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2025 NSA Winter Conference
J.W. Marriott Washington DC
Washington, DC

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION AND INFORMATION

COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE OPEN.

Anyone may attend a Committee Meeting listed below – you do not need to be a Committee Member to attend.

JOINING A COMMITTEE.

If you are interested in joining a Committee, you will need to be appointed by the NSA President. Please email the staff liaison listed below to express your interest in joining their Committee.

COMMITTEE EXPECTATIONS.

  • You are expected to attend all called Committee meetings during the conferences.
  • Any appointed member of a NSA Committee who fails to attend two (2) consecutive regularly-scheduled meetings may be subject to removal.
  • Committee participation is voluntary.
  • You or your agency will be responsible for expenses to register for and attend the meetings.

All Committee Members must be current NSA members. If you are not a NSA member, please email membership@sheriffs.org to set up your NSA membership.

2024 COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

Below is an alphabetical list of the dates and times of the various committee meetings during the 2024 Winter Conference.

Animal Cruelty and Abuse Committee

Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 11:00am
Room: Congressional (Lobby Level)
Chair: Sheriff Troy Wellman, Moody Co., SD
Vice Chair: Sheriff Brad Cole, Christian Co., MO
Staff Liaison: Kristi Barksdale

Border Security Committee

Sunday, February 4, 8:00am – 10:00am
Room: Salon F (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Mark Dannels, Cochise Co., AZ
Vice Chair: Sheriff Benny Martinez, Brooks Co., TX
Staff Liaisons: Jessica Vanderpool and Victor Ibanez

Committee of Past Presidents

Saturday, February 3, 8:00am – 9:00am
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair: Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fayette Co., OH
Co-Chair: Sheriff (ret.) Bill Bohnyak
Co-Chair: Sheriff (ret.) David Goad
Staff Liaison: Julie Ann Schmidt

Committee of State Sheriffs’ Associations

Monday, February 5, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Room: Salon D (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Executive Director Jennifer Marson, Arizona Sheriffs’ Association
Vice Chair: Executive Director Carmen Greene, California State Sheriffs’ Association
Staff Liaison: Tim Woods

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Saturday, February 3, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair: Sheriff Kieran Donahue, Canyon Co., ID
Vice Chair: Executive Director Steve Casey, Florida Sheriffs’ Association
Staff Liaison: Tim Woods

Court Security, Transportation of Prisoners, and Civil Process Committee

Saturday, February 3, 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair: Sheriff James Brown, City of Charlottesville, VA
Vice Chair: Sheriff Troy Wellman, Moody Co., SD
Staff Liaison: Crystal Proctor

Domestic Violence and Crime Victim Services Committee

Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 11:00am
Room: Salon G (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Kathy Witt, Fayette Co., KY
Vice Chair: Sheriff Vanessa Crawford, City of Petersburg, VA
Staff Liaison: Meghan Beal

Drug Enforcement Committee

Sunday, February 4, 8:00am – 10:00am
Room: Salon G (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Mike Milstead, Minnehaha Co., SD
Vice Chair: Sheriff Juan Figueroa, Ulster Co., NY
Staff Liaison: Candace Hill

Education and Awards Committee

Education and Awards Committee Meeting

Saturday, February 3, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair: Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack, Baldwin Co., AL
Vice Chair: Sheriff Carlos Turner, Surry Co., VA
Staff Liaisons: Julie Ann Schmidt and Sofie Roskin

Awards & Ferris E. Lucas Award Workgroup

Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 11:00am
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair:  Steve Doyle
Staff Liaison: Julie Ann Schmidt and Sofie Roskin

Emerging Technology and CJIS Committee

Saturday, February 3, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Congressional (Lobby Level)
Chair: Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, Ocean Co., NJ
Vice Chair: Chief (ret.) Scott Edson, Los Angeles Co., CA
Staff Liaison: Jonathan Herrman

Governmental Affairs Committee

Sunday, February 4, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: Salon G (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Jim Skinner, Collin Co., TX
Vice Chair: Sheriff Kieran Donahue, Canyon Co., ID
Staff Liaisons: Yesim Karaman

Homeland Security Committee/Global Policing Affairs

Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 11:00am
Room: Salon E (Ballroom Level)
Co-Chair: Sheriff Michael Chapman, Loudoun Co., VA
Co-Chair: Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, Story Co., IA
Staff Liaison: Erin Lyons

Jail, Detention & Corrections Committee

Saturday, February 3, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Salon D (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Gabe Morgan, City of Newport News, VA
Vice Chair: Sheriff Jim Quattrone, Chautauqua Co., NY
Staff Liaison: Carrie Hill

Legal Affairs Committee

Sunday, February 4, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Room: Congressional (Lobby Level)
9:00am – 12:00pm – Training Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Legal Affairs Committee Meeting
Chair: Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish, LA
Vice Chair/Staff Liaison: Carrie Hill, Executive Director, Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association

NSA Board of Directors

Tuesday, February 6, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Room: Salon III & IV (Ballroom Level)

NSA Executive Committee

Friday, February 2, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Room: State (Meeting Rooms Level)

Outreach Committee

Sunday, February 4, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Treasury (Meeting Rooms Level)
Chair: Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood Co., OH
Vice Chair: Sheriff Troy Wellman, Moody Co., SD
Staff Liaison: Elyse Simpson

School Safety and Security Committee

Saturday, February 3, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Salon D (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff Todd Hood, Madison Co., NY
Vice Chair: Executive Director Stephen Luce, Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, IN
Staff Liaison: Claire McNally

Traffic Safety Committee

Saturday, February 3, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Salon G (Ballroom Level)
Chair: Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma Co., OK
Vice Chair: Sheriff Brad Cole, Christian Co., MO
Staff Liaison: Candace Hill