In accordance with the LGA’s Policies and Procedures, the Nominating Committee for new LGA officers and members of the Board of Directors has been appointed. The chair of the committee is Danville City Attorney Clarke Whitfield, who can be reached by telephone at (434) 799-5122 or by email at [email protected]. The remaining members are:

Wade T. Anderson, Sands Anderson PC
Tel: (804) 783-7232; Email: [email protected]

Lucy Phillips, County of Washington
            ([email protected]; (276) 525-1370)

Whitson Robinson, Town of Warrenton
            ([email protected]; (540) 347-2200)

Erin Ward, County of Fairfax
            ([email protected]; (703) 324-2421)

Tim Spencer, City of Roanoke (ex officio)
            ([email protected]; (540) 853-523)

Please contact any of the above with candidates for officer or director. Letters of recommendation may also be sent.

Only LGA active members are eligible to serve on the board of directors. Active members include VML and VACo representatives. LGA policy guidelines specify that in reviewing candidates, the nominating committee will consider (a) candidates’ experience, commitment, and diversity of race and gender; (b) the type, size, geographic region, and history of board service for the member localities represented; and (c) representation by deputies and assistants, as well as private practitioners who are active members. 

The slate of officers and directors recommended by the Nominating Committee will be presented to the full LGA membership for election at the LGA’s annual business meeting at the 2020 Spring Conference at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The newly appointed board members and officers will begin their duties as of September 1, 2020. 

If you would like to nominate a representative of an active LGA member for a position of officer or director, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee. Please note that all nominations must be received no later than Monday, March 2, 2020. A notice of the committee’s recommended slate of officers and directors will be provided to the LGA membership prior to the annual meeting in April. 


FOUR OFFICERS, each to be appointed to a one-year term (9.1.20—8.31.21), as follows.

  1. President (to replace Tim Spencer, City of Roanoke)
  2. Vice-President (to replace Lola Perkins, City of Hampton)
  3. Treasurer (to replace Michelle Robl, County of Prince William)
  4. Secretary (to replace Mark Popovich, City of Covington)

Although board service is not a condition to holding an office, at least two current or former board members should be considered for every officer position. While an officer may not succeed him/herself, each officer is eligible to “move up the officer ladder” and be appointed to a new officer position.

 ONE NEW DIRECTOR, to be appointed to a two-year term (9.1.20—8.31.22), to replace the following who will complete his second two-year terms on 8.31.20.

  1. Director to replace Olaun Simmons, Town of Culpeper

 Olaun Simmons has notified the board that he does not want to be considered for an officer position.

 THREE DIRECTORS to be appointed to a two-year term (9.1.20—8.31.22) for a position currently held by

  1. Andy Herrick, County of Albemarle
  2. Rebecca Randolph, County of Hanover
  3. Kelley Lackey, City of Chesapeake

 These three directors have completed their first terms and are eligible for reappointment.  


New officers and board members elected in April 2020 will join the following members with unexpired terms.

 FOUR DIRECTORS with appointments that do not end until August 31, 2022:

  1. Helivi Holland, City of Suffolk (completing her second term)
  2. Lesa Yeatts, Town of Herndon (completing her second term)
  3. Courtney Sydnor, County of Loudoun (completing her first term)
  4. George Lyle, County of Henry (completing his second term) 

ONE DIRECTOR, a one-year term, designated for the immediate past president

  1. Tim Spencer, City of Roanoke