Board of Commissioners

RRHA is governed by a board of commissioners appointed by the Richmond City Council. Their role and responsibilities include establishing priorities and policies, advocacy, and review and approval of contracts.


Attend a Board Meeting

The Board of Commissioners meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the RRHA main office at 901 Chamberlayne Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Meetings are open to the public. Call 804-780-4200 to confirm the meeting date and time or email us at info@rrha.com.

To address the RRHA Board of Commissioners, please submit an Online Public Comment Request Form.

Commissioners may also be contacted through the Executive Office at 804-780-4246.


Meet the Appointed Commissioners

Veronica G. Blount
Chair of the Board of Commissioners

Neil S. Kessler
Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

Robley Jones

Robley Shelton Jones
Commissioner

RRHA Commissioner

Jonathan E. Coleman
Commissioner

Basil I Gooden

Basil I. Gooden, PhD
Commissioner

Patrice Shelton

Patrice Shelton, CCHWSr
Commissioner

Charlene Pitchford

Charlene Pitchford
Commissioner

M. Barrett Hardiman

M. Barrett Hardiman
Commissioner

This staff member is not pictured

W.R. “Bill” Johnson, Jr.
Commissioner

Appointed CommissionerTerm
Veronica G. Blount, ChairpersonJuly 27, 2020–January 9, 2024
Neil Kessler, Vice ChairmanJuly 27, 2020–March 26, 2024
Robley S. JonesJanuary 12, 2017–January 12, 2021
Jonathan ColemanApril 27, 2018–April 26, 2022
Basil I. Gooden, PhDJuly 27, 2020–June 28, 2022
Patrice SheltonSeptember 14, 2020—October 25, 2022
Charlene PitchfordSeptember 14,2020–November 24, 2023
M. Barrett HardimanJuly 27, 2020–January 9, 2024
W.R. “Bill” Johnson, Jr.July 27, 2020–March 26, 2024