Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Please note that appointments by city council are to be from the qualified voters of the City of Waynesboro.

DISABILITY AND AGING BOARD FOR INDEPENDENCE:
The City of Waynesboro, Virginia is seeking City residents to serve on the newly created Disability and Aging Board for Independence.  DABI shall meet as needed to assess, evaluate, and recommend to City Council needs and resources relative to seniors and those with disabilities. They shall be responsible for initiating and supporting efforts to increase the visibility of these residents in the community, including them in the life of the city and for recognizing their contributions to the community.   The City Council will appoint nine (9) members: three representing the senior population; three representing  persons with disabilities; and three representing agencies, businesses, or non-profits.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Waynesboro.  Applications are available on the City’s website, www.waynesboro.va.us, or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 540-942-6669 or email at bortleje@ci.waynesboro.va.us.  For more information or for any questions, you may contact Ms. Gayle Brunk of Valley Associates (gayl@govail.org). 

PLANNING COMMISSIONER
The City of Waynesboro is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is an advisory board to the Waynesboro City Council, directing the growth and development of the City by reviewing all zoning applications, major subdivision plats, and plans for municipal improvement in order to promote the orderly development of the locality and its environs. This seven-member commission works in conjunction with the City’s Department of Planning. Commissioners are required to be residents of the City of Waynesboro. The Planning Commission generally meets monthly, on the Tuesday following the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Charles T. Yancey Municipal Bldg., 503 West Main Street, Waynesboro. Occasional work sessions may also be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the same time and place. Interested residents may contact the Planning Director at 540-942-6604 or the City Clerk at 540-942-6669. Applications are also available on the city website, www.waynesboro.va.us.

Valley Community Services Board shall act as a direct agent of the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and the Counties of Augusta and Highland, in the establishment and operation of community mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse programs.  The core of program services include emergency services, case management services, and may include a comprehensive system of inpatient, outpatient, day support residential, prevention, early intervention, and other appropriate mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse services.  Meetings: 3rd Wed. of each month, 7:00 P.M., 86 Sangers Lane, Staunton.

Transportation Safety Commission – The mission of the Waynesboro Transportation Safety Commission is to consider pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle transportation issues as they relate to the safety and enjoyment of the citizens of Waynesboro and to consider development-related transportation issues as they affect the level of service of the larger arterial system. This Commission meets on an average of four (4) times per year to recommend to the City Council and/or the Police Chief and Public Works Director various means for improving traffic safety and circulation. The Committee routinely makes recommendations on such things as placement of stop signs, limits on parking, speed limits, etc.
Meetings: Third Monday of January, April, July and October at 5:15 p.m. in the Public Works Administration Building, 941 Fir Street, Waynesboro. Interim meetings held as needed.

Board of Building Code Appeals (Electrical Contractor):  Hears appeals from an aggrieved party regarding the design or construction of a building or structure or any decision of the Building Official concerning the application of the Uniform Statewide Building Code.  The Board shall follow the appeal procedures as established by the Uniform Statewide Building Code on all hearings and findings.   The Board of Building Code Appeals consists of five citizen members.  The Board appointments are for four-year terms and meets on an as-needed basis. For more information, contact the Building and Zoning Code Administrator at 540-942-6628.

Stormwater and Flood Control Commission – Considers matters affecting the City and report to the Council to recommend the institution of works and projects.  Where the Council has referred a project or work of improvement, the Commission will study, report, and recommend action to the Council concerning those works or projects within 90 days.  The Stormwater and Flood Control Commission recommends to the Council a budget for capital improvements and for expenses of operation and maintenance within the City.  Meetings:  As necessary.

Cultural Commission coordinates the promotion and support of existing cultural activities and events, supports the development of new cultural organizations, and promotes a cultural tourism effort in the Waynesboro area.  The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters relating to cultural activities, acts as an advisory board with respect to grants and financial assistance to local organizations, assists and coordinates with planning similar activities by cultural organizations represented on the commission by nonvoting members, and seeks to cooperate with all agencies in the promotion and education of the cultural activities of the city.
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M., Wayne Theatre Building, 533 West Main Street, Suite 1, Waynesboro.

Recreation Commission (Ward A) (Ward B) – An advisory body appointed to advise Council as to the park and recreational needs of the City. The Commission also provides advisory direction to the Parks and Recreation Department staff on related topics including the annual budget, general recreational programming and relationships with other private and public organizations, and park development and re-development issues. 
Meetings: Held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. except in November and December when they will be held on the third Thursday. Department of Parks and Recreation, 413 Port Republic Road, Waynesboro, VA. 

The Regional Youth Commission is comprised of 15 members, 5 representing each locality.  One representative from each locality is a youth.  This commission provides citizen input to the Director and staff of the Office on Youth concerning issues such as youth programming, funding, and community trends. The Commissioners serve as youth advocates and ambassadors for the OOY, and are dedicated to ensuring the provision of comprehensive youth development services in our region.  This Commission meets bi-monthly and acts in an advisory capacity to the Office on Youth,   The commission recommends general policies involving programming for youth and families; foster involvement of youth in their community, and evaluates and seek solutions to problems, activities and concerns.
Meetings:  Third Wednesday, every other month at 5:30. – United Way Office, 29 Idlewood Blvd, Fishersville.