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Virginia ABC Authority Deputy Secretary Chris Curtis with Center for Alcohol Policy award

Virginia ABC Executive Receives Alcohol Regulation Leadership Award

Virginia ABC Deputy Secretary to the Board Chris Curtis was awarded with the Center for Alcohol Policy’s Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award during the 11th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The national award recognizes the work of regulators who oversee the alcohol industry and promote public safety. Chris Curtis’ career with Virginia ABC spans more than four decades, during which he has served the Bureau of Law Enforcement and executive leadership team.

Virginia ABC store Grand Opening

Virginia ABC Opens Four New Stores

It was a busy summer for Virginia ABC with grand openings at four new locations: Store #424 in Ashburn, Store #412 in Stafford, Store #427 in Lebanon and Store #437 in Chesapeake (photo above). There are now 374 Virginia ABC stores across the commonwealth. 
Virginia ABC has opened more than 80 stores in the last 10 years and has plans to open additional stores based on market research, customer demand and available locations. Read more about the store closest to you.
Virginia ABC Leadership team at Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia ABC Holds Board Meeting in a Distillery for the First Time

In May 2018, the Virginia ABC Board, the Virginia ABC Executive Leadership Team and staff members held a formal Board meeting at the Virginia Distillery Company in Lovingston. It was the first time in Virginia ABC history that a Board meeting was held in a distillery. Virginia Distillery Company gave attendees a tour showing the various stages of whisky-making and the aging process. Virginia ABC supports, and strives to implement, policies that encourage the growth of distilleries in Virginia. Read more about Virginia distilleries.

Virginia ABC is governed by a part-time board consisting of a chairperson and four commisioners.

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Fiscal year 2017 marked Virginia ABC’s 19th consecutive record-breaking year in sales and profits.

View Virginia ABC's annual report.(PDF).