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Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

The Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority was created by 2010 legislation --Title 67, Chapter 12, Code of Virginia. The mission of the Authority is to facilitate, coordinate, and support development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and supply chain vendors by:

  • Collecting metocean and environmental data.
  • Identifying regulatory and administrative barriers.
  • Working with local, state, and federal government agencies to upgrade port and logistic facilities and sites.
  • Ensuring development is compatible with other ocean uses and avian/marine wildlife.
  • Recommending ways to encourage and expedite offshore wind industry development.

ENABLING LEGISLATION: Title 67, Chapter 12, Code of VA


Joan Bondareff, Chair
Blank Rome, LLC

Deborah E. Miller, Vice-Chair
Green Strategy Associates

Mary Doswell
Doswell Strategic Consulting Services 

Phillip S. Green
Green Powered Technology

Bob Matthias
Assistant to the City Manager
Virginia Beach City Manager's Office

James McArthur, Jr.
Vice Admiral
U.S. Navy (Retired)

Arthur Moye, Jr.
Executive Vice-President
Virginia Maritime Association

Brian Redmond
Managing Director
Paragon Asset Group, LLC

Ronald Rosenberg
Chancellor, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
William & Mary Law School


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