Jose Salazar, a resident of Loudoun County and the deputy fire chief for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Management, recently started his term on the Virginia Board of Fire Safety. Mr. Salazar is serving a 4-year term having been appointed by the Governor. The advisory board has 28 members appointed by the Governor and reviews and makes recommendations for the Statewide Emergency Medical Services Plan, reviews the annual report of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, and reports on all aspects of the statewide emergency medical care system.
Pictured here are Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court and Mr. Salazar following the administration of the oath of office.
Mr. Salazar is a dedicated professional in fire and rescue management. "I value Jose's commitment to the profession of public safety and we are fortunate to have him serving in Loudoun County as well as serving on the Commonwealth board," stated Clerk Clemens.
Gary encourages all prospective brides and grooms to plan ahead to obtain a marriage license which is required in Virginia before getting married. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days so it is important to obtain your license within 60 days of the wedding date. Some brides and grooms are interested in having a minister from a different state official their wedding. Virginia law requires any minister who does not reside in Virginia to obtain court approval before officiating a wedding in Virginia. For more information about obtaining a marriage license or having a minister from a different state officiate a wedding in Virginia, please visit the circuit court clerk's office website at www.loudoun.gov/clerk to obtain information.
Congratulations to Ashley and Taylor on their engagement and their upcoming wedding. Congratulations to all brides and grooms who are getting married in Loudoun County in 2014!
Gary works closely with the business community to help small businesses become familiar with the services provided by his office and other government agencies.
Did you know?
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
As a result of the community impact fund fundraising campaign, the Loudoun County chapter of the United Way received $191,000. Several local charities and non-profits that provide health services, education programs, medical treatment, legal assistance and referral services for assistance programs are the beneficiaries of the community impact fund. Some of the beneficiaries include the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, the Salvation Army and Loudoun Cares.
Gary Clemens has served on the board of directors for the Loudoun regional chapter of the United Way and has assisted with fundraising efforts as well as served on the grant review committee. Pictured here with Gary are members of the Loudoun regional board as a check for the community impact fund is presented by the Washington DC Metropolitan United Way.
Gary M. Clemens, Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court, has been appointed to chair the Public Relations Committee for the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association in 2014. Clemens was appointed to this association post by Tina Sinnen, the clerk of the circuit court in Virginia Beach who is the president of the clerks’ association. “I have had the pleasure of working closely with Gary Clemens for the past 10 years on various Circuit Court Clerk’s office projects and Gary has always been someone that our statewide association has been able to count on. He has demonstrated significant leadership with the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association and as the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Loudoun County. I am pleased that Gary has agreed to continue in several leadership roles with our association that will benefit all Circuit Court Clerks’ offices,” stated Sinnen.
In addition to chairing the public relations committee, Clemens serves on the Legislative Committee for the association which pursues legislation to improve the services offered by circuit court clerks. “I am pleased to have Gary Clemens serving on our legislative committee as he has demonstrated effective leadership with legislative outreach, planning and analysis,” said Chaz Evans-Haywood, chairman of the clerks’ association legislative committee and the clerk of the circuit court in Rockingham County.
Clemens has previously served as president of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association in 2008 and president of the Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers in 2010.
Gary has demonstrated leadership prior to serving as clerk of the circuit court and during his service as clerk. Gary began coaching in youth sports in 1988 shortly after graduating from James Madison University. "When I returned home to Loudoun after college, I wanted to start giving back to my community, so I started coaching youth basketball in Western Loudoun," Gary explained at a recent speaking engagement in Ashburn.
The Honorable Gary M. Clemens has served as clerk of the circuit court since January 2000. The clerk of the circuit court is responsible for the administration and executive management of a constitutional office and local courts agency.
During his administration as clerk of the circuit court, Mr. Clemens has pursued and implemented numerous courts technology initiatives including the following: