Commission Centered on Needs of Youth Central Virginia –Recently elected by his colleagues on the Commission, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) will serve as the Vice Chair of the Virginia Commission on Youth (COY). COY is a standing legislative commission of the General Assembly which, by mandate, provides a legislative forum in which complex issues may be explored and resolved.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Commission members and staff to examine issues which effect the youth of our Commonwealth. Developing sound policies which impact the provision of services to our next generation of leaders and their families is imperative to continued successful outcomes,” asserted Peace.
The Commission was enacted in 1989 and began operations in 1991. The Commission is bipartisan with twelve members (six Delegates, three Senators, and three citizen members). According to the Code of Virginia, the role and function of the Commission is to study and provide recommendations addressing the needs of and services to the Commonwealth’s youth and families.
COY monitors the development of laws and policies in federal, state and local governments which impact youth and their families and contribute to the General Assembly’s ability to make sound policy decisions based on well-studied and reasoned recommendations.
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.