|Mayor Robert T. Wandrei||12/31/2016|
James A. Vest
|Stephen C. Rush||12/31/2014|
|Stacey L. Hailey||12/31/2014|
|W.D. "Skip" Tharp||12/31/2014|
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, each elected for a four-year term. 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.
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 town were also presented by Mayor Wandrei to a large number of town employees who have
been with the town for 5 - 25 years, with a special award to Water/Wastewater Treatment Manager Dennis Wood, who has worked for
the town for 40 years. Depicted in the third photo are (L - R) Johnny Cash (Electric), Officer Tim Stanley, Jr (Police), Debra Anderson
(Town 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 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.
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.
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