William D. Bestpitch

Term of Office

  • July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2004
  • July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014
  • July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

Professional Background


  • Retired, Social Worker
  • Staff Sergeant, United States Army, 1972 -1980

Educational Background


  • M.S.W., Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Council Assignments


  • Member, Legislative Committee
  • President, Greater Roanoke Transit Company
  • Vice-Chair, Personnel Committee
  • Chair, Audit Committee
  • Council Representative, Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facilities Authority
  • Council Representative, New River Valley Commerce Park Participation Committee
  • Council Representative, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Member, City of Roanoke and Roanoke City Public Schools Joint Services Committee
  • Alternate Council Representative, Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley
  • City Representative, Roanoke Valley Area Transportation Planning Organization

Civic & Volunteer Activities


  • Former President, Old Southwest Neighborhood Association
  • Former Treasurer, Old Southwest Neighborhood Association
  • Former Treasurer, American Legion, Roanoke Post No. 3
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Roanoke
  • Former Member, Community Advisory Board of St. John’s Community Youth Program
  • Former Member, Roanoke Valley Alliance for Children
  • Former Board Member, Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke
  • Past Exalted Ruler, Elks Lodge No. 197
  • Treasurer, Roanoke Valley Veterans Council