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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

If a citizen wishes to request a public record, the request should be processed through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The following is a document regarding the rights of requesters and the responsibilities of Alleghany County under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act:

Rights & Responsibilities

Individuals wishing to make a request under FOIA must make the request through the FOIA Officer.  The following is a list of FOIA Officers for various departments with their contact information:


Melissa A. Munsey (Board of Supervisors, County Administration, Public Works Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Accounting Office, Industrial Development Authority)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite C
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1571001161.ynah1571001161gella1571001161.oc@y1571001161esnum1571001161m1571001161
Phone: (540) 863-6600
Teresa Brown (Treasurer’s Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite F
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1571001161.ynah1571001161gella1571001161.oc@n1571001161worbt1571001161
Phone: (540) 863-6630

Valerie Bruffey (Commissioner of the Revenue Office)
9212 Winterberry Avenue, Suite E
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1571001161.ynah1571001161gella1571001161.oc@y1571001161effur1571001161bv1571001161
Phone: (540) 863-6640

Dawn Riddle (Social Services Department)
110 Rosedale Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Email: vog.a1571001161inigr1571001161iv.ss1571001161d@eld1571001161dir.n1571001161wad1571001161
Phone: (540) 965-1780

Debra Byer (Circuit Court Clerk)
P.O. Box 670
266 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1571001161.etat1571001161s.str1571001161uoc@r1571001161eybd1571001161
Phone: (540) 965-1730

Ann Gardner (Commonwealth Attorney Office)
Matt Bowser (Sheriff’s Office/Jail)
268 W. Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Email: su.av1571001161.ynah1571001161gella1571001161.oc@f1571001161fireh1571001161s.tse1571001161uqer.1571001161AIOF1571001161)
Phone: (540) 965-1770
Tiney Rose/Jack Canon (Registrar Office/Electoral Board)

110 Rosedale Avenue, Suite D
Covington, VA 24426
Email: ten.s1571001161oletn1571001161@5eto1571001161vog1571001161
Phone: (540) 965-1690

Marla Akridge (Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation)
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Email: moc.c1571001161deha@1571001161alram1571001161
Phone: (540) 862-0936
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