Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

The Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA) 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; and

  • Recommending ways to encourage and expedite offshore wind industry development.


Joan Bondareff, Chair
Principal — Blank Rome, LLC

Phillip S. Green, Vice Chair
President — Green Powered Technology

B. Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communication Manager Southeast — Ørsted

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

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

Laura McKay
Manager — Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program

Mark Mitchell
Vice President of Generation Construction — Dominion Energy

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

Brian Redmond
Managing Director — Paragon Asset Group, LLC

Upcoming Meetings

Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
September 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuckahoe Henrico County Public Library
1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
*Subject to change


Al Christopher — Director, Division of Energy
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy