A Guide to the Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Records, 2006-2009 Kaine, Governor Timothy M., Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Records, 2006-2009 44694

A Guide to the Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Records, 2006-2009

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 44694


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44694
Title
Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Records 2006-2009
Extent
4.75 cu. ft. (13 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

The Virginia State Board of Elections briefing binder is closed for 75 years per Code of Virginia, 2.2-3705.1.

Preferred Citation

Records of the Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Governor Timothy M. Kaine, 2006-2009, Accession 44694, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia

Acquisition Information

Office of the Governor, Patrick Henry Building, 1111 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219, accession 44694 transferred on 14 January 2010.


Biographical Information

The Executive Office is a division of the Office of the Governor in the Executive Branch of Virginia state government. Members of the Executive Office include the Governor, Chief of Staff, Counselor to the Governor and their assistants. The Chief of Staff is the chief operating officer of state government, responsible for all aspects of service to citizens. The Chief oversees the Cabinet members and agency heads in the administration of state government and is also responsible for the operations of the Governor's Office.

The Chief is assisted in these responsibilities by a Deputy Chief of Staff and an Executive Assistant. The following individuals held these positions during Governor Timothy M. Kaine's administration (2006-2010): William H. Leighty, Chief of Staff (January 2006-May 2007); Wayne Turnage, Deputy Chief of Staff, (January 2006-May 2007); Margaret Houghson, Executive Assistant (2006-2007); Wayne Turnage, Chief of Staff (May 2007-January 2010); Steve Harms, Deputy Chief of Staff (2007-2010); and Kate Paris, Confidential Assistant to the Chief of Staff (2007-2010).

Scope and Content

The Governor Timothy M. Kaine, Executive Office-Chief of Staff, Records are housed in 13 boxes. The collection is arranged into two (2) series. Series have been designated for: I. General Files of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff and; II. Cabinet Meeting Journal. These records include agreements, reports, correspondence, memorandums, budget documents, agendas, handouts, and invitations. This collection documents the actions of Governor Kaine's Chief of Staffs: William Leighty (2006-2007), Wayne Turnage (2007-2010) and Deputy Chief of Staff Stephen Harmes (2007-2010).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. General Files of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, 2006-2009 II. Cabinet Meeting Journal, 2006-2007

Contents List

I. General Files of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, 2006-2009.
Boxes: 1-12
Extent: 4.40 cubic feet (12 boxes).

The General Files of the Chief of Staff series is housed in 12 boxes and is arranged into three subseries. Subseries have been designated for: A. William Leighty; B. Wayne Turnage; and C. Stephen Harms.

  • A. William Leighty, 2006-2007.

    This subseries is housed in 9 boxes and is divided into four sections: Cabinet Weekly Reports, Briefing Binders, General Correspondence, and Budget Files. Leighty served as Governor Kaine's Chief of Staff from January 2006 to May 2007.

    • Cabinet Weekly Reports, 2006-2007.

      The Cabinet Weekly Reports subseries is housed in 5 boxes, arranged chronologically and contains the weekly reports submitted to the Governor and Chief of Staff by the Governor's Cabinet, including the Secretaries of Administration (Viola Baskerville), Agriculture and Forestry (Robert S. Bloxom), Commerce and Trade (Patrick O. Gottschalk), Commonwealth (Daniel C. LeBlanc, Jan-Mar. 2006 and Katherine K. Hanley (Mar. 2006-2010), Education (Dr. Thomas R. Morris), Finance (Jody Wagner, 2006-2008 and Richard D. Brown, 2008-2010), Health and Human Resources (Marilyn Tavenner), Natural Resources (Preston Bryant), Public Safety (John W. Marshall), Technology (Aneesh Chopra, 2006-2009 and Leonard M. Pomata, 2009-2010), and Transportation (Pierce Homer). Also included are reports by the Assistant to the Governor for Commonwealth Preparedness (Robert Crouch), Office of Constituent Services (Marc Cheatham, 2006-2007 and Amber Amato, 2007-2010), Press Office, Policy Office and Virginia Liaison Office. Reports were submitted each Thursday and placed in a binder for the Governor and the Chief of Staff that each took with them at the end of the day on Friday. The reports in this series are the Chief of Staff copy. The level of detail varied for each cabinet officer and items of importance were highlighted by staff for the Governor. Each report contains information on legislation, Governor's initiatives/special projects, agency matters/operations, events/agency visits, audits/investigations/compliance, stakeholder issues and pending decisions. This series provides a weekly account of the issues and policy decisions of the Kaine Administration.

      Notable topics and issues include: avian flu, Blue Crab disaster relief, Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC), Capitol Square and Capital Building renovations, Civil Rights Memorial, Dulles Corridor Rail Project, 8th and 9th Street Office Buildings, Early Childhood Education, Education for a Lifetime, eVa, Governor's Campus Security Conference, Health IT, Hurricane Evaluation and Sheltering Task Force, Land Conservation, minority procurement and SWAM (Small, Women and Minority) business, Public Safety Memorial Commission, Telework, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) problems, Virginia Tech shooting, and Weekly Ford Plant Reports (closure of Norfolk Assembly Plant).

      • Box 1
        Folder 1
        26 January 2006 - 9 February 2006
      • Box 1
        Folder 2
        16 February 2006 - 2 March 2006
      • Box 1
        Folder 3
        9 March 2006 - 23 March 2006
      • Box 1
        Folder 4
        30 March 2006 - 13 April 2006
      • Box 1
        Folder 5
        20 April 2006 - 4 May 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 1
        11 May 2006 - 18 May 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 2
        25 May 2006 - 1 June 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 3
        8 June 2006 - 15 June 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 4
        22 June 2006 - 13 July 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 5
        20 July 2006 - 27 July 2006
      • Box 2
        Folder 6
        3 August 2006 - 10 August 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 1
        17 August 2006 - 24 August 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 2
        31 August 2006 - 7 September 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 3
        14 September 2006 - 21 September 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 4
        28 September 2006 - 5 October 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 5
        12 October 2006 - 19 October 2006
      • Box 3
        Folder 6
        26 October 2006 - 2 November 2006
      • Box 4
        Folder 1
        9 November 2006 - 16 November 2006
      • Box 4
        Folder 2
        30 November 2006 - 7 December 2006
      • Box 4
        Folder 3
        4 January 2007 - 11 January 2007
      • Box 4
        Folder 4
        18 January 2007 - 25 January 2007
      • Box 4
        Folder 5
        1 February 2007 - 8 February 2007
      • Box 4
        Folder 6
        16 February 2007 - 23 February 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 1
        1 March 2007 - 8 March 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 2
        15 March 2007 - 22 March 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 3
        29 March 2007 - 5 April 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 4
        12 April 2007 - 19 April 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 5
        26 April 2007 - 10 May 2007
      • Box 5
        Folder 6
        17 May 2007
    • Briefing Binders, 2006-2007.

      The Briefing Binders subseries is housed in 1 box and arranged chronologically. Records include: Executive Leadership Retreat of the Governor-Elect, 6 January 2006; Annual Virginia Congressional Delegation Briefing, 12 February 2007; National Governors Association Winter Meeting, 24-26 February 2007; Briefing for Congressional Delegation, 22 March 2007; and Virginia State Board of Elections briefing binder on selection of agency head, 2007. Virginia State Board of Elections briefing binder is restricted for 75 years (contains personnel records).

      • Box 6
        Folder 1
        Executive Leadership Retreat of the Governor-Elect, 6 January 2006 (part one)
      • Box 6
        Folder 2
        Executive Leadership Retreat of the Governor-Elect, 6 January 2006 (part two)
      • Box 6
        Folder 3
        Briefing Documents for Congressional Delegation, 27 March 2006
      • Box 6
        Folder 4
        Annual Virginia Congressional Delegation Briefing, 12 February 2007
      • Box 6
        Folder 5
        National Governors Association Winter Meeting, 24-26 February 2007 (part one)
      • Box 6
        Folder 6
        National Governors Association Winter Meeting, 24-26 February 2007 (part two)
      • Box 6
        Folder 7
        Virginia State Board of Elections briefing binder (RESTRICTED - DO NOT SERVE)
    • General Correspondence, 2006-2007.

      The General Correspondence subseries is housed in 1 box and arranged chronologically. Subseries documents correspondence from William H. Leighty, Governor Kaine's Chief of Staff from January 2006 to May 2007. Includes letters of recommendation, thank you notes, invitations and employment requests.

      • Box 7
        Folder 1
        Correspondence, February 2006 - May 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 2
        Correspondence, June 2006 - December 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 3
        Correspondence, January 2007 - May 2007
    • State Budget Files, 2006.

      The State Budget Files subseries is housed in 3 box and arranged chronologically. This subseries documents the development of Governor Kaine's 2007 budget from October to December 2006. Records include budget meeting agendas, handouts, notes, and budget requests.

      • Box 7
        Folder 4
        Budget Meeting, 18 October 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 4
        Budget Meeting, 24 October 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 5
        Budget Meeting, 1 November 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 5
        Budget Meeting, 3 November 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 6
        Budget Meeting, 8 November 2006
      • Box 7
        Folder 6
        Budget Meeting, 9 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 1
        Budget Meeting, 10 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 2
        2007 Budget Binder, 10 November 2006 (part one)
      • Box 8
        Folder 3
        2007 Budget Binder, 10 November 2006 (part two)
      • Box 8
        Folder 4
        Budget Documents, 14-15 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 5
        Budget Meeting, 19 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 6
        Budget Documents, November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 6
        Budget Meeting, 21 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 7
        Budget Meeting, 22 November 2006
      • Box 8
        Folder 7
        Budget Meeting, 26 November 2006
      • Box 9
        Folder 1
        Budget Meeting, 28 November 2006
      • Box 9
        Folder 1
        Budget Meeting, 29 November 2006
      • Box 9
        Folder 2
        Budget Meeting, 1 December 2006
      • Box 9
        Folder 3
        Budget Meeting, 2 December 2006
      • Box 9
        Folder 4
        Budget Documents, 15 December 2006
  • B. Wayne Turnage, 2007-2009.

    This subseries is housed in 1 box and includes correspondence, invitations, and memorandums. Turnage served as Governor Kaine's Chief of Staff from May 2007 to January 2010.

    • Box 10
      Folder 1
      General Correspondence, 2007-2009
    • Box 10
      Folder 2
      Invitations to the Chief of Staff, 2007-2009
    • Box 10
      Folder 3
      Memorandums, 2007-2009
    • Box 10
      Folder 4
      Governor's Cabinet Retreat Briefing Book, 16 June 2007
    • Box 10
      Folder 5
      Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act Agreement Between the Social Security Administration and the State of Virginia, 2009
    • Box 10
      Folder 6
      NGA Awards Program for Distinguished Service to State Government, Potential Nominees for Consideration, May 2009
  • C. Stephen Harms, 2007-2009.

    This subseries is housed in 2 boxes and is arranged alphabetically by subject. Harms served as Governor Kaine's Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources (January 2006 to June 2007) and Deputy Chief of Staff from June 2007 to January 2010.

    • Box 11
      Folder 1
      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Grants and Workgroup, 2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 2
      Comprehensive Services Act (CSA), Custody Relinquishment, 2007
    • Box 11
      Folder 3
      Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) Budget Transformation/Casey Strategic Consulting Group (CSCG), 2007
    • Box 11
      Folder 4
      Governor's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates (GACRE), Meeting, 5 August 2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 5
      Virginia Dept. of Health, Shady Grove Water, 2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 6
      Health Care Reform Proposals, 2007-2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 7
      Health Information Technology Interoperability Advisory Committee (Health IT), 2008-2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 8
      Housing for Mentally Disabled, 2009
    • Box 11
      Folder 9
      Involuntary Commitment and Guns, 2007
    • Box 11
      Folder 10
      Marriage Commission, Family Foundation, 2007
    • Box 12
      Folder 1
      Dept. of Medical Assistance (DMAS)/Multi-Agency Rx Initiative, 2009
    • Box 12
      Folder 2
      Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Projects, 2009
    • Box 12
      Folder 3
      Dept. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Transformation Plan, 2007-2008
    • Box 12
      Folder 4
      McKinsley Contract, 2007
    • Box 12
      Folder 5
      Statewide Agencies Radio System (STARS), 2009
    • Box 12
      Folder 6
      Streamlining/Restructuring Ideas, 2007
    • Box 12
      Folder 7
      Telework Policy, 2008
    • Box 12
      Folder 8
      Virginia Tech Shooting, 2007-2009
    • Box 12
      Folder 9
      Western State Hospital Project, 2009
II. Cabinet Meeting Journal, 2006-2007.
Boxes: 13
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (1 box).

The Cabinet Meeting Journal, 2006-2007 is housed in 1 box and is arranged chronologically. The Cabinet Meeting Journal was maintained by Governor Kaine's Chief of Staff, Bill Leighty, and were kept in a binder by year. The Journal contains meeting agendas and presentation handouts of a variety of topics of current interest. Typically, the handouts included in the binder are from invited presenters to Cabinet meetings. Cabinet Meeting Journals were not kept after Leighty retired in 2007.

  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    January 2006-February 2006
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    March 2006-December 2006
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    January 2007-March 2007