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Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for Loudoun County

Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling about $1.6 billion for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 12). 

On April 4, 2011, the Board set the real property tax rate at $1.285 per $100 in assessed value, a decrease of 1.2 percent from Fiscal Year 11.  This rate is also below the equalized tax rate of $1.293, which is the rate necessary for the county to collect the same amount of overall revenue from real property taxes from FY 11 to FY 12.  Because the average residential property assessment increased by almost 2.5 percent, the average residential tax bill will go up by $65 for the year or about 1.3 percent.  The average commercial property assessment decreased by about 4.2 percent, and coupled with the decrease in tax rate, the average commercial tax bill will decline by about 5.3 percent for Fiscal Year 2012.

Alan Brewer Appointed Energy & Environmental Program & Policy Administrator

Alan Brewer Appointed Energy & Environmental Program & Policy Administrator

Alan Brewer has been selected as Loudoun County’s new Energy and Environmental Program and Policy Administrator and will join the Department of Construction and Waste Management beginning April 11, 2011.

In his new position, Brewer will provide support to the Board of Supervisors, Office of the County Administrator, and other county departments in the areas of energy and environmental policies and programs. He will also establish and maintain an information network for federal, state and local legal, regulatory and ordinance updates and policies; respond to public inquiries regarding the Loudoun County Energy Strategy and environmental programs and policies; and coordinate information and education about the county’s energy and environmental programs.

Loudoun County Welcomes Students to 2011 ‘Youth in Government Day’

Loudoun County Welcomes Students to 2011 ‘Youth in Government Day’

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors welcomed participants in Youth in Government Day on Tuesday.

The annual event allows students from Loudoun County high schools to meet members of the Board and to learn about county government departments, including careers they might be interested in pursuing. 

In addition to attending part of a Board meeting, students are hearing presentations from representatives of county departments and agencies regarding local government services, processes and careers. Students also will tour the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility and the High Bay Building at the Fire and Rescue Training Center.

 

Opportunities are Available to Participate in County Government

Opportunities are Available to Participate in County Government

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following advisory boards, commissions and committees.

Leesburg Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Arts & Cultural District

Leesburg Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Arts & Cultural District

Public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011