Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel


Mission/Purpose: 

The Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel is established as an advisory board in the executive branch of state government.The Panel shall have as its primary focus emergency management and homeland security within the Commonwealth to ensure that prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery programs, initiatives, and activities, both at the state and local levels, are fully integrated, suitable, and effective in addressing risks from man-made and natural disasters. The Panel shall where necessary review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning implementation of such initiatives. The Panel shall also make such recommendations as it deems necessary to enhance or improve the resiliency of public and private critical infrastructure to mitigate against man-made and natural disasters. The Panel shall convene at least biennially to discuss (i) changing and persistent risks to the Commonwealth from threats, hazards, vulnerabilities, and consequences and (ii) plans and resources to address those risks. On or before October 1 of each year, the Panel shall report to the Governor, the Senate Committee on Finance, the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety concerning the state of the Commonwealth's emergency prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts and the resources necessary to implement them. 

View the Governor's EO that created the Secure Commonwealth Panel

Enabling Statute §2.2-222.3 

Composition Requirements: 

The Panel shall consist of 36 members as follows: three (3) members of the House of Delegates, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety, and two (2) nonlegislative citizens to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; three (3) members of the Senate of Virginia, one of whom shall be the Chairman of the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology, and two (2) nonlegislative citizens to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Lieutenant Governor; the Attorney General; the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia; the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Health and Human Resources, Technology, Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Veterans and Defense Affairs; the State Coordinator of Emergency Management; the Superintendent of State Police; the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard; and the State Health Commissioner, or their designees; two (2) local first responders; two (2) local government representatives; two (2) physicians with knowledge of public health; five (5) members from the business or industry sector; and two (2) citizens from the Commonwealth at large. 

Current Panel Members

Upcoming Meetings

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
October 19th, 2017
1:00PM – 3:00PM
West Reading Room

Most Recent Meeting

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
June 19th, 2017
2:30PM – 4:30PM
West Reading Room

Secure Commonwealth Panel Cyber Sub-Panel Meeting
May 23, 2017
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Conference Room 3 

Unmanned Aerial Systems Sub-Panel Meeting
December 8, 2016
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Secure Commonwealth Panel Meeting
November 18, 2016
10 am – 12 pm

 

Meeting Documentation

Past SCP Meetings
Past Sub-Panel Meetings