2021 LGA Fall Conference 
October 14-16, 2021
Omni Richmond Hotel, Richmond 

The LGA Board of Directors is excited to host an in-person conference.
If a decision is made to provide a virtual program, registrants will be informed.

LGA is taking the following precautions:

    • Meals will be served plated, boxed for pick up, or individually wrapped.
    • Our Opening Night Party is an outdoor event where staff will serve food selections on fresh plates and drinks in fresh cups.
    • Session seating will be spaced for eight people at twelve-person tables.
    • Three of our four Friday afternoon events are outdoors (contact Amy Sales to register!)
    • Masks will be available.
  • Conference Schedule The 2021 LGA Fall Conference Committee has provided a schedule with ten sessions totaling 9.5 MCLE, including 2.0 Ethics credits. 

  • Registration Online registration and paper registration 

    • Members must login to receive the member rate. If you are registering on behalf of a member, you will need their login credentials. Staff cannot provide that information.
    • Non-members can register online by following the prompts.
    • Members and non-members can register by completing the printable registration form and mailing with payment or emailing it to staff. Confirmation will be sent once processed.  
    • If you try to reserve a room before August 25, you will be told that there is no availability.
    • Registration and room reservations occur on the same day to minimize the reservation of "mini blocks" or multiple rooms.
    • REMEMBER - register then reserve! 
    • NOTE: the room rate is available three days pre/post and the link displays the available rate over all dates. Our program begins Thursday, afternoon October 14 and ends Saturday afternoon, October 16. 
  • Registrant List A registrant list will be made available at the start of the conference. 

  • Sponsorship Opportunities LGA appreciates our conference sponsors for their generous support. For more information on opportunities, check out the available Conference Sponsorships or contact staff.

  • Presentation Download Presentations will be made available the week of the conference. 

Important Documents:

Online Registration Form 
Printable Registration Form 
Help LGA Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year! (REMEMBER - register then reserve!)
Hotel Room Reservation Link
Conference Registration and Hotel Reservation Cancellation Information
Printable Conference Program with Session Descriptions
Friday Afternoon Activities List


The LGA Board of Directors has approved the the program below. 

Printable Conference Program with Session Descriptions

Thursday, October 14

1 p.m. - Conference Welcome!

1:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2

Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid: New Territory on Takings? | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Eric Gregory, Partner, Hefty, Wiley & Gore, P.C., City of Emporia, County of Northumberland
Speakers: Damien Schiff, Senior In-House Lawyer, Pacific Legal Foundation Professor; Julia Mahoney, Professor, University of Virginia School; Sharon Pandak, Partner, Greehan, Taves, & Pandak PLLC 

Commercial Cannabis in Virginia: Considerations for Local Governments | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Kalli Jackson, Deputy County Attorney, County of Goochland
Speakers: Christina Sava, Associate, Troutman Pepper James M. Flaherty, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General Helen E. Phillips, County Attorney, County of Louisa 

3 p.m. - Hotel Check-in Break

3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4

Use of Force: Law Enforcement Panel | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Stephen Grim, Assistant City Attorney, City of Newport News
Speakers: Jim Cales, Attorney, Furniss, Davis, Rashkind and Saunders PC Leslie Winneberger, Of Counsel, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, P.C. Lee Ann Anderson, County of Henrico, Senior Assistant County Attorney 

Environmental Issues Impacting Local Governments | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Tyler Southall, County Attorney, County of Dinwiddie
Speakers: Dan Jordanger, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LPP Heather Stevenson, Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP Christopher Sigler, Assistant County Attorney, County of Fairfax 

6 p.m. - YLGA "how to" and "I wish I knew" Happy Hour

7 - 9 p.m. - Opening Night Party

Friday, October 15

8 a.m. - Practice Group Meetings - Set #1

Employment Law
Eminent Domain

9 a.m. - General Session A

New Caselaw Update | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: John C. Blair, II, City of Staunton, City Attorney
Speakers: Jeremy Carroll, Principal Guynn, Waddell, Carroll & Lockaby Marissa Mitchell, Deputy County Attorney, County of Henrico Wahaj Memon, Senior Assistant County Attorney, County of Loudoun 

10:30 a.m. - Friday Break

11 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions 5 & 6

Local Government Litigation Basics | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Katherine C. Donhauser, Assistant County Attorney II, County of Chesterfield
Speakers: David Corrigan, Partner, Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman Gerald “Jerry” Harris, Senior City Attorney, City of Virginia Beach 

Education Law Update | 1.5 MCLE
Moderator: Wade Anderson, Attorney, Sands Anderson, PC
Speakers: Bradford A. King, Shareholder, Sands Anderson PC Ellen D. Kennedy, Assistant Division Counsel, Fairfax County Public Schools 

12:30 p.m. - Awards Reception

1 p.m. - Awards Luncheon

3:30 p.m. - Friday Afternoon Activities - Contact Amy Sales to register

  • Discover Richmond Brewery Tour Experience (fee)
  • Discover Richmond Scavenger Hunts (fee)
  • KulWheels Lily Pads & The Lily Pad Electric Bike Tour (fee)
  • Group Canal Walk (no fee)
  • Other local opportunities include Top Golf, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Carytown shopping, Short Pump Town Center

9 p.m. - Hospitality Suite

Saturday, October 16

8 a.m. - Practice Group Meetings - Set #2

Town Law
Local Taxation
Social Services

9 a.m. - General Session B

Ethics Program | 2.0 Ethics MCLE

Moderator: Haskell Brown, Interim City Attorney, City of Richmond
Speakers: Sharon Pandak, Partner, Greehan, Taves, & Pandak PLLC Courtney Sydnor, Senior Deputy County Attorney, County of Loudoun Rodney Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, Delaware Law School at Widener University 

11 a.m. - Break

11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions 7 & 8

Getting Your Ducks in a Row: How to Prepare for a Termination of Parental Rights Trial | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Denise Letendre, Assistant County Attorney, County of Henrico
Speakers: Karen Dottore, Assistant County Attorney, County of Henrico Martin Crim, Shareholder, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C., & Town Attorney, Town of Culpeper Angela Daniels, Guardian ad Litem & Court Appointed Attorney (former DSS Attorney) 

Town Law Primer | 1.5 MCLE

Moderator: Andrea Erard, Assistant County Attorney, County of Prince George 
Speakers: Lesa Yeatts, Town Attorney, Town of Herndon Sandi McNinch, General Counsel, Virginia Economic Development Partnership 

1 p.m. - Adjourn

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Thank you to our sponsors for their support of LGA education.





If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 LGA Fall Conference, please contact Amy Sales at [email protected].

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