Although City Council is the governing body of the City of Buena Vista, there are multiple boards, commissions, authorities, and committees that focus on specific issues. These volunteer entities, some of which are local and some of which are regional, perform important work advancing the Rockbridge area.

Current Board and Commission Vacancies

  • The Board of Zoning Appeals: Two (2) five (5) year terms
  • The Rockbridge Area Community Service Board: One (1) three (3) year term AND one (1) two (2) year term
  • The Rockbridge Disability Service Board: One (1) four (4) year term
  • The Planning Commission: Two (2) four (4) year terms
  • Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization (RARO): One (1) four (4) year term AND one (1) two (2) year term.

For more information or to apply, please contact Dawn Wheeler, City Manager’s Office, 2039 Sycamore Avenue, Buena Vista, VA at (540) 261-8601 or email dwheeler@bvcity.org. The application form can be found here: Boards and Commissions Application

Local and Regional Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees

Guide to regional and local boards & commissions: Board and Commissions

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:

Mr. Dennis Hawes – Chairman – 540-261-3382

Mr. Tom Roberts - Zoning Administrator - 540-261-8607

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

Mr. Brent Styler - Chairman - 571-246-2340

Ms. Kristina Ramsey – Economic Development Coordinator - 540-261-8616

ROCKBRIDGE AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD:

Kim Shaw – Executive Director – 540-462-6600

CENTRAL SHENANDOAH PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION:

Ms. Bonnie S. Riedesel – Executive Director – 540-885-5174

DABNEY S. LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

Dr. John Rainone – President – 540-863-2800

ROCKBRIDGE DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD:

Ms. Joan Manley – Chairperson – 540-463-9891

ELECTORAL BOARD:

Mrs. Emilie Staton – 540-261 -8605

ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL JAIL BOARD:

Ed Hosken – Chairman – 540-463-2840

ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY:

Ms. Julie Goyette, Director – 540-463-4324

BUENA VISTA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY:

Mayor Bill Fitzgerald – Chairman – 540-461-0099

Ms. Dawn Wheeler - 540-261-8601 

MAURY SERVICE AUTHORITY:

Capt. John E. Riester – Chairman – 540-817-0235

BUENA VISTA PLANNING COMMISSION:

Mr. Dennis Hawes – Chairman – 540-461-5263

Mr. Thomas Roberts – Zoning Administrator – 540-261-8607

SHENANDOAH VALLEY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD:

Mr. Jeff Stapel – Chairman – 540-828-2536

PUBLIC RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY:

Mayor Bill Fitzgerald – Chairman – 540-461-0099

ROCKBRIDGE AREA RECREATIONAL ORGANIZATION:

Joey Jones – Chairman – 540-377-5545

BUENA VISTA CITY SCHOOL BOARD:

Teresa Ellison – Chairperson – 540-261-2129

ROCKBRIDGE AREA SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD:

Dinah Clark – Service Director – 540-463-1231