Provide detailed descriptions of the records you seek, giving dates and names if/where appropriate. If you're not sure which records to ask for or what they are called, you can get ideas from the Library of Virginia's records-retention schedule, which lists the general categories of records state
governments usually keep.
Would you like to include language reminding the records custodian what the court-imposed penalties may be for a wrongful withholding of records under FOIA? Be advised that these remedies are available only if the matter goes to court, only if you win, and only in the court's discretion. If you do not anticipate that the matter will end up in court, or you are not prepared to pursue a court case, you may not want to include such language, which could be perceived as unncessarily adversarial.