Dentler Receives Raise, Contract Extension

Leesburg Town Manager Kaj Dentler received a vote of confidence from the Town Council Tuesday night, receiving a 3 percent raise and two-year contract extension.

On a 6-0-1 vote, with Councilman Marty Martinez absent, the council approved the new contract for Dentler, which boosts his salary to $190,550 annually. While Dentler’s contract runs through Oct. 4, 2019, he will be subject to an annual performance review next October, when his salary could be increased again.

In addition to annual sick and vacation leave and standard employee benefits, the contract also provides for the payment of $15,000 per year into the Town Manager’s 457 Deferred Compensation account, or a 401k account of Dentler’s choosing.

Per the contract, Dentler must maintain his primary residence within the boundaries of the Town of Leesburg.

Dentler began his career with Leesburg in 1996 and led the Parks and Recreation Department for more than a decade before being named deputy town manager under then-Town Manager John Wells in 2007. He has served as town manager since October 2014.

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