David B. Trinkle

Term of Office


  • July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010
  • Vice-Mayor, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2008
  • Vice-Mayor, July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012
  • Vice-Mayor, July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
  • July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014
  • July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

Professional Background


  • Practicing Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • Associate Dean of Community and Culture, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and University of Virginia Medical School
  • Geriatric Psychiatrist, Carilion Health Systems, University of Virginia Roanoke Valley Program

Educational Background


  • Fellow, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1991-1992
  • M. D., University of Virginia Medical School, 1987
  • B. A., Political and Social Thought (Interdepartmental Major), University of Virginia, 1983

Council Assignments


  • Chair, Personnel Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Legislative Committee
  • Council Representative, Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission
  • Council Representative, Total Action for Progress, Board of Directors
  • City Representative, Virginia Municipal League, Economic Development Policy Committee

Civic and Volunteer Activities


  • Member, Roanoke City School Board, 2003 - 2006
  • Vice-Chair, Roanoke City School Board, 2005 - 2006
  • Appointed by Governor Mark Warner, Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Board, 2003 - 2007
  • Member, Former President and Board Member, Psychiatric Society of Virginia
  • Founding Member, Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Treasurer and Board Member, Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine
  • Board Member, Project Access Roanoke Valley
  • Former President and Board Member, North Cross School Alumni Board
  • Former President and Board Member, Blue Ridge Zoological Society Board, Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Former Board Member, Virginia Alzheimer's Registry Board
  • Former Board Member, Roanoke Valley Adult Daycare Board
  • Former Board Member, Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley