Mayor & Council

  1. Lori Cockrell

    Lori A. Cockrell

    Mayor

    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.

    Appointed 8/17; Elected as Councilmember 11/20, term ending 12/2024

    Elected 11/22 as Mayor, term ends 12/31/24


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    R. Wayne Sealock

    Vice Mayor

    Elected at Special Election 11/22, term ends 12/31/24 (Lloyd Seat)


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    Joshua L. Ingram

    Councilmember

    Elected 11/22, term ends 12/31/26


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    Amber F. Morris

    Councilmember

    Born and raised in Front Royal/Warren County Amber has a passion for preserving the small town charm that this community provides. She is the mother of three children, a community activist, a volunteer to several organizations locally, and a residential mortgage loan originator by trade. 

    Amber’s entire career is in finance and lending from corporate national banks to being a part of a successful start-up local mortgage brokerage. Amber’s background in finance coupled with her determination to govern with common sense and limited government is what she was elected to bring to Front Royal. 

    Amber sought her seat on council as a mother who intends to raise her children here in a safe, prosperous, and community driven locality. The deep sense of community is what sets Front Royal apart from other localities, she says. Amber is always open and eager to learning about new and differing perspectives,  businesses, strategic planning and growth, and economic development.

    Elected Special Election 11/21 end 12/22

    Elected General Election 11/22, term ends 12/31/26


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    Melissa DeDomenico-Payne

    Councilmember

    Appointed 1/23/23, term ends upon special election 11/23

    Original Term ends 12/31/24(Cockrell Seat)


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    H. Bruce Rappaport

    Councilmember

    Elected 11/22, term ends 12/31/26


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    Duane R. "Skip" Rogers

    Councilmember

    Skip proudly served in the U.S. Army, with active duty as a Military Police-Dog Handler between 1968-70 and the U.S. Army Reserve between 1970-74. Skip is a Service-Disabled Veteran and Founder/CEO of Able Forces Professional Services (AFPS) and Founder/Executive Director of Able Forces Foundation (AFF), both supporting wounded, ill, and injured military and veterans.

    Skip has over 45 years of business leadership and professional services consulting experience primarily in the Defense and Military sectors. Since 2009, he has employed over 60 service-disabled veterans, virtually all supporting classified defense contracts.

    Skip was co-author with his wife Kathy and the Publisher of “Who, What, Where in Silicon Valley”, published in 1983. 

    Skip has been married to his wife Kathy for 47 years.  They have 2 daughters; Shawna and Lisa, and 4 grandchildren.

    In 2018 Skip and AFF was nationally recognized as the U.S. Marine Corps recipient of the Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award.  Presented by each military branch to an individual the best exemplifies the spirit of Bob Hope and his contributions to the military.  Awarded in 2018, Hall of Heroes, Pentagon.

    Appointed 10/11/22, term ends upon Special Election 11/23

    Original Term 12/31/24 (McFadden Seat)