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DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

New grants structure to ensure funding reaches more organizations and individuals

Loudoun Design Cabinet To Unveil 9 Winners For 2011 Signatures Of Loudoun Design Excellence Program

Loudoun Design Cabinet To Unveil 9 Winners For 2011 Signatures Of Loudoun Design Excellence Program

The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, together with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and selected Loudoun County high school students, will unveil the 2011 winners in the Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence program Monday, June 13. The awards presentation will be at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room in the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The public is encouraged to attend.

Officials from the Town of “Tropicalville” Visit the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Officials from the Town of “Tropicalville” Visit the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recently welcomed first grade students from Lincoln Elementary School. The students have been studying government and economics and the visit to a Board of Supervisors' recent business meeting was the culminating activity of their economics unit.

The students formed their own town, called “Tropicalville,” and elected Mayor Olivia Keane and Vice Mayor Matthew Mazzarra.

This is the thirteenth year that Ms. Neely’s class from Lincoln Elementary has visited the Board of Supervisors.

Richard Pezzullo Selected as Director of General Services for Loudoun County

Richard Pezzullo Selected as Director of General Services for Loudoun County

From Loudoun County -- Richard E. Pezzullo has been selected to serve as the new Director of the Loudoun County Department of General Services, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. 

Pezzullo has served as Acting Director of the department since November, following the retirement of Jay Snyder. Pezzullo joined the Loudoun County Government in 2001 when he was hired as Deputy Director of the department.

“Dick has a demonstrated ability to lead a variety of projects and programs,” Hemstreet said. “He brings significant experience as a civilian and military leader in developing and managing commercial and government projects at the local, state, national and international level.”

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.

Leesburg Council Members: Pie in the Face. Literally.

Leesburg Council Members: Pie in the Face. Literally.
Town of Leesburg Council Members David Butler, Katie Hammler, Marty Martinez, Ken Reid and Vice Mayor Kevin Wright, Town Manager John Wells and Technology and Communications Committee Chair JB Anderson have volunteered to take a pie in the face to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Western Loudoun Relay for Life.

The Town of Leesburg's team, Government Steps, is looking for bidders to throw a pie in the face of one of these brave volunteers. The bidding begins at $50 and the highest bidder for each gets the privilege of throwing the pie.

The annual Pie in the Face event will be held Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m. on the Town Green at 25 W Market Street in Leesburg. Bids will be accepted from May 23, 2011 through the day of the event. Interested bidders may bid by contacting Debi Parry at dparry@leesburgva.gov or (703) 737-7023.

Loudoun County Submits Redistricting Plan to Justice Department

Loudoun County Submits Redistricting Plan to Justice Department

Loudoun County has submitted its redistricting plan to the U.S. Department of Justice. The plan establishes district boundaries, voting precincts and polling places for eight election districts: Algonkian, Ashburn, Blue Ridge, Broad Run, Catoctin, Dulles, Leesburg, and Sterling.

A complete copy of the submission that was submitted to the Department of Justice on May 2, 2011, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/redistricting and at the Office of the County Attorney, located on the 5th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

Public comments on the plan may be submitted to the U.S. Attorney General by e-mail:  vot1973c@usdoj.gov, or by postal mail to: