Forsythe Appointed to Leesburg Airport Commission

Hugh Forsythe has stepped down from his Town Council seat, but his service to the town will continue.

Forsythe was appointed to the Town Council in January to fill the vacancy until the winner of a November special election was sworn in. He served his last set of Town Council meetings in late October, and newly elected council member Vanessa Maddox was sworn in Nov. 13 to finish the remainder of Kelly Burk’s council term.

Last week, Forsythe was appointed to a seat on the Airport Commission. As a retired U.S. Air Force major general with experience in both the commercial/civilian and military sectors of the industry, he brings a wealth of experience to the post. Forsythe has also helped to plan the airport’s annual Airshow.

He takes over for Jed Babbin, who was appointed to the commission earlier this year. Forsythe’s Airport Commission term expires Dec. 31, 2018. He was nominated for the appointment by Vice Mayor Suzanne Fox.

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