The Town of Woodstock, the county seat of the scenic Shenandoah County, has a population of 5,258 and boasts a historic, charming, and bustling community. It is the county center for retail, professional services, healthcare, and dining. Woodstock is the fourth oldest town in Virginia, and encompasses the historic “Main Street” feel that many localities attempt to build. Citizens and visitors are able to stroll in and out of locally-owned galleries, museums, restaurants, and shops, as well as take advantage of modern commercial conveniences.
Woodstock was founded in 1752 and operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The six-member Town Council are elected at-large for staggered terms of four years and the Mayor is elected at-large. The Town Council acts as the Town’s legislative and policy-making body and hires a Town Manager, who is responsible for implementing the policies and programs adopted by the Town Council. The Town has an overall operating budget of approximately $13m, which includes the General Fund and Public Utilities (Enterprise) Fund.The Town has 58 full-time employees, as well as part-time and seasonal employees. The employees of the Town provide high service police protection, planning and zoning, marketing and events, public works (streets, water and sewer distribution, water treatment, wastewater treatment, park maintenance, fleet maintenance), urban tree canopy development, finance, human resources, and administration. We foster a collaborative approach to opportunities and challenges and work well with members of our management team.