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Boards and Commissions

Authority, Board and Commission Vacancies:
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  • Architectural Review Board: One Alternate Member Term – Finishing a four year term ending June 30, 2022
  • Board of Zoning Appeals: One, four year term that will begin July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2023
  • Cemetery Advisory Board: Three, two year terms that will begin September 1, 2019 and end on August 31, 2021
  • Disability Services Board: One, three year term that will end on December 31, 2021
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Board: One, four year term that will begin July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2023
  • Industrial Development Authority: Finishing a four year term ending May 1, 2021
  • OPEB Liability Board: Two year term beginning August 1, 2019
  •  Planning Commission: Finishing a four year term ending July 31, 2020
  • Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization Board: Finishing a four year term ending June 30, 2021
Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board reviews and approves new construction, demolition, and architectural features of all buildings in the historic downtown area.

Cemetery Advisory Board

The Cemetery Advisory Board provides advice for staff and City Council on the operation and maintenance of the city’s two cemeteries.

Community Services Board

The Rockbridge Area Community Services Board oversees the operation of the mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services for Buena Vista, Lexington, Rockbridge, and Bath.

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Board

The Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Board is an advisory board for Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

Disabilities Services Board

The Disabilities Services Board provides the Rockbridge region with advice on issues facing the disabled.

Electoral Board

The Electoral Board appoints the voter registrar for a four-year term and conducts all general and special elections.

Equalization Board

The Board of Equalization is appointed every three years to hear appeals from property owners to their re-assessments.

Industrial Development Authority

The Industrial Development Authority issues tax exempt industrial revenue bonds to enhance economic development.

Maury Service Authority

The Maury Service Authority owns and manages a water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant that serves Lexington and the central portion of Rockbridge County.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the City Council on all land-use and zoning issues facing the city, develops the Comprehensive Plan, and acts on site plan and design issues in certain zones.

Public Safety Communications Board

The Public Safety Communications Board oversees the operations of the Central Dispatch Center in Buena Vista

Regional Jail Commission

The Regional Jail Commission manages the operations of the jail and hires a superintendent to carry out the day-to-day activities.

Regional Tourism Board

The Regional Tourism Board oversees the activities of the regional tourism program that includes Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County.

Rockbridge Regional Library Board

The Rockbridge Regional Library Board establishes policy, procedures, and the budget for the regional library system.

School Board

The School Board oversees the management, operation, and finances of the Lexington City school system.

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board

The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board serves as the fiscal agent and administrative entity for employment and training programs funded under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act for the Shenandoah Valley.

Social Services Board

The Social Services Board oversees the management, operation, and finances of the region's social services office.


Threshold is tasked with addressing the housing needs of City residents by coordinating and administering local housing programs, and recruiting public and private developers to construct and rehabilitate houses to met these needs.

Total Action Against Poverty

The Total Action Against Poverty Board provides oversight to the regional Total Action Against Poverty program.

Tree Board

The Tree Board provides advice to the city arborist on the management of the city’s trees.

Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals hears appeals of zoning decisions made by the zoning administrator.