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    City Council

    Seated L to R: Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy, Mayor Joan Foster, Mary Jane Dolan; Standing L to R: Sterling Wilder, Turner Perrow, Jeff Helgeson, Randy Nelson. This Council serves  from July 2016 - to June 2018.

    Learn more about: Mary Jane Dolan, Joan FosterJeff Helgeson, Turner Perrow, Treney Tweedy, Randy NelsonSterling Wilder

    City Council Meetings

    As the chief legislative body of the municipal corporation, the City Council conducts regular meetings for the purpose of accomplishing City Charter-prescribed responsibilities and business transactions. City Council meetings are broadcast live on Lynchburg Government Channel LTV 15.  Council meetings can also be viewed ONLINE.

    • City Council has two regular meetings each month: the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
    • City Council Chamber, 1st Floor, City Hall, 900 Church Street
    • 4:00 p.m. - Work Session items
    • 7:30 p.m. - Public Hearings and other matters are heard
    • The second regular meeting during the months of July, August and December are normally canceled each year by City Council. (Rules of Procedure)

    City Council Elections

    Through popular elections in May of even numbered years, Lynchburg citizens regularly choose the 7 members of City Council. With staggered 4-year terms of office, City Council is elected on either an At-large (3 members) or Ward (4 members) representational basis. The elected City Council members, in turn, choose by simple majority vote a President (Mayor) and Vice President (Vice Mayor), who each serve  for 2 years in that capacity.  

    Other Responsibilities of City Council


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