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.
Teamwork is important for any successful venture and Gary is fortunate to have very dedicated employees who demonstrate effective teamwork in his office. Pictured in this photo are several of Gary's employees were recogized for 15, 20 and 25 years of service in the Clerk's Office. Gary was pleased to honor them for their dedciated service for 15 or more years in the Clerk's Office.
Teamwork and partnerships are tools used in Gary's office to provide excellent client services in the circuit court clerk's office. "I have been very fortunate to develop numerous partnerships in Loudoun in throughout the Commonwealth that have enabled me to enhance the services in the clerk's office," stated Gary during a recent speech to members of Leadership Loudoun Class of 2013-2014.
Gary frequently empowers teams of his deputy clerks to review issues, consider viable options and to make recommendations for new ways of doing business in local government.
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: