Plitt seeks Strasburg council seat

Barbara Plitt

STRASBURG – A longtime Shenandoah County resident who now calls Strasburg home wants to serve on Town Council.

Barbara Plitt is running for one of the four council seats up for election May 3. Plitt, 63, has lived on Main Street for more than a year. Plitt said she felt compelled to become active in the town after she moved into Strasburg.

“What compelled me (to run) is that I just believe in contributing to the community, particularly if you’re in one that you like and you want to see it continue to grow and thrive and you have to participate and one way to do that is run for office,” Plitt said.

Plitt said she started to attend Town Council meetings because she “was raised to participate in your community.” As she attended meetings, some people in town urged Plitt to run for council, she said.

“I’m really good at listening to people and figuring out a solution that works for many in finding a common ground,” Plitt said. “I also have respect for the history of the town but I’m very much known for thinking out of the box and thinking creatively and finding new ways to think of things.”

Plitt has lived and worked in Shenandoah County for more than 20 years, returning to the area where her parents once owned a vacation home. She managed the Buggy B’s shop in downtown for property owner Byron Brill until it closed recently. Brill then offered Plitt a job at Borden Lumber where she now works.

Plitt serves on the board for Response and has volunteered with the organization for more than 20 years.

Plitt served in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician. She has degrees in graphic design and interior design.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com