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

  • Conference Schedule The 2021 LGA Fall Conference Committee has provided a schedule with ten sessions totaling 9.5 MCLE, including 2.0 Ethics credits. 

  • Registrant List Fall Conference Registrant List

  • Sponsorship Opportunities LGA appreciates our conference sponsors for their generous support. 

  • Presentation Download Presentations are available for download (must be logged in to lgava.org>Member Resources>Conference Handouts). Non-members, please contact Amy Sales.

  • MCLE Forms The 2021 LGA Fall conference has received MCLE credit for 7.5 hours (forms sent to attendees and speakers 10/19/21). The ethics portion of the program was not approved. LGA was aware that this presentation had previously received CLE credit, and it is appealing the decision. LGA is deeply sorry that this is causing its members time and inconvenience. We will keep you posted.

    In the meantime, the Bar has provided this list with free ethics online courses that are available through October 31. Several seem applicable to local government practice: 



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

Conference At-A-Glance

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 | Seasoned LGA members will share stories and hold a Q&A session during this interactive event.

7 - 9 p.m. - Opening Night Party - location provided by Hunton Andrews Kurth. Program will be held outdoors on the patio grounds of Riverfront Plaza (901-051 Canal Street - approximately 0.4 mi/8 min walk). 

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

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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