Resolution of Respect
Robert J. Klancher Jr.
Planning Commission, Ashburn District
WHEREAS, Robert Klancher was first appointed to the Loudoun County Planning Commission in January, 2004 and dutifully served four Boards of Supervisors over that 13-year period, serving three years as Chairman and four years as Vice Chairman; and,
WHEREAS, during his 13 years of service Mr. Klancher advised the Board on over 750 land use applications including such projects as, Loudoun Valley Estates, Arcola Center, One Loudoun, Waterside and Lansdowne, as well as, updates to Broadlands, Brambleton, Kirkpatrick Farms, Stone Ridge, and numerous other communities; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Klancher through his strong leadership, exhibited a love for the community and respect for the public process with an incredible ability to coalesce debate into a conclusion or solution respecting all points of view; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure, Mr. Klancher was the consummate gentleman, never visibly losing patience or being short with applicants, staff, Commissioners or especially the public despite many long nights in public hearings and work sessions; and
WHEREAS, signs of Mr. Klancher’s creativity during discussions can be seen on the walls of several rooms in the County Building, thanks to permanent ink and his enthusiasm, for graphically illustrating his idea during a discussion, which occasionally went outside the lines and was always worth more than words; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Klancher advised the Board on over 30 comprehensive plan amendments and over 50 ordinance and regulatory amendments including such significant policy efforts as the Countywide Transportation Plan, Housing Policies Plan, Healthcare Facilities Plan, Heritage Preservation Plan, Route 28 and Route 50 Corridor Plans, and represented the Planning Commission as the Chairman of the Housing Stakeholders Group; and
WHEREAS, during his service, Mr. Klancher earned the respect of the Board of Supervisors, County staff and industry leaders as a contemplative and insightful representative of the Loudoun community.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, on this date of September 22, 2016 the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recognizes Robert Klancher, Jr. for his exceptional contribution to the physical and cultural character of our community and to the economic prosperity of Loudoun County and its citizens.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be placed within the official records of Loudoun County.