Councilor Herbstritt and Vice-Mayor Hill schedule community meetings

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:30

In an effort to provide opportunities for open dialogue, Vice-Mayor John Hill and Councilor Kim Herbstritt will hold several community informational meetings at various locations. The entire community is invited to attend the meetings to hear the presentations (where applicable), ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and/or discuss community issues/concerns. 

This is Vice-Mayor Hill’s second round of meetings. In 2018, Vice-Mayor Hill held four meetings to discuss the City’s infrastructure and upcoming capital projects. For 2019, Vice-Mayor Hill will begin with discussions about the City’s Development Services and then transition to discussions about Public Safety and Schools in 2020.

“I greatly enjoyed last year’s forums and having the opportunity to meet new people,” stated Vice-Mayor John Hill. “With the recent recognitions about Winchester’s growth and large development projects coming soon, I thought a discussion on planning, zoning and economic development would be timely for the 2019 meetings.”

Councilor Herbstritt’s first community meeting in May will be an open forum and she expects to schedule more meetings in the future.

“I’m a big proponent of face-to-face interactions and two-way conversations in local government,” stated Councilor Kim Herbstritt. “I’m excited about the opportunity to have meaningful discussions about Winchester with local residents and finding ways we can work together to continue moving Winchester forward.”


Date/Time Host Location Topic Special Guests
Saturday, May 25
10 am-noon
Kim Herbstritt Jim Barnett Park Rec Center
Lord Fairfax Room
Any N/A
Saturday, June 8 (NEW DATE)
10 am-noon
John Hill St. Paul AME Church
428 N. Loudoun Street
Redevelopment Projects in the city Shawn Hershberger
Development Services Director
Saturday, August 10
10 am-noon
John Hill Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
1217 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Winchester Zoning/Inspections & 
Virginia Code
Aaron Grisdale
Zoning Administrator
Saturday, November 2
10 am-noon
John Hill Shiloh Baptist Church
522 N. Kent Street
Planning & Comprehensive Plan Timothy Youmans
Planning Director
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10 am-noon
John Hill St. Stephens CME
202 Maple Street
Winchester Police and Public Schools John Piper, Police Chief
Allyson Pate, School Board Representative

Local residents are encouraged to submit questions in advance or suggest future topic ideas online at