Virginia Governor Creates Newest OREC

July 19, 2019

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the creation of the newest office of outdoor recreation yesterday.

The office will be part of the Governor’s Cabinet, under the direction of Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade Cassidy Rasnick and in partnership with Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler. The office will work with staff from multiple state agencies on issues relating to economic development, talent attraction and retention as well as improving quality of life through the lens of outdoor recreation. The team will hit the ground running with an initiative to recruit outdoor industry manufacturers to locate or expand to the commonwealth.

Click here for more information on state offices of outdoor recreation.