VRLTA represents you – restaurant owners, managers, and employees – when it comes to legislative issues that affect the restaurant industry as a whole. We support our members’ interests through legislative representation with the goal of protecting and maintaining Virginia’s high tourism season, VA ABC legislation and regulations, tourism funding, and taxation and workforce issues.

This support also includes lobbying updates at the local, state, and federal levels as well as research from our national partners – the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Learn more about the issues that may affect the restaurant business in Virginia 

Learn how to get involved in advocacy efforts

If you have questions, please contact Robert Melvin, VRLTA’s Director of Government Affairs at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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VRLTA is using a new advocacy tool, and we invite you to sign up. This is the best way to get information from VRLTA as we enter the General Assembly session (and beyond). You must opt in. Please follow the links below to sign up (you can join one or both lists):

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