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Mar 28, 2022

Our conversation with Tyler Hinkle, Shenandoah County's Planner is part of an ongoing series following the work on Shenandoah 2045 - Shenandoah County's comprehensive plan. Joining us to talk about Chapter One: Historic & Cultural Resources were Zach Hottel, the county's historian & archivist for Shenandoah County Library; Brad Swank, CAC member serving District 3; and Bill Wine, local historian.

We talked about what the chapter includes and why preservation of not just buildings is important to the future of Shenandoah County.

We learned how this process will work and what types of things will pose a particular challenge when crafted the updated version of this chapter for 2045.

Tyler told us about a few upcoming community collaboration sessions where they'll be set up at local events happening in May across the county.

  • Battle of the Bands in Mount Jackson on May 7, 2022.
  • Strasburg's MayFest on May 14, 2022.
  • Jammin' Foods Fest in New Market on May 21, 2022.
  • Shenandoah Valley ArtFest in Woodstock on June 25, 2022.

As always, we discussed all the ways that residents of Shenandoah County can (and should) participate in the planning process. Feedback is vitally important and everyone involved in developing the plan is anxious for input from county citizens.

Get more information, take the survey and make contact on their website: and on Facebook: You can also reach out to Brad Swank via email: