COVID-19 in Virginia

Lobbyists Employed

  • Ackerman, Jessica Dodson
    (Details)

    13 E Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA 23219

    804-523-8521

    Registered: 6/13/2019
    Matters: Legislation that affects local governments in Virginia.
    Job title: Policy and Advisory Relations Manager

  • Areson, Janet C
    (Details)

    PO Box 12164
    Richmond, VA 23241

    804-523-8522

    Registered: 6/4/2019
    Matters: Legislation that affects local governments in Virginia, including health and human services issues, public safety, and state budget matters.
    Job title: Director of Policy Development

  • Gowdy, Michelle
    (Details)

    13 E Franklin St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    804-523-8525

    Registered: 5/20/2019
    Matters: Municipal issues including taxation, public personnel, land use, public procurement, environmental, public safety, education, health and human services and transportation. VML lobbies on many bills in these and other local government areas.
    Job title: Executive Director

  • Smiley, Mitchell W
    (Details)

    13 East Franklin St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    804-523-8534

    Registered: 8/19/2019
    Matters: Transportation, Natural Resources, and other pertinent issues concerning local governments.
    Job title: Policy Manager for Transportation and Natural Resources

Lobbyists Retained

  • Bryant, Preston Jr.
    Firm: McGuire Woods
    (Details)

    800 E Canal St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    804-775-1923

    Registered: 6/13/2019
    Firm: McGuire Woods
    Matters: Matters of interest to the Virginia Municipal League

  • LaGow, J Christopher
    Firm: Law Office of J Christopher LaGow
    (Details)

    222 Ross Rd
    Henrico, VA 23229

    804-225-8570

    Registered: 5/7/2019
    Firm: Law Office of J Christopher LaGow
    Matters: Matters affecting workers' compensation

  • Menkes, Neal
    (Details)

    1607 Helmsdale Dr
    Henrico, VA 23238

    804-298-5331

    Registered: 5/7/2019
    Matters: Advocate for the Virginia Municipal League on proposed state legislation and issues related to the taxing powers of local governments and state financial assistance for state-mandated and state-high priority programs in the areas of transportation and economic development.

  • Wiley, Roger C Jr
    Firm: Hefty Wiley & Gore PC
    (Details)

    100 W Franklin St
    Ste 300
    Richmond, VA 23220

    804-780-3143

    Registered: 8/7/2019
    Firm: Hefty Wiley & Gore PC
    Matters: Matters effecting localities before House and Senate Courts of Justice.

2020 Regular Session
2020 Special Session I
Entertainment Expenses $0
Gift Expenses $0
Communication Expenses $398
Personal Expenses $63
Employed
Michelle Gowdy
$110,313
Mitchell W Smiley
$70,000
Janet C Areson
$60,479
Jessica Dodson Ackerman
$42,000
Retained
Neal Menkes
$84,000
Law Office of J Christopher LaGow
$54,167
McGuire Woods
$5,085
Hefty Wiley & Gore PC
$2,500
Honoraria Expenses $0
1/1/2020: Rent
$9,132
1/1/2020: Lobbyist in a box
$600
1/1/2020: Paper Bills
$500
11/20/2019: Lobbyist-in-a-Box subscription share
$120
11/20/2019: Locker rental share
$20
Total Expenses $439,376

Matters: Municipal issues including taxation, public personnel, land use, public procurement, environmental, public safety, education, health and human services and transportation. VML lobbies on many bills in these and other local government areas. (Less)

2019-2020 contact information for Va Municipal League:

  • Michelle Gowdy
    13 E Franklin St
    Richmond, VA 23219

    804-523-8525

Information on this page comes from public documents on file with the office of the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council.