Jay Scudder began serving as the City Manager of Buena Vista on December 19, 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Scudder functions as the Chief Administrative Officer for this Council/Manager-governed municipality. His duties involve ensuring that City Council’s goals and policies for the City are implemented, preparing and managing the City budget, ensuring that the City maintains services, programs, and facilities that meet the needs of the community and are provided in a monetarily responsible manner.

Mr. Scudder is a veteran of over 28 years in local government administration and management. He began his career with the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a graduate of James Madison University and serves as a full member of the Virginia Local Government Managers Association.

“I, and our City employees, take special pride and a team approach in all the work that we do. The City values strong employment, leading education, public safety, culture, and recreation. Buena Vista welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy activities in the heart of the community, including Glen Maury Park and our downtown. Whether you are a resident, visitor, or an employee at a local business, I encourage you to take the time and enjoy all Buena Vista has to offer. And if the office of the City Manager can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

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