State and Local Government Section Council Members Set for 2021 – 2022

By Frank Johnson
Deputy City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg

Council members serve the Section primarily through their work on committees, including the Programs, Communications, Legislative, and Membership/Nominations Committees. Their work includes creating the annual State and Local Government Law Institute and other networking programs during the year, helping to establish this blog, and continuing to provide newsletters and other information. Section Council members for this year include:

  • Amanda Stakem Conn, Section Chair, General Counsel, WSSC;
  • Kimberly Hale Carney, Section Vice-Chair, Assistant Attorney General (Dept. of Labor);
  • Patrick B. Hughes, Section Secretary, Office of the Attorney General;
  • Robert A. McFarland, Section Treasurer, Assistant Attorney General (Dept. of Natural
  • Frank Johnson, Immediate Past Chair and Newsletter Editor, Dep. City Attorney, Gaithersburg;
  • Patrick W. Thomas, MacLeod Law Group;
  • Charles W. Thompson, Executive Director, International Municipal Lawyers Association;
  • John Mattingly, Assistant County Attorney, Calvert County;
  • Christopher J. Mincher, Senior Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor;
  • Jerome Spencer, General Counsel, Charles County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Talley H-S. Kovacs, Assistant Attorney General (Dept. of Natural Resources);
  • Elissa Levan, partner, Funk and Bolton P.A.;
  • Paul Cucuzzella, Assistant Attorney General (Dept. of Planning);
  • Kathleen Chapman, Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings;
  • Anand Parish, Assistant Attorney General (Dept. of the Environment);
  • Roscoe Leslie, County Attorney, Worcester County;
  • Tom Mitchell, Assistant County Attorney, Anne Arundel County.

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