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Hollis L. Tharpe

Hollis L.Tharpe was elected to the Front Royal Town Council July 1, 2010. Previously he served as a member of Council from July 2000 - June 2004.

Councilman Tharpe is a native of Front Royal. He is employed by Holtzman Propane and Owner/President of Tharpe's Novelties. Mr Tharpe is a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge #2382; the Loyal Order of Moose #829 and the American Legion Post #53. Mr. Tharpe and his wife Debbie, reside on Charles Street. They have four daughters, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thomas H. Sayre

Thomas H. Sayre was elected to the Front Royal Town Council July 1, 2006.

Councilman Sayre is an attorney who owns his private practice at 222 E. Main Street in Front Royal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Sayre was a former Assistant Attorney General and Staff Attorney for the Public Service Commission regulating utilities. He has professional membership in the Virginia State Bar, West Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Warren County Bar, the College of Business & Economics and is admitted before all of the Courts in Virginia.

Councilman Sayre has served and is serving on numerous boards and charitable organizations, including the local Knights of Columbus. He is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mr. Sayre lives on Shenandoah Shores Road with his wife, Carla Ann, and five of their seven children.

Bret W. Hrbek

Bret W. Hrbek began his term on the Town Council on July 1, 2012.  He previously served on the Town Council from 2006-2010 and as vice mayor from 2008-2010.

Councilman Hrbek is a financial advisor and limited partner with Edward Jones.  He has a master's degree in financial planning from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts and a bachelors of arts in political science and economics from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Councilman Hrbek grew up in Front Royal and returned to town in 2000 after spending several years in Washington, DC in national politics.

Councilman Hrbek is active in many organizations, locally and nationally.  He is on the board of directors of the Zeta Beta Tau Internatinoal Fraternity, Front Royal-Warren County United Way and the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He is Finance Committee chairman of the Front Royal United Methodist Church and found of the Front Royal Christians in Business Luncheon.  Councilman Hrbek is also a member of the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance, Front Royal Rotary Club, Unity Lodge #146, BNI-Front Royal Chapter and the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.  He also serves as chairman of the Shenrapawa District of the Boy Scouts.

A father of four (Noah, Annie, Hunter & Luke), Councilman Hrbek is married to Jessica, a second grade teacher at Ressie Jefferies Elementary School and resides as 1207 Windsor Court.

Daryl L. Funk

Daryl Lee Funk is serving his first term on the Front Royal Town Council and took office on July 1, 2012.

Councilman Funk is a native of Front Royal and lives next door to where he grew up on Kerfoot Avenue. Funk received his undergraduate degree from Bridgewater College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. Daryl is the son of Homer Ivan Funk and Edna Marie Funk, formerly Burke, of Front Royal. Funk is married to the former Noelle Moore. They are the parents of Marie Elinor Funk, 1 year old. Daryl is employed as an attorney at the local law firm Pond, Athey, Athey & Pond, P.C., in Front Royal. Daryl is a member of the Front Royal Lions Club and also serves on its Executive Board. Funk and his family attend Dry Run Christian Church and Buckton Presbyterian Church.

Eugene R. Tewalt

Eugene R. Tewalt was elected to the Front Royal Town Council July 1, 2012. Previously he served on the Town Council from 2000 – 2004, 2006 – 2008 and as the Mayor of Front Royal from 2008 – 2010. 

Councilman Tewalt has lived in Front Royal since 1974. Councilman Tewalt is retired from the Town of Front Royal after 25 years, serving as The Director of Public Works/Engineer and he worked for the Virginia Department Transportation as a Surveyor. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and a Certificate in Highway Engineering. Mr. Tewalt has served on the Virginia Department of Transportation Bridge Task Force Team and has been a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club for 25 years. He and wife are members of the Front Royal Church of Christ. Councilman Tewalt is an abet reader and enjoys playing golf. 

Councilman Tewalt and his wife Juanita of 50 years, reside at 1032 Wine Street and have two children (Angela and Tim) and three grandsons.

N. Shae Parker

N. Shae Parker was elected to the Town Council on July 1, 2010, and had been originally appointed to the Council on August 11, 2008, to fill an unexpired term.

Councilman Parker has lived in Front Royal and/or Warren County since 1979, with the exception of two years. He spent fifteen years working for various local radio stations in the valley and in 2004 purchased Hanna Sign Company, LLC on Water Street in Front Royal.

Over the years, Councilman Parker has been active with the American Red Cross, The United Way of Front Royal/Warren County, and also serving as a Warren/Clarke 4-H Camp Adult Volunteer. He is an active member of the Front Royal Rotary Club and attends Calvary Episcopal Church. Councilman Parker is an artist/painter, and plays numerous instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, and keyboards. His hobbies include music, local history, art, literature, motorcycles and gardening.

Councilman Parker is a dedicated family man, and lives in Warren Park at 5 East 17th Street with his wife, Lisa, and her daughters, Amanda & Sara and their newest arrival Peyton.

Photos on this page courtesy of Nick Crettier

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 June 2014 20:02 )