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December 1, 2021

The Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA


Council Members Present
Colin D. Stolle (Virginia Beach), Chairman
Nathan R. Green (James City County/Williamsburg), First Vice Chairman
Shannon L. Taylor (Henrico County), Second Vice Chairman
Anton A. Bell (Hampton), Secretary
Jeffrey W. Haislip (Fluvanna County), Past Chairman

Council District Representatives:
1. Julia H. Sichol (Westmoreland County)
3. Georgette C. Phillips (Isle of Wight)
4. A. Gray Collins, III (Colonial Heights)
6. David L. Ledbetter (Waynesboro)
7. Travis D. Bird (Spotsylvania County)
8. Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria)
10. Amy M. Ashworth (Prince William County)

Other Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Present
Donald S. Caldwell (Roanoke City)
Nancy G. Parr (Chesapeake)
John L. Mahoney (Caroline County)
Beverly P. Leatherbury (Northampton County)
C. Phillips Ferguson (Suffolk)
Susan O. Fierro (Prince George County)
Tracy Q. Martin (Halifax County)
R. Bryan Haskins (Pittsylvania County)
John Alexander (Botetourt County)
Parisa Dehghani-Tafti (Arlington County/Falls Church)
Gerald D. Arrington (Buchanan County)
Christian E. Rehak (Radford)
Anne M. Williams (Clarke County)
Heather Hovermale (Winchester)
Bethany Harrison (Lynchburg)
Brian Holohan (Roanoke County)
Win Consolvo (Greene County)
Lyle Carver (Amherst County)
Daniel Rutherford (Nelson County)
Stacey Davenport (Chesterfield County)
Leanne Watrous (Nottoway County)
Elizabeth Humphries (Fredericksburg)
Scott Hook (Fauquier County)
Mike Jones (Wythe County)
Josh Cumbow (Washington County)
Keri Gusmann (King George County)
Vincent Robertson (Sussex County)
Chris Singleton (Bath County)
Colette Wallace McEachin (Richmond)
Meredith Adkins (King & Queen County)
Michael Hurd (Middlesex County)
James Hingeley (Albemarle County)
Mary Pettitt (Montgomery County)
Tom Bowers (Salem)
Tiffany Buckner (Petersburg)
Roy Evans (Smyth County)
Patti Watson (Greensville County/Emporia)
W. Andrew Nester (Henry County)
A. J. Dudley (Franklin County)
Ann Gardner (Allegheny County)

Kelly Carpenter, Office of the Attorney General
Teri Duesbery, Office of the Attorney General
Steve Elswick, Office of the Attorney General
Matthew Hamel, incoming Commonwealth’s Attorney, Chesapeake

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys Present
Krystyn Reid (York County/Poquoson)
Ramin Fatehi (Norfolk)
Marie Walls (Gloucester County)
D. J. Hansen (Chesapeake)
Matt Pollard (Salem)
Robert Fierro (Hopewell)
Wendy Hannah (Prince Edward)
Steve Eubank (Fredericksburg)
Andrew Childress (Lynchburg)
Jennie Nesbitt (Chesterfield County)

CASC Staff Present

Jane Sherman Chambers
Jill Harris

VACA Staff Present
Amanda Howie, Administrator

Call to Order
Mr. Stolle called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

The draft minutes from the November 3, 2021, meeting were previously posted and circulated to Council. The minutes were approved as submitted.

Chairman’s Report
Mr. Stolle welcomed everyone to The Boar’s Head and asked attendees to introduce themselves. He reminded members of the distinctions between CASC and VACA.

Administrator’s Report
Ms. Chambers reviewed the agenda items:

Old Business

CATF Update
Ms. Chambers reviewed the CATF balance sheet reflecting account activity through October 31, 2021.

2021 Executive Program Update
Ms. Chambers reported that 158 people registered to attend the 2021 Executive Program. She reviewed the agenda and stated that CASC has applied for 7 MCLE hours, including 3 in ethics. The MCLE certificate has not yet been received from the Virginia State Bar. She emphasized the importance of attendance at the December 3 presentation about the upcoming time study to be conducted by the National Center for State Courts.

“Duties & Responsibilities” Outline Update
Ms. Chambers reported that Mr. Lammers from Wise County had submitted his most recent draft of the outline. She has forwarded it to committee members and intends to organize a Zoom meeting to discuss. She reported that Mr. Lammers has worked incredibly hard on this project and his present draft stands at 250 pages with a 24 page Table of Contents.

2022 CASC & VACA Meeting & Events Calendar
Ms. Chambers circulated the 2022 CASC & VACA Meeting & Events calendar, noting that the September Board & Council meetings have been changed from September 21, 2022, to September 28, 2022, to accommodate the Chairman’s schedule.

2021 New Officer Training
Ms. Chambers reminded members that the 2021 New Officer Training will be hosted by the Compensation Board and will be held at the Koger Doubletree Hotel in Richmond from Dec. 8 – 10, 2021.

New Business

OAG’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project
Kelly Carpenter from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reviewed the history and current status of the OAG’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project. She was accompanied by the project victim advocate, Teri Duesbery, and investigator, Steve Elswick. She expressed her hope that Commonwealth’s Attorneys will be supportive of the project and collaborate with her office, as needed. She invited Commonwealth’s Attorneys and their staffs to participate in an upcoming webinar about the project: Pre-Data Bank PERK Testing Webinar to be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Public Comment

There being no further business before Council, the meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting is January 25, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the CASC offices at Truist Place (formerly SunTrust Building), 919 E. Main Street, Suite 1250, Richmond.