Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has received the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Institute for Regional Excellence.
The annual award recognizes top government leaders for their career achievements and outstanding contributions to the region and their home jurisdictions.
As the chief administrative officer of Loudoun County, Hemstreet is active in a number of collaborative efforts across the National Capital Region, including the Council of Governments. Hemstreet serves as chairman of the council’s Homeland Security Executive Committee, which is responsible for regional emergency planning and setting priorities for spending the region’s share of federal homeland security funding.
“Tim Hemstreet has been a fantastic leader and Administrator for Loudoun County, and we are glad that the entire Washington region has been able to benefit from his expertise,” said county Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles), who also serves as chairman of the council’s Board of Directors. “This award is well deserved and a fitting tribute for his work to bring the region together on critical public safety and homeland security issues, which are among our most fundamental responsibilities in government.”
Hemstreet has been Loudoun’s county administrator since 2009. He oversees more than 5,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees in a county with an annual budget of $2.6 billion.
Significant decisions made by the Board of Supervisors during Hemstreet’s tenure include the decision to extend Metrorail’s Silver Line into Loudoun County, a large expansion in transportation infrastructure projects, reform of the Fire and Rescue Service System, and legislation designed to enhance the county’s position as a preferred destination for top employers.
Hemstreet was presented with the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award during the institute’s graduation ceremony on Oct. 12.