The Code of Virginia (Section 58.1-3239) established the State Land Evaluation Advisory Council (SLEAC) with the mandate to determine and publish use-value estimates of eligible land for each jurisdiction participating in the use-value taxation program. The council is composed of the:

  • Tax Commissioner;
  • Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University;
  • Commission of Agriculture and Consumer Services (agricultural and horticultural lands)
  • State Forester (forest lands); and
  • Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (open space lands).

SLEAC Meetings
Annually, Agricultural and Horticultural, Forestry, and Open Space Use-value Estimates are presented for review by SLEAC at a public meeting held during the first two weeks of August. These preliminary estimates are open for review for 30 days. During this time, written questions are addressed. Responses to all questions are presented to SLEAC for a vote during a second meeting held during the first 2 weeks of September. The approved estimates are posted on the use-value website in October of each year.

Members:

Staff:

Interested Parties:

Members:

  • Craig M. Burns, Chair
    Tax Commissioner
    Virginia Department of Taxation
    600 E. Main Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
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  • Sandra J. Adams
    Commissioner
    Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    102 Governors Street
    Richmond, VA  23219
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  • Bettina K. Ring
    State Forester
    Department of Forestry
    900 Natural Resources Drive, #8008
    Charlottesville, VA  22903
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  • Alan Grant
    Dean
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    Blacksburg, VA  24061
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  • Clyde Cristman
    Director
    Department of Conservation and Recreation
    600 E. Main Street 24th Floor
    Richmond, VA  23219
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Designees:

  • Dean Cumbia
    Director Forest Resource Management Division
    Department of Forestry
    900 Natural Resources Drive, #800
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    starrj@dof.state.va.us
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  • Robert (Bobby) Grisso
    Associate Director, Agriculture and Natural Resouces (ANR)
    Virginia Cooperative Extension
    115 Hurcheson Hall (0908)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
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  • Lonnie Johnson
    District Director, Southeast District Office
    Virginia Cooperative Extension
    2810 N. Parham Road, Suit 300
    Richmond, VA 23294-4422
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  • Sarah Richardson
    Land Conservation & Real Propoerty Manager
    Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
    600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
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  • Kevin Schmidt
    Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Research
    Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    102 Governor Street
    Richmond, VA  23219
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Staff:

Interested Parties:

Virginia Agribusiness Council

  • Katie Frazier
    President 
    Virginia Agribusiness Council
    P.O. Box 718
    701 E. Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA  23218-0718
  • Jonathan Harding
    Director of Governmental Affairs
    Virginia Agribusiness Council
    P.O. Box 718
    701 E. Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA  23218-0718
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Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

  • Martha Moore
    Director  
    Governmental Relations
    Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
    12580 West Creek Parkway
    P.O. Box 27552
    Richmond, VA  23261