Through the Virginia Solutions program, citizens have ready access right in their communities to help creating solutions to complex issues.


Participating Resolution Virginia member centers provide citizens with access to high-quality facilitation of complex, public policy, community-wide, environmental, development and similar issues.


The project was initiated in partnership with the great people at UVA’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation and has been funded in part by grants from the Hewlett Foundation and the National Association for Community Mediation


To get help with a decision that needs to be made or a project that needs community input, please contact one of our member centers or send us an email at


Examples of collaborative processes at work


  • The City of Harrisonburg used a series of facilitated public meetings and decision-making processes to help the community decide how to revitalize its downtown.

  • Over 150 citizens of Fluvanna County gathered at an open Forum to identify local priorities for protecting open space.

  • The town of Front Royal is transforming the Avtex Superfund site into productive uses that will provide jobs and recreation.

  • A nursing home staff used the help of a mediation center to identify issues that kept them from having a positive work environment.

  • The Bryan Park Interchange Advisory Committee, convened by the Virginia Department of Transportation, developed consensus recommendations to deal with the increasingly congested intersection of I-95 and I-64 in Richmond.

  • Charlottesville and Albemarle County found that their court system was outgrowing its current space. An advisory committee comprised of stakeholders representing a broad range of community interests developed recommendations consistent with public interests.

  • A Culpeper County public meeting on the land application of biosolids helped reduce tension and develop new ideas.


Resolution Virginia is a consortium of nine not-for-profit community dispute resolution centers working to help Virginians resolve conflict constructively. Please peruse our site to learn more about what we do, how to access the services of member centers and how to support community-based conflict resolution in Virginia.


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