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TOL PR 2016-06-27 employee service awards Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Employees Receive Service Awards Staff members recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. Leesburg, VA (June 27, 2016) – Last week, the Town of Leesburg held its annual employee service awards, honoring 92 full and part-time staff members for their years of service to the Town. In his remarks before the awards presentations, Mayor David Butler thanked the employees for their hard work and dedication, noting that while Council sets the policy for the Town, it is the staff who actually provide the services that the Town’s residents, businesses and visitors expect. Thirty-six employees received 5-year awards, twenty-five received 10-year awards, sixteen received 15-year awards, eleven received 20-year awards, three received 25-year awards, and one employee was recognized for 30 years of service to the Town. Receiving 25 year awards were Officer Michael Buracker and Sergeant Steven Pebler of the Leesburg Police Department and Sharon Mannion with the Parks & Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division. Master Police Officer Mark McCartney received recognition for 30 years of service. Officer McCartney will be retiring from the Town on August 1, 2016. “This event is one of my favorites of the whole year,” said Kaj Dentler, Leesburg’s Town Manager. “The commitment to public service that the Town’s employees show every day speaks to the quality of this organization and the quality of this community.” # # # Master Police Officer Mark McCartney