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The International Municipal Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests and education of local government lawyers.

IMLA champions the development of fair and realistic legal solutions, and assists members on the vast and cutting edge legal issues facing local government lawyers today.

Our successful CLE Events, expansive network of legal professionals, and our local government specific information channels make IMLA the essential organization for any advancing local government attorney.

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IMLA Offices Closed for the Holiday

IMLA will be closed on Friday, May 22, 2015 and Monday, May 25, 2015 for the Memorial Day weekend. IMLA wishes you a safe and happy holiday.


 

2015 Nominating Committee Board of Directors Vacancies! 

Pursuant to the IMLA By-Laws (amended October 2, 2013) IMLA is announcing the 2015 Nominating Committee. The Committee encourages people interested in being nominated for Vacant Positions on the IMLA Board of Directors and for IMLA Regional Vice Presidents to make their interest known to the Committee. In addition to filling vacancies, the Committee is charged with nominating the Board’s officers: including, Treasurer and President-elect.

The Nominating Committee is as follows and will be meeting during the Las Vegas Annual Conference at the Rio on Sunday, October 4th at 9:15AM, Meeting Room TBA. PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE IN ADVANCE AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING YOUR NAME OR THE NAME OF ANOTHER MEMBER FOR NOMINATION:

Robert S. Croom
Deputy General Counsel
South Carolina Association of Counties
PO Box 8207
Columbia, SC 29202-8207
Phone: (803) 252-7255
Email: rcroom@scac.sc

Anthony Fox
Town Attorney
Weddington, North Carolina
Three Wachovia Cntr
401 S. Tryon Street, Ste. 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 372-9000
Email: anthonyfox@parkerpoe.com

James Grubiak
General Counsel
Association County Commissioners of Georgia
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 522-5022
jgrubiak@accg.org

Randall Van Vleck
General Counsel
New Mexico Municipal League
PO Box 846
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 982-5573
Email: rvanvleck@nmml.org

Bruce Washburn
City Attorney
Scottsdale, Arizona
City Attorney's Office
3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 312-2405
bwashburn@scottsdaleaz.gov

Regarding the IMLA Board of Directors there are several current board members whose terms will be expiring in 2015, at least two of these are not eligible for reelection due to term limits. There may be additional vacancies. The Nominating Committee is charged with trying to find candidates that will work to increase the value of IMLA to its members, strengthen the organization and ensure the diversity of the board geographically and through gender and ethnicity.

IMLA Regional Vice Presidents are also selected by the Nominating Committee and it has been our practice in the past to nominate the current Regional Vice Presidents unless there is a vacancy.

The current copy of the amended By-Laws can be found on IMLA's web site at www.imla.org and describe the qualifications for service on the board or other office.

The Board of Directors hopes that all interested members will apply.

Board of Directors 2014 - 2015
Officers

President
G. Foster Mills
Managing Attorney, New York City, New York
Law Department, Room 5-100
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-788-0300
Fax: 212-227-5641
gmills@law.nyc.gov

President-Elect
Herbert W.A. Thiele
County Attorney
Leon County, Florida
Room 202
301 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-606-2500
Fax: 850-606-2501
thieleh@leoncountyfl.gov

Immediate Past President
Sheryl King Benford
General Counsel, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1240 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-781-4522
Fax: 216-781-4152
Sbenford@gcrta.org

Treasurer
Mary Ellen Bench
City Solicitor, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
3rd Floor
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1 Canada
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5393
Fax: 905-896-5106
maryellen.bench@mississauga.ca

General Counsel and Executive Director
Charles W. Thompson, Jr.
IMLA
Suite 1440
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 202-466-5424 x7110 or 202-742-1016
Fax: 202-785-0152
cthompson@imla.org

Board of Directors

Barbara A. Adams
Village Attorney
Kenilworth, IL
Holland & Knight LLP
131 South Dearborn St. 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-578-6563
barbara.adams@hklaw.com
Term expires 2016

Patrick Baker
City Attorney, Durham, NC
101 City Hall
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-4158
patrick.baker@durhamnc.gov
Term expires 2016

Marianne Landers Banks
Assistant City Attorney, Springfield, Missouri
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-864-1123
Fax: 417-864-1705
mbanks@springfieldmo.gov
Term expires 2016

A Rene' Broker
Borough Attorney, Fairbanks North Star Borough
809 Pioneer Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-459-1318
Fax: 907-459-1155
rbroker@fnsb.us
Term expires 2016

Tyrone E. Cooper
City Attorney, City of Beaumont, Texas
801 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: 409-880-3715
Fax: 409-880-3121
tcooper@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Term expires 2016

Gary Ebert
Director of Law, Bay Village, Ohio
350 Dover Center Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440-899-3427
Fax: 440-871-5751
gebert@cityofbayvillage.com
Term expires 2017

Wayne Esannason
Village Attorney, Scarsdale, New York
Scarsdale Village Hall
1001 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-722-1118
Fax: 914-722-1119
wesannason@scarsdale.com
Term expires 2017

Cathy Hampton
City Attorney, Atlanta, Georgia
55 Trinity Ave, Suite 5000
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-330-6469
Fax: 404-546-9534
cathyhampton@atlantaga.gov
Term expires 2015

Douglas C. Haney
City Attorney, Carmel, Indiana
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-571-2472
Fax: 317-571-2484
dhaney@carmel.in.gov
Term expires 2016

Rose Humway-Warmuth
City Solicitor
Wheeling, West Virginia
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-234-3636
Fax: 304-234-3605
rhwarmuth@wheelingwv.gov
Term expires 2015

William C. Mathewson
General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League
P.O. Box 1487
1675 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone: 734-662-3246
Fax: 734-662-8083
wmathewson@mml.org

Susan Emery McGannon
City Attorney, City of Murfreesboro
PO Box 1044
111 W. Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN
Phone: 615-849-2616
smcgannon@murfreesborotn.gov
Term expires 2015* Not eligible for reelection due to term limits.

Stephen Patton
Corporation Counsel, Chicago, Illinois
600 City Hall
121 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-744-6900
Fax: 312-744-5185
stephen.patton@cityofchicago.org
Term expires 2015* Not eligible for reelection due to term limits.

Art Pertile
City Attorney, Stafford, Texas - Olson & Olson, LLP
Wortham Tower
2727 Allen Parkway, Ste 600
Houston, Texas 77019
Phone: 713-533-3800
Fax: 713-533-3888
apertile@olsonolson.com
Term expires 2017

Susan L. Segal
City Attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota
350 South 5th Street, Rm. 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-673-3272
Fax: 612-673-3811
susan.segal@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
Term expires 2016

Shelley R. Smith
City Solicitor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1595
Phone: 215-683-5003
Fax: 215-683-5068
shelley.smith@phila.gov
Term expires 2017

Andrew J. Whalen, III
City Attorney, Griffin, Georgia - Whalen & Westbury
P.O. Box 133
Griffin, GA 30224
Phone: 770-227-9456
Fax: 770-228-9873
ajwhalen3@whalenlaw.net
Term expires 2017


 ATTENTION MEMBERS: Need to hire outside Counsel?? USE IMLA's CONTACT BOOK!!

IMLA Associate Members generally consist of our solo/firm members in private practice who are often retained as outside counsel by our municipal law department members. IMLA has worked with Associate Members to put together the 2015 Associate Member Digital Contact Book so that you can easily find additional legal assistance through IMLA's extensive network of experienced professionals. If you find yourself needing advice in certain areas of municipal law, utilize this contact book to find the legal assistance you need!

IMLA is working on the website to make the contact book user friendly and searchable but for now, the Contact Book link can be found HERE!

Not in the contact book? Contact Julie Ruhe at julieruhe@imla.org.


 IMLA’s Kitchen Sink – Distance Learning at ¼ of the Price!!

 

Sign up Today to Train Your Whole Office and Get CLE Credit at a Fraction of the Price Through IMLA’s Distance Learning Programs

In order to provide even more benefits to our members, IMLA has drastically reduced the price of our Kitchen Sink subscription to only $499 for the year. One subscription to the “Kitchen Sink” will provide your entire office with at least FORTY (40) distance learning programs, for all of its CLE needs from January 2015 - December 2015! Previously, this subscription cost $1,999 so we are offering you the same great service at only one quarter the price! If you sign up now, you will have access  to all the recordings from this year, plus access to all the live broadcasting from IMLA’s seminar and conference.

In 2015, we will continue to bring you the same high quality programs and offer CLE accreditations for qualifying participants via both teleconferences and webinars. Some examples of topics that will be included in 2015 include both staples to your practice like land use, personnel, municipal finance and ethics, as well as cutting edge topics like Uber, Airbnb, E-cigarettes, and body worn cameras.

Please note that there is no limit on the number of people that listen through your kitchen sink pass, but you can only use ONE connection per Pass. If you have more than one person listening in to any call/webinar, we recommend you set up in a conference room with a computer and/or speakerphone.

To sign up, CLICK HERE.


IMLA’s 2015 Webinars/Teleconferences

 

New Member Benefit for 2015 – 10 Free Webinars/Teleconferences and Reduced Pricing!!

In 2015, IMLA will be drastically lowering its pricing for its webinars and teleconferences. Additionally, we are excited to add value to your IMLA membership by offering ten (10) FREE* distance learning programs for IMLA members. CLICK HERE to view the 2015 Distance Learning Calendar.

NEW DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICING FOR MEMBERS:
Single Teleconference/Webinar (Member Rate) --------------------------------------$49
Single Teleconference/Webinar (Non-Member Rate) -------------------------$99-$149
Annual “Kitchen Sink” Subscription (Members Rate) -------------------------------$499
Annual “Kitchen Sink” Subscription (Non-Members Rate) -----------------------$1,999
Special Series Rate for Land Use (Member Rate) -------------------------------------$199
Special Series Rate for Personnel (Member Rate) ------------------------------------$199
Special “New Government Lawyer Series” (Member Rate) -------------------------FREE

To learn more about IMLA’s distance learning program for 2015 CLICK HERE

**Limited availability. IMLA will choose the free programming and will let members know in advance so that they may plan accordingly.

 

 

Events

Seminar

IMLA’s Mid-Year Seminar; Washington, D.C.; April 24-27, 2015

CLICK HERE for more details

Conferences

IMLA’s 80th Annual Conference; Las Vegas, Nevada; October 4-7, 2015

CLICK HERE for more details.

 IMLA’s 81st Annual Conference; TBA

Information forthcoming

IMLA’s 82nd Annual Conference; Niagara Falls, Canada; October 13-14, 2017

Information forthcoming

Shop IMLA

IMLA has established an online store! Now you can now quickly and easily purchase IMLA conference recordings - which include the mp3's and speaker materials! Simply click the link below and you will be taken to our virtual store.

 

ShopIMLA

 

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Member News

 Member Achievement

IMLA member, Steven A. Torres has been appointed to the Bristol County Community College Board of Trustees. CLICK HERE to read more. Congratulations to Tip!


Passing of Mike Curran

It is with great sadness that IMLA announces the passing of member Mike Curran. Mr. Curran was an active member who attended IMLA meetings. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.


Appointment News

 IMLA is proud to announce that President, Foster Mills, has appointed Laszlo Pinter as State Chair of Connecticut. Congratulations!

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