Richmond is a vibrant center for city and state government and public policy. UR Downtown is located just a few blocks from the Virginia State Capitol and Richmond’s City Hall. The Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board meet regularly in City Hall at 301 North Ninth Street. The Virginia General Assembly convenes session every winter, beginning in January, in the Virginia State Capitol at 1000 Bank Street.
Each semester, UR Downtown and RVAGOV sponsors excursions to local government meetings. Free transportation, lunch or dinner, and educational context are provided as part of these excursions. Registration is required.
For Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board excursions, participants will take the UR Downtown Shuttle, departing from the Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub promptly at 5 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café at UR Downtown (free for registered participants). After dinner, participants will take a short walk (two blocks) to City Hall for the meeting at 6 p.m. Shuttles will pick up at City Hall and return to campus by 8 p.m.