Executive Committee


The Executive Committee is comprised of the chairs of each standing committee, the chairs of each local planning group, and a representative from each lead agency. This committee is responsible for administrative oversight of the CoC and is empowered to act on behalf of the CoC in between meetings.


The Western Virginia CoC is led by an Executive Committee that provides direction and makes all formal decisions for the CoC. Each of the CoC standing committees are described below. The current list of committee members are here. A thorough explanation of the CoC structure can be found in the CoC Charter.


Best Practices Committee


Media Advocacy Committee


Local Planning Groups


As the Western Virginia CoC covers such a large area in Virginia, it is comprised of two local planning groups that each focus on certain localities within the CoC. The Northern Local Planning Group focuses on the City of Winchester, and Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page, and Shenandoah Counties. The Southern Local Planning Group focuses on the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. These groups meet both separately and collectively throughout the year. Both groups have a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness that is specific to the localities and you can find them in the Document Center. 

There are also quarterly meetings open to both planning groups, all committees, interested community members, and interested agencies. These are referred to as "CoC Wide" meeting. Please check the Calendar page to find out when the next meeting occurs.


This committee will increase the visibility of the CoC by developing messages about homelessness to be used in the media, drafting press releases, posting on social media, and pitching stories to the media. A media plan will be created and reviewed each year.


This committee is responsible for researching and implementing best practices for meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in the region, establishing a CoC coordinated assessment system, creating and implementing written standards for administering assistance, promoting regional cooperation, partnerships, and knowledge sharing, assessing regional training needs, and facilitating training opportunities.