic Planning

We are currently in the final year of AGCVA’s three-year strategic plan. The new planning process is in place and we are ready to get to work. This will involve input from all districts along with the Board of Directors and staff. The strategic pillars of Advocate, Grow, Connect and affirmation of core values skill, integrity, and responsibility came out of the last planning process and the aspirational value of inclusivity. The intent is to build on what we have started and refine the next three years of focus.


AGCVA continues to strengthen relationships with legislatures. This is particularly important with the recent redistricting and election resulting in many freshman senators and representatives. AGCVA is following and lobbying on over 50 legislative bills this session. Members of the Legislative Committee worked with stakeholders throughout the summer and fall on procurement working with other entities and the state in an attempt to work an acceptable solution.


The Virginia BEST Program continues to grow. There are 11 companies now who have achieved BEST Level I with several more on the doorstep. Several companies have achieved Level II. Will this be the year we have our first level three? Who will it be? We are currently planning for the first of many “BEST Practices Day."

The Safety Roundtable is going strong and provides a platform to help every company up their safety game. It’s powerful that safety is one place where competitors come together to share best practices. We do want everyone to make it home safely each and every day.


It’s going to be an exciting year on so many fronts. I invite you to be involved. Whether that be attending events, training, or volunteering; there is something for everyone. We will be celebrating our centennial all year with a crescendo culminating in the 2025 Convention next February.
Thank you for your membership.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve you, and I am proud to call you a fellow member of AGCVA.

Arlene Lee
AGCVA Chair, 2024-2025

Move your business forward.

That's why we're here.  We exist to help you, your team, and your entire organization take the next steps toward achieving your goals.  Whether uniting voices across the Commonwealth to inform lawmakers and regulators when decisions are made, providing training and development opportunities to expand the knowledge and skillset of all on your team, or forming and deepening professional connections during our numerous events and gatherings, one important fact remains.  We are proud to be in the business of helping you succeed.