Town of Luray, Virginia

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

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

                             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 

Town Staff 

Mayor Barry Presgraves

Photo of Mayor Barry PresgravesMayor 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

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  |  E-Mail


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  |  E-Mail


Ron Vickers

Photo of Joey SoursRon 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

Photo of Leroy LancasterLeroy 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

Photo of Leah PenceLeah 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

Photo of Jerry DofflemyerJerry 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


Photo of Tracie DicksonMs. Tracie Dickson

Appointed by: Councilman Jerry Dofflemyer

Term Ends: 12.31.2022







Photo of Brian SoursMr. Brian Sours

Appointed by: Councilman Joey Sours

Term Ends: 12.31.2020







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






Photo of Grace NowakMs. Grace Nowak

Appointed by: Mayor Presgraves

Term Ends: 12.31.2020






Frankie Seaward

Appointed by: Leah Pence

Term Ends: 12.31.2020




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.  Email


Commissions & Committees

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  |  E-Mail: Mary Broyles


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  |  E-Mail: Bryan Chrisman



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  |  E-Mail



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 |  Email



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  | E-Mail: Chief Cook


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

E-Mail: Danielle Babb


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  |  E-Mail: Danielle Alger


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

E-Mail: Lynn Mathews



Tom Brown

Photo of Tom BrownTom 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) 743-4817


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  |  Email: Joseph Haddock

(Appointed by the Page County Circuit Court)


HD “Doc” Brown

Phone 742-3561, and 743-2760


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


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

Appointed by: Council Member Leroy Lancaster


William "Bill" Fisher

Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020 : (3) Year Term

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


W. "Ligon" Webb

Phone: 540-478-2240

E-mail  or Alternate E-mail

Term: July 2017 – June 30, 2022: (5) Year Term

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   Email

Term: January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022

Appointed by: Council Member Ronald Vickers









Katie Sokol

Term: January 2017 – December 31, 2020

Appointed by: Mayor Barry Presgraves


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 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

Alesia Painter

Term: July 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020


Customer Service Clerk:  Deb Nealis

(540) 743-5511  |  Email: Deb Nealis







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