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COUNCIL MISSION: To deliver services to City residents, workers and visitors in an efficient, effective and equitable manner and to build a stronger community.
VALUES: Open Communication - Personal Responsibility - Integrity - Customer Focus
How is Lynchburg Governed?
The council-manager form of government is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services. In Lynchburg, a 7-member Council and Mayor are elected for 4-year terms. Four members are elected to represent wards and three members are elected at-large.
FY 2018 Strategic Priorities
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
Any and all additions and amendments to the Lynchburg City Code
Creation of council-appointed Boards and Commissions
- The Mayor assigns 3 council members to each the Physical Development Committee and the Finance Committee.
- Among other duties, the Mayor reviews requests for proclamations, letters of recognition, certificates and Keys to the City. (Proclamation Request Guidelines)
- 2019 Legislative Agenda - ADOPTED
- FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)