Boards and Commissions Vacancies

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

Historical Commission is charged with preserving and protecting the history of the City of Waynesboro.  The Historical Commission’s mission is to locate, collect, and preserve historical facts and important information about the community, and educate and encourage personal and community responsibility for preserving its past and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the City’s history.   Meetings:  Third Tuesday of each month – 6:30 p.m. – Conference Room of the Waynesboro Public Library., Waynesboro, Virginia, Waynesboro. 

Planning Commission:  (Deadline to apply 12:00 p.m. December 1, 2023:  The Planning Commission was established as an advisory board to the Waynesboro City Council.  The Commission directs the growth and development of the City by reviewing all zoning applications, subdivision plats, site development applications and plans for municipal improvement in order to promote the orderly development of the locality and its environs.  The City Code enumerates the ways in which Planning Commissions shall function as the official body planning for the future growth and development of a locality, subject to the appeal by the City Council.  Members shall have the powers, functions and duties provided for by the State Planning Law.   This seven-member commission, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, works in conjunction with the City’s Department of Planning and Code Administration. 

 The Planning Commission generally meets monthly, on the Tuesday following the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.   Additionally, they attend occasional joint public hearings and work sessions with the Mayor and City Council on Monday evenings, Council Chambers, Charles T. Yancey Municipal Bldg., 503 West Main Street, Waynesboro.

Youth Commission- Youth Member Seat:  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.

Cultural Commission:  The Commission coordinates the promotion and support of existing cultural activities and events in the Waynesboro area, supports the development of new cultural organizations towards the enhancement of the quality of life, 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 on behalf of the City 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, public or private, 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.

Valley Community Services Board:  The purpose of this Board shall be to 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 as provided for in Title §37.2-500, Chapter 5, §37.2-501 through §37.2-512, Code of Virginia (2005) as amended.  The core of program services to be provided by the Board shall include emergency services, case management services subject to such funds as may be appropriated therefore, 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 necessary to provide individualized services and supports to persons with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, or alcohol or drug abuse problems or dependence. 
Meetings: Last Wed. of each month, 7:00 P.M., 86 Sangers Lane, Staunton.