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

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

Basil Gooden, RRHA Board of Commissioners

Dr. Basil I. Gooden
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

Barret Hardiman, RRHA Board of Commissioners

Barrett Hardiman
Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners

Veronica Blount, RRHA Board of Commissioners

Veronica G. Blount

RRHA Commissioner

Jonathan E. Coleman

William "Bill" Johnson, RRHA Board of Commissioners

W.R. “Bill” Johnson, Jr.

Robley Jones

Robley Shelton Jones

Neil Kessler, RRHA Board of Commissioners

Neil S. Kessler

Charlene Pitchford

Charlene Pitchford

Patrice Shelton, RRHA Board of Commissioners

Patrice Shelton, CCHWSr

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