Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is appointed by the Town Council and also serves as Administrative Assistant to the Town Manager. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Serving as support to the Town Manager and Town Council
  • Acting as a liaison between the Council and citizens
  • Preserving official historical records
  • Conducting a wide variety of functions as required by the Town Code and Virginia statutes
  • Serving as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer for the Town
Janet W. Jones, CZO, is Town Clerk for Gordonsville, and may be contacted as follows:
Phone:  (540) 832-2233
Fax:  (540) 832-2449
Post Office Box 276

112 South Main Street
Gordonsville, Virginia  22942
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Rights & Responsibilities:
The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the
Town of Gordonsville under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.  All records are presumed to be open, and may only be withheld if a specific, statutory exemption applies. Note that FOIA does not require  governments to create records that do not currently exist. 

Your request does not have to be in writing; however , submitting a request in writing creates a record of the request and provides us with a clear statement of the records you are requesting.  There is no required language, however, you should be as specific as possible so we can get the information you are looking for as accurately as possible.  Please include a phone number and/or email address where we can contact you in we need to clarify your request.  

After the Town receives your request for records, the Town has 5 business days to respond to you, either by asking for more details about the request; filling the request; filling part of the request; denying the request; or letting you know that all or part of your request is denied, the Town will state what parts of the Freedom of Information Act exempt that information from mandatory public release.  (Some common exemptions include personnel records, medical records, and information that is part of criminal investigations.)

To request records from the Town of Gordonsville, please contact the Town Clerk. The full rights and responsibilities of the Town of Gordonsville under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act are available at this link.

The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council is also available to answer questions about FOIA. The Council may be contacted by e-mail to, or by phone at (804) 225-3056 or [toll free] 1-866-448-4100.  Please click here for the online public comment form on the Freedom on Information Advisory Council's website to enable any requester to comment on the quality of assistance provided to the requester by the the public body.