Sections

When new issues emerge or old ones are revisited, a direct exchange of information from colleagues of other jurisdictions is invaluable. IMLA encourages its members to share information and solutions to legal problems. Each member, including all deputy and assistant attorneys within a member's office, may join and participate in the activities of up to three IMLA sections annually. The general subject areas of each section are:

  • Code Enforcement—Issues of code enforcement or the development of laws and practices intended to resolve problems within a community. 

  • Economic Development and Finance
  • Ethics—Professional responsibility issues for the local government attorney and ethics laws and concepts affecting local governments and their employees and officials.

  • Health & Environment—Public health, building codes and enforcement, municipal water problems and environmental protection, solid and hazardous waste management.

  • General Government—Administration, legislative drafting, law office management, business regulation, and emergency management. 

  • Land Use—Impact fees, takings, land use, and historic preservation. 

  • Litigation, Insurance & Risk Management—Tort liability of local governments, litigation, trial/appellate practice, and risk management.

  • Personnel—Employment Law and labor relations. 

  • Technology—IT solutions for the government law office and issues of e-discovery and social-networking. 

  • Telecommunications & Franchise— Telecommunications, privatization, franchises, contracts and procurement. 

IMLA maintains a database of its members, including listing by Sections. If you are not a member of a section but would like to be/and or interested in becoming an officer, please email the Director of Membership, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with your request, or fill out the Section form HERE.

 

LIST OF SECTIONS & OFFICERS 

Code Enforcement
Patricia (Trish) Link, Chair
Staff Attorney
Austin, TX

Larry Baer, Vice- Chair
Legal Counsel
League Of Kansas Municipalities 
Topeka, KS

VaLerie Kolczynski, Co-Secretary
City Attorney
Concord, NC

Nicholas Hermsen
Deputy City Attorney
Rancho Mirage, CA

Economic Development and Finance
Robert Doty, Chair
President
AGFS
Annapolis, MD

Julian Grant, Co-Chair
Senior Assisant City Attorney
Corpus Christi, TX

Ethics

Marc Hansen, Chair
County Attorney
Rockville, MD


Health & Environment

Gene Tanaka, Chair
BB&K
Walnut Creek, CA
 
 
General Government

Glen Gimbut, Chair
Town Attorney
San Luis, AZ


Land Use

Susan Trevarthen, Chair
Member, Chair of Public Land Use and Zoning Practice
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Litigation, Insurance & Risk Management

Sara Teague, Co-Chair
Staff Attorney
Arkansas Municipal League

John Wilkerson, Co-Chair
Staff Attorney
Arkansas Municipal League

Personnel

Daniel D. Crean, Chair
Attorney
Crean Law Office
Pembroke, NH 

Robin Cross
Township Attorney
The Woodlands, TX


Technology
Pete Haskel, Chair
Executive Assistant City Attorney
Dallas, TX  


Telecommunictions & Franchise
Mike Watza, Chair
Attorney
Detroit, Michigan