Help Us Support Brittany Shazier & Her Family


A member of our VPAR family, Brittany Shazier, of Garrett Realty Partners has suffered an unimaginable tragedy and is hospitalized in the fight for recovery. To help support her and her seven children, Garrett Realty Partners has set up an account at Langley Federal Credit Union which will go directly to Brittany and her family.

If you would like to donate, you can mail a check to Langley Federal (721 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA 23606 with the account #672870) or stop by any LFCU location to deposit in to the account. You may drop off donations directly to Garrett Realty Partners for the account as well to the attention of Iris LaTulippe.

Thank you for your support and please keep Brittany in your thoughts and prayers.

2020 VPAR Committee Appointments

 

The Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS Board of Directors is honored to announce the following 2020 Committee Appointments.

2020 Budget and Finance Committee
Valarie A Miller CHAIR
Adam B Triplett VCHAIR
Carl D Burt MEM
Crystal B Sullivan MEM
Kelly Corbett MEM
Mr. E. Gene Efird MEM
Mrs. Lynn G Grimsley MEM
Ms. Chandra R Patterson MEM
Ms. Marion L Sparks MEM
Robert Dann MEM
     
     
2020 Education Committee
Ms Amanda Walsh Patierno CHAIR
Crystal B Sullivan VCHAIR
Ms. Ruby S Conn BOD
Carla G Carney MEM
Kelly Corbett MEM
Leighton Stone MEM
Mr Al Patel MEM
Mr. Charles H Dunlap MEM
PJ Parker, Jr. MEM
Ronald Rivera MEM
Victor Langhorne MEM
     
2020 Broker Council
Ronald Rivera CHAIR
Carla G Carney VCHAIR
Mr. Teresa L Cline BOD
Crystal B Sullivan MEM
Ms Amanda Walsh Patierno MEM
Ms Donna L Moyer MEM
Sheila A Dann MEM
     
2020 Property Management Council
Mr Al Patel CHAIR
Victor Langhorne VCHAIR
Russell Skidmore BOD
Baylee Wang MEM
Cristina H Williams MEM
Mr. David C Whitley MEM
Ms Susan S. Gaston MEM
Ms. Marion L Sparks MEM
Ms. Phyllis Whitley MEM
Vidi V. Payne MEM
     
2020 Risk Management Council
Mr. Charles H Dunlap CHAIR
Kelly Corbett VCHAIR
Mr. Teresa L Cline BOD
Genny D’Ascenzo-Kimbel MEM
Keith Canty MEM
Leanne Hester MEM
Marilyn Rivera MEM
Mr Al Patel MEM
Mr. Andrew A Cohen MEM
Regina R Scott MEM
Ronald Rivera MEM
Shavonne Miles MEM
Theresa L Wackowski MEM
     
2020 Technology Council
Leighton Stone CHAIR
PJ Parker, Jr. VCHAIR
David Mohajerin BOD
Kimbel B Dornan MEM
Ms Amanda Walsh Patierno MEM
Ms. Chandra R Patterson MEM
     
2020 Public Policy Committee
Robert Jankovic CHAIR
Stephenie O Shanks VCHAIR
Ms. Kaera R Mims BOD
Alison McPherson MEM
Angela Y Lee MEM
Barbara Randall MEM
Baylee Wang MEM
Carl D Burt MEM
Carla G Carney MEM
Cristina H Williams MEM
Dale Chandler MEM
Ingrid Bayne MEM
Keith Canty MEM
Lelani Clayton MEM
Mr Dewey M Hutchins, Jr MEM
Mr. Andrew A Cohen MEM
Mr. David C Whitley MEM
Mr. Teresa L Cline MEM
Ms Kitty A Holzbach MEM
Ms Susan S. Gaston MEM
Ms. Chandra R Patterson MEM
Ms. Eugenia C Jackson MEM
Ms. Pam M Strahorn-Roe MEM
Ms. Phyllis Whitley MEM
Peggy D Todd MEM
Russell Skidmore MEM
Sheila A Dann MEM
Shirley Wang MEM
Theresa L Wackowski MEM
Valarie A Miller MEM
     
2020 RPAC Fundraising Subcommittee
Mr Dewey M Hutchins, Jr CHAIR
Theresa L Wackowski VCHAIR
Carla G Carney MEM
Ms. Kaera R Mims MEM
Ms. Pam M Strahorn-Roe MEM
     
2020 Membership Events Committee
Ms. Stephanie A McDonald CHAIR
Phillip Jones VCHAIR
Carla G Carney BOD
Brittany Shazier MEM
Brooke Scutt MEM
Carrie Spencer MEM
ChayPheuane Douanglee MEM
Cheri Richards MEM
Eden Kircus MEM
Jennifer Roberts MEM
Katy Jones MEM
Melissa S Gwaltney MEM
Mr Dewey M Hutchins, Jr MEM
Raquel Linger MEM
Shannon Gross MEM
     
2020 Affiliate Council
Eden Kircus CHAIR
Katy Jones VCHAIR
Carla G Carney BOD
Christina Ternes MEM
Karen D Lawson MEM
     
2020 Awards Subcommittee
Brooke Scutt CHAIR
Mr Dewey M Hutchins, Jr VCHAIR
Marilyn Rivera BOD
Adam B Triplett MEM
Brittany Stellute MEM
Donna P Milne MEM
Emily Lewis MEM
Gina Beebe MEM
Ingrid Bayne MEM
Kathi A Morgart MEM
Melissa S Gwaltney MEM
Mrs. Joy L Gibbs MEM
Ms. Stephanie A McDonald MEM
Ms. Vicki L Andrews MEM
Patrizia Ridout MEM
Ronald Rivera MEM
     
2020 Banquet Subcommittee
Jennifer Roberts CHAIR
Shannon Gross VCHAIR
Valarie A Miller BOD
Angela Y Lee MEM
Brittany Shazier MEM
Eden Kircus MEM
Karen Arient MEM
Lelani Clayton MEM
Mrs. Kathleen C Macklin MEM
Patrizia Ridout MEM
Renate Sutherland MEM
Shauna Borte MEM
Tiffany Simmons MEM
     
2020 Member Relations Council
Raquel Linger CHAIR
Carrie Spencer VCHAIR
David Mohajerin BOD
Amethyst Fisher MEM
Brittany Shazier MEM
ChayPheuane Douanglee MEM
Emily Lewis MEM
Genny D’Ascenzo-Kimbel MEM
Laura Gayle MEM
Patrizia Ridout MEM
Rachael Ward MEM
Renate Sutherland MEM
Stephanie Harris MEM
Tamara Thompson MEM
     
2020 REALTOR Fest Subcommittee
Melissa S Gwaltney CHAIR
Cheri Richards VCHAIR
Marilyn Rivera BOD
ChayPheuane Douanglee MEM
Emily Lewis MEM
Jennifer Roberts MEM
Karen D Lawson MEM
Keisha Deering MEM
Marvin T Collins MEM
Shirley A Hammond MEM
Stephanie Harris MEM
Terry Sumrell MEM
     
2020 YPN Council
Brittany Shazier CHAIR
ChayPheuane Douanglee VCHAIR
Michelle P Helmsderfer BOD
Dana Gray MEM
Idrina Davis MEM
Jennifer Wilks MEM
Jeremy Malmgren MEM
Keisha Deering MEM
Shirley Wang MEM
Vicki Burnette MEM
     
     
2020 Professional Standards & Grevance Committee
Ms Kitty A Holzbach CHAIR
Ms. Pam M Strahorn-Roe VCHAIR
Ms. Ruby S Conn BOD
Brooke Scutt MEM
Dale Chandler MEM
Jenny L Edgerton MEM
Keith Canty MEM
Leanne Hester MEM
Lelani Clayton MEM
Michael Trusty MEM
Mr. E. Gene Efird MEM
Mr. Frank J Cotrupi MEM
Mr. Robert E Chapman MEM
Mrs. Joy L Gibbs MEM
Mrs. Lynn G Grimsley MEM
Ms. Marion L Sparks MEM
Ms. Patricia A Lantz MEM
Ms. Vicki L Andrews MEM
Sherri Reese MEM
Stephenie O Shanks MEM
Vidi V. Payne MEM

 

The Legislative Line

Susan Gaston
Gaston Group LLC

The 2020 Session of the General Assembly of Virginia convened on Wednesday, January 8th. This “long,” 60-day Session sees a new Democrat majority in the House of Delegates (55 Democrats to 445 Republicans), a new Democrat majority in the Senate (21 Democrats to 19 Republicans) and a Democrat Administration…the first time since 1994 that both Chambers and the Executive Branch are led by the same party.

New majorities bring new leadership, and for the first time in Virginia’s history, the House of Delegates is led by a female, and the first time that the House has been led by a member of the Jewish faith. Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn assumed the gavel, assisted by another first: the first female Clerk of the House of Delegates, Suzette Denslow.

Leadership in both bodies is dominated by Northern Virginia legislators, as are committee chair positions, but Hampton Roads is fortunate to have some dominant members in leadership as well, particularly in the Senate:

Sen. Louise Lucas, Portsmouth        President Pro Tempore

                                                            Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Education & Health

 

Sen. Mamie Locke, Hampton            Senate Democratic Caucus Chair

                                                            Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Rules

 

Sen. Tommy Norment, James City    Senate Republican Minority Leader

 

Del. Cliff Hayes, Chesapeake            Chairman, House Committee on Communications, Technology & Innovation

 

Del. Jeion Ward, Hampton                Chairwoman, House Committee on Labor & Commerce

 

Del. Joe Lindsey                                 Chairman, House Committee on Privileges & Elections

 

Sen. Lynwood Lewis                          Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Government

We should note, too, that Del. Mike Mullin from Newport News is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, one of the most important, and most powerful, committees in the legislature.

The weekly meeting of the Hampton Roads Caucus, which convenes each Thursday morning at 7:30 AM, never has been more widely attended, as legislators, business leaders and other regional influencers work to coalesce around important issues that impact our region and make Hampton Roads, the “757,” as competitive and relevant as Northern Virginia.

For the Virginia REALTORS®, our legislative agenda has begun to move through the subcommittee and committee process. We had a BIG win today in the Senate General Laws & Technology Committee, when our Association Health Plan bill, SB 235, reported unanimously on a 15-0 vote. This places the bill to be heard on the floor of the Senate within the week.

Below is a chart showing the status of our primary bills – those that were introduced at the Association’s request:

VAR Leg Agenda Tracker 2020 copy

Also, here is a link to the primary bill list that covers all of the legislation that we are tracking, including those that we oppose, support, will amend, etc.

VR 2020 Action Bills_

VPAR’s General Assembly Delegation Contact Information

 

Del. Emily Brewer, R-64th, Smithfield               (804)698-1064  delEBrewer@house.virginia.gov

Del. Martha Mugler, R-91st, Hampton               (804) 698-1091  DelMMugler@house.virginia.gov

Del. Keith Hodges, R-98th, Urbanna                  (804) 698-1098  DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov

Del. Mike Mullin, D-93rd, Newport News            (804) 698-1093  delmmullin@house.virginia.gov 

Del. Amanda Batten, R-96th, Norge                  (804) 698-1096  DelABatten@house.virginia.gov

Del. Marcia “Cia” Price, D-95th, Newport News (804) 698-1095  DelMPrice@house.virginia.gov

Del. Jeoin Ward, D-92nd, Hampton                   (804) 698-1092 DelJWard@house.virginia.gov

Del. Shelly Simonds, R-94th, Newport News      (804) 698-1094  DelSSimonds@house.virginia.gov

Sen. Mamie Locke, D-2nd, Hampton                 (804) 698-7502 district02@senate.virginia.gov

Sen. Monty Mason, D-1st, Williamsburg           (804) 698-7501 district01@senate.virginia.gov

Sen. Tommy Norment, R-3rd, James City          (804) 698-7503 district03@senate.virginia.gov

VPAR Leg Line #1 2020

For additional information or other details, please contact Susan Gaston, VPAR’s Legislative Consultant, at 757-871-1445, or by e-mail at susan@gastongroup.com.