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The Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board has oversight for the operation of the VOLSAP fund. VRS staff, however, may assist with the establishment and maintenance of the program and fund. The VRS Board of Trustees invests VOLSAP contributions alongside the VRS Retirement Trust Fund. The VOLSAP fund annually reimburses VRS for all direct and indirect costs associated with VOLSAP administration.

Board Composition

The VOLSAP Board is comprised as follows:

  • The Director of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) serves as Chairman of the Board.
  • The Governor of Virginia appoints six members to the Board, each of whom serves for a term of six years.
    • Three gubernatorial appointees named from a list provided by the Virginia State Firefighters Association.
    • Three gubernatorial appointees named from a list provided by the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
  • State legislators represent the final three members of the Board.
    • The Speaker of the House of Delegates appoints two members of the House of Delegates.
    • The Senate Committee on Rules appoints one member of the Senate.
    • All legislative appointees serve for a term coincident with their respective terms of office.

Upcoming Board Meetings


March 19 - 2:00 p.m.

Bank of America Pavilion Building - 3rd Floor Conference Room

1111 E. Main Street Richmond, VA 23219
Remote Locations
44 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA
26 South Randolph Street, Lexington, VA
2441 Windward Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Board Members

VRS Director
Patricia S. Bishop
Chairman of the VOLSAP Board, Term: Ex officio
Senator
A. Benton Chafin Jr.
Senate Appointee, Coincident with term of office
Delegate
Benjamin L. Cline
House of Delegates Appointee, Coincident with term of office
Delegate
Hyland F. Fowler Jr.
House of Delegates Appointee, Coincident with term of office
Gary A. Dalton
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2024
Richard W. Harris
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2024
John H. Craig III
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Mark L. Crnarich
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2022
Kenneth J. Brown
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2020
Bruce W. Edwards
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2020