A Note from the AVA President

At the recent Peer to Peer held in Wisconsin on June 11-12, 2024 AVA presented out-going Executive Director Barry Bryant with a plaque and our thanks for his many years of service to AVA.

Barry was/is a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan so we also got him a personalized jersey with his name and the number of his favorite player (Joey Votto’s #19) on the back. He absolutely LOVED it and was very surprised!

Thank you Barry for all you have done for AVA and all VAWA Administrators around the country/territories.  You will be missed – but Happy Retirement!!! 


AVA President Mark Hertweck  presenting Barry with a plaque honoring his service to AVA.


AVA President Mark Hertweck presenting Barry with the Cincinnati Reds jersey.


Barry with AVA Board members:   Left to right – Laura Russell, Amy Baynes, Barry, Mark Hertweck, and Moriah Pease.


The Champ.