Tweedy has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Lynchburg College and a BA, MBA, and Doctor of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Lynchburg [1, 2, 3].
Aside from serving on the Lynchburg City Council since 2014, Tweedy was a member of the Lynchburg School Board from 2009-2012, Vice-Chair of the school board from 2012-2014, Vice-Mayor of Lynchburg from 2016-2018, and Mayor from 2018-2020. Tweedy was the first African-American Mayor of Lynchburg [1, 2, 19].
Tweedy is currently the Executive Director at Treney Tweedy Consulting Services, LLC, the President/CEO of Lynchburg Community Action Group, and the COO of Virginia University of Lynchburg [1, 2, 15].
Tweedy is a former journalist in the United States Navy, assistant Program Coordinator/Office Manager for Lynchburg College, Public Information Officer for Lynchburg City Schools, and Program Coordinator for Blue Ridge Medical Center. She formerly worked for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys as a Community Development Coordinator, a Senior Director in Workforce and Community Engagement, a Region 2000 Workforce Center Manager, and Community Relations Manager [1, 2, 3].
Tweedy is on the Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, the Horizon Behavioral Health Services Advisory Board, the Step with Links Board, the Hill City Youth Football & Cheerleading Association Board, the Central Virginia Continuum of Care Board, and the New College Institute Board [1, 2, 3, 20, 23, 24].
She is a member of the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is Chair of the Central Virginia Planning District Commision. Tweedy also led a poverty-tackling initiative in Lynchburg called Bridges to Progress and is a former member of the Lynchburg Optimist Club [1, 2, 5, 7, 18].
Tweedy voted for Option A for the 2022 redistricting plan, which involves parts of Wards 3 and 4 moving into Ward 2. She seeks to support public services through tax money and provide citizens with information regarding said services [4, 14].
During the pandemic, Tweedy denounced President Falwell of Liberty University’s decision of having students return to campus in March of 2020, and she thanked presidents of other colleges and universities for their decisions to close or limit access to campuses. Regarding Lynchburg’s response to the pandemic, Tweedy believes the city and its school division did the best they could [5, 8, 9].
Tweedy voted to create a formal liaison position to colleges and universities in the Office of Economic Development. She supports Virginia Career Works. Tweedy believes that in 2023, the city council will have the ability to give tax breaks in the form of the personal property tax ratio and through a one-time real estate tax rebate. She seeks to improve employee compensation across all city departments [4, 5, 25].
During the pandemic, Tweedy aided in providing businesses, including Virginia Metal Treating, Cloudfit Software, and Woodspring Suites, with grants and technical support. She supported consultation for businesses from the Small Business Development Center, and health/safety consultations and town hall opportunities from the HealthWorks, Centra and Piedmont Community Health Plan .
Tweedy seeks to increase youth involvement in civic government through increasing participation in civic programs such as Citizens’ Academy. She plans to invest in Lynchburg City Schools to improve aging buildings and handle declining enrollment and staffing shortages. She also aims to give teachers appropriate salaries and resources. Tweedy believes that individuals need beyond a high school education to adequately provide for themselves and their families [3, 5, 25].
Tweedy voted against Lynchburg becoming a “Second Amendment sanctuary” .
Tweedy seeks to prioritize funding to Lynchburg’s infrastructure. She voted for two-way traffic in downtown, completed the renovation of neighborhood centers, helped to approve infrastructure projects including the $6 million sidewalk along Florida Avenue, helped improve the traffic flow along the Timberlake Quarter, and connected 460 to 29 for business throughout the Odd Fellows Road Exchange [17, 25].
Tweedy believes in improving safety through well-trained and well-paid police officers, firefighters and emergency communications personnel .
In the Police Department, Tweedy has supported a $10,000 increase in the starting salary of all sworn police officers, voted to implement a pay plan that provides a progression system for annual increases in officer salary, voted for new equipment including body worn cameras, an upgrade to the Computer Aided Dispatch system, and new safety equipment for vehicles, and supported funding for a new police headquarters on Odd Fellows Road. In the Fire Department, Tweedy has voted for a 10% salary increase for firefighters and voted to provide funding for upgraded protective equipment and fire apparatus [4, 5].
Tweedy also seeks to increase safety through the availability of recreational, educational, and enrichment opportunities for youth and the elderly. She supports the efforts of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative .
No endorsements could be found.
1 Lynchburg Virginia
3 Lynchburg Museum
4 Tweedy for Council
5 The News & Advance – Tweedy Seeks Third Term
7 The News & Advance – Tweedy to Take Over
8 WFXR Fox – Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy
9 Blue Virginia
11 Vote USA
12 Just Facts
13 Lynchburg Firefighters Association
14 ABC 13 News
15 University of Lynchburg
16 Rosel’s List
17 Lynchburg Business
20 Central Virginia Continuum of Care
21 Virginia Department of Elections
22 Liberty Champion News
23 Lynchburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
24 NBC 12
25 WFXR Fox – Mayor Treney Tweedy Steps Aside