About Terry

Terry, his wife Heather and their two children Molly and Joshua have called Waynesboro, and their Tree Street neighborhood home for almost 15 years. Since then, Terry has been a tireless advocate for our schools, a volunteer and organizer for countless not-for-profit functions, and a civic leader for our City. Elected May 3, 2016, Terry was first appointed by his City Council colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor, and in July 1, 2018, was appointed by his City Council colleagues to serve as the City’s Mayor.

Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University, a Masters degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holds a Professional Project Management Certification from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Work Experience
Terry is employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) where he serves as the District Planning Manager for the Staunton District. In this capacity he is responsible for the transportation project planning and prioritization process for 11 counties and 34 jurisdictions. He has been honored as the recipient of the 2014 and 2016 VDOT Commissioner’s Award of Excellence in Innovation, and nominee in the category of Environmental Stewardship in 2019. In addition, he was awarded the 2016 Governors Award for Public Service in the category of Teamwork. Prior to VDOT, Terry worked in the private consulting sector where he authored numerous award-winning community plans, capital investment strategies, and planning and design projects.

Civic and Community Experience
From the beginning Terry has embraced and immersed himself in Waynesboro civic life. He is serving, and has served the Waynesboro community in the following capacities:

  • COVID-19 Local Response Fund, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge – Waynesboro Representative
  • Waynesboro City Council – Mayor (July 2018 – Present)
  • Waynesboro City Council – Vice Mayor (July 2016 – June 2018)
  • Central Shenandoah Valley Planning District Commission – Board of Directors/Treasurer
  • GO Virginia Region 8 Board of Directors – Nominee, April 2020
  • Virginia Municipal League Education and Human Development Committee – Vice Chair (July 2019 – Present)
  • Unity in the Community – Co-Chair, February 2020
  • Waynesboro Planning Commission (8 years)- Past Chairman
  • Waynesboro Downtown Development – Board of Directors
  • Waynesboro Arts & Culture Initiative – Founder/President
  • Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival – Organizer/Promoter
  • First Baptist Church – Planning Committee/Facilities Committee/Music Leader
  • Waynesboro Storm Water Advisory Committee Member
  • Waynesboro Bicycle Plan – Co-author
  • Waynesboro Safe Routes to School Plan – Pilot Program Author
  • Waynesboro Schools Site Evaluation Redistricting Committee
  • Berkeley Glenn PTO – Vice President/Treasurer/Volunteer
  • Kate Collins Middle School PTO – Volunteer
  • Waynesboro Lions Club – Board of Directors/Past President/Volunteer

Honor and Recognitions

  • Waynesboro Lions Club Award for Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service,
  • Waynesboro Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year, 2015-16
  • Waynesboro Volunteer of the Year Award, 2010