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    Left to right, first row: Vice Mayor Ceasor Johnson, Mayor Michael Gillette, Joan Foster; Left to right, second row: Jeff Helgeson, Turner Perrow, Treney Tweedy, Randy Nelson


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    Through popular elections on even numbered years, Lynchburg citizens regularly choose the seven members of City Council. With staggered four-year terms of office, City Council is elected on either an At-large (3 members) or Ward (4 members) representational basis.  Among their group, the elected City Council members, in turn, choose by simple majority vote a President or Mayor, who serves a two-year term.


    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)

    Other Responsibilities of City Council

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