The current City Council. Top row: Mayor David Tarter and Vice Mayor Letty Hardi. Bottom row: Marybeth Connelly, Phil Duncan, Debbie Hiscott, Caroline Lian, and David Snyder.
The seven Council Members are elected at-large for four-year terms and are not affiliated with any national political party. Elections of City Council Members are held in November of odd-numbered years for staggered terns. With the seating of a new Council, the Council members elect the Mayor and Vice Mayor for a two-year term. For information about running for a seat on City Council, please contact the Office of Voter Registration and Elections
are often career professionals holding down full-time jobs. In addition to attending 22 Council meetings and 22 work sessions each year, they attend meetings of local boards and commissions and regional organizations. Members also serve on committees of state and regional organizations and participate in the Virginia Municipal League