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 2022 Honorees

Pat McCutchen Award

Stephen D. Crump
District Attorney General, 10th 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. 10th Judicial District Attorney General Stephen D. Crump has embodied these ideals both as a leader and dedicated servant to his community since he began as an ADA in 1997. Gen. Crump currently serves as the Chairman of the Legislative Committee and previously served on the Executive Committee.

President’s Award

Carlin Hess, Shannon Welch, & Anne Margaret Weishaar
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. ADA Carlin Hess, AVWC Shannon Welch, and AVWC/Paralegal Anne Margaret Weishaar were all honored for their work in the successful prosecution of the murder of Brentwood Police Officer Destin Legieza.

Tony Clark Award

Stephanie Woods
Administrative Assistant, 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. Stephanie Woods was chosen for this award for demonstrating all these qualities and more in her service to the 4th Judicial District.

DUI Prosecutor of the Year Award

Dale Evans
Assistant District Attorney, 21st 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 Dale Evans was chosen for this award for his work in helping implement policies and procedures that have greatly improved DUI checkpoints, victim contacts, and the prosecution of vehicular homicides and vehicular assault cases in the 21st Judicial District.