Loading...
TOL PR 2016-11-21 council swearing in Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release November 21, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Town Council Swearing-In Ceremony Set for December 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Leesburg, VA (November 21, 2016) – The Leesburg Town Council will hold a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor-elect Kelly Burk, Council Member Thomas S. Dunn, II, and Council Members-elect Ron Campbell and Kenneth “Ken” Reid on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level social hall at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center (60 Ida Lee Drive NW). A dessert reception for the newly sworn-in members of the Town Council will immediately follow the ceremony. Kelly Burk will be sworn in for her first two-year term as Mayor of Leesburg. Mayor-elect Burk is currently Vice Mayor and was elected to Council in the April 2012 special election and reelected in November 2014. She previously served on Town Council from 2004 to 2007. In November 2007, Kelly was elected to represent the Leesburg District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. She served on the Board from 2008 through 2011. A Leesburg resident since 1979, Kelly was a special education teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools until her retirement in 2014. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from George Washington University and a Master's Degree in Middle School Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. Thomas S. Dunn, II, will be sworn in for his third four-year term as a Leesburg Council Member, having been first elected to the Town Council in 2008. Council Member Dunn served on the Leesburg Planning Commission and the Leesburg Economic Development Commission prior to his election to the Council. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies from Mary Washington College, which is today the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg. Ron Campbell will be sworn in for his first four-year term as a Leesburg Council Member. Council Member-elect Campbell currently serves on the Leesburg Enviromental Advisory Commission. A fifteen-year resident of Leesburg, he is the owner of College Business Concepts, LLC, a business development consulting company. Ron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Human Services and Guidance from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Kenneth “Ken” Reid will be sworn in for his third non-consecutive four-year term as Leesburg Council Member. He was first elected in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. In November 2011, he was elected the Leesburg District representative to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. He served on the Board from 2012 through 2015. By profession, Ken is the owner of Washington Information Source Co. (www.FDAInfo.com), a small publishing and book/DVD distribution business located in Leesburg. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Ken and his wife, Dr. Lynn Reid, Ph.D., have been residents of Leesburg since 2002 and are the parents of twins , James and Lara, who are now college juniors. Ken is a member of CHABAD Synagogue in Herndon. # # #