Editor: It is with enormous gratitude that I thank the citizens of Purcellville. I am overwhelmed by your show of support and I look forward to serving you on your Town Council.
It is vital that the elected council members remember the very strong message that you gave us on Election Day. The issues and concerns that you shared with me time and again will remain foremost on my mind as I prepare to take office. I have started preparing for this work in several ways, including reaching out to the community, working with Purcellville town staff, and discussions with council and board members.
While the tasks before us are difficult, I am convinced that together with the community’s involvement we can be successful in paying down the debt, finding new sources of revenue, adopting smart growth strategies, increasing transparency and outreach to citizens, and preserving Purcellville’s history, small town character and sense of place.
Chris Bledsoe, Purcellville
Town Council member-elect