Committees, Commissions, and Boards

Arts Council

The Purcellville Arts Council supports visual and performing arts in the Town of Purcellville, The Purcellville Arts Council works to offer local artists more opportunities to share their art with the public while providing residents with a variety of ways to experience, enjoy, and learn about art. The Arts Council meets regularly the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. You can email the committee at

Board of Architectural Review

The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) is a five-member volunteer Board appointed by the Town Council who have expertise and knowledge of architecture, architectural history, Town history, Town planning or landscape architecture. This Board is responsible for helping to implement the Town’s historic preservation and community design goals by reviewing and approving new construction and alterations of existing structures on non-residential properties within the Town, including new buildings, building additions, repainting non-residential buildings and signs. The BAR also must approve the demolition or relocation of any historic structures within the Historic Corridor Overlay District, which includes all properties adjacent to Main, 21st, 23rd, 32nd Streets and Berlin Turnpike. The BAR is scheduled to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at Town Hall. You can email the board by emailing 

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and decides on requests for variances from the Town’s zoning regulations and appeals of administrative determinations made by Town officials. The Board also decides on special exception permits. The Purcellville BZA is a five-member quasi-judicial board who meet on an as-needed basis as cases arise. You can email the board by emailing 

Community Policing Advisory Committee

The CPAC was formed for the purpose of advising the Town Council for the purpose of (i) enhancing communication and community engagement between the Town Police and the full diversity of Purcellville's residents, businesses and visitors about matters relating to police-community relations, police training, and police protocols; (ii) promoting equal and fair treatment of all citizens by town law enforcement officers; (iii) promoting respect for Town Police by publicly recognizing their extensive training and good work; (iv) raising awareness about injustice in policing, generally, and becoming informed about how the Town actively seeks to promote equality in its policing; and (v) improving public trust of the Town Police through increased communication and education. (Town ordinance 20-09-01 adopted October 13, 2020). You can email the committee by emailing 

Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is appointed by the Town Council to provide advice on matters relating to the promotion of a sound economy for the Town. The Committee makes recommendations on new policies and programs to strengthen the Town’s commercial tax base by supporting the existing business community and encouraging new businesses to locate within the Town. The Committee supports its recommendations with research on the economic health of the Town and the business needs of the community. The Committee also provides assistance for Town events that enhance the economic vitality of Purcellville. The EDAC meets regularly the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. You can email the committee at 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's (PRAB) primary duty is to serve as the coordinating and reviewing body of the Town for matters related to parks, sidewalks, trails and recreational facilities and activities in and adjacent to the Town limits. The Committee has been working on fulfilling the Bike and Pedestrian Mobility Plan which would connect sidewalks throughout the Town. This Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Heritage Room at the Town Hall. The PRAB meets regularly the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. You can email the board at

Planning Commission

Every local government in Virginia is required to have a Planning Commission “in order to promote the orderly development of the locality and its environs” (Code of Virginia, Section 15.2-2210). The Purcellville Planning Commission is a seven-member body of Town residents that are appointed by the Town Council to advise the Council on matters relating to Town planning and development. The Commission also develops and recommends updates to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which outlines the Town’s vision for its future and strategies for attaining that future. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on updates to the Town’s zoning and development related regulations that help to implement the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Thursday's of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. You can email the committee at

Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee

The Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee (TESC) marks the merging of two former committees: Tree and Beautification and Committee on the Environment. The TESC will look at all aspects of environmental programs, sustainability ideas, and enhancement of the tree canopy and continuation of the Town's Tree City USA designation. The TESC meets regularly the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. You can email the committee at

Train Station Advisory Board

The Train Station Advisory Board (TSAB) was re-established in June 2018 and consists of members from Town Council, the Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission, the Purcellville Historic Society and a citizen appointed member. The TSAB shall be responsible for activities as noted in the Covenants and Conditions for the Train Station. The TSAB meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Train Station. You can email the board at