Chesapeake Bay Board


Consider exceptions from the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas requirements of York County Code sections 23.2-7, 23.2-8, 23.2-9, 23.2-10, and/or 23.2-11.

CHAIRMAN:  Michael Woolson


Name Position Address Phone Number
District Term Expiration
Vacant Member       January 31, 2021
Bradley E. Berrane Alternate Member
1102 Dandy Loop Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
898-8307 Alternate 3
January 31, 2023
Paul Brindza Member 107 Bryon Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
898-3734 At-Large January 31, 2022
Vacant Member       January 31, 2023
John Tinneny Member 137 Crosspointe Court
Yorktown, VA 23693
504-7072 District  2 January 31, 2021
Richard L. Wheat Member 103 Tue Marsh Lane
​Yorktown, VA 23692
898-7064 District 3 January 31, 2023
Michael D. Woolson Chairman 103 Indiana Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
229-7828 District 1 January 31, 2020
Jerry Patterson Alternate Member 116 Galaxy Way
​Yorktown, VA 23693
766-8678 District 5 January 31, 2023


The Chesapeake Bay Board consists of 7 full-time members and 2 alternate members serving 4-year terms with a 2-term limit. All Board members are appointed by the York County Board of Supervisors. 


Mission Statement

To protect and improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by minimizing the impact of human activity on the waters within Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.
The Chesapeake Bay Board is a regulatory board that conducts public hearings and is charged with granting or denying exception requests to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA) Ordinance to allow development in the Resource Protection Area (RPA) buffer while balancing the needs of the property owner with the protection of the RPA.

Our Work

Please enjoy our award-winning video, Vegetated Buffers: Protecting a Vital Resource, which serves as a great learning tool providing valuable information on the steps that can be taken to protect the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding lands and tributaries.