City Council - First Ward

Les Veach
Elected to Council: 2008
Term Expires: 2020

217 South Washington Street
47 West Jubal Early Drive (Work)

(540) 303-6000 Phone

Mr. Veach is a local small business owner, operating his State Farm Insurance Agency since 1991. He was elected to the Common Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Mr. Veach was voted Vice-Mayor in 2013 and Vice-President in 2018. Mr. Veach graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Mr. Veach lives in Ward 1 with his wife, Sabra, and three children.

Community Involvement

  • 2nd generation State Farm Insurance Agent since 1991
  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Apple Club Chair, 2009-present
  • Kiwanis Club - Member, 2014-present
  • Child Safe Center Board member
  • Opequon Presbyterian Church - Sunday School Teacher, 2006-present
  • Exchange Club - Member, 2003-2010 and Treasurer and Exchangite of the Year, 2006-2007
  • Shenandoah University Athletic Association, 2007-2010
  • Top of Virginia Chamber and Chamber Business 2 Business Member
  • Graduated from the City's INSIGHT Citizen's Academy and Winchester Police Department's Citizen Police Academy
  • 2019 Top of Virginia Regional Chamber's Greater Good Awards - Citizen of the Year nominee
Bill Wiley
Elected to Council: 2014
Term Expires: 2022

703 South Stewart Street

(540) 327-0449 Phone

Mr. Wiley is the Business Development Manager for Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. and also an Associate Broker with OakCrest Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Wiley was elected to the Common Council in 2014, voted Vice-President in 2015 and President in 2018. Prior to being elected to City Council, Mr. Wiley served for five years on the Winchester Planning Commission and was Chairman for the last three years. Mr. Wiley graduated from George Mason University with a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics.