Councilwoman Andrea Oakes

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TermAndrea Oakes

  • July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020
  • First Elected to Council in 2008


Councilwoman Oakes has been a Staunton resident for 25 years. 


Multi-line field insurance adjuster


  • Bachelor of Arts, Sweet Briar College, May 1989
    (Major: Government; Minor: History)
  • Master's Certification in Human Resources, Villanova University,
    November 2012
  • Master of Business Administration, Liberty University, May 2016

Council Duties

Serves on the Community Action Partnership for Staunton, Augusta County, Waynesboro CAPSAW (2010-present); as a liaison to Valley Program for Aging (2008-2015, 2017); the City of Staunton Cable Communications Board (2010-present); the Staunton Food Policy Council (2012-present); the Virginia Municipal League’s Education and Human Relations Committee (2008-present) and the America’s Birthday Celebration Board (2014-present).

Civic Engagement 

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (1995-present)
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Staunton, Virginia (1999-present)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2000-present)
  • Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (2002-present)
  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (2006-present)
  • Weekday Religious Education Board of Directors (2006-present)
  • Staunton Kiwanis Club (2008-present)
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church: Helping Hands Circle (2011-present)
  • Junior Women’s Club (1992-2013)
  • Staunton City School Board (2000-2004), Vice Chair (2000-2004)
  • Valley Regional School Board Association (2000-2004)
  • Valley Vocational Technical Center Advisory Board (2000-2004)
  • Staunton Augusta Junior Women’s Club Secretary (2002-2003)
  • Mothers of Preschoolers (2002-2005)
  • Valley Vocational Technical Center Advisory Board Chair (2003-2004)
  • Staunton City School Board Regional Officers on the Virginia School Board Assoc. (2004-05)
  • Virginia School Board Association Board of Directors (2004-2005)
  • Shelburne Middle School Parent-Teacher Association (2005-2009)
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Staff Parish Chair (2006-2007)
  • Weekday Religious Education Chair (2006-2008)
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (2008-2011)
  • McSwain Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (2008-2014)
  • Lee First Booster Club (2009-2011)
  • Virginia State Emergency Medical Services Board (2011-2014)
  • Virginia Municipal League’s Education and Human Relations Committee Chair (2014)
  • Hostess for the Habitat for Humanity Gala (2016-2017)
  • Commonwealth Center for Child and Adolescents Chair (2017)
  • Community Action Partnership for Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro (CAPSAW), Chair (2009-2011 and 2017)


  • Women in History Month Award (2012)