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The Richmond NACE Chapter has put together a task force and created suggested guidelines to advocate for the Wedding and Events Industry as our government makes decisions on gatherings in Virginia.


We have been working with Megan Estrada, owner of NSWE Events, to create a letter and suggested guidelines to send to Governor Northam and the Virginia Department of Health.  Megan is a NACE leader from the Greater Chicago NACE Chapter who has worked to assist these advocacy efforts in Illinois, Florida, New York, and

New Jersey.  

On February 22, 2021, Richmond NACE sent our letter and suggested reopening guidelines to Governor Ralph Northam, members of his office, and the Virginia Department of Health. Within two days of sending this information, we received responses and positive feedback from members of his office and the Virginia Department of Health. It is our hope that we have opened the door to be included in the conversations moving forward on how to safely reopen the wedding and events industry. 

On February 24, 2021 and March 3, 2021 the NACE Richmond Covid-19 Task Force hosted webinars to review the Event Safety Recommended Guidelines that have been presented to the state. Participants were able to to ask questions and provide feedback on these guideline suggestions.

Below you will find the suggested reopening guidelines and the letter.


We are excited to have a continuously growing list of supporters backing our advocacy efforts.

If you would like to be included on our growing list of supporters or have any additional question in regard to our efforts,

please email a Task Force Leader or

Megan Estrada

NACE Covid-19 Task Force Leader - Chicago, Florida, Virginia, New York, New Jersey

CEO & Event Consultant, NSWE Events


Jamie Adams, CPCE

NACE Covid-19 Task Force Virginia

Richmond NACE Chapter President

Operations Manager, Paisley & Jade


Carter Sutton Aines

NACE Covid-19 Task Force Virginia

Richmond NACE Director of Marketing

Staffing Coordinator & Event Planner, A Sharper Palate


Laura Silva, CPCE

NACE Covid-19 Task Force Virginia

Richmond NACE Treasurer Director of Events,

Director of Events, HOUSEpitality Family

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