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Doucette selected Secretary/Treasurer of Virginia Association of
August 14, 2009
For Immediate Release
The leadership of the Virginia
Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys (VACA) has taken a noticeable
Central Virginia bent lately.
At VACA’s 70th annual meeting in Virginia Beach earlier this month; Neil S.
Vener, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Campbell County was elected president;
David N. Grimes, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Pittsylvania County was elected
vice president, and Michael R. Doucette, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the
City of Lynchburg, was elected secretary/treasurer. These terms are for
2009/2010. Grimes eventually will become president in 2011 and Doucette in
Other VACA officers this year include Joel R. Branscom, Commonwealth’s
Attorney for Botetourt County, as past president; and Robert B. Beasley,
Commonwealth’s Attorney for Powhatan County as president-elect.
VACA is an association of the 120 Commonwealth's Attorneys throughout
Virginia which strives: 1) for uniformity in the procedure and
administration of justice; 2) for cooperation between law enforcement
agencies; 3) to inform the people concerning crimes and criminals, their
causes and remedies; 4) to seek enactment of legislation for the advancement
of the general welfare of the Commonwealth; and 5) to promote the continuing
education of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials.