Welcome to Your Hour with APA Virginia Chapter sponsored by The Berkley Group. This is a free webinar series happening thefourth Monday of each month from Noon - 1 p.m. and is currently open to everyone, members and non-members. Members can receive 1 CM credit for watching live. All webinars are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel within 24 hours. 

Members can now also take advantage of On-Demand Education and watch past webinars for CM credits thru December 31, 2020. View the comment sections of each individual webinar for CM info. 

Interested in presenting? Contact Paige Tate at paige@bellatrixcg.com.

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, April 26, 12pm-1pm

APA Virginia Legislative Update

Join APA Virginia’s Vice President of Legislative and Policy Affairs, Tyler Klein, AICP, and Lobbyist, Eldon James for a review of the 2021 General Assembly session as it pertains to APA Virginia.


Tyler Klein, AICP

Tyler is a senior planner with the Frederick County Department of Planning & Development. Tyler has previously worked from Loudoun County and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission. Tyler holds a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from VCU and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/History from Virginia Tech. Tyler has served on the APA Virginia Chapter Board in various capacities as a section director, Membership Director, and VP for Chapter Affairs. Tyler is passionate about the role of planning "creating great communities for all." 

Joe Lerch

Joe serves as Director of Local Government Policy for VACo. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from William and Mary and a master's degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech.

Joe has worked as a planner for the Cities of Fairfax and Richmond, and Spotsylvania County. He also served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Fredericksburg. His various professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association, The Virginia Rural Planning Caucus and National Association of Counties.

Previously, Joe served as the director of environmental policy for the Virginia Municipal League and was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association (VEPGA).

Eldon James

Eldon James has spent over 40 years working in and with Virginia state and local governments.  Eldon received BS degree in Recreation Resource Management and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. He spent seventeen years working in state and local government in positions with the Commission of Outdoor Recreation, the Cooperative Extension Service and King George County, the final 5 years as county administrator.   Eldon left King George county government to open Eldon James & Associates, Inc. in 1994 and has served as the principal of this public policy, planning, project and program management firm since then. The consulting firms current clients include over a dozen Virginia localities, the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the Virginia Goodwill (Industries) Network.

CMs are not available for this webinar. 

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