Stafford County is seeking stakeholder group applicants to assist with the County’s efforts at redistricting. The purpose of the group is to inform and educate stakeholders and their respective organizations about the status of Stafford County’s 2021 Redistricting and the circumstances impacting it. The Board of Supervisors established a Redistricting Committee on March 3, 2020, that has been meeting to plan for the redistricting, as mandated by Virginia, following the completion of the 2020 United States Census. Election districts are examined and changed as needed following the completion of the Census every 10 years.
A stakeholder organization is defined as “a government entity, political organization, or non-profit organization/group serving Stafford County whose functions, responsibilities, and/or membership are affected by redistricting decisions of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. A stakeholder may not represent a for-profit interest.” Interested organizations must complete an online application form at www.staffordcountyva.gov/redistricting by 4:30 p.m. on September 3, 2021. Interested applicants must review and acknowledge the attestations located at the bottom of the application.
Each stakeholder organization must designate a Stafford County resident as its stakeholder designee, who will represent the stakeholder organization at two stakeholder meetings, the dates of which are to be determined. The designee will serve as a liaison for their organization by attending the meetings, communicating with the Board of Supervisors and County staff, asking process-related questions and sharing organizational information.
Stafford County will also hold a public information meeting about the redistricting process and factors contributing to this year’s meeting during the Fall. A future date and time are to be determined. This meeting will feature content identical to the initial stakeholder group meeting.
More information about the upcoming redistricting can be found at staffordcountyva.gov/redistricting. Citizens may also submit comments at this address.