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

  • Buena Vista Economic Development Authority (EDA)
  • Rockbridge Area Community Services Board (two openings)
  • Rockbridge Area Recreational Association (RARO)
  • Rockbridge Area Social Services Board
  • Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board

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: Board-Commission Application.

Local and Regional Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Committees

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

Ms. Rachel Moore – 540-261-8616

ROCKBRIDGE AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD:

Mr. John Young – 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

ELECTORIAL BOARD:

Mrs. Emilie Staton – 540-261 -8605

ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL JAIL BOARD:

Sheriff Randy Hamilton – Chairman – 540-261-8615

ROCKBRIDGE REGIONAL LIBRARY:

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

MAURY SERVICE AUTHORITHY:

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 INVESTMENT BOARD:

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

PUBLIC RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY:

Ms. MarVita Flint – Chairperson – 540-261-8610

ROCKBRIGE AREA RECREATIONAL ORGANIZATION:

Mr. John Trudgeion – Executive Director – 540-463-9525

BUENA VISTA CITY SCHOOL BOARD:

Mr. John Rice – Chairman – 540-570-3311

ROCKBRIDGE AREA SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD:

Ms. Suzanne Adcock – Director – 540-463-7143