Gary A. Lofton
Board of Supervisors
  Back Creek District 


Local Government
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Richard Shickle

Chuck Dehaven Stonewall District

Gene Fisher
Shawnee District

Blaine Dunn
Red Bud District

Bob Hess
Gainesboro District

Robert Wells
Opequon District

Frederick County Schools
Frederick County Sanitation Authority

Back Mountain Road Speed Study
Many citizens have heard that the speed limit on Back Mountain Road may be more Note: an update on the installation of signage is also noted on this page.

Tax Exempt status of certain organizations
This item remains on our legislative agenda, which can be seen here:
We are requesting this legislation for two reasons.  First, a number of the organizations with previously granted exemptions either no longer exist (such as Robert E. Rose Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Shalom Et Benedictus, Inc.) and/or no longer own property in Frederick County (such as Special Love, Inc. and Wayside Museum of American History and Arts) and, therefore, the legislation would offer the opportunity for housekeeping to clean up existing records.  Second, the legislation would not result in any automatic revocation of tax exemptions, but would instead permit review by the Board of Supervisors for the appropriateness of continued exempt status.  Some of these exemptions were approved as far back as 1990 and, therefore, it may be appropriate to revisit whether circumstances that justified an exemption 25 years ago remain today.


In this case, the scammer called the member stating that they were an employee of the Cooperative, and that the member needed to pay the delinquent amount owed on their SVEC account immediately by purchasing a Green Dot Visa card.
 “First and foremost, we want our members to know that no representative of the Cooperative will ever mention a specific credit card or payment method, and our employees will only communicate about potential termination of electric service with members through a mailed notification, not through a phone call asking the member to pay for their service by credit card or other means,” SVEC President & CEO Myron Rummel said. 
 Rummel suggested that if members have any questions about their account, they can call their local office for more information. 

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