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Residence:     Tuckahoe District

Telephone:    (home) 804-288-5451

Family:         Married to (former) State Delegate John M. O'Bannon, III, M.D.

                Children are all adults and graduates of Henrico County Public Schools -- Douglas Freeman High School

Education:       Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., Secondary Education

                        University of Oxford, England; Certificate of Attendance

                        Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech); Certified Planning Commissioner

Civic Involvement:

        Native of Richmond, Virginia, and lifetime resident of the Richmond metropolitan area

        Resident of Henrico County since 1971

        Elected Member of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors since November, 1995

                Chairman, Henrico County Board of Supervisors, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2022

                Vice-Chair, Henrico Board, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2021

                Henrico County Audit Committee, 2005 - present

        Chair, 2011 Commemoration Advisory Committee/Henrico County 400th Commemoration (2008-2011)


Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Program -- Chair 2000-2002, Executive Committee 2000-2002, Member 1998 to 2002


Virginia Coalition for Open Government (Freedom of Information) -- 2008-present

Virginia State Board of Health, Member -- 2022- present

Virginia State Building Code Technical Review Board, Member -- 1997 - 2020

Virginia Interoperability of Emergency Communications (statewide), Executive Committee; Policy Committee 2007-2015

Virginia Workforce Council, Member -- 1999 to 2003; 2021-today

Virginia State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families 2012-2015

Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI); Graduate 2002



Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (PlanRVA) -- Member 1996 to present; Executive Committee 1996 - 2011

Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization/Metropolitan Transportation Organization -- Member 1996 - currently, member of Executive Committee; Chair in 2000 and 2010; Chair- 2018-19

Metropolitan Richmond Air Quality Committee -- Chair, 2005 - present

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital Community Advisory Board - Member, January 2015 - 2019

Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) Class of 1998

Greater Richmond Partnership- 2012-current; Chair, 2014-2015

Capital Region Airport Commission- 2012- Dec. 2021; Vice-Chairman, 2017-2019; Chair 2019-2021


National Association of Counties:

Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee; Vice-Chair 2001-2005; Member currently

NACo Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee, 2003-2007; Member 2000 to present; Vice-Chair, 2014- 2019


Virginia Association of Counties:

VACo Telecommunications and Utilities Committee; Chair 2004 to 2008, Member 1998 to present

VACo Executive Committee; Representative, District 3; 2010-2016; 2022- present

VACo Nominating Committee, 2002 to 2012


Virginia Municipal League:

VML Environmental Quality Policy Committee; 1996 to 2012

VML Executive Committee, 2006-2011



Henricus Foundation; Founding Member; Board of Trustees, 1984 to present

Asian-American Society of Central Virginia, Member 2000 - 2019

Senior Connections Board of Directors; 2001-2004

Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC), Board of Directors, 2002-2006


River Road Hills Neighborhood Association, President 1981-1983 and 1995-1996; Member, 1978-present

River Road Church (Baptist); Member 1980 to present; Deacon 2006-2009; 2012-2015

Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance; Member 1980 to present; Chairman, Benefit Antiques Show 1988

Commonwealth Parenting Center speaker: Violence on View -- How Violence in the Media Impacts our Children 1989 to 1991



    Winner ---Good Housekeeping Magazine's "Women in Government" Award, July 2000 (through Rutgers University's Center for American Women and Politics, Partnership for Trust in Government and the Ford Foundation) for work on Henrico County's Domestic Violence Team Initiative -- 1996 to present (nominated by Virginians for Integrity in Government)

    Winner --- YWCA 2001 Outstanding Women Awards for Government/Politics

    Winner --- Richmond Magazine "Richmond's Best and Worst", August 2007 issue -- Object of Our Affection #11: Pat O'Bannon (for work on cost of land purchases for Henrico County)

    Winner --- National Association of Counties' "Brilliant Idea" Award for Interactive Town Meetings on-line, 2017


Professional History:

Former English teacher, Douglas Freeman High School

Former Community News Editor, Richmond Suburban Newspapers

Former Development Associate, Central Virginia's Public Broadcasting


Professional Memberships:

Virginia Government Communicators Association

Virginia Press Women's Association



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