Town of Luray   |   PO Box 629   |   45 East Main Street   |   Luray, VA 22835





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 has served the Town of Luray for 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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



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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