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Frederick County Government is pleased to provide speakers for community gatherings, events, and meetings. Staff are available to present on a wide variety of topics. You may be wondering why, but for us it’s straightforward: we want to build strong relationships with our citizens by providing presentations on topics ranging from the day-to-day operations of County Government, how your tax dollars are spent, parks and recreational activities, fire safety, crime prevention and intervention efforts, and more.

Without beating around the bush, we want to be your go-to source for information!

Presentations are generally between 10 and 20 minutes and are conversational in style. County Representatives are always available for question and answer sessions pertaining to their topic. There is no charge to your group or organization, just a 30-day notice in advance of when you need us. So, what are you waiting for?

Arrangements should be made through the Public Information Officer, Karen Vacchio,, 540-722-8307. We request a minimum of two weeks’ notice to book a speaker. If you require a formal presentation, please give us as much notice as possible! For your convenience, fill out the online form to request a speaker.

County Administration

Kris Tierney, County Administrator
Jay Tibbs, Assistant County Administrator

Children's Services Act

Jackie Jury, Coordinator

Commissioner of the Revenue

Ellen Murphy, Commissioner of the Revenue
Bev Rosato, Business Division
Seth Thatcher, Real Estate Division

Commonwealth's Attorney

Ross P. Spicer, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Andrew M. Robbins, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Heather D. Enloe, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Economic Development Authority

Patrick Barker, Executive Director


Cheryl Shiffler, Director of Finance
Sharon Kibler, Assistant Director of Finance
Jennifer Place, Budget Analyst / Risk Manager

Fire and Rescue

Denny Linaburg, Chief, Fire and Rescue
Larry Oliver, Deputy Chief, Fire and Rescue
Kenny Scott, Assistant Fire Marshall, Public Education
Keith Jenkins, Deputy Chief, Training

Frederick County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension

Corey Childs, Livestock Programs
Bobby Clark, Crop and Forage Programs
Rebecca Davis, Health, Nutrition, and Wellness Programs
Tammy Epperson, Frederick County 4-H Programs
Karen Poff, Family Financial Management Programs
Mark Sutphin, Horticulture Programs

Geographic Information Systems

Patrick Fly, GIS Manager

Human Resources

DeLois Blevins, Human Resources Manager
Ericka Kerns, Recruitment Specialist

Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center

James Whitley, Superintendent
Clay Corbin, Captain of Security

Parks and Recreation

Jason Robertson, Director
Stacy Herbaugh, Operations Manager
Jon Turkel, Park and Stewardship Planner
Chris Konyar, Superintendent of Recreation


Mike Ruddy, Director
John Bishop, Assistant Director, Transportation
Candice Perkins, Assistant Director

Public Information

Karen Vacchio, Public Information Officer/FOIA Officer

Public Works

Joe Wilder, Director
Gloria Puffinburger, Solid Waste Manager
Kathy Whetzel, Animal Shelter Manager

Social Services

Tamara Green, Director
Jes Miller, Program Coordinator, Clarke-Frederick-Winchester Foster Families

Sheriff’s Office

Lenny Millholland, Sheriff of Frederick County
Steve Hawkins, Chief Deputy


C. William Orndoff, Jr., Treasurer

Voter Registration

Rick Miller, Registrar

Topics to consider:

  • How to Get Involved in Local Government
  • How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent
  • How to Maximize Your Leisure Time in Frederick County
  • Let’s Talk Trash and Recycling
  • What Every Resident Should Know about Planning
  • Code Enforcement: What Every Neighborhood Should Know
  • Crime Prevention and Intervention Efforts
  • Fire Safety in the Home and Office

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