Phone: (540) 419-4191
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Hollerback holds a bachelor of political science degree from George Washington University.
Ms. Irene Hollerback
Term: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021
Irene was initially elected to the School Board in November 2013, handily winning the election with nearly 61% of the vote. She ran unopposed for her second election. Irene has been involved with community service within Stafford in a number of roles – as a member of the Stafford Elementary School PTA Board and the Stafford Middle School PTO (to include a short term as president until she assumed her seat on the School Board), and has also served in various other capacities such as the vice-chair of Stafford County Crime Solvers, Rappahannock Swim League (RSL) representative, and board member for the Aquia Harbour Dolphins Swim Team.
In 2013, Irene was recognized by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office with the Citizen’s Community Service Award for her work with Senator Richard Stewart and Sheriff Charles Jett in initiating and getting passed legislation that ultimately became the Commonwealth’s first ever Blue Alert Law. She currently serves on the Joint Schools Working Committee, the Legislative Committee, and the Governance Committee. Irene previously served on the Finance and Budget Committee, and as the School Board's liaison on the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Capital Improvements Planning Advisory Committee, the Educational Specifications Committee. She was also elected by her peers on the Board to serve as School Board vice-chair in 2015.
In addition to her School Board duties, Irene serves as the executive assistant to the president and chief operating officer of the W.J. Vakos Companies in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She lives in the Courthouse area of Stafford with her sons Shane and Sean (both students at Brooke Point High School), and her two Labrador Retrievers, Sawyer and Bo. Irene received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and enjoys spending time watching her boys play high school and travel baseball.