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May 4, 2022

12:00 Noon
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

Colin D. Stolle (Virginia Beach), Past Chairman (Zoom)


Council District Representatives:

  1. Julia H. Sichol (Westmoreland County)
  2. Krystyn L. Reid (York County)(Zoom)
  3. Ramin Fatehi (Norfolk)(Zoom)
  4. Bryan L. Porter (Alexandria)
  5. Michael D. Jones (Wythe County)


Other Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Present

Jeff Haislip (Fluvanna County)(Zoom)

John L. Mahoney (Caroline County)(Zoom)

Beverly P. Leatherbury (Northampton County)(Zoom)

Stacey T. Davenport (Chesterfield County)

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

Tracy Q. Martin (Halifax County)(Zoom)

Marsha L. Garst (Rockingham County/Harrisonburg)(Zoom)

John Alexander (Botetourt County)(Zoom)

R. E. “Rusty” McGuire (Louisa County)(Zoom)

Heather D. Hovermale (Winchester)(Zoom)

Colette Wallace McEachin (Richmond)

Buta Biberaj (Loudoun County) (Zoom)

Jim Hingeley (Albemarle County)(Zoom)

Leanne Watrous (Nottoway County)(Zoom)

Rick Newman (Hopewell)(Zoom)

Narendra Pleas (Suffolk)(Zoom)

Clarissa Berry (Madison County)(Zoom)

Joe Platania (Charlottesville)(Zoom)

Matt Hamel (Chesapeake)(Zoom)

Vincent Robertson (Sussex County)(Zoom)

Wendy Hannah (Cumberland County)(Zoom)

Bethany Harrison (Lynchburg)(Zoom)

Tom Bowers (Salem)(Zoom)


Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys Present

J. David Chappell (Brunswick County)(Zoom)

D.J. Hansen (Chesapeake)(Zoom)


CASC Staff Present

Jane Sherman Chambers


VACA Staff Present

Amanda Howie, Administrator


Call to Order

Mr. Green called the meeting to order at 12:02 p.m.



The draft minutes from the April 10, 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 March 31, 2022.


2022 Spring Institute Recap

Ms. Chambers reported 767 people attended Spring Institute in person, with 197 attending online.  Evaluations thus far indicate that 94% of attendees rated the program good or excellent.  She circulated a spreadsheet detailing the bills and reimbursements paid thus far, adding that the deadline for offices to submit for reimbursement is May 15, 2022.  As of May 3, only 57 offices had submitted their forms.  Ms. Chambers reported on the status of the dispute with the Omni Hotel, stating that CASC is being represented by the Office of the Attorney General.  Ms. Chambers asked for feedback on Richmond as a venue for future Spring Institutes.


2022 Annual Summer Conference Update

Ms. Chambers circulated and reviewed a copy of the draft agenda for the summer conference.  The plan is for registration to open next week.  She stated that Ms. Howie will provide more information about lodging and social events in her VACA report.

2022 CASC Curriculum Retreat

Ms. Chambers reported that the CASC Curriculum Retreat is scheduled for September 7 – 8, 2022.  She inquired how Council members would feel about the retreat being held in the CASC Richmond office.  No one raised any objections.


2024 Executive Program Venue

Ms. Chambers reported that after putting this conference out for bid, The Boar’s Head Inn was selected.  The conference will be held from December 4 – 6, 2024.


CASC Finance Committee Meeting

Ms. Chambers reminded members that a CASC Finance Committee meeting will be held on June 8, 2022, after the Board & Council meetings have concluded.  At that time the committee will look at the budget for FY2023.  CASC staff will meet on June 1, 2022, to develop a “wish list” for FY2023.


New Business


2025 Spring Institute Venue

Ms. Chambers reported that CASC soon will need to select a venue for the 2025 Spring Institute, but a decision cannot be made until the final costs of the 2022 Spring Institute are known.  At this point the only options for a group our size are in Norfolk and Richmond.  Ms. Chambers stated that she should know the cost of the Spring Institute in Richmond by the next meeting.


CASC Representative on the Behavioral Health Docket Advisory Committee

Ms. Chambers reported that the Virginia Code requires that CASC submit a member to serve on the Virginia Supreme Court’s Behavioral Health Docket Advisory Committee.  Mr. Green reported that he submitted his name to file this position.


Public Comment




There being no further business before Council, the meeting adjourned at 12:34 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting is June 8, 12:00 noon, at the CASC offices at Truist Place (formerly SunTrust Building), 919 E. Main Street, Suite 1250, Richmond.