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The HIV Community Planning Committee, as described in its bylaws, must be comprised of no less than 25 members and no more than 35 members. Members are selected from a pool of nominees to represent the epidemic in Virginia in terms of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, HIV risk, geographic locality and a variety of other life experiences and professional expertise. State agencies are also represented. To contact any of the representatives, please contact Elaine Martin, health department co-chair at or (804) 864-7962.

Applying for Membership

Persons seeking membership on the Committee must complete a confidential application form. The application process is ongoing and there is no deadline for submission.  Applications are kept on file for two years and are considered as vacancies arise or membership terms end.

Members are asked to make a two year commitment to the community planning process. The full committee meets 6-8 times per year in Richmond for day-long meetings. Subcommittee meetings are held periodically in a variety of locations. Members are expected to be active participants. Attendance requirements are strict and members who fail to attend on a regular basis are removed from Committee membership. Members are reimbursed for travel expenses, meals and lodging.

Individuals interested in membership may call (804) 864-8015 for more information or may follow the link below to print the application:

CPG Application


Questions or comments?

Contact or (804) 864-7962

Last Updated: 02-10-2012

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