John A. Garland

Term of Office


  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020
Professional Background
  • President, Spectrum Engineers and Spectrum Design (1980 - 2012)
  • Partner in Historic Preservation Companies restoring Numerous City of Roanoke historic properties including the former Leggett Department Store and the former S &W Cafeteria

Educational Background


  • B. S. and  M. S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Council Assignments


  • Member, Legislative Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Personnel Committee
  • Elected Official representative, Virginia Municipal League, Environmental Quality Policy Committee
  • Elected Official representative, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Council Liaison, Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Elected Official representative, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Comprehensive         Development Strategy Committee
  • Elected Official representative, Roanoke Valley Area Transportation Planning Organization

Civic & Volunteer Activities


  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Housing Partners
  • Former Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 2
  • Affiliate Member, Green Building Council
  • Previous adjunct professor assignments