Voter Action: Politics 2022

The Voter Action issues group focuses on the political life of our county. Members meet monthly, help plan political events and work on campaigns that reflect the values of 50 Ways Rockbridge members. We have organized postcard-sending events, blanketed the area with information about candidates, registered voters and sought ballot signatures for candidates.

Click link, use passcode

to watch forum recording

WHAT: Lexington City Council Candidate Forum

WHEN: Recorded Wednesday, September 21, 2022



THEN CLICK THIS LINK, and paste passcode in the code box:


Don't miss your first chance to hear directly from the candidates!

Watch and listen as Incumbents David Sigler and Chuck Smith and first-time candidates Nicholas Betts and Collette Barry-Rec answer a slate of pre-set questions. 


“This is a rare opportunity for Lexington voters to hear from all the candidates directly,” said 50 Ways organizer Chris Gavaler. “And we’ve scheduled it right before the start of early voting, so folks will be ready to go to the polls with first-hand knowledge.” 

Issue Coordinator:

For information on the next virtual meeting, please email  the coordinator.

How to get involved in public life:
a guide and opportunities

Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County and its towns have a wide variety of boards and commissions, some in common, that rely on citizen members. All have elected positions that come open on a routine basis.

50 Ways Rockbridge has compiled a list of positions and information about how to apply or fun for them. 

Below are examples of positions that are currently open or will become open this year:

  • Rockbridge County School Board

  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Board of Directors

  • Regional Library Board of Trustees

  • Economic Development Authority

  • Planning Commission

  • Lexington Disability Services Board

  • Regional Tourism Board

For the entire list, click here.

How to listen to the forum 

on diversity in public life

To access the recording of the forum, use this link and password: 

Passcode: 9p.$*1OX

Note: O is not a zero; it is a capital O.