Board of Zoning Appeals

The Christiansburg Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meets as needed to consider appeals to zoning decisions. 

The BZA is comprised of five members who are recommended by Town Council and appointed by the Circuit Court to serve five-year terms. 


  • Held as needed
  • Christiansburg Town Hall
    100 E. Main St.
    Christiansburg, VA 24073


Term Ends

Karen Drake-WhitneyAug. 31, 2025
Jim VanhoozierAug. 31, 2026
Earnest WadeAug. 31, 2027
Matthew EstesJun. 30, 2028


Assistant Town Manager Andrew Warren serves as the staff liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals and may be contacted for more information or questions about the board.

BZA Application Process

The Town of Christiansburg is looking to add new members to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

The five-member board is appointed to review appeals to zoning decisions made by the Zoning Administrator. The BZA also hears and makes decisions regarding variance requests to the Zoning Ordinance.

Board of Zoning Appeals members are required to be Town residents and serve a five-year term.

BZA members are compensated $30.00 per regular meeting attended and $30.00 per site visit.

The Board meets on a monthly basis when there are pending cases to review. Board of Zoning Appeals candidates are recommended by Town Council and appointed by the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

The deadline for applications will be Wednesday Aug. 26, 2022. Completed applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Planning Department (first floor) at Town Hall, 100 E. Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or sent by email to Andrew Warren at . Applications can be found here or by contacting Andrew Warren by phone at (540) 382-6120 ext. 1130 or by e-mail at