Four Vie for Purcellville Council Seat

The Purcellville Town Council planned to meet in closed session Monday night to review the qualifications of four candidates who applied to fill a vacant seat.

Theodore F. Greenly, Renzo Rodriguez, Jeffrey Scott, and Tip Stinnette responded to the town’s call for applicants to finish the term of Kelli Grim, who resigned effective Nov. 3 because her family is moving.

Applications for the interim council position are due at 5 p.m. today. Under the procedures outlined by the council earlier, tonight’s meeting will be to review applications and select up to four candidates for formal interviews. Another special meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 for the council to conduct interviews in open session and make an appointment.

Greenly, a resident of Wooden Bridge Drive, served 12 years in the U.S. Army and has worked as a telecommunications officer for the federal government since 1992.

“Decisions made now will impact our community for the foreseeable future with regard to schools, infrastructure and public services,” Greenly wrote. “My 30 plus years of combined and military and federal service has afforded me the experience and knowledge to help the current council govern our town if I am called upon. Simply put, I wish to be a part of the team that consistently puts our town residents at the focal point of their decision-making process…”

Rodriguez, who lives on Towering Oak Court, was recently appointed to the town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee. He works as senior technical sales executive for NetApp in Vienna.

“We live in a wonderful small town that has such a desired appeal and charisma that it has attracted many of us to live here and will continue to attract many more to move to Purcellville in the future,” he wrote. “I would like to be an active member in the governance of our town so that I can help in the proactive and mindful development and execution of all future strategic initiatives that will impact the lives of all the members of our community. If given the opportunity I believe that I can make a significant positive impact to the town as a member of the Town Council.”

Scott, a resident of West Country Club Drive since 2012, is the owner of Global Identity Solutions LLC.

“I strongly believe that my background coupled with my love of the historic charm of this town will help continue to lead Purcellville down a path of sustainable growth in addition to the restoration of its small town rural roots,” Scott wrote.

Stinnette, a resident of Oakleigh Court and member of the town Planning Commission, is the director of Air Traffic Safety Standards Oversight for the Federal Aviation Administration and a retired U.S. Airforce colonel. He holds a master’s degrees in public administration and strategic studies.

“I understand the workings of the town government, I know the issues you all have been working, and I have firsthand insight of the planning effort for the future,” he wrote. “I am an advocate for protecting and preserving the Purcellville way of life, which I believe is consistent with the council’s views as well as our community’s expressed desires.”

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