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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Loudoun County Observes Memorial Day

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Loudoun County government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Loudoun County Foster Parents Celebrated for Exceptional Service

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Loudoun County is celebrating and recognizing local foster parents for their service to the community. 

Loudoun County’s foster parents were lauded by the Department of Family Services at a recognition event last week. The foster care program is c...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Groundbreaking for Loudoun County Animal Services New Location Set for May 30

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Loudoun County invites member of the public to attend the groundbreaking for the new location of Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Crosstrail Boulevard and Kinca...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Assistant Loudoun County Administrators Earn Prestigious ICMA Credential

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Assistant Loudoun County Administrators John Sandy and Kenny Young have earned the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. 

To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have si...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Loudoun County Launches Youth Net Initiative, Survey

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Loudoun County is asking young people, their parents and individuals who interact with youth for suggestions on how to improve youth services and activities by taking part in a brief survey. The survey results will help the county as it works to develop h...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Inaugural Loudoun Book and Arts Festival Set for June 8, 2019

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Acclaimed journalist Tom Rosenstiel and James Beard award-nominated chef Edward Lee are among the 10 featured authors at the inaugural Loudoun Book and Arts Festival, a joint venture of Loudoun County Public Library, the Loudoun Arts Council and the Bramb...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Loudoun Celebrates Completion of Riverside Parkway Segment

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Loudoun County officials are celebrating the completion of another significant road project that will relieve traffic congestion: the completion of a missing segment of Riverside Parkway between Ashburn Village Boulevard and Lexington Drive. 

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Loudoun Lyme Disease Commission Presents Update on Tick-Borne Disease Report

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The Loudoun Lyme Disease Commission invites members of the medical community and the general public to attend a presentation on the findings of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. The event i...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Loudoun Wins National Achievement Awards for Innovation

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Loudoun County has been recognized with 10 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs. Loudoun’s award-winning programs are: 

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Loudoun Sponsors Upcoming Trainings on Reversing Opioid Overdoses

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Loudoun County continues to host training sessions on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. The next Revive! sessions are scheduled for: 

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Loudoun County Animal Services Hosts Free Adoption Event May 18, 2019

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On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) will host the fourth annual “Homeward Bound” free pet adoption event from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adoption fees will be waived on all available cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, small pets and r...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Holds 'Job Search in the Digital Age' Workshop

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center invites the community to attend a Job Search in the Digital Age workshop with AARP Community Ambassador Katherine Ponds. The workshop will be held at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg, Thursday, May 23...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

County Provides Information about Resources for Residents Affected by Leesburg Walmart Relocation

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The Loudoun County government is reaching out to members of the community who will be impacted by the closing of the Walmart store on Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg. A new Walmart store is opening May 29, 2019, on Compass Creek Parkway, about four miles f...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Loudoun Surplus Auction Features Motorcycles, Other Vehicles, Generators, Office Equipment & More

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Loudoun County’s current government surplus auction features a variety of vehicles, including Harley Davidson motorcycles, full-size cars, Play Station 4 Traxxas remote control cars and bicycles. The auction also includes Onan generators and tra...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

May 17, 2019, is Proclaimed as Bike to Work Day in Loudoun

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed Friday, May 17, 2019, as Bike to Work Day in the county. Registration is not required for the free event, but if you register by May 10, you’ll have a free T-shirt waiting for you at one of our Loudou...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

County Real Estate Tax Bills Reflect New Process for Taxpayers in Five Loudoun County Towns

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Loudoun County has mailed the first half 2019 real property tax bills, which reflect the county’s new responsibility for billing, collecting and administering real estate taxes for five of Loudoun County’s seven incorporated towns: Hil...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Homelessness Declines in Region, Increases Slightly in Loudoun

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According to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington report, the number of persons experiencing homelessness in the region is the lowest it has been in 18 years. The number of persons experienc...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Ride Free on Loudoun County Transit to Metro Stations in May

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Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2019, and continuing through May 31, 2019, passengers will ride free on Loudoun County Transit buses that provide connections to the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations. 

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts Employer Resources Expo for Local Businesses May 22

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will offer a free Employer Resource Expo for local businesses to learn about resources and services available to support all stages of business growth. The event will showcase more than 20 vendors who offer services f...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Undercover Investigation Leads to Arrest for Attempted Carnal Knowledge of an Animal

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A North Potomac, Maryland, man is facing a felony charge for the attempted carnal knowledge of an animal after allegedly soliciting an undercover Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) officer in Leesburg for the opportunity to have sexual relations with a...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Absentee Voting for June 2019 Election begins April 26 in Loudoun

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Loudoun County election officials remind voters that absentee voting for the June 11, 2019, primary election begins Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Anyone who would like to vote an absentee ballot in person may do so at the Loudoun County Office of Elect...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Loudoun County Helps Make Recycling Easy for Your Special Event

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Whether you’re preparing for a cook out, pool party, sporting event or community festival, Loudoun County can help with your recycling needs. Loudoun offers portable outdoor recycling bins on loan for local residents, businesses, homeowner associations, e...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

First Half Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 6, 2019

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half personal property tax is Monday, May 6, 2019. 

Payments postmarked after May 6, 2019, will incur a 10 percent late payment penalty. &n...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Seats Available in Upcoming Adult Mental Health First Aid Class June 24 and 25, 2019

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The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services offers free Adult Mental Health First Aid classes, which introduce participants to common risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, including anxiety, depre...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Next Loudoun Household Hazardous Waste Event is May 4, 2019, in Ashburn

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ashburn North Park and Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Parkway in Ashburn. Any questions on the day of the event concerning ite...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

George Washington’s Will on Display in Loudoun in Historic Records Presentation

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Loudoun Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens is hosting "Famous Signatures," an exhibition of historic court records bearing the signatures of famous Virginians and Americans, on  May 3, 2019, as part of the Town of Leesburg’s Fir...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Loudoun County Opens Temporary Overnight Drop-In Center

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Loudoun County is operating an overnight drop-in center for people to take care of their basic daily needs, including meals, access to shower and laundry facilities, and other resources. 

The drop-in services will be provided temporarily at the St...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Loudoun Nonprofit Human Service Grant Funding Awards Approved

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved annual awards for funding to community nonprofit organizations during its meeting on April 18, 2019. Funding opportunities were made available to tax-exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that pr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Register Now for Bike to Work Day Friday, May 17, 2019

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Registration is now open for the region’s annual Bike to Work Day set for Friday, May 17, 2019.  New and experienced bicycle riders are encouraged to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-7433.  

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

04-27-19 Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing Airs on LCPS Cable Channels and Webcast

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The Board of Supervisors’ April 27, 2019, public hearing on the draft Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan  will air on the Loudoun County Public Schools Cable Channel: Comcast Channel 18 and Verizon FIOS Channel 43.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Loudoun County Offers Video Option for Public Comment at Loudoun 2040 Public Hearings

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With the high level of community interest in the draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Loudoun County is offering members of the public an option to provide comments via video during the Board of Supervisors’ upcoming Loudoun 2040 public hearin...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Library’s Food for Fines Drive Collects 15,500 Pounds in Food Donations

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Loudoun County Public Library (LPCL) collected 15,500 pounds of food and waived $15,100 in overdue fees in its third annual Food for Fines drive, nearly doubling the totals for 2018.

During the one-week campaign, which ran April 8-14, LCPL offered a chance...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Seats Available in Upcoming Loudoun Mental Health First Aid Class

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The Loudoun County  Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) offers free Youth Mental Health First Aid classes, which are designed for adults who interact with young people. The class reviews the unique ris...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts Public Information Meeting on Bles Park Improvements

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Loudoun County residents are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about planned improvements to Bles Park, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, Exploration Hall,...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Loudoun County Initiative to Develop Fatherhood Skills Begins April 22, 2019

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A free 12-week program sponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services will help fathers develop skills they can use to be more involved in their children’s lives. 

Area fathers are invited to register for the National Fatherhood Ini...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Loudoun County to be Featured in National Television Program

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Loudoun County will be featured on the nationally televised program On Demand beginning this month. The program reaches more than 50 million households throughout the United States through various networks.

The educational documentary profiles Loudoun Coun...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Loudoun County Offers Homebuyer Assistance Programs

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Loudoun County offers two homeownership loan programs to assist buyers with down payments and closing costs when purchasing a home in the county. 

Down Payment/Closing Costs Assistance Program 

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest Entries Due May 3; Arbor Day Celebration is May 11

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The annual Loudoun County “Favorite Loudoun Tree” photo contest is under way.  Entries are being accepted through Friday May 3, 2019, in advance of the Loudoun County Arbor Day celebration Saturday, May 11, 2019. 

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Loudoun Offers Training to Help Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

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Loudoun County is offering free training and information sessions to help increase awareness of the threat of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that can have a devastating effect on agricultural crops. 

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Next Loudoun Household Hazardous Waste Event is April 13, 2019, in Hamilton

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Harmony Park and Ride, 39464 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton.  Any questions on the day of the event concernin...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Loudoun Surplus Auction Features Tractors, Vehicles, GPS Devices, Projectors & More

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Loudoun County’s current government surplus auction features a variety of items, ranging from several Kubota 4x4 tractors to Garmin hand-held, GPS navigation devices. This month’s auction also includes a Kubota 4x4 utility vehicle, office furniture, compu...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Loudoun Homeowners: You May Qualify for County’s Home Improvement Programs

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Loudoun County has home improvement and repair programs designed to rehabilitate existing housing. The programs include:

Loudoun County Home Improvement Program (LCHIP): The LCHIP program is available countywide to low-to-moderate-income homeowners who wan...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Loudoun’s Multicultural Advisory Committee Hosts More Community Conversations on Race Relations

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The Loudoun County Government’s Multicultural Advisory Committee is again hosting community discussions designed to explore racial biases. The events are scheduled for Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, 2019. The events are free and open to the pub...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2020 Budget; Lowers Tax Rate by Four Cents

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling approximately $3.2 billion in total appropriations for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The adopted budget includes a real property tax rate o...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Annual Open House and 2019 Victims’ Services Awards Ceremony Set for April 5

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The Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Victim Witness Program will hold their annual Open House and Crime Victims' Services Awards Ceremony Friday, April 5, 2019, in the Multipurpose Room on the third floor of the ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Loudoun County Kicks Off Efforts for a Complete Count in 2020 Census

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The Loudoun County Complete Count Committee kicked off local efforts to help make sure everyone living in Loudoun is counted in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census during an inaugural meeting Monday, April 1, 2019.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Board Begins Review of Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors begins its review of the draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, with the first of several meetings, which will include work sessions and public hearings. 

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Loudoun County Partners with Public Schools in Teen Mental Health Pilot Program

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The Loudoun County government is partnering with Loudoun County Public Schools in a national pilot program designed to promote mental health wellness in teens. 

The Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services and Freedo...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Seats Available in Upcoming Adult Mental Health First Aid Class June 1

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The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services offers free Adult Mental Health First Aid classes, which introduce participants to common risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, including anxiety, depre...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Planning Commission Certifies Draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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During its March 26, 2019, public hearing, the Loudoun County Planning Commission voted 8 to 1, with Leesburg District Commissioner Ad Barnes opposed, to formally certify the draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The commission adopted a resolution to ap...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Loudoun County Breaks Ground on New Bolen Park Soccer Stadium

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Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined with officials of Loudoun United FC—the direct second division affiliate of Major League Soccer (MLS) club D.C. United—to break ground on a new soccer stadium at Philip A. Bolen...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approves Silver District West Applications

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At the March 21, 2019, meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the Silver District West development by a vote of 8 to 1, with Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen C. Umstattd voting no. The approved applications are for development of a ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Loudoun County, Nonprofit Partners Sponsoring Community Meetings for Human Services Strategic Plan

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Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming meetings aimed at developing a human services strategic plan for Loudoun County, which will provide a roadmap for implementing improved, coordinated systems of care that meet the count...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Campaign Finance Training Set for March 27, 2019, in Leesburg

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The Virginia Department of Elections is holding Campaign Finance Training throughout the state in March 2019. Officials are offering a seminar for candidates and treasurers on the laws and policies governing campaign finance reporting and compliance. &...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Applications for Community Water & Wastewater Project Help Due March 31

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The Loudoun County Water and Wastewater Program is accepting applications for county assistance with community water and/or wastewater projects through March 31, 2019. 

The Water and Wastewater Program is designed to support Loudoun County communi...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

County Issues Notice of Violation for Tree Removal at Golf Course

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Loudoun County has issued a Notice of Violation of the county’s zoning ordinance to the Trump National Golf Course located at 20391 Lowes Island Boulevard in Sterling following the improper removal of trees from a floodplain without a permit.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

First Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2019 is March 23 in Leesburg

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Loudoun County announces the 2019 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) spring collection schedule with the first collection event of the year set for Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 751 Miller Drive, SE in Leesburg. All HHW events are free and are held on Saturda...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Loudoun Tourism Grant Application for Fiscal Year 2020 is Online

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Loudoun County’s annual Tourism Grant process is underway with the posting of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) grant application at www.loudoun.gov/TourismGrant. The grant program is designed to support local tourism initiatives and events that dr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Loudoun County Surplus Auction Features Bargains on Specialty Vehicles and More

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The current Loudoun County government surplus auction features a variety of specialty vehicles, including a Spread Master Top Dresser, a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and transit buses. The auction also includes typical office furniture, laptops and PC...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Loudoun Launches Conservation Easement Assistance Program

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To help protect historic, cultural and environmental resources, qualified Loudoun County landowners can now apply for financial assistance to place their land under conservation easement. 

A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement th...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Ride Free on Loudoun County Transit to Metro Stations March 4 - March 30, 2019

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Beginning Monday, March 4, 2019, and continuing through March 30, 2019, passengers will ride free on Loudoun County Transit buses that provide connections to the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations. 

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

County Accepting Applications from Nonprofits for Property Tax Exemptions

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking an exemption from Loudoun County real and/or personal property taxes for the 2020 tax year. The deadline to apply for the exempti...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Loudoun Sponsors Upcoming Trainings on Reversing Opioid Overdoses

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Loudoun County continues to host training sessions on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. The next Revive! sessions are scheduled for: 

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

First Friday Event: The Voices of Enslaved People from Loudoun’s Chancery Records

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Loudoun Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens invites the community to join the Clerk’s Historic Records and Deed Research Division on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for the first of four Historic Records First Friday programs in 2019...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Loudoun County Business Tax Filings Due March 1, 2019

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. reminds business owners to report their calendar year 2018 gross receipts by Friday, March 1, 2019, at www.loudoun.gov/efile. The license tax or fee can then be paid at www.loudoun.gov/paytaxe...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

County Administrator Presents Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

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County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has presented a proposed budget for the Loudoun County government to the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020), which begins July 1, 2019. The budget totals $3.2 billion in appropriations for the county gov...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue to Hold Real Estate Tax Relief Seminars

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. has scheduled free information sessions to familiarize residents with the eligibility criteria for the county’s generous real estate tax relief program and new eligibility thresholds...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee Meeting Rescheduled

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Due to the inclement weather, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019....

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts Panel Discussion on Homelessness February 26

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Loudoun County is sponsoring a Community Conversation on Homelessness Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the Loudoun County Voter Registration Office, 750 Miller Drive in Leesburg 20175.

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center to Host Temporary Employment Job Fair February 25

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will host a Staffing and Temporary Employment Job Fair Monday, February 25, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way NE in Leesburg. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Loudoun County to Operate Warming Station February 18, 2019

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Loudoun County is planning to operate a warming station at the Sterling Community Center on Monday, February 18, 2019. 

Adults ages 18 and older who need shelter from the elements on Monday are encouraged to come to the Sterling Community Center, ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

County Administrator to Present Proposed FY 2020 Budget February 13, 2019

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Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet will present his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 20) Budget at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan Process Continues

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As the process of revising Loudoun County’s Comprehensive Plan continues, the county announces a timeline of upcoming milestones, including opportunities for public comment on the plan prior to its adoption by the Board of Supervisors. ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

FEMA Revises Loudoun County Flood Insurance Rate Map

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is responsible for floodplain mapping and regulation throughout the United States, is revising the Loudoun County Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The revision will result in changes to the boundary an...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

2019 Loudoun County Real Estate Assessments Available Online

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. announces that Loudoun County real estate assessments for tax year 2019 are now available online at www.loudoun.gov/parceldatabase. Printed assessment notices will be mailed to property owners...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Loudoun County Surplus Auction Features Bargains on Specialty Vehicles, Photography Lights and More

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The current Loudoun County government surplus auction features a variety of specialty vehicles, including a John Deere Gator utility vehicle, Suzuki four-wheelers, and a Spartan Haz-Mat truck. The auction also includes photography lights and stands as wel...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Residents Give Loudoun County High Marks for Livability

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Loudoun County residents enjoy a positive quality of life, feel safe in their communities and rate the overall value of county government services highly. These are some of the results of the 2018 Loudoun County Survey of Residents scheduled to be present...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Loudoun County Opens Eastern Loudoun Family Services Center

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To better serve residents of eastern Loudoun County, the county’s Department of Family Services has opened a new Eastern Loudoun Family Services Center in Sterling.

The center, located at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, is open Monday through Friday from ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Loudoun County Business Tax Filings Due March 1

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. has issued notices of business tax filing requirements to business owners for tax year 2019. The notice provides the necessary account number to enable taxpayers to report their calendar year ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Seats Available in Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Classes

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Anyone interested in having a better understanding of mental illness and how to help those experiencing a mental health challenge is encouraged to attend an upcoming Mental Health First Aid class offered by the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Loudoun County to Operate Warming Station January 30 and 31, 2019

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With very cold temperatures in the forecast, Loudoun County is planning to operate a warming station Wednesday, January 30, 2019, and Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 16450 Meadowview Court in Leesburg. 

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Loudoun Supplemental Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Deadline is February 5

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that payments for supplemental real estate and personal property taxes are due Tuesday, February 5, 2019. 

Payments postmarked after February 5, 2019, will incur a 10 percent late paymen...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Offers Needs Evaluations to Businesses

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is offering a new service to local businesses: a needs evaluation. The center’s employer services professionals will conduct a no-cost review of local businesses, which in turn will help determine how the ce...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Loudoun County and Nonprofit Partners Seek Public Input for Human Services Strategic Plan

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Loudoun County is partnering with local nonprofit organizations to develop a five-year human services strategic plan for the county, which will provide a roadmap for implementing improved, coordinated systems of care that meet the human service needs of L...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Special Election for 86th House of Delegates District is February 19, 2019

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A special election to fill the vacant seat in the 86th House of Delegates District will be held in Loudoun County Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This election is open only to registered voters in the 86th House of Delegates District, which in Loudoun County ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Loudoun County Offers Resources to Federal Workers

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As the federal government shutdown continues, Loudoun County continues to take steps to assist federal workers and their families who have been negatively impacted by the shutdown. The assistance covers a wide range of services, including:

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Loudoun County Continuum of Care Conducting Annual Point-in-Time Count

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The Loudoun County Continuum of Care is preparing to conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count of people in the community experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness on the night of Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

The Point-in-Time Count, which is conducted lo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Loudoun to Assist Workers Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

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The Loudoun County government is taking steps to assist federal workers whose finances have been negatively affected by the federal government shutdown. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved financial aid to local food pantries and a tempor...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Lovettsville Special Election February 5; Voter Registration Deadline January 22

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A special election for two seats on the Lovettsville Town Council will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Only registered voters who live within the Lovettsville town limits are eligible to vote in the election. 

The deadline to register to vote f...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Loudoun County to Operate Warming Station January 21, 2019

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With bitterly cold temperatures in the forecast, Loudoun County is planning to operate a warming station at the Sterling Community Center on Monday, January 21, 2019. 

Adults ages 18 and older who need shelter from the elements on Monday is encour...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Loudoun Celebrates Completion of Claiborne Parkway

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Loudoun County officials are celebrating the completion of another significant road project that will relieve traffic congestion: the completion of the missing link of Claiborne Parkway between Croson Lane and Ryan Road. 

The project, which was ma...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Letourneau Elected Chairman of Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

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Loudoun County Dulles District Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau has been elected Chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for 2019, becoming the first person from Loudoun County to chair the NVTC. In another first for Loudoun, Letournea...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Loudoun Receives National Recognition for Support of Solar Energy

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Loudoun County has been recognized by the national SolSmart Program for its efforts to make it easier for homes and businesses to go solar, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Wednesday. Loudoun has received a SolSmart Silver designation, one of ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue Mails Notices to Vehicle Owners

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. has mailed notification of 2019 personal property filing requirements to all vehicle owners currently on the county’s tax rolls. Personal property includes automobiles, trucks, motor...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Loudoun County Surplus Auction Features Bargains on Trucks, Office Furniture and More

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The current Loudoun County government surplus auction features a variety of items, ranging from commercial trucks to laptops. This month’s auction includes a 2007 Chevrolet 3500 four-wheel drive Stake Body Truck, a Spartan Haz-Mat truck, office ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Board of Supervisors Sets 2019 Meeting Schedule; Re-Elects Buona as Vice Chairman

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has set its meeting schedule for 2019 and has re-elected Ashburn District Supervisor Ralph Buona as Vice Chairman. In the absence of Chair Phyllis Randall, Buona will perform the duties of the Chair.

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Loudoun Offers Community Water and Wastewater Project Assistance

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The Loudoun County Water and Wastewater Program will begin accepting applications for county assistance with community water and/or wastewater projects starting January 1, 2019.

The Water and Wastewater Program is designed to support Loudoun County communi...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

New Real Estate Tax Billing Process for Taxpayers in Most Loudoun County Towns Effective January 1

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Loudoun County is assuming responsibility for billing, collecting and administering real estate taxes for five of Loudoun County’s seven incorporated towns: Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg and Round Hill. The change in process will...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Offers Coffee with a Career Counselor

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Members of the community are invited to have coffee with a career counselor from the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center. Stop by a local coffee shop for a conversation about anything career related. You can review your LinkedIn profile or resume, ask quest...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Loudoun Offers Christmas Tree Recycling at Several Locations

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Loudoun County is offering five locations for residents to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling beginning Wednesday, December 26, 2018, through Sunday, January 20, 2019. 

Only natural, cut trees are accepted. The trees will be converted in...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Board of Supervisors Adjusts Schedule for December and January

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has canceled the Board’s second business meeting in December that had been scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Board’s next business meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2019, beginning at 5:00 ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Loudoun Receives National Recognition for Budget Presentation

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Loudoun County has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. 

The association cites Loudoun County for a commitment to meeting the “highest...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Give the Gift of Waste-Free Recycling: Loudoun County Offers Holiday Recycling Advice

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American households generate about 25 percent more waste than usual from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, over one million tons more per week. Loudoun County recycling experts have some ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Planning a Special Event in Loudoun? Make Sure Your Application is On Time

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Effective January 1, 2019, organizers of special events in Loudoun County who are seeking a temporary special event permit must apply for the permit at least 30 days in advance of the date of the event. The 30-day requirement, which is designed to give th...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Election Officials Celebrate Continued Success of Page Program

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The Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration is celebrating a record-setting year for its Election Page program with more students participating than ever before. More than 140 students from high schools across the county participated as ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Loudoun Residents Encouraged to Help Stop the Spread of the Spotted Lanternfly

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Loudoun County officials are enlisting homeowners, gardeners, horticultural retailers, agricultural producers and others in a campaign to thwart the spread of the spotted lanternfly. The invasive insect feeds on Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven) and mo...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Officials Celebrate Widening of Belmont Ridge Road in Loudoun County

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Loudoun County officials are celebrating the completion of another major road improvement project that will help alleviate traffic congestion: the widening of Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) from Gloucester Parkway to Hay Road. Members of the Board of Supe...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Loudoun County Launches New User-Focused County Government Website

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Loudoun County has unveiled its redesigned, user-focused website, www.loudoun.gov. The new design is geared to better meet the needs of Loudoun County residents and businesses, enabling visitors to the website to more easily and quickly find the informati...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Loudoun Surplus Auction Features Bargains on Utility Vehicles and More

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The current Loudoun County government surplus auction features utility vehicles and outdoor equipment, including a Spartan Haz-Mat truck, Kubota RTV 900, a. Simplicity riding mower and a salt spreader. The auction also features a Honda generator, an engra...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Second Half Real Property Tax Deadline Extended to December 6, 2018

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The deadline for the second half payment of real property in Loudoun County has been extended to Thursday, December 6, 2018.  This change is in accordance with Virginia State Code § 58.1-8. The original deadline of Wednesday, December 5,...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Alaina Ray is New Loudoun County Director of Planning and Zoning

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Alaina Ray is Loudoun County’s new Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Ray was promoted to director after serving as Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning since October 2017.&am...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Loudoun Nonprofit Grant Funding Application Available December 3, 2018

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Loudoun County’s grant application process for human service nonprofit organizations kicks off Monday, December 3, 2018, with the posting of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) Human Service Nonprofit Grant Application at www.loudoun.gov/NonProfitGra...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Commissioner of the Revenue to Hold Real Estate Tax Relief Seminars

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. has scheduled free information sessions to familiarize residents with the eligibility criteria for the county’s generous real estate tax relief program and new eligibility thresholds...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Loudoun Surveys Cable TV Subscribers

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Loudoun County is gathering information from cable television subscribers in the county related to the quality of service they receive from their cable TV provider pertaining to outages, response time, value and service calls. 

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Special State Senate Election Set for January 8

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A special election will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019, to fill the unexpired term of the 33rd District seat in the Virginia State Senate. The 33rd Senate District includes parts of Loudoun County and Fairfax County. The seat is being vacated by Jennife...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter is Now Open

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The Loudoun County Cold Weather Shelter will open Thursday, November 15, 2018, for adults in the community who are experiencing a housing crisis resulting in homelessness. The shelter, which provides a warm indoor sleeping environment, will be open from 9...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Loudoun County Unveils New Online Resource: GeoHub

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Loudoun County is introducing the Loudoun GeoHub, a new, online resource that provides members of the public with easy access to the county’s location-based data. The Loudoun GeoHub is a geographic information system website and open data platform that fe...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event is November 17

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Claude Moore Park, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane in Sterling. Follow Loudoun Park Lane to the final parking lot and ball field...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan is Online

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Loudoun County has published a draft Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan on its website at loudoun.gov/Loudoun2040. The Planning Commission has scheduled a special public hearing on the draft plan Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Loudoun County Administrator Receives Visionary Leadership Award

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Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has received the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) Institute for Regional Excellence. The annual award recognizes top government officials fo...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Loudoun Zoning Administrator Receives Top Award from Statewide Zoning Association

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The Virginia Association of Zoning Officials has recognized Loudoun County Zoning Administrator Mark Stultz with the Administrator of the Year Award, the organization’s highest honor. The criteria for the award includes “performing wit...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Loudoun Transit Announces Bus Service Route Changes Effective in July 2018

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In a continuing effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Loudoun County Transit bus service, a number of schedule changes will go into effect throughout the month of July 2018. The modifications include new routes and stops for the Local ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Loudoun Earns Achievement Award for Popular Annual Financial Report

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Loudoun County’s first-ever Popular Annual Financial Report has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Popular Annual Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Anne Lewis is New Assistant Loudoun County Administrator

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Anne Lewis has been appointed as an Assistant Loudoun County Administrator effective June 21, 2018, after a nationwide search, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Monday. “Among the very competitive pool of applicants f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

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, the size and diversity of its tax base, growth potential and strong ma...

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