Public meetings are the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg. Closed sessions begin at 6 p.m. if needed. Open sessions begin at 7:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend and allowed to speak at each meeting. We at PMCVA encourage you to attend and ask your representative what they are doing to protect their citizens and our resources.
Timely issues you might ask them consider include the following:
- They could create an advisory committee to help keep the Board of Supervisors updated on issues related to the MVP pipeline and its impact on the community;
- They should consider hiring, as a Board of Supervisors, a specialized attorney with expertise about natural gas pipelines, FERC, and fossil fuels;
- Ask the Board of Supervisors to consider getting consulting party status, as Roanoke County and Giles County are doing;
- Ask them to map our community resources and potential effects of the pipeline on Montgomery County;
- Create a detailed emergency plan for evacuating in case of a pipeline explosion, which needs to be in place for our community to qualify for FEMA disaster help.
You can find maps of your district to help you locate your representative here.
If you would like to send a message to the entire Board of Supervisors, you may email them at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing letters of protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also helps us hold them and Mountain Valley Pipeline responsible for their information and their actions.
For other ideas on having your voice heard, please check out this guide: A Citizen’s Guide to Having Your Voice Heard
Write and contact your elected officials
Governor Terry McAuliffe
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
Senator Mark Warner
129B Salem Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Senator Tim Kaine
611 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 5B
Roanoke, VA 24011
Representative Morgan Griffith
17 West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073