Monica Spells has been appointed as an Assistant Loudoun County Administrator effective September 3, 2020, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Tuesday. Spells, who was selected for the position after a nationwide search, comes to Loudoun from Beaufort County, South Carolina, where she currently serves as an assistant county administrator.
“We had a very competitive pool of applicants for this position and Monica stood out as a seasoned manager and exceptional leader with a wide range of relevant experience in local government,” Hemstreet said.
In Beaufort County, Spells has most recently overseen the fast-growing county’s civic engagement and outreach division, with areas of responsibilities that include alcohol and drug abuse services, business diversity, child welfare services, communications, community service, disabilities and special needs, elections and voter registration, human services, geographic information systems, information technology, library services, records management and veterans’ affairs. She has also served as deputy director for disaster recovery operations. Spells’ prior experience also includes service in the private and public sector, including the South Carolina Military Department.
Spells has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of Charleston and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Spells is also an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has earned the prestigious Credentialed Manager designation. To receive the credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government, meet educational requirements and demonstrate a commitment to high standards of the profession and to lifelong learning and professional development.
In her new position in Loudoun, Spells will join the other members of the Office of the County Administrator in directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of all Loudoun County departments and agencies, which are under the direct control of the Board of Supervisors.
The Office of the County Administrator is the highest level management office of the Loudoun County government and also serves as the Board of Supervisors’ official liaison to the constitutional officers, the judiciary, and state and regional agencies.
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