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TOL PR 2016-12-01 Council candidates Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release December 1, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Town Council Seeks Candidates to Fill Vacant Council Seat Selected candidate will be appointed to fill seat until special election. Leesburg, VA (December 1, 2016) – The Leesburg Town Council invites qualified Town of Leesburg voters to apply for temporary appointment to the Council. On January 1, 2017, when Mayor-elect Kelly Burk takes office, her council seat will become vacant. The term of the appointed Council Member will run from the time of appointment until a special election is held in the spring of 2017 or on the date of the general election, November 8, 2017. Qualified voters are asked to submit confidential letters of interest and professional resumes no later than noon on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. All materials should be hand-delivered to the Leesburg Town Hall at 25 West Market; mailed to Clerk of Council, Town of Leesburg, 25 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176; or emailed to the Clerk of Council at clerk@leesburgva.gov by noon on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. After all applications have been received, Council Members will individually review the applications and rank the candidates. From the combined rankings of all Council Members, the top three candidates will be identified. The final candidates will be invited to speak at the special organizational meeting on January 9, 2017, to address the following questions: 1. Why are you interested in filling the vacancy on Town Council? 2. What unique skill set or experience do you offer? 3. What do you believe are the top three priorities the Council should focus on over the next two years? After the presentations, the Town Council will discuss an appointment. # # #