Rocca Not Reappointed to Loudoun Water Board

Loudoun County supervisors have voted on their choices among the 11 nominees for the three at-large vacancies on the Loudoun Water board of directors.

The board returned Leonard “Hobie” Mitchel and John Whitmore to the utility’s board, and added former Board of Supervisors appointee Jim Bonfils, who was nominated by Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles). Incumbent Loudoun Water Chairman Johnny Rocca, although nominated by Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg), received only one vote and was not reappointed.

Mitchel is the president and CEO of Lansdowne Development Group. Whitmore owns and operates Farmer John’s Wayside Vegetable Market near Lucketts. Bonfils is the senior regional sales manager at SanDisk in Ashburn and just wrapped up a partial term on the Board of Supervisors representing the Broad Run District.

Others nominated to serve on the Loudoun Water board were:

Gladys Burke (Leesburg) –nominated by Umstattd

John Fuog (Blue Ridge) –nominated by Buffington

Robert Greene (Ashburn) –nominated by Randall

Michael Lo Presti (Algonkian) –nominated by Saines

Ed Smariga (Ashburn) –nominated by Buona

Ralph Watson (Broad Run) –nominated by Meyer

Monte Johnson (Blue Ridge) –nominated by Randall

One thought on “Rocca Not Reappointed to Loudoun Water Board

  • 2016-01-25 at 5:57 pm

    Shame about Johnny Rocca not being reappointed and getting only one vote. But again, Ms. Umstattd will get used to being on the losing end of votes. John did a lot to get funding for the Raspberry Falls/ Selma Estates water problem, reopen Beaverdam Reservoir and repair a lot of community relations problems created by a former manager, who shall be nameless. However, this is the way things go and the three folks appointed are excellent. I’m especially pleased Jim Bonfils got approved. He was a great acting supervisor and will really do well at Loudoun Water. But I hope John reapplies when there are other openings, which there will be. I did not know Leesburg residents (i.e. Gladys Burke) could even be nominated to serve on a water board which does not regulate town water.

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