WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 2, 2011 – Virginia Delegate Bill Janis of Glen Allen was appointed by House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell to the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, succeeding former Delegate Morgan Griffith, now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Foundation is a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia. Its board is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees.
Delegate Janis has represented the 56th District since 2002 in the House of Delegates, where he is majority whip, vice chair of the Rules Committee and chair of the Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. A graduate of Virginia Military Institute, he is a veteran of 15 years of military service in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy. He holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and has worked in the offices of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Albemarle and Henrico counties.