Burk Opens Mayor’s Office at Town Hall

Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk has a place to call her own in Town Hall.

This week, the three-term mayor moved into dedicated office space on the second floor of the municipal center, with conference room space also available for use by other members of the Town Council.

Burk had long been a proponent of finding an office space and had the backing of her council colleagues during this past spring’s budget deliberations. Prior to securing an office space, Burk had taken to setting up “office hours” at different businesses around town, where residents could pull up a chair and share feedback or concerns with her.

She will host an open house during this week’s First Friday festivities, from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1, when residents and visitors can check out the office.

“So many people were supportive of the whole concept of the mayor having an office,” Burk said. “I just want them to see the results of their support.”

Initially the mayor’s office will be open by appointment only, but Burk said she may have set hours each week at some point down the road. 

krodriguez@loudounnow.com

3 thoughts on “Burk Opens Mayor’s Office at Town Hall

  • 2021-09-30 at 6:42 pm
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    That’s so cool that Mayor Burk now has an office in Town Hall. I think it’s long overdue. She’s truly a woman of the people. I admire her greatly. She has so many burdens on her shoulders, especially with the health crisis. Good luck Mayor Burk!

  • 2021-09-30 at 7:17 pm
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    Maybe she can dash off another bs proclamation, oh my!

  • 2021-10-11 at 12:17 pm
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    Why does the mayor (who holds a purely ceremonial position and gets a single vote on the town council, just like all the other council members) get an office and none of the other council members get one? And why do the tax payers have to foot the bill for this bit of marketing/PR to solely benefit a single elected official? I find this borders on helping the public image and future campaigns of a single elected official at taxpayer expense and is probably not really ethical or legal if we bothered to look very closely. Does this rent-free office space count as a campaign contribution? Does she get a 1099-MISC for the benefit of an office? She demonstrably does NOT need it to do her elected job if the other council members don’t need one, since they all have the same vote and duties. So who decided to gift her this compensation?

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