Council Members

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    William A. Sealock

    Vice Mayor
    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.

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    Jacob L. 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 five children, Rose, Samuel, Benjamin, Grace and Zoe.

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    Gary L. 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.  

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    Letasha T. Thompson

    Letasha "Tasha" Thompson is a lifelong member of Front Royal. She loves her hometown and its great citizens. Tasha resides in town with her husband, they have four kids (three are grown), one grandson, and one crazy cat. She is currently employed by Trex Company in Winchester as the Sales Administrator. There she handles a multi-million dollar budget for cooperative marketing and strategic business funds and works with the contractor team (domestically and internationally). Tasha also volunteers with the United Way, specifically the Society of Emerging Leaders and the Concern Hotline. 

    Trex provides budget experience, customer service (internal and external), communication, and strategic planning experience. The volunteer experiences along with her working-class upbringing allow her to see life from different perspectives. 

    Tasha sought a seat on Town Council because she's passionate about our community and wanted to give back. She strongly believes it is important that we all participate in our local government. She seeks to be your voice at the table. Tasha currently does that by establishing clear lines of communication and being available. Please feel free to contact her to chat, meet for coffee, etc. Tasha loves connecting with the community and understanding what is important to you.

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    Chris W. Holloway

    Chris Holloway, a lifelong resident of Front Royal, was elected by the citizens of the community to serve a four-year term from January 2019 to December 2022. Mr. Holloway previously served as Councilman from 2008 to 2010, and as Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2012.
    Chris owns and operates Holloway Construction, and he is dedicated to the rights of property owners.

    Chris has also served the youth of our community, as a former President of the Front Royal Soccer Association, as former Head Soccer Coach for Skyline High School, and a previous member of the Warren County Parks & Recreation Committee. Chris and his wife, Jill, enjoy actively restoring their home and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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    Lori Cockrell


    Lori Athey Cockrell is a lifelong resident of Front Royal, graduating from Warren County High School in 1985.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington and a Master’s degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College).
    Lori has spent her 30 year career as an educator in Warren County, and currently serves as the fifth grade team leader at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School.  She was an active supporter of her children’s sports and activities over their childhood years, and continues to see the value in providing children with opportunities to represent their community with their talents.
    She is a member and regularly attends Front Royal United Methodist Church.  Lori and her husband, Ricky, have two children, Patrick “Blake” and Anneslee.
    Lori made the decision to get involved in local town government to give back to the community which she loves.  She looks forward to hearing from town citizens about their concerns and thoughts regarding how they want their town to operate and move forward in the future.