The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office serving an 8-year term. The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court dates from 1619 when the House of Burgesses created constitutional offices in Virginia.
From colonial days to the present time, the duties of the office have changed significantly, but the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court remains one of the most important constitutional offices in each county or city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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:
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.