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VCOG Board of Directors Meeting, July 22, 2022

VCOG Board of Directors meeting
July 22, 2022
Via Zoom

In attendance: Jeff South (President), Paul Casalaspi (Vice President), Joe Fuentes (Treasurer), Stephen Hayes (Secretary), Betsy Edwards, Craig Fifer, Bob Gibson, Joshua Heslinga, Wat Hopkins, Lawrence McConnell, Bruce Potter, Jay Speer, Jonathan Williams, Anita Shelburne. Also in attendance: Megan Rhyne (executive director).

The meeting convened at 11:08. A quorum was present.

Rhyne reported that Anita Shelburne would be stepping off the board at the end of the year. Shelburne thanked the board.

VCOG Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 15, 2021

VCOG Board of Directors meeting, January 15, 2021, 3 p.m.

via Zoom

PRESENT: Acting President Paul Casalaspi; Treasurer Jeff South; Secretary Stephen Hayes; Brian Colligan; Lou Emerson; Maria Everett; Joe Fuentes; Bob Gibson; Isaiah Knight; Lawrence McConnell; and Bruce Potter. Also, Executive Director Megan Rhyne.

The meeting began at 3:06 p.m.

Rhyne thanked Casalaspi for stepping in to sever as VCOG president for the past several months after Dick Hammerstrom stepped down. Casalaspi said he was glad to help.

VCOG's Dick Hammerstrom steps down, acting president named

VCOG president to step down;
acting president named



CONTACT  Megan Rhyne | 540.353.8264 | mrhyne@opengovva.org

The Virginia Coalition for Open Government is saddened to announce that Dick Hammerstrom, an 11-year veteran of VCOG’s Board of Directors and president for the past 3-½ years, is stepping down from both positions for personal reasons.

Request for support during the pandemic

24 March 2020

Dear VCOG friend and supporter:

First and foremost: I am hopeful that this letter finds you safe and healthy. Everyone's prime objective at this time should be to care for the physical well-being of ourselves and our loved ones.

VCOG Board of Directors meeting, 4/10/19

Minutes from the VCOG Board of Directors Meeting, April 10, 2019, in Hampton

VCOG Board of Directors meeting minutes May 31, 2018

VCOG Board of Directors Minutes

Virginia Coalition for Open Government

Board of Directors Meeting

Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond

May 31, 2018



Board Members present:   President, Dick Hammerstrom; Secretary, Stephen Hayes, Maria Everett, Shelley Kimball, Wat Hopkins, Lawrence McConnell, Lou Emerson, Paul Casalaspi, Jonathan Williams, Sacha Purciful, Paul Fletcher, Craig Fifer, Bob Gibson, Betsy Edwards and Megan Rhyne.

VCOG board of directors minutes 083116

VCOG Board of Directors Meeting Minutes of August 31, 2016
Henrico County Government Center, Henrico VA


Members Attending: President Craig Fifer; Vice President Dick Hammerstrom; Treasurer Paul Casalaspi; Dorothy Abernathy; Pat O’Bannon; Peter Easter; Brian Eckert; Betsy Edwards; Paul Fletcher; Frank LoMonte; Lawrence McConnell; Executive Director Megan Rhyne

VCOG board of directors meeting 4.26.16

Virginia Coalition for Open Government

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes of April 26, 2016
Virginia Press Association, Glen Allen, VA


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