Public Hearings and Comments

Participation


The Board of Supervisors appreciates your interest in the Stafford County Government and welcomes your participation. The public has two opportunities to comment during board meetings: during the public presentation section of the meeting and during a public hearing on a particular issue.

Request to Speak


If you would like to speak at a meeting, send an email request to Marcia Hollenberger and include the meeting date, your name, and address.

Public presentations that require the use of the County's electronic system for PowerPoint or other visual displays must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board, Marcia Hollenberger, by noon on the Monday before the Board meeting you would like to make a presentation. Please note that the County email system only accepts files smaller than 10MB, if submitting a file larger than 10MB please submit it in-person to the Clerk at the County Administration Building.

If several people are expected to speak at a meeting you may have to fill out a speaker card.  

Guidelines for Speaking


Public Presentations


  • Individuals whether they are representing themselves or a group, are allowed three minutes each to speak.
  • Please state your name and address as soon as you reach the podium. Please speak into the microphone slowly, clearly, and loudly.
  • Please watch the light on the podium to monitor the time of your presentation:
    o Green - Your public presentation begins. Please begin.
    o Yellow - You have one minute to summarize your comments.
    o Red - Your public presentation is complete.
  • You may speak on any subject except those that will be considered by the board during a public hearing.

Public Hearings

 
  • Individuals, whether they are representing themselves or a group, are allowed three minutes to speak.
  • Please state your name and address as soon as you reach the podium. Please speak into the microphone slowly, clearly, and loudly.
  • Please watch the light on the podium to monitor the time of your presentation:
    o Green - Your public presentation begins. Please begin.
    o Yellow - You have one minute to summarize your comments.
    o Red - Your public presentation is complete.