USGBC Greater Virginia: Branches | U.S. Green Building Council
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Branches help USGBC communities advance their work in promoting sustainability in the building and construction industry within their respective regions.

For USGBC Greater Virginia, the three branches—Charlottesville, Richmond and Southwest—are strategically placed centers to better serve local communities in the central, southwest and northwest areas of the state. Individuals still join USGBC Greater Virginia as a whole, but they may be active within one or more branches by joining committees or attending events.

Each branch comprises a highly active group of leaders and visionaries who represent all segments of the building industry, including product manufacturers, environmental organizations, building owners and more.

Our branches are critical to our success. For example, Southwest members Steve Sunderman and Monica Rokicki-Guarjardo created the Connect the Dots for Green Schools program, which is now used nationwide by several other USGBC communities. Charlottesville has a vibrant luncheon program that draws in members as well as those in the local community. And the Richmond branch initiated the Green Spaces design competition, which allows participants to re-imagine a local landmark with sustainability in mind.

Charlottesville Branch

Board representation: Ned Ormsby

Committees and Chairs:

  • Green Schools: Lindsay Check Snoddy
  • Programs: Ned Ormsby

Richmond Branch

Board representation: 

  • Tom Burke
  • Blue Crump
  • Cary Jamieson
  • Kristy Schomaker
  • Scott Spitler
  • Emily Smith
  • Carrie Webster
  • Sara Zoumbaris 

Committees and Chairs: 

  • Green Schools: Bo Fairlamb
  • Green Spaces: Julie Buchanan
  • Programs: Maureen Roskoski and Tracy Ruff

Southwest Branch

Board representation:

  • Nell Boyle
  • Kim Lombard
  • Monica Rokicki-Gaujardo

Committees and Chairs:

  • Green Schools: Steve Sunderman 
  • Programs: Nell Boyle