LGA Nominating Committee



Identifies a slate of officers and directors for the association that meets the requirements of LGA’s articles of incorporation and bylaws and is consistent with the nominating committee guidelines approved by the board of directors.


Committee members, appointed each January by the board of directors, must include a chair and four additional members, including as least one county attorney, one city attorney, and one town attorney. The board of directors attempts to achieve regional balance of the nominating committee, to the extent practicable. In addition to the five voting members, the president serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the committee.

The members of this committee nominate a slate of officers and directors to be elected at the LGA Spring Conference. Each year, the names and contact information of the committee members are posted here when the committee is activated and are removed once the committee's task is completed.


In accordance with LGA policy, the Nominating Committee for new LGA officers and members of the Board of Directors has been appointed. As you will see, the committee membership includes at least one town attorney, one city attorney, and one county attorney (or deputy or assistant), and efforts were made to have a nominating committee that is geographically diverse. Committee members are:

Rhysa G. South, Senior Assistant Henrico County Attorney (Chair)
(Tel: 804/501-4342; Email: sou06@henrico.us)
George M. Sonnett, Assistant Town of Front Royal Attorney
(Tel: 540/635-7872; Email: gsonnett@frontroyalva.com)
Vanessa Valldejuli, Hampton City Attorney
(Tel: 757/727-6127; Email: vvalldejuli@hampton.gov)
Jeremy E. Carroll, Halifax County Attorney
(Tel: 540/224-8000; Email: jcarroll@glennfeldmann.com)
Carol W. McCoskrie, Falls Church City Attorney
(Tel: 703/248-5010; Email: cmccoskrie@fallschurchva.gov)
G. Carl Boggess, Bedford County Attorney (ex officio)
(Tel: 540/587-5699; Email: cboggess@bedfordcountyva.gov)

The committee is preparing to commence its work and is soliciting nominations for a slate of officers and directors, who will be elected during the business meeting portion of the LGA Spring Conference, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The newly appointed board members will then officially take office as of September 1, 2015. The legal representatives of active LGA members are eligible to serve as officers or directors.

This election will include the four officer positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, each of which is for a one-year term. In addition, there are also four director-at-large positions up for election. Lola Rodriguez Perkins and Timothy R. Spencer have completed their first two-year terms as directors and are thus eligible to be reelected for a second two-year term. Tara A. McGee and Eric H. Monday have completed their second two-year terms as directors but are eligible for election to an officer position.

If you would like to have the Nominating Committee consider someone who is an active LGA member for a position of officer or director, please contact any member of the committee as listed above. In light of the LGA's goal of regional diversity, kindly include the jurisdiction that your nominee serves. Please note that all nominations must be received no later than Friday, February 13, 2015. A notice of the committee's recommended slate of officers and directors will be publicized to the LGA membership prior to the annual meeting in April.