Jonathan A. Gerlach, Ward 2

Jonathan GerlachOffice: 715 Princess Anne Street, Room 208
Mailing: P.O. Box 7447, Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Email Councilor Gerlach
Phone: (540) 360 - 6774
Clerk: (540) 372-1010, x228
Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025 


Jon Gerlach is a small business owner, licensed attorney, and retired professional archaeologist. After building a satisfying career, he is dedicated to doing what he loves the most: serving the residents, neighborhoods and businesses of Fredericksburg.

Active in the Fredericksburg community, he chaired the Architectural Review Board before joining City Council. Jon represents the City on the Fredericksburg Area Museum Board of Directors, Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street, George Washington Regional Commission, UMW Town and Gown Committee, Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board, and the Rappahannock River Basin Commission.

Jon serves on the Executive Committee of the Fredericksburg Branch of the NAACP where he chairs their Legal Redress Committee. A Founders Club Member of Fredericksburg Nationals Baseball, Jon also volunteers his time and talent with the National Park Service, Friends of the Rappahannock, American Canoe Association, Fossil Free Fredericksburg, the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Fredericksburg Counseling Services, and other nonprofit organizations.

When not working in the office, attending meetings or exploring downtown, Jon can often be found on the City trails or kayaking the Rappahannock River. An outdoors enthusiast, artist and amateur historian, he writes a monthly article in Front Porch Fredericksburg magazine featuring historic places around town and their relevance to modern-day life.

A Virginia native, he moved to the City in 2008. Jon has a Law degree from the University of Richmond (1987), Masters degree from Arizona State University (1982), and Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh (1979) where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.