Deputies, Assistants, & Others

Information about DAO meetings, including future meetings and past meeting minutes


VLGMA’s main mission is to strengthen the quality of local government through professional management. As such, the association seeks to promote professional management in a variety of ways including training, networking, mentoring, member support and resource sharing.

An outgrowth from this mission is VLGMA’s effort to support Deputies, Assistants and Other local government employees (a.k.a. DAOs) who are aspiring to be municipal government department managers, deputy managers or City Managers/County Administrators by providing opportunities to gather at DAO meetings held semi-annually around the state in the spring and fall.  These meetings are designed by fellow DAO members to create an inviting atmosphere, “story” sharing and provide excellent networking opportunities.

You’re invited to attend with us to meet more of your colleagues from around the state, learn things that will help you reach your career goals, and share your successes.

DAO Roles and Responsibilities for Locality Planning Chairs

The Fall DAO Meeting is scheduled for October 11, 2019, hosted by Albemarle County.

Fall 2019 DAO Meeting Invitation Letter          Fall 2019 DAO Meeting Agenda

Online Registration          Albemarle County Info and Things To Do


On parking, there are two options:

  • The Market Street Garage, 550 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 - $12 daily maximum, 0.1 mile walk to Central Library
  • Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 – free, 0.4 mile walk to Central Library

Links below take you to materials from past DAO Meetings.

DAO Resource Information: