The Landes Letter - July 2023 Edition


   I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to provide updates from the Clerk's Office including my Re-Election Bid, our recent audit results, staff news, and our search for Fall 2023 interns.

   I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.

My Re-Election Bid

   I am grateful and honored to have the confidence of the people of Augusta County. I look forward to continuing to campaign for re-election as Clerk of Circuit Court and to continue to discuss the new goals we hope to accomplish for the citizens in the Clerk’s Office.

Read the Press Release Here

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Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk Receives Third Clean Audit

   The Clerk’s Office recently received notification from the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) that the office achieved a clean audit report from a recently completed state audit of the office’s accounting and finance records. This is the third clean audit report the Clerk’s Office has received during Landes’ tenure as Clerk of Circuit Court.

   The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is proud to have received notice of our third consecutive clean audit report from the Auditor of Public Accounts. This report provides clear evidence of the hard work by our entire Clerk’s Staff to properly account for the funds we receive, and disbursements made each day. I want to give a special thanks to Chief Deputy Clerk - Accountant Gina Coffey, and Deputy Clerk-Bookkeeper Sheila Price.

Read the Press Release Here

Staff News

   Rachel L. Morgan has been promoted to Senior Deputy Clerk for the newly reorganized Criminal Division. In addition, Esther I. McDaniel, Hannah E. Davis, and Grace A. McNeal recently joined the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office as Deputy Clerks for the Criminal Division.

Read the Press Release Here

Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Seeking Fall 2023 Interns

   The Clerk’s Office is once again seeking high school and college students who wish to serve as interns. The Clerk’s Office will provide internship and mentorship opportunities during the Fall Semester to students who are interested in Virginia Government, the Virginia Judicial System, or the law.

Apply Here

Donate Today

   Donate today to help cover the costs of this newsletter along with future campaign initiatives. Your contributions help keep Augusta County citizens and the Clerk's office connected.

   If you would like to mail your donation, please make checks payable to: Steve Landes for Clerk of Court Committee.

P.O Box 12

Verona, VA 24482

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Virtual Photograph Tour

   This is the 1884 Map of Staunton by well-known Cartographer Jedediah Hotchkiss, which was recently found among our extensive historic records.

Clerk of Court Contact Information 

Please visit my website at for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

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