Dear Colleagues:

As you know, last year, LGA's long-standing administrative services relationship with the Weldon Cooper Center came to an end, following the Cooper Center's decision to begin exiting that business.  While LGA anticipated that the Cooper Center would eventually move in that direction, the decision nonetheless came sooner than expected.  For LGA, this meant moving quickly to identify an alternative to the Cooper Center and we found Eisenman & Associates to step in for us.

Through our transition this last year, Eisenman & Associates performed good work for us.  Perhaps the best proof of that came at our Fall Conference at Lansdowne.  In many respects, except for the new faces, a great deal pretty much seemed the same.  Of course, even at that point, part of the larger issue for LGA in undertaking the transition from the Cooper Center was evaluating our entire administrative services structure and making sure everything made the most sense.  So, the LGA Board took the opportunity to better test the market and consider proposals from a number of venders.  After a thorough review of the proposals, the LGA Board decided it best to move to another administrative services provider.

Effective May 1, Easter Associates will begin serving as LGA's administrative services provider, working hand in hand with our Administrative Director, Susan Custer.  We are looking forward to a smooth transition.  Notably, the website and the listserve will not be affected by this transition.  We are also looking forward to stability - the new contract with Easter is for a three-year term.

Easter has offices in Richmond and Charlottesville and provides services for a number of associations throughout Virginia.  Our lead representative from Easter will be Amy Sales, who is based in Easter's Richmond office.  Amy has been with Easter for about two years, but some of you may know her from VaCo, where she was for the previous six years.

Easter will officially begin working for us on April 1, to begin the transition from Eisenman, with Eisenman in the lead through April 30.  Eisenman will be responsible for the upcoming Spring Conference in Norfolk, but we do anticipate that Amy will be in attendance as well, to see how everything works and to meet our members.  So, please welcome Easter and Amy Sales to the LGA team and, as well, be sure to thank the Eisenman folks, and Zach Eisenman in particular, for their good work for LGA over the last year. 



Roderick B. Williams
LGA President, 2018-2019

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