Agricultural / Purchase of Development Rights


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.  

E:  Agendas & Minutes prior to year 2016 are
housed in the 
Archive Center.
Members Officers Election Districts
John Howe Chairman Falmouth
Benjamin Rudasill Vice-Chairman Aquia
Jeff Adams   Hartwood
Robert Broxton   Garrisonville
Martin McClevey   Griffis-Widewater
Chad Young   George Washington
Vacant   Rock Hill
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


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.