Agricultural / Purchase of Development Rights


Meetings


7:00 PM
Fourth Monday of each month
County Administration Conference Room - 3rd Floor
George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA   22554

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available in the Agenda Center prior
to the meetings and will be posted online by noon
on Friday prior to each meeting.  Minutes are
available following approval.  

NOT
E:  Agendas & Minutes prior to year 2016 are
housed in the 
Archive Center.
Members Officers Election Districts
John Howe Chairman Falmouth
Martin McClevey Vice-Chairman Griffis-Widewater
Jeff Adams   Hartwood
Thomas Hale   Rock Hill
Robin Long   Garrisonville
Benjamin Rudasill   Aquia
Vacant   George Washington
Staff Support Position Department
Kathy Baker Assistant Director/Program Administrator Planning and Zoning
Joe Fiorello Environmental Planner Planning and Zoning
Michael Keyes Appraiser Commissioner of Revenue

Overview

The Agricultural / Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Committee is a body of seven citizens appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each member represents an election district. The purpose of the Committee is to address the problems of sustainable growth, preservation of rural lands, and promotion and facilitation of agriculture, environmental integrity, land values, and taxation. 

PDR Program


The Committee works with the program administrator to promote the PDR Program and review applications from landowners who apply to the program. The PDR Program enables the county to acquire conservation easements voluntarily offered by property owners to limit further residential development. 

The Planning and Zoning staff provides support to the Committee. 

Buy Fresh Buy Local


The Fredericksburg Area Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter provides information on locally grown produce.