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  • Determining LGA’s participation as amicus curiae in certain circumstances when the litigation is generally significant to local government in Virginia, according to policy guidelines and procedures set forth by the LGA board of directors.
  • Present to the board annually a summary of all cases in which LGA has participated as an amicus curiae, which includes the author of the brief, the issue, and the results of each court case.



George A. Somerville, Chair
Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, P.C.
Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
Timothy R. Spencer
Vice Chair & board liaison
City of Roanoke
Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
Bobbi Jo Alexis
Culpeper County

Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
E. Ellen Bowyer
Amherst County
Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
Vickie L. Hoffman
Rockbridge County
Ending 12.31.18
1st Term
Gail S. Marshall
Town of Orange
Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
Jeffrey L. Mincks
County of Chesterfield
Ending 12.31.18
1st Term
Monica T. Monday
Gentry Locke
Ending 12.31.18
2nd Term
Bernadette S. Peele
Prince William County
Ending 12.31.17
1st Term
Lawrence S. Spencer Jr.
Town of Blacksburg
Ending 12.31.17
2nd Term
Chronological listing and brief summary of all cases in which the LGA has participated as amicus curiae. 

Amicus curiae briefs filed by or on behalf of the LGA since August 1, 2007 are available for viewing and downloading by clicking on the appropriate link below.

 AGCS Marine Ins. Co. v. Arlington Cnty., Record No. 160221 (Va, filed Nov. 16, 2016)
Webb v. Tazewell Cnty. Dep't of Soc. Servs ., Record. No. 0828-15-2 (Va. Ct. App., filed Sept. 24, 2015)
City of Chesapeake v. Dominion Securityplus Self Storage, LLC, Record No. 150328 (Supreme Court of Virginia, filed Oct. 28, 2015)
Boren v. Nw. Reg’l Jail Auth., Record No. 13-7695 (4th Cir., filed Mar. 21, 2014)
Bd. of Superv'rs of James City County v. Windmill Meadows LLC, Record No. 130210 (Va., filed July 22, 2013)
McBurney v. Young, No. 12–17 (U.S. Sup. Ct., filed Jan. 31, 2013)
Harmon v. Ewing, Record No. 121118 (Va., filed Oct. 17, 2012)
Charlottesville Area Fitness Club Operators Ass'n v. Bd. of Superv'rs of Albemarle County, No. 110741 (Va., filed Oct. 7, 2011)
Hill v. Fairfax County Sch. Bd., No. 111805 (Va. June 7, 2012)
McBurney v. Young, Case No. 11-1099 (4th Cir., filed Apr. 21, 2011)
City of Lynchburg v. English Constr., Record No. 081344 (Va., filed Dec. 15, 2008)
Tanner v. City of Virginia Beach, Record No. 080998 (Va., filed Dec. 11, 2008)
Comcast of Chesterfield County v. Bd. of Superv'rs for Chesterfield County, Record No. 080946 (Va., filed Nov. 20, 2008)
Town of Blacksburg v. Bd. of Zoning Appeals of Town of Blacksburg, Record No. 081001 (filed Oct. 20, 2008)
Bd. of Superv'rs of Stafford County v. Crucible, Inc., Record No. 081743 (Va., filed Feb. 23, 2009)
City of Lynchburg v. English Constr., Record No. 081344 (Va., filed July 14, 2008)
Virginia Baptist Homes v. Botetourt County, Record No. 072042 (Va., filed May 2, 2008)
Lynchburg Div. Soc. Servs. v. Cook, Record No. 071964 (Va., filed Dec. 15, 2008)
West Creek Assocs. v. County of Goochland, Record No. 071411 (Va., filed Jan. 7, 2008)
City of Newport News, Va. v. Sciolino, No. 07-159 (U.S., filed Nov. 9, 2007)
Logan v. City of Roanoke Record No. 070371 (Va., filed Aug. 13, 2007)