During its December 5, 2023, meeting, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors approved a travel policy for Board members and their aides (PDF). The updates to the policy were informed by discussion among members of the Board and a review of the policies of other regional jurisdictions.
The Board of Supervisors and Board Staff Aide Travel Policy follows the county’s preexisting administrative Business Travel Policy with some exceptions. The changes clarify when and for what purpose Supervisors may travel, and whether approval of the full Board is required in advance of the trip. Prior to its adoption, the Board generally followed the county’s administrative Business Travel Policy.
Supervisors requested a review of the Board’s business travel policies earlier this year and a comparison to regional jurisdictions’ policies. The review found that the county’s business travel policies are comparable to other jurisdictions in the region.
The Board’s revisions and its adoption of a separate travel policy for members and their aides improves transparency by publishing a specific policy for the elected body. That policy follows the county’s administrative policy with the following four exceptions:
The policy is effective immediately. More information about the Board of Supervisors is published on the county’s website at loudoun.gov/bos.
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