VINTON–Tim Greenway has announced that he is a candidate for the Roanoke County School Board representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He is the first to announce his candidacy and this is his first run for public office.
Greenway is a lifelong resident of the Vinton/Bonsack/East Roanoke County area. He graduated from William Byrd High School in 1982 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Radford University in 1986.
Greenway and his wife Paula have three children—Maia, Brad, and Chelsea, who all graduated from William Byrd. Maia works for Wells Fargo; Brad teaches math at William Byrd Middle School and is the girls’ basketball varsity head coach at William Byrd High School. He is also assistant varsity coach for the boys’ baseball team. Chelsea will be graduating from James Madison University in May with a degree in athletic training and plans for a graduate degree in nursing. They are the doting grandparents of their first grandchild, Carson Elizabeth, born in March.
He and his wife have been married for over 30 years. She has worked by his side as office manager for many years and is also a professional photographer.
“Paula was a stay at home mom through the early years of our marriage and provided childcare services during those years to help with our finances,” said Greenway. “Her love and support have been a true blessing to me.”
Greenway is a member of the Vinton Host Lions Club and of Vinton Baptist Church, where he has served on the property committee, on the finance committee multiple times, and as a deacon.
“I am honored to be part of a church family that gives back to our community,” said Greenway. “One of my favorite organizations of which I am an active member is Big Brothers/Big Sisters. I am involved with the program they call a ‘Little’, short for little brother–a very rewarding experience. I am also on the board of The Advancement Foundation, working for social change for the working poor.”
“I worked for many years at Cycle Systems in Roanoke as a Controller and decided to start my own business in 1995,” said Greenway. “There was no better place to do that than Vinton, which has meant so much to me my entire life. I am involved in real estate of various sorts–Greenway Construction, Inc., Advantage Realty (as a real estate agent), and in property management and investment property. I try to focus most of my efforts in the Vinton/East Roanoke/Bedford areas, but obviously branch out in other areas from time to time.”
“I want to serve on the Roanoke County School Board to make sure the Vinton District has the strongest voice possible in the future,” said Greenway. “I feel my business background can only strengthen and help the board in making future financial decisions. My accounting background on budgets, cash flows and financial projections will help our board be fiscally responsible. My construction background can help the board in future real estate projects and maintenance issues.”
“Perhaps my most important reason for running for office is that I am at a point in my life where I feel I have been blessed by God in so many ways and have an opportunity and obligation to give back to my community,” said Greenway. “I have been encouraged to run for this position and the Board of Supervisors position for many years. I want to teach my children (and others) to strive to make a difference in our communities.”
Greenway added, “Politics should not be what we see on TV; it should be a person from the Vinton District working together with the other districts to listen to our communities and their concerns, to find solutions to our problems, and to help to improve our education system. Roanoke County residents are blessed to have a wonderful school system which we need to continually strive to improve to give our students a world class education and opportunities. It has helped me get where I am and I am grateful for that. I am looking forward in the coming months to meeting our citizens and going to work for them in whatever they need. After all, these citizens are our friends, family, and neighbors.”
Greenway made his announcement, surrounded by family, friends, and associates, on April 22 at the Charles R. Hill Senior Center in Vinton.
“My grandmother devoted a great deal of her retirement to helping others at the Senior Center and the War Memorial, so it seems to be a fitting place for me to announce,” said Greenway. “I know she would be proud of my service and wanting to give back to my community.”