Agricultural/Purchase of Development Rights

Meetings

7:00 PM
Fourth Monday of each month
Board of Supervisors Chambers
George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA   22554

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available in the Agenda Center prior to the meetings and will be posted online by noon  on Friday prior to each meeting.  Minutes are available following approval.  

NOTE:  Agendas & Minutes prior to year 2016 are housed in the Archive Center.

Members Officers Election Districts
John Howe Chairman Falmouth
Benjamin Rudasill   Aquia
Jeff Adams   Hartwood
Robert Broxton Vice Chairman Garrisonville
Carlos Bratton   Griffis-Widewater
Chad Young   George Washington
Alandra Simmons   Rock Hill


Staff Support Position Department
Kathy Baker Assistant Director/Program Administrator Planning and Zoning
Joe Fiorello Environmental Planner Public Works
Michael Keyes Appraiser Commissioner of Revenue

Overview
The Agricultural/Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Committee is a body of seven citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each member represents an election district. The purpose of the Committee is to address the problems of sustainable growth, preservation of rural lands, and promotion and facilitation of agriculture, environmental integrity, land values, and taxation. 

PDR Program
The Committee works with the program administrator to promote the PDR Program and review applications from landowners who apply to the program. The PDR Program enables the county to acquire conservation easements voluntarily offered by property owners to limit further residential development. 

The Planning and Zoning staff provides support to the Committee. 

Buy Fresh Buy Local
The Fredericksburg Area Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter provides information on locally grown produce.

Sustainable and Urban Agriculture
Visit the Virginia State University (VSU) Small Farm Program for the Sustainable and Urban Agriculture course.