|Mayor Robert T. Wandrei|
James A. Vest
|Mary L. Flood|
|Stephen C. Rush|
|Stacey L. Hailey|
|W.D. "Skip" Tharp|
The City 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 City. The Council appoints a professional city manager to oversee the daily operations of the City government and implement the policies they establish. The City Manager is apolitical, and the Council represents the citizens.
The Bedford City Council is composed of elected members from whom a mayor and vice-mayor are selected. There are seven members of the City Council, each elected for a four-year term. Council term expirations are in the information bar to the left.
The City 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.
At the City Council meeting on February 12, 2013, G.E. Murray received a lifetime service award from the Council. Service awards
for anniversary years of service with the City were also presented by Mayor Wandrei to a large number of City employees who have
been with the City for 5 - 25 years, with a special award to Water/Wastewater Treatment Manager Dennis Wood, who has worked for
the City for 40 years. Depicted in the third photo are (L - R) Johnny Cash (Electric), Officer Tim Stanley, Jr (Police), Debra Anderson
(City Manager's Administrative Assistant), Rick Dellinger (Electric), Virginia Williams (Finance), Rachel Whorley (Finance),
Sgt. Robert Monk (Police), Liz Arnold (Buildings & Grounds), Capt. Jim Bennett (Police), and Dennis Wood (Public Services).
Click on the photo to see a full sized version.
The City 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.
The City Manager is appointed by Council to serve the City for an indefinite term. Selected primarily on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications, the City Manager directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the City, except as otherwise provided in the the City's Charter. The City Manager implements City policy as determined by the Mayor and City Council.
The City Manager is charged with advising the City Council with regard to the financial condition of the City, its future needs, and all matters related to its proper administration. The City Manager must propose and submit an annual budget to the City Council and, once it is approved, is responsible for its implementation.
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Thank you for taking time to visit the City 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 City Manager. You may also use the contact information to obtain one of the above permits.
The City of Bedford Mission Statement:
To provide the best place to live work and play.
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