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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.

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:

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.