• Continued support for Research at the CAER/IST Facility
    • Developed and executed advocacy strategy resulting in financial backing in the 2017 Commonwealth budget
    • Signed an MOU with CAER
      • Joint efforts to bring more nuclear research dollars into Virginia
      • Create more nuclear workforce opportunities
    • Help promote and market the facility and its capabilities to DOE, NRC, national labs and others
  • Develop the Next Generation Nuclear Workforce
    • Develop nuclear workforce action agenda:
      • Advocate for Virginia to create an official Energy Cluster in its Workforce Program
      • Expand CVCC nuclear energy training program statewide, through dialog with leadership within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
    • Advocate state nuclear workforce needs and recommendations to legislative and state government officials regarding workforce needs
    • Coordinate advocacy efforts with the Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium, IBEW, and others
    • Statewide Energy Workforce Pathways Conference, jointly with VA Community College System, Department of Education and Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium—March 3rd
      • Goal  is to identify consensus workforce policy issues that can be taken to state and federal policymakers for consideration
      • Over 100 attendees – educators, energy industry and state officials
      • Developing Workforce Action Agenda
  • VNEC Public Policy Advocacy Agenda
    • Implement a Congressional Advocacy plan to educate better, inform and advise the Virginia Congressional Delegation of the energy and economic importance of the Virginia nuclear industry—both on the domestic energy and national security fronts
    • Continue state legislative and agency advocacy and education efforts
    • Work with the Delegation to create more nuclear research opportunities and bring more grant dollars into Virginia universities and facilities
  • Virginia Nuclear Conference
    • June 2016 Richmond conference held In Partnership with Nuclear Energy Institute
    • Examined the nuclear industry’s value to the Virginia economy
    • Virginia Trade and Commerce Secretary Maurice Jones keynoted the conference
  • Communications activities
    • Increased media outreach and information about the nuclear industry in Virginia, through articles, interviews, op-eds and speaking engagements
    • Support and participate in energy conferences and meetings to ensure nuclear’s role in Virginia is understood