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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Loudoun County Recognized For Performance Management Success

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Loudoun County has again received recognition from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for superior performance management efforts. The ICMA Center for Performance Analytics has awarded Loudoun a Certificate of Achievement. Loudoun...Details...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Next County Home Improvement Program Seminar is August 3

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Loudoun County will hold a free informational seminar Wednesday August 3, 2016, to provide information about the county’s home improvement programs. The seminar is being offered at three different times - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - at the Rus...More...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

County Attorney Determines Text Messages Did Not Violate FOIA

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Loudoun County Government is aware of concerns raised by members of the public regarding an exchange of text messages sent to and received by Blue Ridge District Supervisor Tony Buffington during the Board of Supervisors’ Transportation and Land Use Commi...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Next Phase of Metrorail SafeTrack Program to Affect Loudoun Commuters

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The next phase of the Metrorail maintenance program, SafeTrack, is scheduled for July 20-31, 2016, and will directly affect some riders of the Loudoun County Transit bus service.

SafeTrack is a year-long, extensive maintenance program which includes t...Details...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Opportunities Available to Serve on County Government Boards and Commissions

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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 county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.
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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Signage and Striping Project Planned for Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard

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Loudoun County officials want motorists to be aware of an upcoming planned signage and striping project at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) and Northstar Boulevard in Ashburn.

Beginning on or about Monday, July 18, 2016, and continu...More...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Loudoun County Seeks Comments on Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Document

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Loudoun County is seeking public comment on a draft Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment document as part of the process of revising the Northern Virginia Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The purpose of the document is to:

  • Identify the natural h...
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Posted on: July 13, 2016

County to Host Information Session on New Proffer Legislation & Small Area Plans

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Loudoun County will host an information session Wednesday, July 20, 2016, on how it proposes to implement a new state law that affects what localities can accept in proffer agreements. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Board Room (no...More...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Repairs to Government Center Parking Garage to Affect Public & Employee Parking

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Upcoming repair work at the Loudoun County Government Center parking garage at 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg will impact public and employee parking from June 24 through the end of August 2016. The parking garage will generally be closed to parking...Details...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Online Auction Features Wide Area Mower, Bicycles, Office Equipment, and More

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The Loudoun County government’s current online auction includes a John Deere wide area mower along with vehicles, bicycles, books, computers, office equipment, and more. The auction will close at 12 noon, Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Reminder: Commissioner of the Revenue to End DMV Select Services as of June 30

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Robert S. Wertz Jr., Loudoun’s Commissioner of the Revenue, reminds everyone that his office will end DMV Select Services Thursday, June 30, 2016. Wertz notified the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) earlier this year that he would not renew th...Details...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Charles Yudd is New Deputy County Administrator

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Charles Yudd has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator, effective July 1, 2016, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Tuesday. Yudd currently serves as one of five Assistant County Administrators.

In his new role, Yudd will prov...Details...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Workforce Resource Center Hosts “Be Our Guest” Hospitality & Food Service Career Fair July 12

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center invites job seekers to “be our guest” at the Hospitality & Food Service Career Fair scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The event will take place on the second floor of the Shenandoah Build...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 26 – July 2

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With National Mosquito Control Awareness Week recognized June 26 - July 2, 2016, Loudoun County health officials remind everyone that there are simple steps that each of us can take to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around our homes, which will help to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Silver Line Small Area Plan Presentation and Workshop Set for June 29

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Loudoun County will host a presentation and workshop on the Silver Line Small Area Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Moorefield Station Elementary School, 22325 Mooreview Parkway in Ashburn.

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Next Household Hazardous Waste Event is Saturday, June 25, in South Riding

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Loudoun County will host a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, in South Riding from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW such as flu...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Board of Supervisors Strategic Planning Retreat is Canceled

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has decided to postpone its Strategic Planning Retreat; therefore, the retreat that was scheduled for Friday, June 24, 2016, has been canceled. The retreat is expected to be rescheduled in the coming months. Once a ...Details...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Prepare For Power Outages

Parts of Loudoun County are experiencing severe weather that has resulted in sporadic power outages, according to local utilities. As the weather forecast evolves, the potential for additional power outages exists. Loudoun County encourages residents to k...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Paving & Lane Closures Scheduled for Ashburn Village Boulevard at Russell Branch Parkway

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Loudoun County officials announce final paving and striping work associated with the construction of the Russell Branch Parkway project from Ashburn Road to Ashburn Village Boulevard. Final paving and striping will be conducted weekdays beginning Monday,...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

New Date Range for Signal Outage at Route 7 & 659 Interchange Construction

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Loudoun County officials announce a delay in the planned signal outage at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) associated with the Route 7/659 interchange construction. Due to delayed delivery of utility ser...Details...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Own a Home in Loudoun? You May Qualify for County Home Improvement Program

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Loudoun County has home improvement and repair programs which are designed to preserve and rehabilitate existing affordable housing.

  • The Loudoun County Home Improvement Program (LCHIP) is available countywide to low- and moderate -income homeowners who ...
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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Metrorail SafeTrack Program Will Affect Loudoun Commuters

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The Metrorail maintenance program, SafeTrack, which begins June 4, 2016, will affect Loudoun County commuters whether they use Metro, ride a Loudoun County bus or drive to work.

SafeTrack is a year-long, extensive maintenance program which will includ...More...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Workforce Resource Center Hosts “Steer Your Career” Employer Panel Discussion

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Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center’s first Employer Panel Discussion at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016. The “Steer Your Career” event will take place at the Workforce Resource Center, 102 Heritage Way, 1st floor...Details...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

New Locations to Purchase Local Bus Punch Passes

As a result of the relocation of the Loudoun County Transit offices, local bus riders may now purchase punch passes at the Treasurer’s Office, located on the first floor of the Government Center at 1 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.

Quantities...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Loudoun County Recognized for “30 Years of Excellence” in GIS

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Loudoun County has received an award for excellence in its use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) over the last 30 years. The county received the award from Esri, the leading company in the international GIS software industry.

Loudoun County pu...Details...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Loudoun County Sells Bonds at Favorable Interest Rate

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Loudoun County has sold more than $180 million in bonds in two separate sales, achieving very favorable interest rates with each sale, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Thursday. The county also achieved a net present value savings of more than...More...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Bond Rating Agencies Reaffirm Loudoun’s Triple-A Rating

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The nation’s top bond rating agencies have again affirmed Loudoun County’s AAA rating on its general obligation bonds, noting the county’s robust economy and prudent fiscal management practices and policies. Loudoun County has held the Aaa rating from Moo...More...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Loudoun Receives Statewide Award for Veterans Services Program

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Loudoun County has earned statewide recognition for its Veterans Services Program. The program, housed in the Department of Family Services (DFS), has received the Virginia Department of Social Services 2016 Local Recognition Award for Innovation, Impleme...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Opportunities Available to Serve on County Government Boards and Commissions

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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 county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.
...More...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

First Half Real Property Tax Deadline is June 6, 2016

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr., reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half real property tax is Monday, June 6, 2016.

Payments postmarked after Monday, June 6, 2016, will incur a 10 percent late payment penalty. Add...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Next Household Hazardous Waste Event is Saturday, May 21, in Ashburn

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Loudoun residents are encouraged to participate in upcoming free Household Hazard Waste (HHW) events sponsored by the county. All HHW events are held on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The remaining spring collection events are scheduled for:

  • Ma...
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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Loudoun Board Approves Zika Response Plan

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Zika Virus Response Plan
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Loudoun County Zika Virus Response Plan Tuesday. In addition, the Board appropriated a contingency fund of $100,000 for mosquito abatement. The fund would be used for targeted mos...
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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Board of Supervisors Declares May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has declared May as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” in Loudoun. The proclamation coincides with the arrival of warm weather and the resulting increase in opportunities for tick-borne diseases.

The Board’s proclam...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

‘Drive LCT:’ Loudoun County Seeks Comment on Proposed Transit Recommendations

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Loudoun County is seeking public comment on proposed recommendations for the county’s Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a six-year plan that will guide the county’s bus operations beyond 2020 when Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line is scheduled...More...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Loudoun Officials Remember Planning Commission Vice Chair Robert Klancher

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Loudoun County officials are remembering the community service of Planning Commission Vice Chair Robert Klancher, who passed away Wednesday. He was 57 years old.

“Bob had been battling an illness for almost two years and he fought it bravely,” said Boa...More...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Board Endorses Process for Developing New Comprehensive Plan

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a process for development of a new Comprehensive Plan for Loudoun. On Thursday, the Board unanimously approved a comprehensive plan charter, which outlines the process for creating the new plan.

A C...Details...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Public Input Sought on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability Services

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The Loudoun County Community Services Board (CSB) invites the public to the second of two town hall meetings in May to provide input about services critical to the mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability needs of the community.

Th...More...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Loudoun Celebrates “Topping Out” of Dulles South Multipurpose Center

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Loudoun County marked a significant milestone for Phase II and III of the Dulles South Multipurpose Center with a “topping out” ceremony at the center Tuesday, which is a tradition in the construction industry to recognize completion of the structural pha...Details...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Loudoun County Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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Loudoun County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition i...More...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Commissioner of the Revenue to End DMV Select Services June 30, 2016

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Robert S. Wertz Jr., Loudoun’s Commissioner of the Revenue, announces that his office will end DMV Select Services on June 30, 2016. Wertz recently provided the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notification of his intent not to renew his agree...Details...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers Using New Assessment Tool for Domestic Violence Incidents

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Law enforcement officers in Loudoun County are now using the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg Police Department are using the nationally-recognized, evide...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling approximately $2.46 billion in total appropriations for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17). The adopted budget includes a real property tax r...Details...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Animal Foster Care Orientation April 5 Moved to Animal Shelter

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Loudoun County Animal Service’s Foster Orientation meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. has been moved from Windmill Drive in Ashburn to the Loudoun County Animal Shelter at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. The time and date remain...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Loudoun County Offers ‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training

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Loudoun County is offering a new program, Mental Health First Aid, designed to help members of the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

This free, public education program is intended for a variety of audiences...More...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Text to 911 Available in Loudoun

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Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) will have the capability to receive text messages to 911. Text to 911 allows people in Loudoun County and all of its incorporated towns to send a text message from ...More...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Proffer Bill Likely to Be Signed; Loudoun Board Requests Changes

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Following repeated attempts by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and its legislative program staff to work with and to educate members of Virginia’s General Assembly regarding the very probable unintended consequences of Senate Bill 549, it has beco...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Appeals to Governor to Veto Proffer Bill

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is appealing to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a bill passed by the General Assembly that would limit a locality’s ability to negotiate and accept proffers.

On Tuesday, the Board unanimously adopted a ...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Margaret Graham is New Director of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services

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Margaret Graham has been selected to serve as the new Director of the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services (MHSADS), County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Tuesday. Graham, who joined the Loudoun Count...More...

Posted on: January 23, 2016

Top 4 Messages for Loudoun Residents During the Blizzard

Updated Sunday, January 24, 2016: All Loudoun County facilities are closed on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Loudoun County officials continue to monitor the evolving weather and road conditions. All Loudoun County facilities are closed on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The National Weather Service reports more than 12 inches snow fell overnight and the blizzard warning remains in effect until 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning, January 24, 2016.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is out in full force. Updated road conditions can be viewed online 511virginia.org

Here the top 4 messages for all of us to know during the blizzard:

1. Stay Off the Roads. State Police and VDOT report that road conditions across Loudoun County are “severe.” Please do not considering driving today for the following reasons:

  • Even 4-wheel drive vehicles and large plow trucks are having trouble getting around—in some cases they’re getting stuck! Don't risk it.
  • VDOT plow drivers can get their job done more easily without vehicles on the roads.
  • Don’t create an unnecessary call to public safety. Many roads are not passable - you will get stuck and need help; Sheriff’s Office and Fire & Rescue personnel are needed for true emergencies. In addition, this weather is likely to delay responses.

2. Be Prepared.

3. Stay Safe.

4. Stay Informed.Get regular updates on the process of the blizzard by watching local news reports or visiting the National Weather Service’s website. Loudoun County will keep you up-to-date along with VDOT and others. We’ve posted links to all the information sources you need at www.loudoun.gov/winterMore...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Work on Route 7-659 Interchange to Begin

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The Loudoun County government has issued a “notice to proceed” for the Route 7/Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange and widening project. Work on the interchange at the intersection of Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road is planned for 36 months. The cou...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2015

Shawn Williams Releases Statement Following Resignation from Board of Supervisors

UPDATE: September 7, 2015 - 10:50 a.m.

Following his resignation from the Board of Supervisors yesterday, Shawn Williams released the statement below this morning, which the county is publishing on his behalf.

"Yesterday I resigned my position as t...Read on...



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