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The City of Blue Ridge City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.
RHONDA WILLIAMS, Mayor: (Term ends May 2020)
Members of the Council and their Bios:
AMBER WOOD, Council: (Term ends May 2021)
My name is Amber Wood. My family and I have lived in Blue Ridge for six years. I have been serving as a city council member since 2016. I love being a part of and serving the community of Blue Ridge. One goal I have for the community is to grow while still maintaining the small town feeling. I feel that growth is a benefit to the community because it allows us to make improvements when needed.
KEITH CHITWOOD, Council: (Term ends May 2020)
I was elected to Blue Ridge City Council in May of 2018. I have lived in the Blue Ridge area for twelve years and watched 3 of my children graduate from Blue Ridge High. My concern for the preparation of future growth prompted me to run for City Council. I believe we can retain the small town charm while accommodating rapid growth in the next few years.
CHRISTINA PORATH, Council: (Term ends May 2020)
KEVIN BELL, Council: (Term ends May 2021)
Kevin “Kev” J Bell is a proud native Texan and a proud Blue Ridgian. He has lived in Blue Ridge for almost 15 years where he shares a home with his wife, two daughters and three Corgis. He is an active member at First Baptist Church Blue Ridge where he serves God and the community through the children’s ministry. Out of high school, Kevin enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an Ordnanceman for 10 years. Kevin holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas of The Permian Basin where he studied communications and management. Kevin’s vision for Blue Ridge is to grow the City of Blue Ridge and community in a sustainable and responsible fashion with new businesses and involved community members.
God Bless America. God Bless Texas. God Bless Blue Ridge.
GERALD YOUNG, Council: (Term ends May 2021)