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 2021 Honorees

Pat McCutchen Award

Amy Weirich
District Attorney General, 30th 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 over 10 years of service to the Conference as DA and 20 years prior to that as an assistant prosecutor, District Attorney General Amy Weirich has always been an invaluable member of this team. Gen. Weirich served as the 2020 Conference president and continues to lead the Public Education and Social Media Committee.

President’s Award

Ray Crouch and Team
District Attorney General, 23rd 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. District Attorney General Ray Crouch, ADA Josh Turnbow, ADA Meg Sagi, ADA David Wyatt, VWC Kate Beasley, VWC Renea Edmondson and VWC Carrie Ragan were all chosen for this honor for their work in the successful prosecution of the murders of Sgt. Daniel Baker and Joe Clyde Daniels.

Tony Clark Award

Kim Hudson
Victim Witness Coordinator, 4th 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, care and dedication to victims of crimes. Victim Witness Coordinator Kim Hudson was chosen for this award for demonstrating all these qualities and more in her service to the victims of the 4th Judicial District.

DUI Prosecutor of the Year Award

Chris Post
Assistant District Attorney, 11th Judicial District

This award is presented annually to an Assistant District Attorney General who has made extraordinary efforts in the prosecution and/or improvement of traffic safety in their local district. ADA Chris Post was chosen as this year’s honoree for his work in transforming the process by which DUI cases that result in serious injury or fatality are investigated. ADA Post has successfully prosecuted DUI cases for six years in the 11th District and previously served as the DUI Coordinator for the 26th Judicial District.