Annual Conference

Our three-day, statewide Annual Conference is hosted every year to provide the staff with a diverse array of continuing education trainings. We also take this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and service of several of our outstanding staff members.

October 2020 Honorees

Pat McCutchen Award

Mike Flynn
District Attorney General, 5th Judicial District

This award is presented each year to the individual who best exemplifies the goals and ideals of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference and their efforts to improve the quality of justice for all Tennesseans. Having dedicated 30 years of service to the Conference, District Attorney General Mike Flynn has always been an invaluable member of this team. As Chair of the Education Committee, he particularly demonstrated that fact this year as he worked tirelessly to transform the 2020 Annual Conference into an entirely virtual event.

President’s Award

William Harper
Assistant District Attorney, 2nd Judicial District

This award is presented annually to an Assistant District Attorney General, Victim Witness Coordinator or employee of the criminal division who has demonstrated exceptional service to the Criminal Justice System of Tennessee, the TNDAGC and the citizens we serve. William Harper was selected for this award in recognition of his 20 years of exceptional service to the 2nd Judicial District. District Attorney General Berry Staubus describes Harper as a “zealous advocate for justice” whom he and the citizens of the 2nd Judicial District are very fortunate to have working on their behalf.

Mary Katherine Evins
Assistant District Attorney, 21st Judicial District

This award is presented annually to an Assistant District Attorney General, Victim Witness Coordinator or employee of the criminal division who has demonstrated exceptional service to the Criminal Justice System of Tennessee, the TNDAGC and the citizens we serve. Mary Katherine Evins was selected for this award in honor of her more than 20 years of service and in recognition of her unwavering service to the child abuse/child sex abuse or exploitation division of the 21st Judicial District. District Attorney General Kim Helper explained that, though the nature of Evins’ caseload is mentally exhausting, she relentlessly brings her strong work ethic and desire to achieve justice to every case.

Tony Clark Award

Jenna Miller
Assistant Victim Witness Coordinator, 17th Judicial District

This award was established by the TNDAGC Executive Committee in 2018 in memory of the late District Attorney General Tony Clark. The award is presented annually to a non-prosecutor staff member of the TNDAGC who exhibits the highest character and demonstrates exceptional compassion, caring and dedication to victims of crimes. Jenna Miller was selected for this award for demonstrating all those qualities and more, and in recognition of the many personal and professional sacrifices she has made in her service to the 17th Judicial District.