The members of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute elected new officers for 2016-2017 during the spring conference in Hampton last week. The following sheriffs were elected to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Board of Directors as officers and board members:
- President – Sheriff C. O. Balderson, Westmoreland County
- Vice-President – Sheriff Michael S. Mondul, City of Danville
- Secretary – Sheriff Barry E. Letterman, Appomattox County
- Treasurer – Sheriff James E. Brown, III., City of Charlottesville
- Immediate Past President – Sheriff Anthony W. “Tony” Roper, Clarke County
- Sheriff Mark A. Amos, Orange County
- Sheriff Karl S. Leonard, Chesterfield County
- Sheriff Mark A. Marshall, Isle of Wight County
- Sheriff Les R. Taylor, City of Winchester
“The sheriffs serving on the board and as officers of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute command the deepest respect from their peers from across the Commonwealth,” said John W. Jones, Executive Director of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute. “It speaks very highly of a sheriff to have been elected to the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.”
The term for service for the respective sheriffs serving on the Board of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute or as an officer is for one (1) year.
The sheriffs were elected to their respective offices at the annual meeting of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute, which was attended by more than 260 sheriffs and deputy sheriffs across Virginia. The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute currently has some 28,000 citizen associate members that support the activities of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Virginia sheriffs to provide training and education to the members of the Institute including the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs across Virginia on issues relating to management, crime prevention and other areas of public safety. The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute also awards scholarships to young people across Virginia seeking an education in criminal justice while attending Virginia colleges or universities.