Lisa Blythe has lived in the area all her life, and has worked for the Recreation Department 28 of those years. She currently holds the position of Senior Programs Coordinator within the department with primary responsibilities being planning trips, programs and activities for the senior population in Augusta County and surrounding areas. In addition to the senior segment, she also organizes some community education classes; most of the trips for all ages and adults, and helps with special events hosted by the department. Since 2003, Lisa has been a member of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society where she served six years on the Senior Resource Group Board of Directors. In January 2014, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors appointed Lisa to be a liaison member representing Augusta County at local VPAS council meetings. Lisa resides in Staunton with her husband Rod.
Andrea Oakes has served on the Staunton City Council since 2008. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, she works as a field claims professional in the insurance business. Andrea serves as Chairwoman for CAPSAW (Community Action Partnership for Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro). as liaison for the City to the Local Council, is a member of the Staunton Augusta Junior Women’s Club, the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, Staunton Kiwanis, and the Staunton NAACP Branch. In 2010, she was assigned by the Governor to the Virginia State Emergency Medical Service Advisory Board and is a past Staunton City School Board member. Andrea has three children: daughters Jaclyn, and Alexandria, and son Ryland, 9. Her husband, Kenneth, is the Director of Operations at the Best Buy Distribution Center in Staunton. The Oakes family attends St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Staunton. Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, baking with her kids, and collecting vintage dolls.