Keith Liles has announced that he is running for re-election to retain his seat on Vinton Town Council.
Liles grew up in the Town of Vinton–since the third grade–and is currently employed by Allstate Insurance Company.
“Vinton has always been my home, and I love the sense of community it possesses and the direction we are heading,” Keith is quick to tell anyone who inquires on the growth that Vinton has recently experienced.
Liles graduated from William Byrd High School in 1988 and currently resides in the Dillon Woods neighborhood with his high school sweetheart, now his wife Lisa. The two were married February 29th at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Keith and Lisa both love all that Vinton has to offer, including the greenway they can share with their three dogs, Maggie, Gabe and their very vocal hound-dog Pearl.
During his recent term, Liles has served as the Vice Mayor of Vinton and has been extremely proud of all the exciting new businesses and growth opportunities he has been able to be a part of.
He is the chairman of the Vinton Planning Commission, a member of the Vinton Economic Development Committee and serves on the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization. He is also a former board member of the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce, serving nine years.
When individuals ask why he is seeking another term, Liles responds, “because I am not done, I still have a great deal of work to do for this wonderful town and I want to make sure we continue the growth potential I know Vinton can achieve. There is a lot of excitement and interest around the Town of Vinton and all eyes are on us. As I always say, Vinton has been a ‘go-through town’ and I want it to be the ‘GO TO town’ I know it can be.”
Recent expansions include the Billy Byrd Apartments, Farmburguesa, the Vinton Motors revitalization into Vinyard Station, Macados, the Lancerlot, and Rosie’s–which is thriving.
Liles believes any business coming to Vinton will truly flourish. He would like another four years to continue to be part of “the great changes coming to a great Town.”
Liles adds, “Another reason I am running is we have a wonderful staff in the Town and it is an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented group of folks. It would be an honor to work another four years with them.”