After attending the Virginia Mayors Institute’s conference in Richmond Oct. 1-2, Clifton Forge Mayor Jeff Irvine has received his “Certificate of Successful Completion” from the Virginia Municipal League.
Irvine has become the Town of Clifton Forge’s mayor for the second time, first, beginning in 2019 prior to Pam Marshall’s stint as mayor from Jan. 10, 2021, till her resignation on Jan. 11, 2022, and currently, for the second time as the mayor of the town in which he was born in 1962.
Having attended Clifton Forge High School where he became the No. 1 fan of the Mountaineers, Irvine admits that his blood still runs green and gold, and he has been a driving force on the Clifton Forge Town Council for the Town’s revitalization since he was first elected to the Clifton Forge Town Council in 2011, to fill out a term.
Irvine, a former president of the Clifton Forge Little League, was conventionally re-elected in 2012.
As for the two days he spent in Richmond participating in the program that explores the essentials to the responsibilities of mayors and vice-mayors, Irvine remarked, “I spent two days there attending roundtable meetings, listening to lectures and learning about the “dos” and “don’ts” of grant writing.”
Irvine recalled, “One of the sessions I attended was about the way to conduct meetings.”
Jeff is married to Terry Reynolds Irvine from Bath County, and the couple, who got married in 1980, has two sons, Gene Irvine and David Irvine. Both Gene and David live in Alleghany County close to Clifton Forge.
Gene, 41, has a daughter Tammy Irvine, and David, 37, and Britannie, his wife, have two children, Colden, their son, and Memphis, their daughter.
Jeff had a busy day on Sat. Nov. 19, performing his duties as mayor. Speaking at the official ceremony for the unveiling of the LOVEworks Sculpture adjacent to the Masonic Amphitheatre, he congratulated all who contributed to completing the project in 18 months.
Following his role as a speaker at the unveiling of the LOVEworks Sculpture, Jeff proceeded to share with Town Manager Charles “Chuck” Unroe the ceremonial duties of conducting the official ceremony for the lighting of the Town of Clifton Forge’s Christmas tree in front of Town Hall on Main St.
Irvine is an employee of the newly formed Alleghany Highlands Public Schools, having been employed by Alleghany County Public Schools prior to the consolidation between Covington City Schools and Alleghany County Public Schools that officially took place on July 1.