Standing Committees

The structure of the City Council Standing Committees was established in order to increase efficiency. Any proposed ordinances are sent to the appropriate standing committee for in-depth discussion and review before a final vote can be taken in a Formal Council Meeting. Each Standing Committee has three members of Council and an alternate.

Committees hold public meetings once a month. Through the review process, standing committees may recommend that Council either approve, reject, continue, refer, or withdraw a piece of proposed legislation.

The following is a list of each standing committee and its members and responsibilities, as well as links to where their meeting agendas and summaries can be found. More information can also be found here.

Public Safety


  • Reva Trammell – Chair
  • Ann-Frances Lambert – Vice Chair
  • Kristen Nye – Member
  • Stephanie Lynch – Alternate


To monitor and recommend to Council official policy on the following:

  • Law enforcement
  • The judiciary
  • Fire safety
  • Ambulance Services
  • Emergency Communication

Public Safety Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Education and Human Services


  • Stephanie Lynch – Chair
  • Cynthia Newbille – Vice Chair
  • Andreas Addison – Member
  • Ellen Robertson – Alternate


To monitor and recommend to Council official policy in the areas of:

  • Recreation
  • Social Services
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Human Advocacy
  • Public Education
  • City Library System

This committee balances the primary role of the Richmond Public Schools against the responsibility of oversight imposed by appropriation of public funds.

Education and Human Services Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Organizational Development


  • Michael Jones – Chair
  • Kristen Nye – Vice Chair
  • Andreas Addison – Member
  • Katherine Jordan – Member
  • Ann-Frances Lambert – Member
  • Stephanie Lynch– Member
  • Cynthia Newbille – Member
  • Ellen Robertson – Member
  • Reva Trammell – Member


To review the operations of every department, bureau, agency, and other unit of the City government; to make such recommendations for operations and organizational development as appropriate.

Organizational Development Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Finance and Economic Development


  • Cynthia Newbille– Chair
  • Ellen Robertson – Vice Chair
  • Katherine Jordan – Member
  • Andreas Addison – Alternate


To monitor and recommend to the Council an official policy on the City’s financial health including

  • Budgetary processes
  • Revenue and expense structures
  • Internal and fiscal controls

Finance and Economic Development Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Land Use, Housing, and Transportation


  • Andreas Addison – Chair
  • Ellen Robertson – Vice Chair
  • Ann-Frances Lambert– Member
  • Katherine Jordan – Alternate


To monitor and to recommend to council an official policy on land use planning, environmental issues, and housing throughout the city; to provide all facts about transportation in the City.

Land Use, Housing, and Transportation Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Governmental Operations


  • Katherine Jordan – Chair
  • Ann-Frances Lambert – Vice Chair
  • Stephanie Lynch – Member
  • Kristen Nye – Alternate


To review City issues and policies not related or assigned to other Standing Committees of Council; to review and to recommend issues assigned by Council Organizational Development Standing Committee

Governmental Operations Meeting Agendas and Summaries