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About the Middle James Roundtable

The Middle James Roundtable is a collaborative effort among various stakeholders in the Middle James watershed to improve water quality and the overall health of our communities. Roundtable stakeholders include elected officials, local government staff, the agricultural community, planning district commissions, business and industry, water and sewer utilities, commercial fishermen, soil and water conservation districts, developers, interested citizens, environmental groups, tourism and recreational groups, state and federal agency staff and public service authorities. Roundtable activities are dictated by the participants and can involve activities such as hosting forums to discuss local watershed issues and land use, educating citizens about water quality, grant writing, coordinating workshops, social marketing campaigns, collecting and analyzing water quality data and planning and implementation of watershed goals.

The Middle James Roundtable consists of a steering committee, which meets quarterly.  An executive committee, elected from current steering committee members by steering committee members, meets monthly.  The Roundtable also holds a yearly meeting that focuses on local water quality issues.

Middle James Roundtable Bylaws

Middle James Roundtable Strategic Action Plan


2013 Middle James Roundtable Annual Meeting Speaker Presentations

Cost Effective Stormwater Management in the James- Adrienne Kotula (James River Association), Grace LeRose (City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities)

VCU Sustainability Programs- Jacek Ghosh (Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Sustainability)

Bellemeade Walkable Watershed Panel- Karen Firehawk (Green Infrastructure Center), Nissa Dean (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay), Grace LeRose (City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities), Amber Ellis (James River Association), Bob Argabright (Citizen)

River Report Cards - Why Do We Use Them?- Jessica Lasseter (Rivanna River Basin Commission), Michelle Kokolis (James River Association), Caroline Wicks (EcoCheck)

Chesterfield County Rain Garden Initiative- Lorne Field (Chesterfield County Department of Environmental Engineering), Kip Mumaw (Ecosystem Services LLC)

Stormwater Funding Mechanisms- Fernando Pasquel (ARCADIS)

By Road and By River Through the James Watershed- Laurel Woodworth (Center for Watershed Protection)


Executive Committee Members

  • Chairperson: Erin Hawkins - City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources
  • Vice-Chairperson/ Chair Elect: Kip Mumaw - Ecosystem Services, LLC
  • Secretary: Nancy Drumheller - Central Virginia Waste Management Authority
  • Treasurer: Anna Mathis - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay


Steering Committee Members


  • Aimee Bushman - Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Alex Foraste, P.E. -  Williamsburg Environmental Group
  • Anna Mathis - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Betty McCracken - Monocan Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Bret Schardein - Citizen
  • Erin Hawkins - City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources  
  • Gay Stokes - City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities  
  • Hallie Boisseau - Keep Henrico Beautiful
  • Kip Mumaw - Ecosystem Services, LLC       
  • Lisa Hardy - Citizen  
  • Margaret Smigo - Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Megan Sommers Bascone - Roundtable Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University/DEQ
  • Michelle Kokolis - James River Association    
  • Nancy Drumheller - Central Virginia Waste Management Authority  
  • Paul Davis - Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Sarah Stewart - Richmond Regional Planning District Commission


Meeting Minutes

To obtain past meeting minutes, please contact the Roundtable Coordinator at info@mjrt.org


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." -- John Muir