City Council - Fourth Ward

Phil Milstead
Elected to Council: 2020
Term Expires: 2024

2809 Ridgetop Court
Winchester, VA  22601

(540) 771-5485

Mr. Milstead has degrees in mathematics and computer science. He selected Winchester as his preferred home before retiring from the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2011.  He moved to the Fourth Ward in 2013, immediately becoming involved in the community.

Council Committees:

  • Boards & Commissions Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Founder of the Winchester Magic Club
Kathy Tagnesi
Elected to Council: 2022
Term Expires: 2026

917 Meadow Court
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 535-1741

Since moving to Winchester in 2004, Kathy has been active in community service. She was the former Vice President of Patient Care/CNO from Winchester Medical Center. She was Board Member, Chair, and Interim Executive Director for the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic form 2007-2017. From 2011-2019, Kathy served on the Advisory Board for the Winchester Social Services. In 2020, she served as Interim Director of Health Professions at Laurel Ridge Community college. Currently, she is Board Chair of Westminster Canterbury Foundation Board. She is a graduate of the City's INSIGHT Citizen's Academy and also a member of Winchester Rotary.

Kathy holds and active multi-state RN license and a BS in Nursing. She attended Louisiana State Univ. at Alexandria, Central Oklahoma University, and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Kathy is married to Colonel John Tagnesi, AF Ret., and has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. They lived in Tokyo for 3 years where she taught English and started a small art studio business. An active traveler, she has visited numerous countries in Europe, Asia to include Mexico, Egypt and Cuba.

John and Kathy have two grown children and a Cavapoo named ENNA.