Gary A. Lofton
Board of Supervisors
  Back Creek District 


Local Government
Frederick County Website
Board Of Supervisors

Richard Shickle

Chuck Dehaven Stonewall District

Gene Fisher
Shawnee District

Jason Ransom
Red Bud District

Bob Hess
Gainesboro District

Robert Wells
Opequon District

Frederick County Schools
Frederick County Sanitation Authority

Moving on Up!
Forbes Magazine has compiled a list of the Best Small Places for Business And Careers in 2015 and the Winchester MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area, of which Frederick County is the major player) ranked 15th, up from 18th a year ago. It appears that our policies on business and growth are having a positive impact. To drill down a little deeper locally between 2010 and 2014 1,415 new jobs were created or 14th best performance statewide, while capital investment was $406 million or 10th best in the state.
4% Unemployment?
Yes that is what was reported by the Virginia Employment Commission in their release of data for July 2015. The State average was 4.7% and the U.S. average was 5.6%. More evidence that Frederick County is committed to implementing sound policies enhancing a desired quality of life in which to live, work and play.

FARM FAMILIES will always need FARMLAND!
yet in Virginia we lose over 100,000 acres of farmland annually, and another 17,000 acres of forestland. This tidbit of information caught my attention when I attended a very enlightening presentation on June 18 at the Farm Credit building on Valley Ave. A Land Conservation Education event was hosted by the Frederick and Shenandoah Conservation Easement Authorities, featuring speakers from the Conservation Partners, LLC. The focus of the event was to raise awareness of the options available for protecting land for future generations.
If you would like to find our more about preserving your farm or land and its associated benefits there are several agencies that can help provide the answers to your questions. Although we do not endorse any one agency or company a good place to start your quest for information is on the website of the company listed above. Click on the name to be taken to their website.

If every household in the Northern Shenandoah Valley spent just $10 a week on local foods, the area's economy would benefit by more than $171 million per year. That was the finding of a recent study by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.


Something on your mind?
If there is anything you are concerned about or you just want to let me know of something taking place in your community that I should be aware of, please let me know. I can be reached via email or by phone at 540 247 4147.

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We are proud members of the Farm Bureau.

 Agriculture and forestry are Virginia’s first and largest industry, but Virginia’s farms and your food could become threatened if we don’t all take steps to preserve them. Find out how you can become a member of Virginia Farm Bureau to put your support behind the farms that produce your family’s food.


The County Finance Department has posted Financial forms that give some very good detail on our fiscal standing and other interesting news. You can find them here.

Financial Statements

2014 Budget