VPA Paver Requests

3.5x7.5 Pavers -- $100
(3 lines, 15 characters per line including spaces) 
Names of newspapers will be placed inside the state of Virginia, open to active member newspapers only. They will be placed near your actual location. Space is limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. When space inside the state is sold, pavers will be placed near your location along the outside of the state. 
3.5x7.5 pavers around the state of Virginia are open to all VPA members and friends of the VPA. 

11x11 Pavers -- $250
(4 lines, 15 characters per line including spaces) 
These are available for all members and friends of the VPA.

Named Gift Opportunities 
Honor the accomplishments of your newspaper or company, a friend or colleague, or memorialize a loved one, with an area of the headquarters named for that person, newspaper or company. 

Main Conference Room 

Administration Area 
(Executive Director's Office, Assistant Director's Office and President's Conference Room) 

Lobby/Welcome Reception Area 

Conference/Committee Rooms (3 available) 


The visitor office just off the entrance foyer is sponsored by Craig Merritt, of the Richmond law firm of Christian & Barton. 

The water fountain next to the main conference room was sponsored by the late Alf Goodykoontz, chairman emeritus of the VPA Building Committee. 

Just like with the pavers, naming rights will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A permanent plaque will be displayed in your named area. 

For more information, contact Janet Madison at (804) 521-7571 or send an e-mail

Honor a colleague, friend or family member with a paver in front of the Virginia Press Association's headquarters in Glen Allen.

Click here to download a request form.

Other Member Resources

Cameras in the Courtroom

Virginia State Code Section 19.2-266 states: "A court may solely in its discretion permit the taking of photographs in the courtroom during the progress of judicial proceedings."

Papers Must Publish Fair Housing Notices

In 2003, 18 VAC 135-50-110 of the Virginia Administrative Code was modified to state that newspapers are required to publish a fair-housing publisher's notice. Previously, the notice was used at the newspaper's discretion.

Games of Chance and Advertising

In Virginia, games of chance are usually illegal. However, the ones that are permitted -- bingo games, raffles and, since 1993, duck races -- are strictly governed under 18.2-340 of the Code of Virginia. Their regulation is the responsibility of the state Department of Charitable Gaming.

Exemptions from Sales and Use Tax for Printing Free Newspapers

On May 22, 1989, Commissioner W.H. Forst issued a ruling stating that the 1983 law change would exempt the free-newspaper publisher from the sales tax.

State Police Press IDs

In cooperation with the Virginia State Police, Virginia Press Association provides identification credentials to journalists who are bona fide employees of Virginia newspapers.

VPA Execution Witness Pool Information

The Virginia Department of Corrections directed the Virginia Press Association to operate the pool to select the newspaper reporters allowed into the witness room during Virginia executions. 

Newspapers and the Law

Please remember that VPA provides these links for information purposes only. If you have specific questions, please consult your publication's attorney.