Local Government Law Section

Bonnie M. France, Chair

As of September 16, 2014, the Local Government Law Section had 630 members.

The budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 was $9,520. Revenues collected in fiscal year 2015 exceeded budget and the Section completed the fiscal year with expenses under budget. The budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 is $9,664.

Journal on Local Government Law:
The Section electronically published all four quarterly issues of the Journal of Local Government Law. The Journal provided articles on various and diverse topics, including the Carnell Construction case, hydraulic fracturing, tips for litigating before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, legal considerations in emergency management, cell tower siting, Indian Child Welfare Act, local taxes, Title IX and sexual violence, local government lawyers' participation in state and local bar associations and changes to the Conflict of Interests Act. 

Local Government Fellowship Program for Law Students:
The Section awarded its third annual fellowship in the amount of $4,000 to Shannon Fitzgerald who will be working in the Henrico County Attorney's office for the 2015 summer. The Local Government Law Student Fellowship Committee was chaired by Annie Kim.

New Members:
At the annual meeting on June 19, 2015, the Section elected the following new members to the Board of Governors for terms expiring June 30, 2018:
Cynthia A. Bailey, Senior Assistant County Attorney for Fairfax County
Rebecca D. Kubin, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach
Kevin A. White, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

The Section also elected Eric Anthony Gregory, County Attorney for King George County, to a second term ending June 30, 2018.


The Board of Governors, at its annual meeting on June 19, 2015, elected the following officers:

Chairman - Lawrence S. Spencer, Jr., Town Attorney for the Town of Blacksburg
Vice Chairman – Charles Eric Young – County Attorney for Tazewell County
Secretary – Eric Anthony Gregory – County Attorney for King George County

Updated: Jul 27, 2015