State Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun & Fairfax) was reappointed by the Senate Committee on Rules to several state commissions and other groups on which he has served during his tenure in the State Senate:
- The Virginia Aerospace Advisory Council – To advise the Governor, the Joint Commission on Technology and Science, and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Technology, and Education on policy and funding priorities with respect to aerospace economic development, workforce training, educational programs, and educational curriculum, and to promote the aerospace and space exploration industry in the Commonwealth.
- Standing Joint Subcommittee on Block Grants – To ensure the continued receipt of federal funds pursuant to the Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant, the Community Services Block Grant, or any other federal block grant program requiring legislative public hearings.
- The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission – Manage and control the functions, affairs, and property of the Northern Virginia Transportation District.
- The Substance Abuse Services Council – Advise and make recommendations on policies and goals and on the coordination of the Commonwealth’s public and private efforts to control alcohol and drug abuse.
- The Virginia War Memorial Board of Trustees – To honor patriotic Virginians who rendered faithful service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom and liberty for the Commonwealth and the nation in time of war.
In addition to these state commissions and groups, Senator Herring is a member of:
- The Virginia Domestic Violence Response and Advisory Board – Established in 2010 by Governor McDonnell to improve the services and support for Virginia’s domestic violence victims and survivors. Recently reauthorized in April, the board has made nineteen recommendations intended to provide an initial conceptual framework for improving services to children exposed to domestic violence, clarifying protective order processes, enhancing services and community response to traditionally underserved victims, and making Virginia’s college campuses safer.
- The Virginia Health Reform Initiative – Established by Governor McDonnell, and under the leadership of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel, the purpose of the Virginia Health Reform Initiative is to go beyond federal health reform and recommend other innovative healthcare solutions that meet the needs of Virginia’s citizens and government.