Council Member Richard Baugh

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Richard Baugh

Current term: 2022 Interim City Council Member 


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  • Born in Richmond, VA
  • Resident of Harrisonburg since 1985
  • Wife Cathy, Daughter Gwen, Son Evan
  • Enjoys sports, reading, following politics, listening to music and cooking



  • Juris Doctorate, UVA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University



  • Attorney


Civic Involvement/Other Boards and Commissions

  • Past Council Member 2009 through 2020
  • Harrisonburg/Rockingham Community Foundation (2006-2012)
  • Past President/Current Member Harrisonburg Bar Association
  • VML Community & Economic Development Committee
  • Ex-Officio, Stormwater Advisory Committee
  • Council Representative, Liaison to the Plan Our Park Committee
  • Council Representative, School Liaison Committee
  • Council Representative, JMU Liaison Committee
  • Council Representative, Finance Committee
  • Council Representative, Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee
  • Past Council Representative, Harrisonburg Planning Commission (2003-2010, 2013-2018)
  • Past Council Representative, City/County Liaison Committee
  • Past Council Representative, Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
  • Past Council Representative, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
  • Harrisonburg Comprehensive Plan Committee (2002-2004)
  • Member, Virginia Transportation Safety Board (2012-2013)
  • Member, Chesapeake Bay Local Government Advisory Committee (2014-present)
  • Past Chair Harrisonburg Democratic Committee
  • Past President Harrisonburg Lions Club
  • Former Vice President/Board Member Community Mediation Center (now Fairfiled Center)
  • Former President/Board Member Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Daycare Centers
  • Former youth basketball, soccer and softball coach
  • RMH Foundation Planned Gifts Committee (2002-2015)

Favorite thing about Harrisonburg

"The incredible diversity for a city of our size and location."