August 17, 2020 - GWRC Agenda

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Remote meeting, per instructions below

Instructions for Remote Participation

The August 17, 2020 GWRC Board meeting will be held entirely remotely. You can either join through GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone or by calling in. You can also join through both GoToMeeting for video and by calling in for audio if your computer/tablet/smart phone does not have a microphone.

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Dial-In: +1 (669) 224-3319
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Members of the public who wish to make a public comment at the meeting can either 1) register to make a verbal comment  or 2) submit comments in advance to be read by staff. Please register to speak at the meeting or submit comments to be read by staff at least two hours in advance by sending an email to or calling (540) 642-1579. Comments will also be accepted during the meeting’s public comment period from those who did not pre-register. If you provide a public comment during the meeting, please be sure to send your name and contact information to so that we may ensure it is part of the official record and respond to you accordingly.


Due to the nature of the Declaration of a State of Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pursuant to Code § 2.2-3708.2 this meeting is to be held by electronic communications, via the web platform GoToMeeting. The catastrophic nature of this declared emergency makes it impracticable and unsafe to assemble a quorum in a single location, and the purpose of this meeting is to discuss or transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue operations of the public body.

1. Call GWRC Meeting to Order – Chairman Cathy Binder

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum – Dr. Linda Millsaps, Executive Director

4. Approval of the GWRC Agenda (ACTION ITEM)

5. Approval of Minutes 

a. June 24, 2020 GWRC Meeting (ACTION ITEM)

b. July 20, 2020 GWRC Meeting (ACTION ITEM)

c. August 10, 2020 GWRC Meeting (ACTION ITEM)

6. Public InvolvementComments and questions from members of the public are welcome at this time.

7. Financial Report – Michele Dooling, Director of Finance & Personnel

a. Monthly Financial Report (June 2020)

b. Year-to-Date Financial Report (July 2019 – June 2020)

8. Presentations:

a. Environmental Strategic Plan – Denise Nelson, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental Engineer, The Berkley Group

b. GWRideConnect Presentation – Kate Gibson, Deputy Director

9. Old Business

a. Broadband Working Group Appointments (ACTION ITEM)

b. 5307 Funding Update – Dr. Linda Millsaps

i. 5307 Funding and Vanpool Alliance 

ii. 5307 Reprogramming Request from FRED

c. Executive Director’s Report – Dr. Linda Millsaps

i. Grants Update

ii. Staffing Update

iii. Banking RFP

iv. FOIA Training

10. New Business

a.  Transit Funding – Dr. Linda Millsaps

11. Correspondence

12. Adjourn GWRC Meeting (Next Meeting: September 21, 2020)

Agenda Only

Meeting Packet

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