We Strive…

To promote and establish cordial and cooperative relationships among all the members of the sign industry.

To form a united front for various businesses engaged in other types of sign businesses for the purpose of representing the industry wherever needed in state and federal legislation, municipal and county ordinance, codes, zoning, regulations and any other matters affecting the sign industry as a whole or in part.

To work towards harmonious relations and better understanding in establishing high standards of operation and business ethics in the sign industry.

And, to plan, prepare and produce publicity and educational programs favorable to the sign industry as a whole, and to use every available opportunity to get such information to the general public.

Board of Directors

Paul Gardner, Sign Enterprise

Vice President

Mike Salmon, Talley Sign

Immediate Past President
Dan Hansen, Optec

Bob Anderson, Metro Sign & Design

John Yarrington, Talley Sign

John Oldham, Harbor Sales


Membership in the Association shall be open to those firms representing manufacturing, service, supply, equipment and to end users.


VASA has four (4) standing committees which are established to set the direction of the Association. The committees are as follows:

  • General Activities and Educational Committee
  • Legislative and Public Relations Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Finance and Budget Committee

From time to time, the President with the consent of the Board of Directors may appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to further the objectives of the Association.


The Virginia Sign Association is comprised of:

  • Sign Companies
  • Sign suppliers/distributors
  • End users and trade publishers of educational materials for the industry
  • Manufacturer/s Representatives

VASA’s strength comes from the exchange of ideas and information among its members. The Board is composed of representatives of all areas of membership: product manufacturers/representatives, sign companies, and supply distributors. This affords a variety of views which encourages activities and educational programs benefitting all members.


The Virginia Sign Association has two meetings each year, in Spring and Fall. The meetings are open to both members and non-members of the Association in order to provide everyone with a better insight on activities of the Association. Program topics include product news, “how to” tips, and discussions on industry trends as well as specific areas that need to be addressed. Speakers have included technical experts, manufacturers, supply representatives, and sign company owners. Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounted registrations to Association Meetings
  • A listing in the annual membership directory
  • An online listing
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Legislative assistance in advocacy efforts with local governments
  • Communication links through VASA with ISA (International Sign Association)