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 Conciliation Agreements

​​​The Ethics Act provides that the Ethics Commission and a person who is the subject of an Ethics Commission investigation or Complaint may settle a matter by entering into a Conciliation Agreement at any stage of an investigation or Complaint proceeding. 

To view one of the following Conciliation Agreements, click on the Complaint number or name:

VCRB 2022-27​ Christopher Phillips, Mayor, Town of Reedy

Danny Grace, Mayor, Town of Wayne

VCRB 2021-24 Gregory L. Stewart, Former Ohio County Administrator

Michelle Tharp Penaloza​, Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program Manager/Resiliency Unit Manager, WV Department of Economic Development

VCRB 2022-03​ Gary Keith, former City Council, City of Clarksburg

VCRB 2018-26 Lloyd "Allen" Cogar, former Chief of Police, City of Richwood

VCRB 2022-42​ Nyle Whittington, former Building and Groun​ds Manager, Putnam County Commission​


Jason Woodman​, Head Football Coach, Fairmont State University

VCRB 2021-45 Tia Robertson, former Auditor, City of Charleston

Damon Tillman​, Mayor, City of Keyser​ 

VCRB 2021-30​ Lisa Holstein, Threat Preparedness Coordinator, Boone County Health Department

VCRB 2021-54 and VCRB 2021-55​ Dr. Pamela Alderman, President, ​Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College


VCRB 2021-37​ Jan Dzierzak, Park Superintendent, Division of Natural Resources

VCRB 2021-01​​ Michael Stover, Circuit Clerk, Wyoming County

VCRB 2020-18​​ Larry C. Palmer, former Sheriff, Brooke County


VCRB 2020-13​ Debra Hagedorn, Board Member, Deckers Creek Public Service District

VCRB 2020-16 Greg Vandetta, former Mayor, Town of Monongah

VCRB 2020-12
Don DeWitt, Chief of Police, City of McMechen

VCRB 2019-78, 80, 82, 84, and 86 Hardwick Johnson, Council Member, Town of Harpers Ferry

VCRB 2019-79, 81, 83, 85, and 87 Charlotte Thompson, Council Member, Town of Harpers Ferry

VCRB 2019-48 Louise Stoker, Mayor, Town of Bramwell

VCRB 2019-92 David Stratton, Chief of Police, Town of Matewan

VCRB 2018-62 Larry C. Palmer, Sheriff, Brooke County, West Virginia

VCRB 2019-76​ Ronald Keith Anderson, Chief Deputy, Mineral County Sheriff's Office


VCRB 2019-15 Joseph V. Yurish, Teacher/Head Football Coach, Hedgesville High School

VCRB 2018-49​ Mike Adams, Board Member, Preston County Public Service District #1

VCRB 2019-01 John D. Brown, Sergeant, Shepherd University Police Department

VCRB 2018-42 Jeff J. Neccuzi, former Director of the Division of Immunization Services, Office of Epidemiological and Prevention Services, Bureau for Public Health, Department of Health and Human Resources

VCRB 2017-084 and VCRB 2018-065 Sonya Dingess Porter, Sheriff of Logan County

VCRB 2018-03​ Jeff D. Davis, Hancock County Commissioner  


F. Colt Sandoro, Executive Director, Regional Intergovernmental Council

CIC 2017-05 Marcella Charles-Casto, Assistant Principal, Mingo Central Comprehensive High School

VCRB 2017-005 Michelle Malone, Manager, River Road Public Service District

Dustin W. Zickefoose, Assessor, Upshur County, West Virginia

VCRB 2017-013 Joseph R. Thorpe, former Mayor, Town of West Union

VCRB 2017-029​ Arthur E. Kirkendoll, former State Senator

VCRB 2017-049 Robert G. Beavers, Mayor of War, West Virginia

VCRB 2016-108​ Tammy Porter, former Member, West Union Town Council


VCRB 2016-015 Chris E. Jarrett, Executive Director, Water Development Authority

James E. Rubenstein​, Commissioner of the Division of Corrections, and former Deputy Secretary, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety


VCRB 2015-089 Bernard L. Fazzini, former Secretary of the Central West Virginia Transit Authority Board of Directors

VCRB 2015-090 John P. Aman, former General Manager of Central West Virginia Transit Authority

CIC 2013-01 Danny Milam, former Recorder, Town of Rainelle

VCRB 2015-122 Harold D. Green, former President, Board of Directors, Boone County Ambulance Authority

VCRB 2015-123 Joseph S. Gollie, former Vice President, Board of Directors, Boone County Ambulance Authority

VCRB 2015-109​ Randall W. Lengyel, former Executive Director of the Boone County Ambulance Authority


VCRB 2014-006  Respondent John W. Hawkins, former Sheriff, Barbour County 

VCRB 2013-101 Respondent Dina B. Foster, General Manager of the Pea Ridge Public Service District

CIC 2012-001 Respondent Robin Capehart, President of West Liberty University

CIC 2014-004 Respondent Gregory T. Haynes, employee of the Union Public Service District

VCRB 2013-49 and 53 Respondent Bill L. Pauley, Mayor, Town of Marmet

VCRB 2012-011 Respondent John K. Shingler, former Town Foreman, Town of Piedmont

CIC 2013-002 and 003 Respondent Bernie Fazzini, Harrison County Commissioner

VCRB 2012-015 Respondent Drema Bias-Evans, Assessor of Raleigh County

CIC 2014-006 Respondent Darrell Pauley, employee of the Union Public Service District

CIC 2014-002 Respondent William V. Ashley, employee of the Union Public Service District

VCRB 2011-008 Respondent Richard T. Linio, former Director of Facilities Management and Facilities Planning at West Virginia University Institute of Technology


CIC 2014-001 Respondent Earl R. Burks, an employee of the Union Public Service District

CIC 2009-006 and CIC 2010-004 Respondent Kim Wolfe, former Huntington Mayor and former Cabell County Sheriff


VCRB 2009-09 and VCRB 2011-04 Respondent Emmett S. Pugh, Mayor, Beckley

Grady Bowyer Former Executve Director, WV Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners

VCRB 2009-33 and CIC 2010-06 Jeffrey Hutchinson, Director, Kanawha County Parks and Recreation


CIC 2011-03 and VCRB 2009-19
 Robert Daquilante, former Superintendent Ritchie County Schools
CIC 2010-02 James J. Hoffman, employee, City of Keyser

CIC 2008-02 Ken Merritt, former Sheriff, Wood County

VCRB 2011-45 and 46 Thomas Taylor, Mayor, White Sulphur Springs

VCRB 2010-31 Deborah Hennen, Assessor, Wirt County

​VCRB 2011-36 Mindy Kearns, Mayor, Mason


VCRB 2009-01 Martin Shaffer, Council Member, Clarksburg

VCRB 2010-15 Sherry Cain, former Employee, Harpers Ferry

CIC 2010-05 Brent Pauley, former County Manager, Kanawha County


CIC 2010-01 Mary Jane Bowling, former Employee, WV Department of Commerce, Workforce WV

CIC 2009-02 Richard D. Raspa, Employee, Monongalia County Assessor’s Office

VCRB 2009-14 Charles Reider, Member, Harrison County Board of Education


CIC 2008-01 Ann Neese, former Mayor, Pratt

VCRB 2008-05 Henry Paul, former Mayor, Gary

VCRB 2007-11 Andrew Cheuvront, Sheriff, Wirt County


VCRB 2006-10, 13 and 14 Gordon Lambert, Member, McDowell County Commission

CIC 2005-01 and VCRB 2005-16a William Charnock, former Public Official


VCRB 2005-10A and 10B Roy Dale Grimm, Council Member, Town of New Haven

VCRB 2005-13 Barbara Bannister, Mayor, Town of Rowlesburg