Melanie Scoggins is Leesburg’s new business development and retention manager.
In her new role, Scoggins’ primary focus will be working with the town’s existing businesses, ensuring that Leesburg remains a strong partner for their continued success.
Scoggins is no stranger to local government. Most recently she served as the rural retention and marketing manager for the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development. She has also previously worked for the Town of Purcellville as its parks and recreation manager and as the business manager for the City of Suffolk. She is also the former manager of online learning for the National Recreation and Park Association. A native of the Hampton Roads region, Scoggins holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Resource Management from George Mason University.
“Leesburg is my adopted hometown and I am thrilled to join the economic development team,” Scoggins stated. “I am looking forward to making a real impact in the lives of our business owners and citizens and I cannot wait to begin building positive relationships within the community.”
She fills a position in the department vacant since last November, following the resignation of former business development manager Kindra Harvey, who left the town government to launch her own business.