Resolution of Sorrow

Winchester City Council approved a resolution of sorrow for council member Judy McKiernan who passed away

suddenly November 30, 2021. Meanwhile Madelyn Rodriguez has been selected and sworn in to complete McKiernan’s

unfinished term. Rodriguez will begin serving in January in and serve through December 2022.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Winchester mourns the sudden loss of a council member

A City of Winchester news release announced the sudden passing of Common Council Member Judy McKiernan.

McKiernan passed away suddenly Mon. night Nov. 29 at the age of 58.

In the email Winchester Mayor John David Smith Jr. called McKiernan a community champion who went above and beyond to ensure residents have a voice in local government.

McKiernan was a City Council member since 2018 and was also active in the Winchester Public School system since 1990.

The Winchester City flag at Rouss City hall will be fly at half staff in her honor.

It’s believed the cause of death was a sudden heart attack baring the examination.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.