General Assembly Commends York, Umstattd

The Virginia General Assembly has passed joint resolutions commending longtime Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York and Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd.

“Under Scott York’s steady and calming leadership, Loudoun County has successfully transitioned from a mostly rural county to a rapidly growing suburban locale whose household median income is the highest in the nation,” reads the resolution, adding “as a result of Scott York’s leadership, Loudoun County boasts a vibrant, diverse, and growing economy while maintaining its rural character.”

The resolution honoring Umstattd says she “paid close and careful attention to the needs of her constituents and was known for her compassion and caring approach” and that “the hallmark of Kristen Umstattd’s dedication and service was her desire to protect the people of Leesburg and keep costs low.”

York retired after 18 years as county chairman after losing a three-way election race to Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large.) He has also been honored by a Board of Supervisors resolution. Umstattd served as mayor for 13 years before resigning to represent the Leesburg district on the Board of Supervisors.

York’s resolution was introduced by Sen. Jennifer T. Wexton (D-33), Sen. Barbara A. Favola (D-31), Del. Jennifer B. Boysko (D-86), and Del. James M. LeMunyon (R-67). Umstattd’s resolution was introduced by Wexton, Boysko, and Del. John J. Bell (D-87).

2 thoughts on “General Assembly Commends York, Umstattd

  • 2016-03-09 at 8:55 pm

    Glad to see former mayor Kristen Umstattd receiving such praise. She deserves it. It is very rare to see such a dedicated public servant. It is a shame that others still on the Leesburg Town Council do such a disservice to the Town. For example, Tom Dunn has been, is, and will always be, a total embarrassment to the Town of Leesburg. So, no, they do not just give this to “anyone.” Tom Dunn will never receive such an honor.

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