Town of Luray, Virginia

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

Town Office: (540) 743-5511  ::  Events Calendar

                             Fax: (540) 743-1486


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

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Mayor Jerry Dofflemyer

Photo of Mayor Barry PresgravesMayor Dofflemyer began serving as the Mayor of Luray in January 2021.  He was appointed to the Town Council in March  2015, elected by special election in November 2015, and served on Town Council until December 2020.  He also served on the planning commission for two years. Mayor Dofflemyer was elected to the Board of /director of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative in 2019 and currently serves as the Board Secretary-Treasurer.  He is a graduate of James Madison University and a member of Main Street Baptist Church, served 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 served 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 a Sergeant with the Luray Police Department.

(540) 743-5511


Jerry Schiro

Photo of Jerry SchiroJerry 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


Joey Sours

Photo of Joey SoursJoey 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


Jason Pettit

Photo of Joey SoursJason Pettit was elected to The Town Council in November of 2020. Prior to becoming a Councilman, his career was centered on public service within both local and state government. Jason started his law enforcement career with the Harrisonburg Police Department in 1988. He would later accept a position with the Page County Sheriff’s Office. During his time at PCSO he advanced through the ranks and achieved the rank of Major, a position he held for eight years, until retiring in 2016.


After retiring, Jason and his wife, Penny, along with their son, Ryan, would open “Baby Moons” in downtown Luray. The small business continues to operate as a bakery and sandwich shop.


Jason is a lifelong resident of Luray and a graduate of Luray High School. Additional education institutes include: Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy, Maryland Institute of Criminal Justice and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. When not working, Jason has volunteered with many organizations through the years such as The Luray Fire Department, Luray Downtown Initiative, Page County Economic Development Authority, Choices of Page County, The Extension Leadership Council and Page County Crime Solvers.



Ron Vickers

Photo of Joey SoursRon Vickers was elected to the Town Council in May 2010 and works as a Technology Education teacher at Sherando High School in Frederick County.  Ron is a proud Virginia Tech alumni and also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Shenandoah University.  Ron is an active member of the Luray United Methodist Church.  Ron is past president of the Virginia Technology Education & Engineering Association and is now the Publications Editor and Historian.  He served with Page County Habitat for Humanity for almost 20 years and is also a member of the Luray Ruritan Club.  Ron and his wife Layne (Tony Shaffer’s oldest daughter) have four grown children.  Layne retired from Rappahannock County Elementary School just last spring.  She is now teaching 4 year olds at the Luray United Methodist Preschool 3 days a week. Clay lives in New York City and works for VOX Media.  Joe is our Young Life Cook and is based in Clearwater Cove, near Branson MO but is currently on a temporary assignment at a camp in Minnesota.  Carolyn is teaching kindergarten in her fourth year in Fairfax County.  Ben stayed in Luray and is in his second year as a 3rd grade Special Education teacher in Warren County.  (540) 860-2807


Ligon Webb

Photo of Leah PenceLigon Webb was elected to Luray's Town Council in November 2020. Ligon is a native of Nottoway County, Virginia, and he and his teenage daughters, Sylvia and Laurel, have lived in Luray since 2007. From 2006 to 2016, Ligon served as Luray's first Town Planner; he also served on the Page County Economic Development Authority and on Luray's Board of Zoning Appeals. Previously, Ligon worked as a Land Use Planner for Rockingham County, and as a planning intern for Chesterfield County. Currently, he is the Director of Planning & Building for Madison County, Virginia.  In total, Ligon possesses over 16 years of local government employment experience, and holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Urban Planning and Public Management.

(540) 478-2240



Stephanie Lillard

Photo of Leah PenceStephanie Lillard was appointed to the Town Council in January 2021. Mrs. Lillard is a Destination Development Specialist for Virginia Tourism Corporation. Prior to VTC, she served as Director of Community & Economic Development for Page County.  Working in both the private and public sector, Mrs. Lillard offers over a dozen years of combined experience in community & economic development, finance, planning, and marketing for small business. Additionally, she has volunteered serving on various boards to include the Page County Economic Development Authority as secretary/treasurer, Luray Page County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center as Secretary, United Way of Page County as Treasurer,  and currently serves on the board for Choices.  Mrs. Lillard earned a Bachelor of Science for Business Management with a specialization in Organizational Development from Eastern Mennonite University.  She resides in Luray with her husband Brian, and their two teen daughters, Madalyn & Makayla.

Planning Commission

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Commissions & Committees



Photo of Brian SoursMr. Brian Sours

Appointed by: Councilman Joey Sours

Term Ends: 12.31.2024






Photo of Grace NowakMs. Grace Nowak

Appointed by: Jason Pettit

Term Ends: 12.31.2024






Frankie Seaward

Appointed by: Ligon Webb

Term Ends: 12.31.2024







William "Bill" Huffman

Appointed by: Leroy Lancaster

Term Ends: 12.31.2022


Mr. William E. Huffman is the Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Luray Caverns Corporation in Luray, Virginia.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William and Mary in 1990.  After graduation, Mr. Huffman decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved briefly to Seattle, WA before settling in San Francisco, CA.  While in San Francisco, he was offered a position as the Group Sales Director at Steve Silver Productions which produces “Beach Blanket Babylon”, the longest running musical revue in theatre history.  He held that position until 2002 when he returned to his hometown of Luray, Virginia where he now resides.  Mr. Huffman joined the sales staff at Luray Caverns Corporation in 2003 and was elevated to his current position in 2008.  In 2016, he joined the Luray Downtown Initiative Board of Directors and was elected to the position of Board Secretary.  In July 2017, Mr. Huffman was elected President of the Luray Downtown Initiative and continues to serve in that role today.  He enjoys gardening, cinema and music.




Photo of Traci DicksonMs. Tracie Dickson

Appointed by: Councilman Jerry Dofflemyer

Term Ends: 12.31.2022







Photo of John ShafferMr. John Shaffer

Appointed by: Councilman Jerry Schiro

Term Ends:  12.31.2022






Photo of Ronald GoodMr. Ronald Good

Appointed by: Councilman Ron Vickers

Term Ends: 12.31.2022








Mary F. Broyles

 Photo of Mary BroylesMary 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


Steve Burke

Steve Burke was appointed Town Manager and began serving in this role in March 2018.  Steve came to Luray with over 25 years of experience in local government, most recently serving as the Director of Public Works for the City of Manassas.  At the City, he oversaw the daily operations of street and drainage maintenance, traffic control, fleet maintenance, buildings and ground maintenance, horticulture operations, and solid waste management.  With the Town of Front Royal, Steve served many roles including Town Manager, Director of Environmental Services, Interim Planning Director, and Town Engineer.  Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Florida.


Bryan Chrisman

Photo of Bryan ChrismanBryan 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



Jennifer Jenkins

Superintendent, Parks and Recreation

Jen Jenkins comes to the Town of Luray as Superintendent of Parks and Recreation with a diverse background in landscape and environmental management.  As an ISA Certified Arborist, she has worked for more than twenty years in the areas of landscaping, tree care, environmental education and program coordination.  After graduating from Page County High School in 1995 she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Bridgewater College and attended graduate school at West Virginia University for Wildlife and Fisheries Management.  Jen served as Urban Forestry Technical Specialist for the West Virginia Division of Forestry from 2002 to 2011.  From 2011 to 2020 she held the position of Arborist for the City of Winchester.  Jen served on the Virginia Urban Forestry Council from 2012 to 2015 and graduated from the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute in 2013.  Jen resides in Luray with her family and is a member of Main Street Baptist Church.

Phone: (540) 843.0770



Morgan Housden

Assistant Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Mrs. Housden served as the Luray Parks and Recreation Assistant Director from 2013-2017 before departing to become the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Stanley. We are excited to have Mrs. Housden back to the Town of Luray in her role as Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. Mrs. Housden received her B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from Radford University in 2012. She concentrated her studies in Tourism Management, Special Events, and Outdoor Recreation. She received her Ballfield Management and Turf Grass Science Certificate from Ohio State University. Areas of expertise include planning, implementing, and evaluating events, managing and maintaining municipal parklands and facilities, grant writing, applying commercial recreation concepts, and staying current with recreational trends. Mrs. Housden is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, a Registered Technician Pesticide Applicator through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, a Certified Aquatic Facility Operator through the National Parks & Recreation Association, and a Waterfront Lifeguard, certified through the American Red Cross. Mrs. Housden is excited to continue to improve the Town of Luray’s already successful parks and programs with hopes to steadily increase amenities, aesthetics, and safety.

Phone (cell):  (540) 244-8355



Chief C.S. “Bow” Cook

Photo of Bow CookThroughout 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


Danielle P. Babb

Photo of Danielle BabbDanielle 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



Danielle N. Alger

Photo of Danielle AlgerDanielle 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


Lynn Mathews

Photo of Lynn MathewsLynn 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




Todd Kellison

Todd Kellison serves as the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment and has been employed by the Town since September 1998.  Mr. Kellison supervises an excellent fulltime crew of three that are responsible for maintenance and operations of the Luray Wastewater Treatment Plant. Sewer pump stations are maintained by this department. Most mechanical and electrical problems at the Wastewater Treatment Plant are also taken care of by plant staff. Responsibilities include monthly and annual reports required by DEQ and EPA for discharge monitoring, toxicity testing, biosolids handling, and nutrient discharges that relate to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The Wastewater plant laboratory is in compliance with, and certified by DCLS.  Our primary goal is to have a positive impact on the environment so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.


Joseph Haddock

Joseph Haddock serves as Water Plant Superintendent for the Town of Luray.  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 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) 743-1974

(Appointed by the Page County Circuit Court)


HD “Doc” Brown

Phone 742-3561, and 743-2760

Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Nominated by: Council Member Jerry Dofflemyer


Lowell Baughan

Phone:743-6493, and 742-8221

Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2021

Appointed by: Council Member Leroy Lancaster


William "Bill" Fisher

Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025

Appointed by: Council Member Jerry Schiro


Michael English Swenson

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

Term: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2023

Appointed by: Mayor Barry Presgraves


Andy Caviness

Term: July 2017 – June 30, 2022

Appointed by: Council Member Joey Sours


Rose Ann Smythe

Term: January 2017 - June 30, 2023

Appointed by: Council Member Leah Pence


Richard Lawrence

Phone: 540-743-1067

Term: January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Appointed by: Council Member Ronald Vickers


Katie Sokol

Term: January 2017 – December 31, 2024

Appointed by: Jerry Dofflemyer


Susan Zorn Phillips

Term: May, 2013 – December 31, 2022

Appointed by: Council Member Ron Vickers


Layne Vickers

Term: July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2022

Appointed by: Council member Pam Flasch


Joshua Mayne

Term: July 1, 2014 – December 31, 2022

Appointed by: Council Member Jason Pettit


Carol Angier

Term: January 2017 – December 31, 2024

Appointed by: Council Member Leroy Lancaster


Cathie Miranda

Term: February 13, 2017 – December 31, 2024

Alesia Painter

Term: July 1, 2018 – December 31, 2024


Customer Service Clerk:  Deb Nealis

(540) 743-5511  |  Email: Deb Nealis







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