Local Government

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

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
(540) 636-4600

dstanley@warrencountyva.net

Warren County Government Website

 

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
(540) 635-8007
jwaltz@frontroyalva.com

Town of Front Royal Website

 

Warren County Officials Town Officials
Board of Supervisors
Linda Glavis, (Chairwoman), South River District
Tony Carter, (Vice-Chairman), Happy Creek District

Archie Fox, Fork District
Dan Murray, North River District
Tom Sayre, Shenandoah District

 

County Administrator
Doug Stanley

Deputy County Administrator
Robert Childress

County Attorney
Dan Whitten

Commonwealth’s Attorney
Brian Madden

Clerk of Circuit Court
Darryl Funk

Building Inspector
David Beahm

Sheriff
Daniel T. McEathron

Treasurer
Wanda F. Bryant

Commissioner of Revenue
Sherry Sours

Superintendent of Schools
Greg Drescher

Director of Social Services
DeAnna Cheatham

Planning & Zoning
Taryn Logan, Planning Director

Mayor
Hollis Tharpe

Town Council
Eugene Tewalt
John Connolly
Jake Meza
Bill Sealock
Chris Morrison

 

Town Manager
Joe Waltz

Town Attorney
Doug Napier

Chief of Police
Bruce Hite, Acting Chief of Police

Director of Planning & Zoning
Jeremy Camp

Director of Public Works
Jimmy Hannigan

 

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
(540) 636-8800
bdavis@nsvregion.org