The Secretary participates in many events across the Commonwealth. Here, you can find select photos from events he's attended.
Governor McDonnell and the Batten Institute at U.Va.'s Darden School of Business Host the Jefferson Innovation Summit as Part of the "Year of the Entrepreneur"
Governor Bob McDonnell participated in an earth week tree planting and nature hike with elementary school students. On the nature hike, they identified trees including Red oak, birch, poplar, sweet gum and sassafras. The event took place at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield.
Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County is Virginia’s largest state park at 7,950 acres. It was originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a federal recreation area and became Pocahontas State Park in the 1940s. The name was chosen through a naming contest among school children.
Governor McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell held a Virginia tourism, wine, food and film reception for industry professionals New York City. The event was hosted by Donald and Eric Trump at Trump Towers. More than 200 wine news and travel journalists, wine trade representatives, tour planners business contacts, film makers and film trade professionals were in attendance. Governor and Mrs. McDonnell spoke about the recent growth in the Virginia wine industry, top quality “Virginia’s Finest” products, the filming of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in Virginia and Virginia as a top travel destination.
(Photos courtesy of the Virginia Tourism Corporation)
Governor McDonnell Opens and Delivers Keynote Address at Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade
Governor McDonnell Attends Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup Gala and Announces Winner of the 2012 Governor’s Cup Virginia Wine Competition
Governor Bob McDonnell announces his “The Greatest Opportunity: Jobs and Economic Development Legislative Agenda” for the 2012 General Assembly session. This year’s agenda builds on the aggressive job creation and economic development measures that passed the General Assembly with strong bipartisan support during the 2010 and 2011 sessions.
Smithfield Specialty Food Group is the gourmet products division of Smithfield Foods. The company is home of The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg and produces and sells genuine Smithfield Ham.
The Virginia Diner, located in Wakefield, started as a restaurant in 1929. The restaurant remains a tourist icon on Route 460. The Virginia Diner is also known as a producer and marketer of premium Virginia peanuts.
(photos: Pierre Courtois)
In November 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell and a team of Virginia economic development officials embarked on an 11-day job creation and economic development marketing mission that took the group to Israel and India before concluding on November 21st. The marketing mission provided the governor and other state officials a unique opportunity to strengthen Virginia's relationship with foreign companies that already have a Virginia presence and to share Virginia's story with prospective corporate investors and importers.
Representatives from the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association delivered Virginia Grown pumpkins to Governor McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell. For more information on where to find Virginia Grown pumpkins visit http://www.virginiagrown.com.
Governor McDonnell Attends Reception Celebrating the Opening of Trump Vineyard Estates
The Virginia Holstein Association and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invited reporters to Capitol Square in Richmond March 29, 2011, for a photo shoot with a super model of the bovine family, a show cow named Eastview Jose Joelle MG. She was here for a photo shoot with a professional cow photographer for the program of the 2011 National Holstein Convention, which will be held in Richmond in June.
The Convention will bring hundreds of dairy farmers from across the United States to the Greater Richmond Convention Center, and the photo at Capitol Square is to entice attendees to come early, stay late and enjoy Virginia’s Holsteins, history and hospitality.
Planting of ten Chambourcin grapevines in the garden of the Executive Mansion during wine week 2011 followed the path of the original charter of Jamestown’s Acte 12 in 1619 that required every male settler to plant at least ten grape vines. The vines were planted with the intent that they will be flourishing for the Executive Mansion’s 200 year anniversary in 2013.
Mrs. McDonnell received help from experts with the Virginia wine industry, including Lucie Morton, viticulturist and vineyard consultant, Luca Paschina, general manager and winemaker at Barboursville Vineyards and Jason Tesauro, director of marketing for Barboursville. Lucie and Luca have worked with Mrs. McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Todd Haymore to select appropriate vines, review the site and prepare the site for planting as well as to plant the vines.
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore announces Governor Bob McDonnell's agriculture and forestry initiatives for 2011. The announcement includes legislation and budget amendments that Secretary Haymore will advocate on behalf of the Administration, as well as long-term goals that he, along with the Governor, hopes to accomplish this year and over the next three years.
Governor McDonnell Ceremonially Signs Virginia Wine Promotion Legislation.
Harvest Fest at the Executive Mansion.
Pumpkin Delivery at the Executive Mansion
Governor McDonnell Attends 12th Annual Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau Legislative Appreciation Day
Governor-elect McDonnell gets sworn in as the 71st Governor on the steps of the Capitol in Richmond, VA.