Virginia Association of School Business Officials


Dear VASBO Members, Partners, and Friends,

Thank you for trusting me to serve as the VASBO President for 2023-2024. It is an honor, and I am truly humbled by the responsibility. Our work continues to be marked by challenges, even as we have weathered the storms of a global pandemic. We still face historic staffing challenges in our schools, a reckoning around race and equity, growing socioeconomic disparities, and the ebbs and flows of funding to our divisions. This year, I hope we can all Find Balance in the chaos as we work through each day, knowing that our purpose is worth the challenges.

We have exciting conference and networking plans for the year that you will find worthwhile. The Fall networking event with your Regional groups will not only provide relevant information to you, but it will also provide time to talk with colleagues who face the same issues you do. The Winter Conference is always a rich resource for preparing for the budget season when we meet in Richmond with our Superintendents, and the Spring Conference this year will be in Richmond, as well, at the Hilton Short Pump, one of my favorite locations. The facility is terrific, there are lots of nearby activities and many learning opportunities to choose from.

We have navigated the wave of change and found the joy in the chaos. Now it is time to breathe and Find our Balance in the chaos we face each day so that we can enjoy our jobs, even if it’s just a little more than expected.

With unwavering support from our dedicated Executive and Management Teams and our Executive Director, I am committed to enhancing the value of your VASBO membership throughout this year. We look forward to seeing you all at our conferences!

Katie Miano
VASBO President