Mayor & Council

Elections for Council Members are held every two years. Term of office for the Mayor is two years, and four years for Council Members. Elections for Mayor and Council are held on Election Day, the first Tuesday in November (see Rockingham County Voter Registrar for additional information). The voting precinct for Town of Dayton residents is located in the Assembly Room at the Dayton Municipal Building (Mason Street entrance at the flagpole) for all elections.

Charles T. Long

Charles T. Long

Mayor
Mayor Charles Long is married to his wife, Robin of 26 years. They have two daughters: Blair, who graduated from South Dakota State and now teaches Agriculture @ Stewart Middle School in Augusta Co. and will soon be married to… Read More

Charles T. Long

Mayor

Mayor Charles Long is married to his wife, Robin of 26 years. They have two daughters: Blair, who graduated from South Dakota State and now teaches Agriculture @ Stewart Middle School in Augusta Co. and will soon be married to Tyler Hoffman; and Bryli who is currently a Junior @ Virginia Tech majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

 

Mayor Long is a graduate of Virginia Tech, employed full-time with Allied Concrete & Valley Building Supply Companies, and is responsible for Commercial Projects & Outside Sales.  He is on the ACI (American Concrete Institute of Virginia) Board of Directors.

Hobbies Include:  Virginia Tech Athletics, the “Dayton Muddler,” Sports (VT Football & Basketball), Church, Family, Exercise/Weightlifting, Hunting/Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Cutting Wood, Summer Vacations w/ Family, and enjoying special times outdoors with Friends.

Email: chazvt@gmail.com

Jeffrey S. Daly

Jeffrey S. Daly

Vice Mayor
Vice Mayor Jeff Daly and wife, Maria, have two sons:  Preston and Jacob.  They have lived in Dayton since October 2007. Jeff is the Corporate Financial Services Director at Truck Enterprises, Inc.  During the winter, he officiates High School Wrestling… Read More

Jeffrey S. Daly

Vice Mayor

Vice Mayor Jeff Daly and wife, Maria, have two sons:  Preston and Jacob.  They have lived in Dayton since October 2007.

Jeff is the Corporate Financial Services Director at Truck Enterprises, Inc.  During the winter, he officiates High School Wrestling in the Valley.  He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, and is a big fan of college football and NASCAR.

Email Jeffrey S. Daly

L. Todd Collier

L. Todd Collier

Councilperson
Todd and Julia Collier have been living in Dayton for the past seven years.  They first came to the Valley with the US Navy in 1990 and have considered Rockingham County “home” ever since.  They have raised three children and… Read More

L. Todd Collier

Councilperson

Todd and Julia Collier have been living in Dayton for the past seven years.  They first came to the Valley with the US Navy in 1990 and have considered Rockingham County “home” ever since.  They have raised three children and are blessed with a wonderful daughter-in-law.  Todd is the minister for Valley Church of Christ in Harrisonburg.  Julia is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor for National Counseling Group and works helping children and families in our local schools.  Todd was elected to office in November of 2016.  Todd is an active band booster at Turner Ashby High School. His hobbies include cooking and traveling over Virginia looking at historical sites.  He is also a two time cancer survivor.

Laura J. Daily

Laura J. Daily

Councilperson
Councilperson Laura Daily and husband, Rob, have two daughters:  Paige and Charlotte.  Laura grew up in Harrisonburg and moved to Dayton in 2009. Laura is the Executive Assistant to the President and Provost at Eastern Mennonite University.  Her hobbies and… Read More

Laura J. Daily

Councilperson

Councilperson Laura Daily and husband, Rob, have two daughters:  Paige and Charlotte.  Laura grew up in Harrisonburg and moved to Dayton in 2009.

Laura is the Executive Assistant to the President and Provost at Eastern Mennonite University.  Her hobbies and interests include church involvement/activities (Awana & Choir), travel, and spending time with family.

Email Laura J. Daily

Shelley P. Newman

Shelley P. Newman

Councilperson
Shelley Newman and her husband, Charlie, have lived in Dayton since 2012. Shelley and Charlie both attended Wilbur Pence Middle School, Turner Ashby High School, and James Madison University. They have a daughter named Nora. Shelley is an IT Business… Read More

Shelley P. Newman

Councilperson

Shelley Newman and her husband, Charlie, have lived in Dayton since 2012. Shelley and Charlie both attended Wilbur Pence Middle School, Turner Ashby High School, and James Madison University. They have a daughter named Nora.

Shelley is an IT Business Analyst at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, ringing handbells at church, cheering on the TA Knights and JMU Dukes, and playing with her two dogs, Duke and Rocky.

Email Shelley P. Newman

Tara R. Worthy

Tara R. Worthy

Councilperson
Councilperson Tara Worthy and her husband, Adam, have two children: Liam and Hattie. Tara was born in Rockingham County and has lived in the valley for 31 years. She recently moved from Richmond to Dayton in 2011. Tara owns and… Read More

Tara R. Worthy

Councilperson

Councilperson Tara Worthy and her husband, Adam, have two children: Liam and Hattie. Tara was born in Rockingham County and has lived in the valley for 31 years. She recently moved from Richmond to Dayton in 2011.

Tara owns and operates The Rustic Oracle located on College Street in Dayton. She enjoys home projects, spending time with her family, evening walks and making people laugh.

Email Tara R. Worthy

Zachary Fletchall

Councilperson

Zachary Fletchall

Councilperson