For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2017
Contact: Kelley Hope, Communications Specialist
Richmond – The membership of the Virginia Municipal League (VML) recently installed new officers and two new members to its Executive Committee. The new leadership was effective Monday, Oct. 2 at the League’s annual conference and business meeting in Williamsburg.
Dr. Patricia Woodbury, council member for Newport News, became president. She was previously the president-elect.
Anita James Price, vice mayor of the City of Roanoke, was named president-elect. She was the vice president.
Thomas Smigiel, council member for the City of Norfolk, was elected vice president. He was formerly chair of VML’s Urban Section.
A. D. “Chuckie” Reid, vice mayor of Farmville, was re-elected chair of VML’s Town Section.
Willie Greene, City of Galax vice mayor, was re-elected chair of VML’s City Section.
Two new members were elected to the Executive Committee. Bridge Littleton, council member for the Town of Middleburg, was appointed to fill an open at-large position. Shannon Kane, council member for the City of Virginia Beach, was elected chair of the Urban Section, filling the position made available by Thomas Smigiel’s election as vice president.
The thirteen-member Executive Committee is rounded out by Immediate Past President Robert Coiner, mayor, Town of Gordonsville, and five additional at-large members: Jill Carson, council member, Town of Pennington Gap; Laurie DiRocco, mayor, Town of Vienna; Ophie Kier, vice mayor, City of Staunton; Christina Luman-Bailey, council member, City of Hopewell; and Gene Teague, mayor, City of Martinsville. At-large members serve a term of three years. Other positions are for one-year terms.
VML’s Executive Committee oversees the activities of the League. Representatives of the Executive Committee must be elected or appointed officials of a city, town, or county who is a member of VML.
For more information about VML and its Executive Committee, visit vml.org/organization.