About Sunny Reynolds
Linda “Sunny” Reynolds has spent more than three decades working to make her community—the Town of Warrenton—a better place to live and work. She lives in town, owns a business on Main Street, has served as a volunteer leader with numerous nonprofits (with particular focus on supporting small business, the arts and environmental causes), and has held political office on the town council on two different occasions, including the last three years as Warrenton’s Vice Mayor.
Sunny’s compassionate, direct approach to collaboration and problem-solving has earned respect from her peers, and helped her play central roles in finding positive outcomes when faced with divisive issues.
A professional photographer and organizer of adventure tour packages, Sunny understands the ins and outs of operating a small business. This perspective makes her an ideal champion for our business community that relies on its merchants and other entrepreneurs. She’s taken her knowledge and passion for small business and channeled it in support of numerous local organizations, including the boards of the Warrenton Regional Chamber, Experience Old Town Warrenton, The Latino Coalition, Fauquier Chamber Legislative Committee, Warrenton’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and The Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier.
Sunny also understands that every community is strengthened by its citizens’ commitment to service. Sunny has taken this to heart, stepping up to serve her community whenever presented with the opportunity. In her two stints on the Warrenton Town Council, Sunny has taken an active role in improving Warrenton by pursuing smarter, more collaborative policymaking. In addition she was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Virginia Municipal League’s Community & Economic Development Policy Committee.
As a Town Council member, Sunny has focused on ensuring government’s primary mission is to serve you, the town’s citizens. Her confident yet inclusive approach to leadership earned her the position as chair of the Town’s Public Works and Utilities Committee, where she works tirelessly to make sure critical infrastructure improvements are planned and executed in a timely, sensible, and cost-effective way. Her commitment to our first responders has been recognized with a seat on the Town Safety Committee. Furthermore, Sunny has helped foster a positive, productive working relationship with Fauquier County government by serving on the Town’s Liaison Committee as well as on the new library project team.
In her spare time, Sunny enjoys the great outdoors and the arts. A mother of two daughters, she loves theatre, music and travel, and working in her garden. She’s also a faithful Washington Nationals fan and sees a World Series appearance in their near future!
At the end of each day, she’s thankful to be part of a community as comfortable, quaint, diverse and welcoming as Warrenton. Serving on the Town Council is the primary way Sunny does her part to help guide Warrenton’s continued evolution, while staying true to its small-town values. This means tending to behind-the scenes tasks, such as balancing municipal budgets and safeguarding needed services and infrastructure, as well as striving to preserve Warrenton’s character for locals and visitors alike.
January 2018 Issue