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February 15, 2022

Truist Place, Richmond, VA


Council Members Present


Nathan R. Green (James City County/Williamsburg),Chairman
Shannon L. Taylor (Henrico County), First Vice Chairman
Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria), Secretary (Zoom)
Colin D. Stolle (Virginia Beach), Past Chairman 

Council District Representatives:

  1. Julia H. Sichol (Westmoreland County)
  2. Krystyn L. Reid (York County)
  3. Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria)(Zoom)
  4. Michael D. Jones (Wythe County)
  5. Amy M. Ashworth (Prince William County)

Other Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Present

Donald S. Caldwell (Roanoke City)(Zoom)

Patricia T. Watson (Greensville County/Emporia)

Beverly P. Leatherbury (Northampton County)(Zoom)

Georgette C. Phillips (Isle of Wight) (Zoom)

Stacey T. Davenport (Chesterfield County)

Susan O. Fierro (Prince George County)(Zoom)

Christian E. Rehak (Radford)(Zoom)

Heather D. Hovermale (Winchester)(Zoom)

Derek Davis (Surry County)

Colette Wallace McEachin (Richmond)

Bethany Harrison (Lynchburg) (Zoom)

Justin Griffith (Pulaski County) (Zoom)

Tiffany Buckner (Petersburg)(Zoom)

Meredith Adkins (King & Queen County) (Zoom)

Eric Cooke (Southampton County)(Zoom)


Cynthia Lee (National Center for State Courts)

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys Present

David Chappell (Brunswick County) (Zoom)

Jessica Preston (Salem)(Zoom)

Shari Skipper (Hanover County)(Zoom)

Lori DeGiosia (Stafford County)(Zoom)

CASC Staff Present

Jane Sherman Chambers

Paula Bruns (Zoom)

VACA Staff Present

Amanda Howie, Administrator

Call to Order

Mr. Stolle called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m.


The draft minutes from the January 25, 2022, meeting were previously posted and circulated to Council.  The minutes were approved as submitted.

Chairman’s Report


Administrator’s Report

Ms. Chambers reviewed the agenda items:

Old Business

CATF Update

Ms. Chambers reviewed the CATF balance sheet reflecting account activity through December 31, 2021.   A statement for January 2022 was not yet available.

2022 Spring Institute Update

Ms. Chambers circulated a draft of the 2022 Spring Institute agenda.  She reminded members that due to COVID concerns, a limited simulcast will be offered that will include general sessions and Track A.  She expressed concern that this will result in a drop off in hotel room sales.  She reviewed the number of rooms for which CASC has contracted at each of four hotels and reported that she is aware that some people are reserving rooms outside of our rooms blocks.  The ramifications of this practice to CASC were discussed and will be addressed with membership.  Ms. Chambers also reported that on Tuesday, April 12, 2022,CASC will offer three sessions of the “Hearing Voices” interactive exercise.  Sign-up for those sessions will take place on Monday, April 11.   Registration for the online simulcast of Spring Institute will take place in late February/early March.

2024 Executive Program

Ms. Chambers reported that CASC has put the 2024 Executive Program out for bid in Charlottesville.  The Omni will not offer state per diem rate lodging.

CASC’s New Traffic Resource Prosecutor (TSRP)

Ms. Chambers introduced CASC’s new TSRP, Paula Bruns.  Ms. Bruns spoke briefly and encouraged members and their assistants to attend the upcoming traffic safety programs.

Updated Council & Board Representative List

Ms. Chambers circulated the most recent list of Council & Board representatives.  She noted that new Council members are:  Ms. Reid from York County, Mr. Fatehi from Norfolk and Mr. Jones from Wythe County.

New Business

CASC Finance Committee Meeting

Ms. Chambers reported that in consultation with Mr. Haislip, committee chairman, she will schedule a Finance Committee meeting after the Spring Institute reimbursement window closes.

CASC Standing Committee Membership

Ms. Chambers reported that there are two vacancies on the CASC Standing Committee on Ethics.  Mr. Davis and Ms. Davenport volunteered to serve on the committee along with Ms. Taylor, Chairperson, Mr. Ledbetter and Mr. Arrington.  Their terms will expire in December 2024.


There being no further business before Council, the meeting adjourned at 11:23 a.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting is April 10, 2022, 1:00 p.m., at the Richmond Convention Center, Room B-15 A-C (First Level).