Sections

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 with your request, or fill out the Section Form.

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 IMLA sections.

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The general subject areas of each section are:

Section Description

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

Section Officers

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

Ashley Ulbricht, Vice- Chair
City Attorney
Carmel, IN

VaLerie Kolczynski, Co-Secretary
City Attorney
Concord, NC

Nicholas Hermsen, Co-Secretary
Deputy City Attorney
Rancho Mirage, CA

Section Officers

Robert Doty, Chair
President
AGFS
Annapolis, MD

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

B. Eric Shytle, Co-Chair
General Counsel
Municipal Association of South Carolina

George Hypolite, Co-Chair
Assistant City Attorney
Denver, CO

Section Description

Professional responsibility issues for the local government attorney and ethics laws and concepts affecting local governments and their employees and officials.

Section Officers

Marc Hansen, Chair
County Attorney
Rockville, MD

Adriana Gonzalez, Co-Chair
Assistant City Solicitor
Philadelphia, PA

Section Description

Administration, legislative drafting, law office management, business regulation, and emergency management. 

Section Officers

Glenn Gimbut, Chair
Assistant City Attorney
San Luis, AZ

Alecia Mayberry Mosadomi, Co-Chair
Assistant City Attorney
Austin, TX

Section Description

Public health, building codes and enforcement, municipal water problems and environmental protection, solid and hazardous waste management.

Section Officers

Gene Tanaka, Chair
Best Best & Krieger
Walnut Creek, CA

Michelle Butlin, Young
Attorney Co-Chair
London, Ontario Canada

Section Description

Impact fees, takings, land use, and historic preservation. 

Section Officers

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

Ron Shaver, Co-Chair
City Attorney
Olathe, KS

Julian Grant, Co-Chair
Corpus Christi, TX

Section Description

Tort liability of local governments, litigation, trial/appellate practice, and risk management.

Section Officers

Timothy Coates, Chair
GMSR Partner
Los Angeles, CA

Patricia Beety, Co-Chair
General Counsel at League of Minnesota Cities
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Section Description

Employment Law and labor relations. 

Section Officers

Robin Cross
Township Attorney
The Woodlands, TX

Lindsay Rose, Co-Chair
City Attorney
Colorado Springs, CO

Section Description

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

Section Officers

Pete Haskel, Chair
Executive Assistant City Attorney
Dallas, TX

Chris Weema, Co-Chair
Assistant City Attorney
Autin, TX

Section Description

Telecommunications, privatization, franchises, contracts and procurement.

Section Officers

Mike Watza, Chair
Attorney
Detroit, Michigan

Daniel White, Co-Chair
Assistant City Attorney
Yuma, AZ