The governing bodies of Warren County and the Town of Front Royal are continually planning for the orderly development of public facilities and services in anticipation of growth in the Shenandoah Valley. The population of Warren County calculated in 2015 was 39,083 with 15,070 residing in the Town of Front Royal.
Warren County is divided into five magisterial districts (Happy Creek, Shenandoah, Fork, North River and South River), each of which elects one representative. Collectively, the representatives form the Board of Supervisors, which is charged with directing policies governing the affairs of the County. A County Administrator oversees and implements these policies. Front Royal is the county seat.
The County also has a planning commission, industrial site plan approval, and zoning regulations.
County Administrators Office
Town of Front Royal
The Town of Front Royal is administered by a Mayor/Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and six councilmen are elected at large and, in turn, appoint a Town Manager who serves as administrative head of the government.
Front Royal also has a planning commission, industrial site plan approval, and zoning regulations.
Town Managers Office
|Warren County Officials||Town Officials|
|Board of Supervisors
Dan Murray, (Chairman), N River Dist
Tom Sayre, (Vice-Chair) Shenandoah District
Linda Glavis, South River District
Archie Fox, Fork District
Tony Carter, Happy Creek District
Deputy County Administrator
Clerk of Circuit Court
Commissioner of Revenue
Superintendent of Schools
Director of Social Services
Planning & Zoning
|Hollis Tharpe, Mayor
Chief of Police
Director of Planning & Zoning
Director of Public Works
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission
Both Front Royal and Warren County are members of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission. The Northern Shenandoah Valley Planning District includes the Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren, Town of Front Royal and the City of Winchester.
Headquartered in Front Royal, the Commission is actively developing programs designed to ease problems usually associated with rapid population growth, as well as providing data and technical assistance to its member jurisdictions. Supported by local and state funds, the NSVRC has a full‑time staff and is comprised of a planning and advisory board, charged with helping member governments toward efficient development of physical, social, and economic facilities. Both the County and the Town send one elected and one appointed member (a total of four area representatives) to serve on the Commission.
Brandon Davis, Executive Director