Brannon Godfrey, Town Manager
P.O. Drawer 341
Warrenton, VA 20188-0341
The Town Manager is charged with the responsibility of executing the policies set by the Town Council and for the coordination and delivery of municipal services as the chief administrative officer. This responsibility and authority is conferred by the Town of Warrenton's Charter and the Town Council. The municipal services include Economic Development, Finance and Human Services, Police, Planning and Zoning, Public Works and Public Utilities.
Additionally, the Town Manager serves as the legislative liaison for the Council, develops the Town's annual budget, prepares monthly Council agenda and other communications for use and consideration by the Town Council. The Manager also provides for effective communication with other agencies of government at the local, state and federal level, which are crucial tasks undertaken in conducting the Town's business. The development of options for Council's consideration and developing innovative solutions to better serve the Town’s citizens are the primary roles of the Town Manager's office.
The Town Manager's office is directly staffed by the Manager and an executive secretary who also serves as Town Recorder.
Brannon Godfrey is our current Town Manager; he began serving in October 2015. He grew up in Forest City, NC, a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina.
He began his career in local government administration as the Assistant to the City Manager in Goldsboro, NC in 1989. He has subsequently held the position of Town or City Manager in Brandon, Vermont (1992 – 1995); Emporia, VA (1995 – 2001); Culpeper, VA (2001 – 2007); Winchester, VA (2008 – 2009), and Deputy City Manager in Portsmouth, VA (2009 – August 2015). He also served as the Interim City Manager in Portsmouth in 2012 and 2015.
Brannon and his wife, Leslie, have been married since 1989. Leslie is also a graduate of UVa and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They have two sons: Collier, who is pursuing a degree in Music Education at ODU; and Harrison, who is studying at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVa.