Member of City Council 1996-2000, appointed to Council in 2001 to fill an unexpired term, and elected again in 2004. Served as Mayor from 2008-2016.
Sherman M. Saunders, Mayor, was appointed to City Council in 2001 to fill the unexpired term of Council Member Daniel W. Marshall, III, who was elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Mr. Saunders had previously served on City Council from 1996 to 2000 and was re-elected in May 2004 and 2008. Mr. Saunders is retired, most recently serving as the Executive Director for Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsylvania Economic
Development Organization and Roman Eagle Nursing Home. He is a former
Board member of the Danville Chamber of Commerce and past president of
the Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Saunders is past
President of the Virginia Council Against Poverty, past President of
Region III Community Action Agencies for the states of Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C, and
former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dan River Business