I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to highlight the Clerk of Court Advisory Committee along with the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour.
Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee Selected
Members of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee have been selected. Retired Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk John B. Davis has agreed to serve as Chairman, and 11 members, and two alternate members have agreed to serve.
“The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will greatly benefit from the those in our community who have agreed to serve on the Clerk’s Advisory Committee,” Landes said. The formation of this Advisory Committee will also full fill an important promise and commitment I made to the people of Augusta County during the election last year.”
The Mission of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee is to provide advice when requested to the August County Circuit Court Clerk on aspects of the operations of the Clerk’s Office to better serve the citizens of Augusta County. The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee will be comprised of the Chairman, who will be selected by the Clerk of Circuit Court, and 11 Committee Members, who were asked to serve by the Clerk of Circuit Court.
The membership will include one representative each from the Augusta County Bar Association, Augusta County Genealogical Society, Augusta County Historical Society, Staunton-Augusta County African American Research Society, and Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce. An alternative representative may be selected from each group as well. In addition, there will be at least one member from the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, and one member from the Augusta County School Board. The remaining five members will be at-large citizens of Augusta County.
I was honored to be presented with a copy of House Resolution 141 by Delegate Chris Runion, honoring my service in the Virginia House of Delegates. It was very different receiving this honor, after having presented many resolutions to local and state leaders honoring them.
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This is week fifteen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Record Room extension, where the public can do research of our extensive records both online by computer and by pulling books. This part of the Courthouse was expanded in 1939 through a Works Project Administration or WPA project.
This is week sixteen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is a back Record Room where the Judge's Law Clerks work. If you look at the ceiling you can see where a cast iron spiral stair case once ascended to the room above, which is now the Clerk's Office.
This is week seventeen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is the Courthouse's Old Coal Bunker, which now serves as a store room for decorations, plat sleeves and extra carpet. You can still see some of the water, which flowed into this room recently. The Courthouse was heated by coal for many years.
This is week eighteen of our Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. This is our Break Room/Supply Room. Staff eats lunch here and can get supplies they need. At one time this room housed the old microfilming equipment that was used to copy records.
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with my fellow Clerk of Circuit Court for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg, Chaz Haywood, along with our Historic Records Assistant Matthew Wingfield. We discussed his historic record preservation program, and also were given a tour of the historic Rockingham County Courthouse, who was designed by T.J. Collins, the architect of the Augusta County Courthouse.
Clerk of Court Contact Information
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The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk
Augusta County Circuit Court