Standing Committees

The structure of the City Council Standing Committees was established in order to increase efficiency. Any proposed ordinances are sent to the appropriate standing committee for in-depth discussion and review before a final vote can be taken in a Formal Council Meeting. Each Standing Committee has three members of Council and an alternate.

Committees hold public meetings once a month. Through the review process, standing committees may recommend that Council either approve, reject, continue, refer, or withdraw a piece of proposed legislation.

The following is a list of each standing committee and its members and responsibilities, as well as links to where their meeting agendas and summaries can be found. More information can also be found here.

Public Safety

Members

  • Reva Trammell – Chair
  • Kimberly Gray – Vice Chair
  • Chris Hilbert – Member
  • Stephanie Lynch – Alternate

Responsibilities 

To monitor and recommend to Council official policy on the following:

  • Law enforcement
  • The judiciary
  • Fire safety
  • Ambulance Services
  • Emergency Communication

Public Safety Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Education and Human Services

Members

  • Kirsten Larson – Chair
  • Chris Hilbert – Vice Chair
  • Stephanie Lynch – Member
  • Andreas Addison – Alternate

Responsibilities 

To monitor and recommend to Council official policy in the areas of:

  • Recreation
  • Social Services
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Human Advocacy
  • Public Education
  • City Library System

This committee balances the primary role of the Richmond Public Schools against the responsibility of oversight imposed by appropriation of public funds.

Education and Human Services Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Organizational Development

Members

  • Cynthia Newbille – Chair
  • Chris Hilbert – Vice Chair
  • Andreas Addison – Member
  • Stephanie Lynch – Member
  • Kimberly Gray – Member
  • Michael Jones – Member
  • Kristen Larson – Member
  • Ellen Robertson – Member
  • Reva Trammell – Member

Responsibilities 

To review the operations of every department, bureau, agency, and other unit of the City government; to make such recommendations for operations and organizational development as appropriate.

Organizational Development Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Finance and Economic Development

Members

  • Michael Jones – Chair
  • Kristen Larson – Vice Chair
  • Ellen Robertson – Member
  • Stephanie Lynch – Alternate

Responsibilities 

To monitor and recommend to the Council an official policy on the City’s financial health including

  • Budgetary processes
  • Revenue and expense structures
  • Internal and fiscal controls

Finance and Economic Development Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Land Use, Housing, and Transportation

Members

  • Ellen Robertson – Chair
  • Kimberly Gray – Vice Chair
  • Michael Jones – Member
  • Reva Trammell – Alternate

Responsibilities 

To monitor and to recommend to council an official policy on land use planning, environmental issues, and housing throughout the city; to provide all facts about transportation in the City.

Land Use, Housing, and Transportation Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Governmental Operations

Members

  • Andreas Addison – Chair
  • Michael Jones – Vice Chair
  • Parker Agelasto – Member
  • Chris Hilbert – Alternate

Responsibilities 

To review City issues and policies not related or assigned to other Standing Committees of Council; to review and to recommend issues assigned by Council Organizational Development Standing Committee

Governmental Operations Meeting Agendas and Summaries