The first VGEA Chapters were organized coinciding with the boundaries of Virginia State Highway Department construction districts. At that time, there were 13 districts, with eight of them organizing a Chapter within their district.

Later, other chapters arose within State agencies or facilities, such as our Department of Forestry Chapter and our Pocahontas Correctional Facility Chapter. Currently, VGEA has active and growing Chapters covering the Northern Virginia Region (Prince William), Southside, Shenandoah, Greater RVA and two in the Hampton Roads region (Tidewater and Peninsula). We also have fledgling Chapters in other areas, and please email if you don’t see a page for your area. There may be a group near you that is just organizing and could use your help to get underway!

Click the Chapter below that you think would be your closest affiliation or the Chapter you choose to attend.

Augusta Chapter

Department of Forestry Chapter

J. Sargent Reynolds Community College Chapter

Peninsula Chapter

Pocahontas Chapter

Prince William Chapter

Richmond Retirees’ Chapter

Southside Virginia Chapter

Tidewater Virginia Chapter





What VGEA Members Are Saying:

  • This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…

    Dan Moon
  • VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!

    Judy Franklin
  • VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.

    April Mela
  • I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.

    Terry Alfred
  • Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.

    Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
  • VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.

    Joan Stromberg, ABC
  • Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us! 

    Karen Poff
  • The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!

    L.F., Department of Corrections
  • “I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”

    J. L. Stone
  • Great organization and I’m proud to be a member. VGEA worked tirelessly to ensure state employees received a 3% raise this year and not tied to revenue projections. VGEA is our voice to state government. I wish more state employees would join, there is strength in numbers.

    Carolyn Bethea

Representing the Commonwealth’s Employees and Retirees

For more than a half century, the VGEA has worked with Virginia General Assembly members and every Governor to protect the interests of the Commonwealth’s employees and retirees and to ensure that their needs are addressed. Learn More

Celebrating 60 Years of Service!