Greenway Commission

Greenway Commission

The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission serves as an advisory board, coordinating among the five member jurisdictions. The Commission includes up to five appointed members from each of the participating localities, as well as representatives of several partner organizations. 

Meetings

The Commission meets at 4:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month,  except July, November, and December. The default meeting location is the fourth floor Training Room of the Roanoke County Administration Center, 5204 Bernard Drive, but the meetings do move around from locality to locality. The meeting dates in 2020 are:

  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 26 (canceled due to COVID-19 emergency)
  • April 22 (canceled due to COVID-19 emergency)
  • May 27 (virtual, electronic meeting)
  • June 24 (annual meeting for election of officers)
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • December 2

Membership

Each locality can appoint up to two staff members and three citizens to the Commission. Citizens interested in being appointed should fill out the appropriate form for the locality wherein they live or contact a staff member.

2020 Greenway Commission Members

  • City of Roanoke
    • Michael Clark – Director of Parks and Recreation
    • Luke Pugh – City Engineer
    • Stephen Ambruzs – Citizen Representative
    • John Francis – Citizen Representative
    • James Revercomb – Citizen Representative
  • City of Salem
    • Dee King – Planning Commission representative
    • Ben Tripp – Director of Planning
    • Mac Johnson – Citizen Representative
    • Skip Lautenschlager – Citizen Representative
    • Jessica Pruett – Citizen Representative
  • Botetourt County
    • Vacancy for Staff
    • Peter Volosin – Planner
    • Warren Clark – Citizen Representative
    • Katie Conner – Citizen Representative
    • Tim Miller – Citizen Representative
  • Roanoke County
    • Lindsay Webb – Park and Greenway Planner
    • Isaac Henry – Transportation Planner
    • Frank Simms – Citizen Representative
    • Greg Walter – Citizen Representative
    • Barry Trent – Citizen Representative
  • Town of Vinton
    • Anita McMillan – Director of Planning
    • Pete Peters – Assistant Town Administrator
    • Bud LaRoche – Citizen Representative
    • Rob Lyon – Citizen Representative
    • Janet Scheid – Citizen Representative
  • Partner Organizations
    • Roger Holnback – Pathfinders for Greenways
    • Lee Osborne – Roanoke Valley Area Transportation Planning Organization
  • Ex-officio Members
    • Sarah Baumgardner – Western Virginia Water Authority
    • Pete Eshelman – Roanoke Regional Partnership
    • Amanda McGee – Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Officers of the Greenway Commission for FY 21
    • Chair – Frank Simms
    • Vice-Chair – James Revercomb
    • Secretary – Dee King
    • Treasurer – Lindsay Webb
  • At-large to Executive Committee
    • Warren Clark
    • Bud LaRoche
    • Lee Osborne
    • Skip Lautenschlager
    • Roger Holnback

For further information on the Greenway Commission, see the Intergovernmental Agreement and History of the Roanoke Valley Greenways. 

Staff

Greenway Coordinator: Liz Belcher 540-777-6330, 1206 Kessler Mill Road, Salem, VA 24153