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Putting Virginia's Future First

Virginia has a well-deserved reputation for good government and sound financial management. The Council is committed to maintaining the quality of life in Virginia and to enhancing the state's effectiveness in making the Commonwealth an even better place in which to live, work, and raise a family.

The Council helps state leadership develop an evolving roadmap for the future by:

  • Providing a long-term focus on high-priority issues facing Virginia
  • Creating government accountability and an enhanced focus on outcomes
  • Increasing government performance and transparency
  • Informing and engaging Virginians in a dialogue about the state's future

Vision, focus, results. Council on Virginia's Future

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December 2014 Council Meeting

The Council on Virginia's Future, with Governor Terry McAuliffe as Chair, met on December 17, 2014 in the State Capitol. Much of the meeting focused on workforce development in Virginia -- current projects, new initiatives, and challenges. Workforce development has been a key component of Council efforts since 2013 and is also a major part of Governor McAuliffe's New Virginia Economy plan.

Much more information on the meeting, including slide presentations, is available here.

The Virginia Report 2014 Released

The Council's Virginia Report is issued annually to summarize performance data over the past year, to highlight challenges, and to provide analytic information for leadership and decision-making.

This year's report includes a recap of the progress the state has made since last year in homing in on key long-term priorities in workforce, economic innovation, and state government operations -- and the new assessment tools created to track progress in these areas. The report also highlights some of the economic challenges facing the state, as well as its progress on a number of critical indicators.

One note: Important agency performance information normally in the report has been delayed due to an extended agency planning cycle. An amended edition is expected to be released in January 2015.