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Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

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Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $691,029
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the Governor
Authority:  Virginia Code, Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Section 215
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Doug Domenech
Assumed office:  January 17, 2010
Compensation:  $152,793
Other Virginia Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
The Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources is an appointed state executive position in the Virginia state government. The secretary advises the sitting Governor of Virginia on natural resources issues and "works to advance the governor's top environmental priorities."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Doug Domenech.[1] He was first appointed on January 17, 2010.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Domenech was the Senior Vice President of Artemis Strategies; a Washington, DC based bipartisan government relations and strategic communications firm.


Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Section 215 of the Code of Virginia establishes the position of Secretary of Natural Resources:

The position of Secretary of Natural Resources (the Secretary) is created. The Secretary shall be responsible to the Governor for the following agencies: Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of Historic Resources, Marine Resources Commission, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Museum of Natural History, and the Department of Environmental Quality.


Title 2.2, Chapter 4, Section 200 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the governor to appoint the secretaries of: state, agriculture and forestry, education and natural resources, among others. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state General Assembly and the appointees, with the exception of the secretary of state, "hold office at the pleasure of the Governor."[2]

State budget

The budget for the Secretary of Natural Resources's Office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $691,029.[3]


In 2011, the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $152,793, according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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