Council Members

  1. John Connolly

    John P. Connolly is serving his first term on the Front Royal Town Council and took office on January 1, 2015.

    Councilman Connolly received his undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Christendom College and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. He is employed as a librarian for the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Virginia. Councilman Connolly is a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal. He resides on Duncan Avenue with his wife, Sheila, and their three children.

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    William Sealock

    Councilman, William “Bill” Sealock was born in Front Royal as many of his relatives worked at the FMC (Avtex facility) but raised in Winchester, Virginia. He has many job experiences over his employment years. He was educated at Handley High School, Virginia Tech, and University of Virginia. His life experiences include a Marine Corps retirement, educator, and working at manufacturing facilities to include Avtex Fibers and Rubbermaid as a project manager. He went to Iraq and Afghanistan as a government contractor for M. C. Dean and operations manager prior to retirement in 2013. He has been married to Carol Luttrell Sealock for 50 years, and they have three children (Amy, David, Daniel) and five grandchildren with the sixth on the way in December 2016.

  3. Jacob Meza

    Jacob Meza currently works as the Director of Valley Health's Urgent Care and Occupational Health program. He received his master's degree in business administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and his undergraduate degree in political science and economics from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

    Jacob lived in Front Royal from 2001-2005 while attending Christendom College and then returned to Front Royal to be closer to family in 2010, when he started his career with Valley Health. Jacob is a member of the Virginia Medical Group Management Association, American College of Medical Practice Executives, Knights of Columbus Council 7771, and is a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal.

    In 2015, Jacob celebrated 10 years of marriage to his wife Jessica, who teaches at John the XXIII Montessori School. They reside on Imboden Dr. where they raise their four children, Rose, Samuel, Benjamin, and Grace.

  4. Eugene Tewalt

    Eugene R. Tewalt was elected to the Front Royal Town Council July 1, 2012. He previously 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. He retired from the Town of Front Royal after 25 years of serving as The Director of Public Works/Engineer. He also 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.

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    Christopher Morrison


    Christopher S. Morrison was appointed to Town Council to fill an unexpired term on January 23, 2017; his term ends December 31, 2018. He is best known among friends and loved ones for his love of learning and travel. He is known for not going where the path may lead, but rather going instead where there is no path and leaving a trail.

    He has served, both in the Army and Coast Guard as an engineer. During his undergraduate studies, he received an academic scholarship to study abroad in Belize as a researcher in marine biology. Then upon returning earned acceptance into UNC Chapel Hill’s elite government internship program in Washington DC, doing research and interning for the American Bar Association and The Council for Court Excellence. His ambition and thirst for excellence has steadily steered his course on toward new paths of discovery as well as broadened experiences that have enhanced his journey thus far.

    Upon honorable discharge Mr. Morrison returned to school and began his first of 3 Masters endeavors. Currently Christopher is earning his final Masters at the University of Maryland in Entrepreneurship/Technology. He has also studied at North Carolina State University (go Wolfpack), Gonzaga University and East Carolina University. Earning a B.S. in Communication/Broadcast Journalism, M.A. in Technical Writing/Professional Communication and additionally studied Software Engineering/Project Management, before moving to Front Royal.

    Christopher Morrison, is currently employed by the United States Department of Energy at Headquarters in Washington D.C., where he is the Program Manager of the numerous national award winning Jobs One Portal ( and Project Manager for Virtual Recruitment and Mobile Development. Since his initial employment in 2011, he has co-drafted a marking/implementation plan, managed and facilitated training to field/program officers on the ins and outs of J1P, successfully recruited, created and managed a mobile development team and created, what is now, J1P Mobile, which he most notably executed without any costs to the department or tax payers. He also serves as the Executive Producer of Terrachanics, the first serious game developed for recruitment in federal government.

    Mr. Morrison is most proud of his wife Grace (who is the worship leader at Royal Oak Community Church) and three boys; Asher (7), Josiah (3) and Micah (new born). Christopher considers it an honor to be able to serve the Town of Front Royal and takes his new responsibilities both enthusiastically and soberly. He feels the Town is on the brink of a renaissance in many ways and looks forward to watching her continued growth and expansion of beauty. Moreover, Christopher understands that action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility, and the strength of our community are indicative of wonderful days and years to come.

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    Gary Gillispie


    Councilman Gillispie is a native of Front Royal.  He is a plumbing & gas plans reviewer for Loudoun County's Building and Development Department.  Gary is a member and regularly attends Dynamic Life Ministries.  He lives in Front Royal with his wife, Allyson and son, Chase.