Wetlands Board


This board reviews and hears public comment and issues permits for construction and alteration to tidal wetlands.


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Courthouse Office Building
    6504 Main Street
    Gloucester, VA 23061

Member Details

Seven members and two alternates are appointed for a five-year term.

NamePositionPhoneEmailTerm Expiration
Rachel StrawnCounty-Wide (Abingdon)804-693-0446
Email Rachel Strawn09/14/2022
John R. Sprouse, Jr.County-Wide (Gloucester Point)
804-642-3791Email John Sprouse09/14/2026
Walter I. Priest, III,  ChairmanCounty-Wide (York)
804-642-5737Email Walter Priest09/14/2026
Bronco Bayless, SecretaryCounty-Wide (Ware)
804-854-5371Email Bronco Bayless09/14/2025
Rick KleinCounty-Wide (Alternate)

Robert "Chip" NeikirkCounty-Wide (Alternate)757-817-6375
Email Chip Neikirk
William PickensCounty-Wide (At-Large)
540-535-5199Email William Pickens3/31/2024
Norman L. Sibley,
Vice Chairman
County-Wide (At-Large)
William "Bill" Walker
County-Wide (Petsworth)
804-693-6540Email Bill Walker09/14/2022
Ron OwensStaff Liaison804-693-1217Email Ron OwensN/A
Kenna SchallerRecording Secretary804-693-1217Email Kenna SchallerN/A

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Related Documents

Wetlands Board enacting legislation

More Information

Contact the Environmental Programs Office at 804-693-1217 for more information.