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Town Manager

Charles Kolakowski

Assistant Town Manager

Bart Warner

Administrative Assistant

Debra Anderson

Name Term Expires:
Mayor Robert T. Wandrei 12/31/2018
Tim W. Black
James A. Vest 12/31/2018
Steve C. Rush 12/31/2018
Stacey L. Hailey 12/31/2020
Bryan Schley 12/31/2020
Bruce M. Johannessen 12/31/2020

Phone: 540.587.6001

Fax: 540.587.6143

Town Council

town council 2015

L to R: Jim Vest, Stacey Hailey, Bruce Johannessen, Tim Black, Robert Wandrei, Bryan Schley, Steve Rush.

The Town of Bedford operates with a council/manager form of government. Under this form of government, the elected governing body is responsible for establishing policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and developing an overall vision for the town. The Council appoints a professional town manager to oversee the daily operations of the Town government and implement the policies they establish. The Town Manager is apolitical, and the Council represents the citizens.

The Bedford Town Council is composed of elected members from whom a mayor and vice-mayor are selected. There are seven members of the Town Council, three elected for a four-year term and four elected for two-year terms. Council term expirations are in the information bar to the left.

The Town Council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 215 E. Main St. Council meetings are open to the public unless a closed session is advertised in advance.

Service Awards 2015

service awards 2015

At the Town Council meeting on January 27th 2015, Town Council recognized the long time service of a large number of Town employees. Service awards were presented by Mayor Wandrei to employees who have been with the town for 5 - 30 years. Depicted above are (L - R) Kelly Mitchell (Police), Marg Cameron (Community Development), Troy Bowyer(Community Development), Cheryl Martin (Public Works), Lt. Brian McAlexander (Police), Frances Johnson (Finance), Ross Mitchell (Electric), Mike Smith (Public Works), Danny Adkins (Electric), and David Key (Public Works).

Planning Commission

The Town of Bedford Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Council Chambers at 215 E. Main St., Bedford, at 5:30 PM. The meeting may be cancelled if there are no items on the agenda.
540.587.6021 for more information or questions.

Town Manager

The Town Manager is appointed by Council to serve the town for an indefinite term. Selected primarily on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications, the Town Manager directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Town, except as otherwise provided in the the Town's Charter. The Town Manager implements town policy as determined by the Mayor and Town Council.

The Town Manager is charged with advising the Town Council with regard to the financial condition of the town, its future needs, and all matters related to its proper administration. The Town Manager must propose and submit an annual budget to the Town Council and, once it is approved, is responsible for its implementation.

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Thank you for taking time to visit the Town of Bedford's website. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please use the contact information at the left to voice your concerns, share your ideas, or make an appointment to see the Town Manager. You may also use the contact information to obtain one of the above permits.

The Town of Bedford Mission Statement:
To provide the best place to live work and play.

Online Documents

Council Documents

Council Agenda

Council Meeting Minutes

Sign Ordinance

Comprehensive Plan

Municipal Code
(includes Land Development Regulations [Zoning] )


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