Paying it forward this month is VADA member Mark Cathey of Glenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & Skaff PLC in Roanoke. In addition to his busy litigation practice, Mark, whose son and daughter are proud graduates of Roanoke City Public Schools (RCPS), has served on the Roanoke City School Board since 2015. He has served the Board as both Chair and Vice-Chair. He was appointed to a third term on the Board in 2021. During his first six years on the Board, Mark served as the Board’s representative to the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School’s Regional Board, which he currently chairs. Mark also has served on the Board’s Equity Task Force, Joint Services Committee, Superintendent Evaluation Committee, and Audit Committee.
Along with his service to RCPS, Mark served as President of the Roanoke Bar Association from 2009-10 and as a member of the Virginia State Bar Council from 2011-16. He is a Fellow of the Roanoke Bar Foundation and has served, too, on the TRUST House Board of Directors, the Roanoke City Board of Fire Appeals, and on the Executive Board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Boy Scouts Council. Other highlights of Mark’s service to the community include his being a Barrister Book Buddy, a Roanoke Bar Association Mentor at Roanoke’s Fairview Elementary School, a Youth Court judge at Roanoke’s Patrick Henry High School and William Fleming High School, and an instructor in the Roanoke Bar Association’s Rule of Law Project.
VADA thanks you, Mark, for giving so freely of your time and your talents and touching the lives of so many in our community!