The Chesapeake Bay Commission this week announced that it has elected Virginia Delegate David Bulova as its next chair. Bulova takes over from the outgoing chair, Pennsylvania Senator Scott Martin.
The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a tri-state legislative body that works with state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia on Chesapeake Bay restoration policy.
Del. Bulova represents parts of Fairfax County and Fairfax City in the Virginia General Assembly. As a leader on environmental issues, he has worked closely with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) during his tenure. In 2019, CBF named him Virginia Legislator of the Year.
The Bay Commission also announced this week that it elected Pennsylvania Senator Gene Yaw to chair the Pennsylvania Delegation and Maryland Del. Dana Stein to chair the Maryland Delegation of the Commission.
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk issued the following statement.
“As we approach the next phase of Bay restoration, strong leadership, fruitful partnerships across states, and innovative approaches will be more important than ever.
“We congratulate Delegate Bulova, Delegate Stein, and Senator Yaw, and look forward to working closely with them to ensure a Chesapeake Bay that can be enjoyed by all. Their leadership and experience will be invaluable to the Bay Commission.”