Board of Directors

VSA Board of Directors

Many dedicated sheriffs have served on the VSA Board over the years. An executive staff manages VSA. Governing policies are decided by the President and members of the Board of Directors (20 sheriffs) at the annual conference and meetings of the Board of Directors.

Committees of VSA consist of the Legislative Committee, Bylaws Committee, and Audit Committee as provided in the Association’s Bylaws. Other committees may be appointed by, and serve, at the pleasure of the President of the Association.



Arthur Townsend, Jr.,  Sheriff (I)
Lunenburg  County

Immediate Past President:

John “Jack” Weisenburger, Sheriff (D)
City of Bristol

First Vice President:

Richard A. Vaughan, Sheriff (I)
Grayson County

Second Vice President:

Brian K. Roberts, Sheriff (I)
Brunswick County


Gabe A. Morgan, Sheriff (D)
City of Newport News


Vanessa R. Crawford, Sheriff (D)
City of Petersburg

Past Presidents:

Beth Arthur, Sheriff (D)
Arlington County

F. W. Howard, Jr., Sheriff (I)
New Kent County

Steve M. Draper, Sheriff (I)
City of Martinsville

Legislative Committee Chairman:

Thomas D. Jones, Sheriff (I)
Charlotte County


Region I

Brian L. Hieatt, Sheriff (D)
Tazewell County

Region II

W. Q.  “Bill” Overton, Jr., Sheriff (I)
Franklin County

Region III

Kevin W. Hall, Sheriff (I)
Alleghany County

Region IV

Steven S. Smith, Sheriff (R)
Greene County

Region V

John B. Thomas, Sheriff (R)
Page County

Region VI

Michael L. “Mike” Chapman,  Sheriff (R)
Loudoun County

Region VII

Steve F. Dempsey, Sheriff (I)
King George County

Region VIII

Todd B. Wilson, Sheriff (I)
City of Colonial Heights

Region IX

R. W. “Bobby” Hawkins, Jr., Sheriff (I)
Mecklenburg County

Region X

Todd E. Godwin, Sheriff (I)
Accomack County

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