Mayor Tuggle is a 30-year resident of the Town of Amherst and has a long history of civic and community engagement. After working for the Virginia State Police for 28 years, Mayor Tuggle retired in 2015. Previously holding numerous roles at the local and district level, he has continued his involvement in Little League Baseball at an international level joining the International Board of Directors as the Field Director Representing the Southeast Region in 2015.

After his election as Mayor of the Town of Amherst in November 2017, his focus has been on actively recruiting businesses to consider Amherst in their location decisions and completion of a community park located in the Town of Amherst.

A Message From The Mayor

After our City Manager of 25 years, Jack Hobbs announced his retirement last year, Town Council started the process to find his replacement. To do this, we were fortunate to have had the input from many of the citizens and community leaders in this extensive selection process. Upon its completion, we are proud to have Sara E. Carter, with experience as a Planning Director and Zoning Administrator, Subdivision Agent, and Erosion and Sediment Control Administrator, take his spot as our new Town Manager.
Another important item for our community is the continued interest in development of our parks, bike trails and recreation facilities and the creation of a more walkable community. As we move forward, we are planning and actively acquiring land for the next park area.