Mayor Carolyn W. Dull

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  • July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022
  • First elected to Council in 2006 
  • Elected Mayor in 2014, 2016 and 2018


Mayor Dull came to Staunton at the age of 6 months and has been a resident ever since. She has one daughter, Suzie, a son-in-law, Mike, and a most handsome grandson, Jacob.


Retired. Previously served as the business manager for Augusta Correctional Center. In the past, Mayor Dull has served as Chief Financial Officer for Valley Community Services Board; business manager for the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind and accountant for King's Daughters' Hospital.


Robert E. Lee High School, College of William and Mary, Blue Ridge Community College, and Eastern Mennonite University. Degrees: A.A.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Management and Organizational Development.

Council Duties

Serves on the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (Past Chair), the Governor’s Local Government Policy Council, and the Nominations Committee.

Professional Certifications & Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • 1997 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from Eastern Mennonite University

Civic Engagement

  • Appointed to the Criminal Justice Services Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe (2017)
  • Blue Ridge Disability Services Board of Directors, past Vice-chair
  • Valley Area Community Support, Inc., past Secretary and Treasurer
  • Gypsy Express Mini-train Volunteer


Mayor Dull is the founding member of the country-rock band Whiskey Creek.