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TOL PR 2016-01-13 Robert Etris hire Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Robert Etris Joins Town of Leesburg as Deputy Director of Utilities Leesburg, VA (January 13, 2016) – Robert Etris recently joined the Town of Leesburg as Deputy Director of Utilities. In his new position, Robert will oversee the department’s review of land development applications, manage the inspections division, assist with assessing and planning system upgrades and provide support to the operational divisions of the department. Mr. Etris comes to the Town of Leesburg from Whitman Requardt & Associates where he managed a variety of water and wastewater projects from the planning stages through design and construction administration. Mr. Etris previously served as director of the Public Utilities Division for the City of Falls Church for eight years and manager of the engineering and planning departments at Fairfax Water. “Bob brings over 38 years of civil engineering and public utility experience to the Town,” commented Amy Wyks, Leesburg’s Director of Utilities. “We’re delighted to have him as a member of the Leesburg Utilities team.” A Professional Engineer, Mr. Etris holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and is past chair and past secretary of the Virginia Section. He received AWWA’s Fuller Award in 1992 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1993. Prior to his career in civil engineering, Mr. Etris served on active duty in the United State Navy as an Electronic Warfare Technician. # # #