Thirty-three-year Loudoun County employee Julie Grandfield retired June 28.
Grandfield began her career with Loudoun County government in 1984. Since that time, she has served in many roles—beginning in human resources and retiring as assistant county administrator.
“I thought it would be as stable, somewhat routine, kind of slow-paced job, 60 employees, piece of cake,” Grandfield joked at a ceremony in the boardroom. She found anything but.
In that time, during which Loudoun experienced explosive growth, she is credited with overseeing major human resources and administrative policy changes, including creating the current Employee Position Classification System and the Employee Performance Evaluation System, among other accomplishments.
Supervisors honored her with a ceremonial resolution on June 22.