City Council

From top left: Mayor Lana Williams, Vice Mayor Jim Wood, Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilman Kenny Lee, Councilman Terry Short, Jr.

City Council 2023-2024

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Second and Fourth Monday of each month. Federal and State holidays may alter schedule. (See link below for full schedule).
  • Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building
    503 W. Main St.
    Council Chambers
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
Please see the published meeting agenda for any change of meeting location.

Work Sessions

  • Scheduled as needed.
Regular Business Meetings are broadcast live on the cable government channel when held.  Previous meetings are available on the City's YouTube channel.

You can watch Waynesboro City Council meetings live on line. Please visit the Youtube Channel.  For the hearing impaired, click on the closed caption option on the lower right of the screen.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members (click on name for contact information)

           Julia Bortle, Clerk of Council                      [email protected]

Contact City Council members as a group at this email address:  
[email protected]

About the Council

Council meetings are viewable live on the city's YouTube Channel at their regularly scheduled time and available 24/7.  The Waynesboro City Council encourages the participation of all City citizens.  For those with hearing loss or speech impairment, please notify the Clerk of Council (540-942-6669) of any accommodations required at least five days prior to the meeting you wish to attend.  

Waynesboro operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The council-manager system combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the strong managerial experience of city manager appointed by City Council. It is a representative system where legislative power is focused in the elected council and the professionally trained city manager oversees the delivery of public services. In addition to the city manager, the council also annually appoints the clerk of the council, the city assessor, and the city attorney.

The five-member council is elected for four-year terms and members are elected on a staggered basis. Four members are elected to represent wards and one member is elected at-large. The council elects the mayor and vice mayor  from the council for two-year terms. All registered voters are eligible to vote for all members of City Council.

The City Council approves the budget and determines the tax rate. The council also focuses on the community's goals, major projects, and long-term considerations such as economic development, land use development, capital improvement plans, capital financing, and strategic planning.

The city manager makes recommendations to council, and the council may adopt them, modify them, or reject the recommendations. The city manager is bound by whatever action the mayor and council takes.