Town of Luray, Virginia

PO Box 629   ::   45 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835

Town Office: (540) 743-5511   ::   West Main Bridge

 

 

Directory

We have a dedicated team of professionals who love Luray - our history and our community.  Please feel free to call our Town Offices at (540) 743-5511

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Town Council 

Town Staff 

Mayor Barry Presgraves

Mayor Presgraves served as a member of Luray’s Town Council from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2008; and was elected Mayor of Luray in May of 2008 and 2012 for a term beginning on July 1, 2012 to replace retiring Mayor Ralph H. Dean 2008.

 

Mayor Presgraves is a life-long resident of the Town of Luray. Mayor Presgraves was employed for 31 years for ARAMARK at Shenandoah National Park. He served as Chairman of Page Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors and Page County’s Planning Commission.

 

Barry and his wife, Nancy, are members of Rileyville Baptist Church and have three children and two grandchildren.

 

He is also one of eight children born unto Ronald and Beatrice Seal Presgraves.   |  E-Mail

 

Jerry Schiro

Jerry Schiro was elected to the Town Council in May 2014.  He served a prior four year term on the Council from 2008-2012.  He retired from Local Government Service in 2010.  During his career he served as a Town Manager, County Administrator and City Administrator in numerous municipalities in Virginia and Maryland. He served two appointments as the Town Manager in Luray and was also the County Administrator in surrounding Page County.  Since his retirement he provides consulting services in Local Government Management.  He serves on the Page Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and the Valley Health Board Real Estate and Facilities Committee. He is the Vice President of the Luray Rotary Club and a member of the Luray Masonic Lodge and ACCA Temple Shrine Club.  Jerry is married to Bella Schiro who is a Senior Vice President, Occupancy Analysis & Planning, at Jones Lang LaSalle in their Washington, DC office.

(540) 743-2692  |  E-Mail

 

Joey Sours

Joey Sours was elected Councilman in May, 2012 after serving on the Luray Planning Commission since 2010.  He is the owner of JFS Consulting which focuses on strategic planning and business development.  Mr. Sours is an active member of Mt. Carmel Regular Baptist Church, a board member of Luray Downtown Initiative and a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society.  He and his wife Elisabeth have a son, Bryce, and daughter, Imogen.

(540) 843-4201  |  E-Mail

 

Ron Vickers

Ron Vickers was elected tot he Town Council in May,2010 and works as a Technology Education teacher at Luray High School. Ron is an active member of the Luray United Methodist Church. Ron is past president of the Virginia Technology Education and Engineering Association and is the Valley Regional President.  He also serves on a committee with Page County Habitat for Humanity.  Ron is also an active member of the Luray Ruritan Club.  Ron and his wife Layne have four children.  Clay lives in Washington DC working for Panoply, a Podcast Network form Slate Magazine, Joe works for the Young Life Camp Clearwater Cove near Lampe, MO, and Carolyn is finishing her master's degree at Va Tech to become a kindergarten teacher next fall.  Ben is a junior at Radford University and majoring in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism with a minor in Management. He's expected to graduated in the spring of 2018.  (540) 860-2807  |  E-Mail

 

Leroy Lancaster

Leroy Lancaster was elected Councilman in May of 1988.  As owner of Lancaster Enterprises of Luray, Mr. Lancaster also serves as advisor to the Luray Planning Commission, Director the Page Valley Agricultural and Industrial Fair, Treasurer of the Broadhead Archery Club, member of the Saturday Night Supper Club, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church.  He and wife, Bonnie have two sons: Mark and Kim and two grandsons: Matthew and Logan.

(540) 743-5072  |  E-Mail

 

Leah Pence

Leah Pence was elected to the Town Council in November of 2016. She is the owner of Another Wild Hare, a high end wedding planning and event planning boutique that primary serves NYC. Leah serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for Page County's Habitat for Humanity, Fundraising Chair on the Board of Directors for The Blue Ridge Heritage Project of Page County, Co-Fundraising Chair for The Rotary Club of Luray,  active tourism member of The Chamber of Commerce in Page County,  and promotions committee member for LDI. Leah is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has a background in high end hospitality, education and entrepreneurship. Leah attended Northern Virginia Community College A.A , George Mason University for B.A in History and Columbia University for Social Studies Education M.A History.

E-Mail  |  Alternate E-Mail

 

Jerry Dofflemyer

Jerry Dofflemyer was appointed to the Town Council in March  2015 and elected by special election in November 2015 after serving on the planning commission for two years. He is a graduate of James Madison University and a member of Main Street Baptist Church, currently serving as a deacon and chairman of the Finance Committee. Jerry is a past president of the Luray Jaycees, Caverns Shrine Club, and a past president, treasurer, and board member of the Luray/Page Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge and a charter member and former vice-chairman of the Luray/ Hawksbill Greenway Foundation. Jerry has been a Cub master of Cub Scout Pack 55, an assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 89 & 289, and coached Recreation League Soccer and Little League Baseball, also serving on the Little League Baseball Board of Directors. He has been honored by the Luray Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow and also serves on the B.B.&T. Bank  Page County Advisory Board. He has been employed by Luray Motor Co., E.N. Hershberger Co., Shenandoah National Park, and Delaware North at Shenandoah Parks. A native and lifelong resident of Luray, he is married to Nora Dofflemyer, an MRI Technologist at Fauquier Memorial Hospital. Together they operate Pass Mountain Rentals, West End Carwash, and the Gleam Machine Carwash in Stanley. Their son, Nathan, graduated from West Virginia University in 2016 with a degree in criminology and The Shenandoah Valley Institute of Criminal Justice. He is an Officer with the Luray Police Department.  (540) 843-4320 (Cell)  |  Email

 

Planning Commission

Mr. Alan Eldridge

Planning Commissioner

Appointed by: Councilman Leroy Lancaster

Term Ends: 12.31.2020

 

 

 

Ms. Tracie Dickson

Appointed by: Councilman Jerry Dofflemyer

Term Ends: 12.31.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Brian Sours

Appointed by: Councilman Joey Sours

Term Ends: 12.31.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John Shaffer

Appointed by: Councilman Jerry Schiro

Term Ends:  12.31.2018

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ronald Good

Appointed by: Councilman Ron Vickers

Term Ends: 12.31.2018

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Grace Nowak

Appointed by: Mayor Presgraves

Term Ends: 12.31.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Gail Kyle

Appointed by: Leah Pence

Term Ends: 12.31.2020

Commissions & Committees

(Appointed by the Page County Circuit Court)

 

HD “Doc” Brown

Phone 742-3561, and 743-2760

E-mail

Term: July 29, 2014 to June 30, 2019 : (5) Year Term

Nominated by: Council Member Jerry Dofflemyer

 

Lowell Baughan

Phone:743-6493, and 742-8221

E-mail

Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021 : (5) Year Term

Appointed by: Council Member Leroy Lancaster

 

Jonathon Mitchell

Phone: 244-9836

E-mail

Term: July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017 : (5) Year Term

Appointed by: Council Member Jerry Schiro

 

Michael English Swenson

Phone: Cell: 860-2838 Home: 540 743-9059

E-mail

Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2018: (5) Year Term

Appointed by: Mayor Barry Presgraves

 

W. "Ligon" Webb

Phone: 540-478-2240

E-mail  or Alternate E-mail

Term: January 2017 – June 30, 2017: (5) Year Term

Appointed by: Council Member Joey Sours

 

Rose Ann Smythe

Term: January 2017 - June 30, 2018

Appointed by: Council Member Leah Pence

 

Charles "Charlie" Hoke

Charles "Charlie" Hoke was appointed Luray’s Town Manager by the Town Council in April of 2013. Charlie has worked for the Town since 1982; and prior to being appointed temporary Town Manager, he served as Luray’s Director of Utilities.  Phone 540.743.5511

E-Mail Charlie Hoke

Wastewater Superintendent

 

Mary F. Broyles

 Mary F. Broyles has served the Town of Luray for more than 29 years and was appointed to Town Treasurer/Clerk in 2005. Before her appointment to Town Clerk/Treasurer, she began serving as Utility Billing Clerk and in 1986 was appointed to Deputy Clerk Treasurer.  The Treasurer directs the Town’s financial affairs and maintains official Town records.   Her responsibilities include monthly financial statements, accounts payable, human resources responsibilities and payroll reporting, maintaining employee attendance and leave records, preparing street maintenance funding reports, and annual budget planning and preparation. The Treasurer receives and accounts for all taxes and income of the town and is also responsible for all bonds, notes, and asset records.  Phone: (540) 743-5511  |  E-Mail: Mary Broyles

 

Bryan Chrisman

Bryan Chrisman was hired as Assistant Town Manager in January 2007. Before coming to the Town of Luray Mr. Chrisman served as a Design Project Manager for Racey Engineering, PLC. Mr. Chrisman also worked for the Virginia Department of Health for 13 years as an Environmental Health Supervisor. Mr. Chrisman completed his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Geography, with a Minor in Chemistry while at Radford University.   He also completed post-graduate work in Public Health Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.   His responsibilities with the Town of Luray include supporting the Town Manager, serving as Construction Project Manager, managing the town’s Transportation Plan, overseeing and tracking expenditures, enhancing staff training and providing technical support, and maintaining public communication and service.  Mr. Chrisman’s goals for Luray include: fiscal responsibility, maintaining quality programs, personnel and facilities.   Other goals include enhancing infrastructure, community safety, promoting solid planning, promoting economic development, increasing tourism and business activity.    In addition to serving as Assistant Town Manager, Mr. Chrisman is a Life Loyal Sig of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, a founding father of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi at Radford University, a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a past president of the Virginia Environmental Health Association, a former board member for the Northern Virginia 4-H Center, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Front Royal Federal Credit Union.

Phone: (540) 743-5511  |  E-Mail: Bryan Chrisman

 

David P. O’Brien

David P. O’Brien serves as the Town’s Parks and Recreation Director and has been employed with the town for over 34 years.  Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of Luray High School, attended Montgomery College and Lord Fairfax Community College.   He has attended numerous parks and recreation and sports related classes and seminars over the years.   Mr. O’Brien oversees full time and part time recreation personnel who are responsible for maintaining over 300 acres of award winning parklands. He also serves as the town’s events coordinator with concerts, races, and festivals held throughout the year.  Goals for his department include maintaining the town’s parks and keeping up with recreational trends to ensure growth.  Mr. O’Brien also assists the town’s Tree and Beautification Committee and Luray Hawksbill Greenway Foundation. In addition to serving as Director of Recreation, Mr. O’Brien is a member of Grace Brethren Church, STMA, National Arbor Day Foundation,

Sports Virginia, APSA, and the Virginia Outdoors Plan Steering Committee.   Phone: (540) 843-0770  |  E-Mail: Pat O'Brien

 

Morgan Housden

Morgan Housden began serving as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation in September 2013.  Ms. Housden graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in Recreation Parks and Tourism, with a Concentration in Tourism Management and Special Events as well as Outdoor Recreation.   Her responsibilities include planning work and supervising departmental staff, planning/implementing/evaluating town events, creating maintenance plans, grant writing, maintaining town parklands, and assisting the Luray Tree and Beautification Committee.   Ms. Housden’s goals include maintaining and improving existing parklands and facilities.   She hopes to help establish Luray as an events and outdoor recreation destination and community, as well as maintain the Town’s Tree City USA and Growth Award honors.  Ms. Housden is a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia, and Association of Experiential Education.  Phone: (540) 843-0770  |  E-Mail: Morgan Housden

 

Chief C.S. “Bow” Cook

Throughout Chief Cook’s 20 year career he has served as a patrol officer, Investigator and Captain of Investigations where he led a team of 12 highly trained Investigators including the drug task force for the Page County Sheriff’s Office.  Chief Cook has investigated and supervised major crime investigations throughout Page County and assisted town police departments with their major crimes of Homicide, Sex Crimes and difficult Financial Crimes. Chief Cook was selected for the highly sought after Forensic Science Academy where he obtained a certification as certified Forensic Crime Scene Investigator.  Currently Chief Cook is the only certified Forensic Crime Scene Investigator in Page County.  He has extensive experience in emergency management and leading during extreme weather events, search and rescue operations and developing plans for an all hazards approach to Emergency Operations.  Chief Cook has a long standing reputation of being a leader in the community serving on numerous boards and working with youth in sports.  As Police Chief he is responsible for the direction of all departmental and operational activities.  Phone: (540) 743-5343  | E-Mail: Chief Cook

 

Danielle P. Babb

Danielle P. Babb began serving as the Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the Town of Luray in 2006.  She is a graduate of Luray High School and a Cum Laude graduate of Bridgewater College.  At Bridgewater College she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. Her responsibilities with the town include accounts payable, payroll, assisting with the year-end audit procedures, producing monthly financial statements, maintaining fixed asset and inventory records, taking and transcribing minutes of the Luray Town Council, maintaining Community Development Block Grant and Revolving Loan Pool records, and managing financial records for the Luray Depot Enhancement project.  Phone: (540) 743-5511

E-Mail: Danielle Babb

 

Danielle N. Alger

Danielle N. Alger has served the Town of Luray since 2007 as Utility Billing Clerk.  Her responsibilities with the town include preparing and processing utility bills and maintaining customer records including; reviewing meter readings, establishing new service accounts, and determining delinquent accounts. Ms. Alger also assists with cash collections and utilizes the state debt set off program on behalf of the town. She serves as the primary contact with HD Supply Waterworks for all technical correspondence regarding electronic meter reading devices.  Other responsibilities include collecting and recording data from water/wastewater reports provided by DEQ, VHDA, and Draper Aden.  Phone: (540) 743-5511  |  E-Mail: Danielle Alger

 

Lynn Mathews

Lynn Mathews serves as the Superintendent of Public Works and has been employed with the town since 1979, serving for over thirty years. He began serving as the Superintendent of Public Works in July 2002. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Superintendent of Public Works from 1994-2002.  Mr. Mathews is responsible for all technical and administrative work overseeing the maintenance and repairs of the Town’s water and sewer distribution and collections systems, streets, signs, and snow removal.  Mr. Mathews oversees the entire staff of the Public Works Department and coordinates daily and long term projects. The department maintains town roadsides and is responsible for all mowing and tree removal on town right-of-ways.  Mr. Mathews also oversees the department’s budget, purchasing, vehicle maintenance, safety compliance, and addresses citizen concerns as they relate to the public works department.  He also serves as the town’s coordinator of all street lighting with the local electric service provider.   Mr. Mathews holds a Class 3 Waterworks Operations Licensure.  Phone: (540) 743-6144

E-Mail: Lynn Mathews

 

Tom Brown

Tom Brown serves as the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment and has been employed with the town since June 1988.  Mr. Brown is a graduate of Emory and Henry College with a B.A. Degree in Biology and continues all relevant training to maintain licensing and proficiency.  Mr. Brown supervises departmental staff and ensures the maintenance and operations of the plant. The department also maintains the town’s sewer pump stations. His responsibilities include monthly and annual reporting required by DEQ and EPA, toxicity testing, bio solids handling, and nutrient discharges in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  The town’s wastewater plant is in compliance with, and certified by, DCLS.  His primary goals for the department are to maintain a positive impact on the environment so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy its natural beauty.

 

The department strives to perform its duties in a fiscally accountable manner and to responsibly care for the town’s assets.

Phone: (540) 743-5511

 

Joseph Haddock

Joseph Haddock serves as Utilities Operator for both the Town’s Water Plant and Wastewater plant.  He has been employed with the Town of Luray since May 2006. Mr. Haddock holds both a Virginia Class 3 Waterworks License and a Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Works License. He is responsible for daily inspection and maintenance of the Town’s Water Treatment Plant and also assist with the Towns Water Loss Program.  Mr. Haddock also assists with daily Wastewater Plant duties and has his Class B CDL license and land application license. His primary goal for the town is to ensure safe drinking water for the town’s citizens and strive to daily enhance his skill set to provide the best possible service to the residents of Luray. His other goals are to respond and resolve citizen inquiries, concerns, and complaints in a timely and effective manner.

Phone: (540) 743-5511  |  Email: Joseph Haddock

 

Katie Sokol

Term: January 2017 – December 31, 2020

Appointed by: Mayor Barry Presgraves

 

Susan Zorn Phillips

Term: May, 2013 – December 31, 2017

Appointed by: Council Member Ron Vickers

 

Layne Vickers

Term: July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2018

Appointed by: Council member Pam Flasch

 

Dixon Freeland

Term: July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2018

Appointed by: Council Member Jerry Schiro

 

Carol Angiers

Term: January 2017 – December 31, 2020

Appointed by: Council Member Leroy Lancaster

 

Cathie Miranda

Term: February 13, 2017 – December 31, 2020

 

Customer Service Clerk:  Deb Nealis

(540) 743-5511  |  Email: Deb Nealis

 

Customer Service Clerk:  Lesa Lowery

(540) 743-5511  |  Email: Lesa Lowery

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