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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


VOLSAP Board meetings are open to the public. All meetings are held at VRS, located at 1111 East Main Street, Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Also, no public comment will be received at the meetings, except those conducted as remote meetings pursuant to Chapter 1289 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly. View the Public Comment Policy pdf download.


October 28 - 2:00 p.m.

Electronic Meeting Only

Registration is required.

Please register to participate or to view the recorded version. Instructions on signing up to provide public comment are included.

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
Hyland F. Fowler Jr.
House of Delegates Appointee, Coincident with term of office
Delegate
Stephen E. Heretick
House of Delegates Appointee, Coincident with term of office
Kenneth J. Brown
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Steve A. Grayson
Gubernatorial Appointee, Term Expires: June 30, 2026
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