Greater Richmond Convention Center Authority

GRCCA bumpGRCCA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia that was created by the local governments in the City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties and was established to acquire, finance, expand, renovate, lease, operate, and maintain the Greater Richmond Convention Center. GRCCA is governed by a five-member commission made up of the Chief Administrative Officer of each of the four incorporating political subdivisions and the President of InUnison, a regional business association. Debt service costs and other operating and capital cost obligations for the Greater Richmond Convention Center are funded by an 8% transient lodging tax levied on hotel room rentals in the four participating localities. The Authority meets bi-monthly at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in the Administrative office located at 401 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Information on this page consists of the Authority Member listing along with documents such as the articles of incorporation and bylaws as well as other agreements. Financial reports, agendas and minutes after approval are housed on this site. 

Authority Members:

Lincoln Saunders, 2023 chair
City of Richmond

John A. Vithoulkas 
Henrico County

Joseph P. Casey
Chesterfield County

John A. Budesky
Hanover County

Nancy C. Thomas

GRCCA Meeting Schedule for 2023:

Friday, January 20, 2023 10 a.m.

Friday, March 17, 2023 10 a.m.

Friday, May 19, 2023 10 a.m.

Friday, July 21, 2023 10 a.m. 

Friday, September 15, 2023 10 a.m.

Friday, November 17, 2023 10 a.m.

GRCCA meets inside the Greater Richmond Convention Center – 401 N. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Administrative Office

For more information please contact Michelle Lovatt