Town of Leesburg, Virginia

Official page of the Town of Leesburg, Virginia. Managed by the Public Information Office.

01/09/2024

The Leesburg Public Art Commission (COPA) invites local arts organizations to submit requests for funding for proposed arts activities that will take place in the Town of Leesburg during Fiscal Year 2025. Learn more here >> https://bit.ly/3NVFPlQ

01/08/2024

Welcome to !

Today we’d like to introduce you to Evan Harlow, who joined Town staff last February following 20 years working for Loudoun County Government.

Evan serves as the Customer Service Center Manager for the Department of Community Development. In this role, he oversees zoning enforcement and front counter staff, and is especially involved in the land development process, ensuring the processes are efficient and working properly. He has been leading an effort to create a Business Assistance Team which, dependent on Town Council approval, would serve as outreach to the business community to help guide them through the land development process. True to his title, customer service is at the heart of what he does, and Evan says he has enjoyed working closely with local residents and business owners since joining the Town, not to mention the close-knit environment within Town Hall.

Evan’s entire career has been in the planning and development field, following a fateful class he took his freshman year at Virginia Tech. Although he initially pursued a degree in sociology following his freshman year, it was at his mother’s prodding that he considered an alternative, and remembered that planning class that he found interesting. So, he decided to major in Public and Urban Affairs.

“I really like working with the public and the customer service piece,” he said. “It’s always nice to have somewhat of a part in shaping your community, living and experiencing all the changes and the growth and trying to be a little part of making it better.”

While with Loudoun County, Evan worked as a land use planner in both the Building & Development and Planning & Zoning departments, and served as Permits Division Manager with Building & Development from 2015 until joining the Town last year.

Fun Fact: The Frederick, MD native moved back to his home state two years ago following 12 years in Lovettsville, buying three-and-a-half acres of land to start the Harlow Homestead. Evan, his wife, and children have gotten back to basics on their farm, with more than 40 chickens, 7 KuneKune pigs, 3 jersey cows, bees, peacocks, turkeys, a rabbit, cats and a dog. “We have no farming background. We homeschool the kids and thought it was a cool way to incorporate the farming aspect within the homeschool program. It’s a lot of work but it is satisfying to raise the animals. We drink the milk, eat the cheese, we’re dabbling in yogurt. When you sit in the office all day long and go down to the barn and use your hands it’s nice,” he said. In fact, every morning and evening you can find Evan or his wife down in the barn milking Willow the Cow.

01/08/2024

A reminder that the Leesburg Town Council will meet tonight and tomorrow beginning at 7 p.m. Two public hearing items appear on Tuesday night's agenda, which will include continued discussion regarding utility rates and town code amendments. Staff reports and agendas can be found here >> https://bit.ly/44VLL3I

01/08/2024

Please stay alert in the area of the Target/Costco shopping center off Edwards Ferry Road for utility work-related lane closures.

UPDATE: All lanes have reopened. Thank you for your patience.

Original: Two travel lanes and one left turn lane on eastbound Edwards Ferry Road NE are closed in the area of Target/Costco for utility work. Please use caution when traveling in the area.

01/06/2024

Snow Emergency Route restrictions have been lifted in Leesburg.

More information here >> https://bit.ly/47p1wl8

01/05/2024

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Leesburg area through Sunday, January 7. Current forecasts call for accumulations of approximately two inches of snow.

In preparation for snow removal operations, Town officials will put snow emergency route restrictions into effect starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 6. More details here >> https://bit.ly/47nPHLR

Photos from Town of Leesburg, Virginia's post 01/05/2024

Welcome to !

Today we’d like to introduce you to another recent academy graduate, Officer Sarah Gresens.

She may look familiar to you. For the five years leading up to her joining the Leesburg Police Department, Officer Gresens served as manager at the Chick-fil-A off Edwards Ferry Road. She said it was interacting with the officers who came in for a meal that led her to the Leesburg Police Department.

Officer Gresens had originally gone to college to study communications, and envisioned life in front of the camera as a television news reporter. But what she realized she most yearned for was a career that placed her amid the local community.

“I realized talking with all the officers and interacting with them daily, learning how the Police Department interacts with the Leesburg community…. it made me realize that community space that I felt like I needed to be in was right in front of me,” she said.

Officer Gresens is currently in the middle of her field training before being certified for solo patrol, but down the road sees her policing career potentially bringing her to the local schools as a School Resource Officer, or even the department’s Public Information Office.

Though her law enforcement career is in its early days, she’s already had some particularly gratifying moments. She recalls the recent Christmas and Holiday Parade, where Chief Pirnat asked the academy graduates to walk with her in the parade. She said walking in the parade and seeing the spectators stand up and clap for the police officers “was a really affirming moment for me.” She even found a new fan, with a young child waving her over to hand her a small appreciation gift, with his dad remarking to her that he had been waiting all day to give that gift to a police officer.

“I still carry that in my bag, and I will my whole career because I want to remember that moment,” she said.

Fun Fact: If Officer Gresens isn’t out on patrol, you may find her on a horse. She’s been riding since she was 4 years old and currently rides out of a farm in Purcellville. She hopes at some point in her career either in Leesburg or another law enforcement agency has a mounted patrol that she can be a part of.

Leesburg Police Department

01/05/2024

Live in Leesburg - Driveway Shoveling

Locally Leesburg - Shake and Bops Botanical Cafe 01/05/2024

Shake & Bops Cafe is the newest cafe in downtown Leesburg. The unique coffeehouse is tucked away at 19 Wirt Street and offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and houseplants of every shape and size. Learn more in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Showcase" >>

Locally Leesburg - Shake and Bops Botanical Cafe Shake & Bops Cafe is the newest cafe in downtown Leesburg. The unique coffeehouse is tucked away at 19 Wirt Street and offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and...

01/04/2024

Welcome to the first of 2024!

As the New Year dawns, reports strongly suggest the arrival of that white stuff Northern Virginia, or at least Leesburg, hasn’t seen much of in the last couple of years. Yes, snow.

There have been some notable storms since the 2000s dawned, but today we’ll look back at February 2010 which was not so affectionately referred to as “Snowmageddon.”

The snow began falling on Friday, February 5, and let’s just say DMV residents had taken heed, with reports of some waiting 2+ hours in grocery store lines. Weather forecasters warned that accumulations could approach historic amounts. Mind you, Leesburg was still several years away from January 2016. By the time Snowmageddon made its exit the following day, more than 30 inches of snow had been recorded at Dulles Airport.

But relief was not in sight, as another blizzard (“Snowoverkill”) blew through the area on February 10 and 11 and brought with it another 14 to 20 inches of snow, depending on where you lived.

The February 2010 storms came just a few months away from the “Snowpocalypse” (talk about some great storm names) which brought about two feet of snow to the area on December 19, 2009.

By the time Snowoverkill left the area and winter-weary residents had attempted to resume normalcy, Dulles Airport had recorded more than 72 inches of snow for the winter season, topping the previous record of 61.9 inches set in the 1995-96 season.

It should be noted that the 2009-10 winter season came in the midst of an El Nino, an event forecasters have said we are currently experiencing.

01/04/2024

The Leesburg Town Council will meet next Monday and Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. Two public hearing items appear on Tuesday night's agenda, which will include continued discussion regarding utility rates and town code amendments. Staff reports and agendas can be found here >> https://bit.ly/44VLL3I

01/04/2024

Tune in to tomorrow's "Live in Leesburg" where we'll discuss the proper way to shovel your driveway following a winter storm.

Believe it or not, there IS a way to reduce the possibility of getting a huge pile of snow in your driveway when our snowplows come through. We'll show you how, this Friday, at 12:30 p.m.

01/03/2024

For today's we're featuring an Office Manager position, recently posted on behalf of the Department of Public Works and Capital Projects.

This position provides a variety of advanced professional, administrative, and executive work while maintaining the highest level of competency and confidentiality. This position requires the exercise of considerable judgment, initiative and discretion based on knowledge of departmental and Town policies and procedures.

Work involves the performance of difficult administrative, secretarial, and financial tasks and responsibilities. It includes handling budget and procurement matters and involves extensive public contact and customer service.

You will work frequently with considerable independence in preparing correspondence, research, providing information, fielding inquiries, and providing direct oversight to other administrative staff. Due to the nature of this position’s obligations, in-person attendance in the office is required.

To learn more or apply, visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs and search "office manager".

Salary: $60,373.00 - $113,804.00 Annually

01/03/2024

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, January 4 beginning at 7 p.m. The agenda and staff reports can be found here >> https://bit.ly/47dJwui

01/02/2024

A reminder that due to this week's holiday, all trash and recycling collections will be shifted by one day. The revised schedule can be found here >> https://bit.ly/3TCplTa

01/02/2024

For today's , we'd like to share that in addition to research, lectures, and tours, the Thomas Balch Library has rotating exhibits as well!

Just installed is a photography exhibit by Diane Helentjaris. It highlights twenty historic buildings, which pre-date the end of the Revolutionary War. The show runs now through the end of March in the lower-level meeting room. Learn more here >> https://bit.ly/48GfU9l.

The library also offers a monthly exhibit in the Margaret Mercer Room. Presented by the Black History Committee, this month's exhibit features African American Architectural Survey.

Both exhibits are available for viewing during normal business hours. Learn more here >> https://bit.ly/3NJ5Apm

Photos from Town of Leesburg, Virginia's post 01/02/2024

Ever wonder what happens to the Town Green’s Christmas tree once it’s been taken down? The 17 foot Fraser Fir will be chipped up and used for mulching trees around Leesburg. It definitely does not go to waste!

A big thank you to our staff in the Parks and Recreation Department, as well as Public Works, for all their hard work, as they continuously keep our Town beautiful and clean.

01/02/2024

Stop by Town Hall to pick up a free copy of the 2024 Town calendar. It is available on a first come, first serve basis. Details here >> https://bit.ly/3RRluPN

12/29/2023

Town offices will be closed on Monday, January 1. We hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Photos from Town of Leesburg, Virginia's post 12/29/2023

It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it is time for another .

This week, we’d like to introduce you to two feathered friends, Brick and Mortar, who can be found at…you guessed it, Brick – and – Mortar located at 34 S King Street in the historic downtown.

Brick is the blue Parakeet and Mortar dresses in yellow. They were born in 2019 and have lived in the store ever since!

A lot of first-time customers might think they’re for sale but that is not the case. They’re simply store mascots who enjoy greeting customers each and every day.

Their cage can normally be found somewhere near the register or halfway through the store. No, they do not like being touched. But feel free to visit their caged area and say hello.

A common question about the birds…are they married? According to staff, no. We don’t believe the state of Virginia recognizes a bird marriage. On the other hand, maybe the birds know something we don’t? Feel free to ask them the next time you stop by the store.

12/29/2023

Live in Leesburg - Salt Dome Storage Facility

12/29/2023

There will be no trash or recycling collection in the Town of Leesburg on Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day. All collections will be shifted by one day. The revised schedule can be found here >> https://bit.ly/3TCplTa

12/28/2023

Tune in to tomorrow’s “Live in Leesburg” to learn more about the salt we use on Town roads. We’ll discuss where it comes from, how long it takes to load each truck, and explain how it differs from brine (as discussed two weeks ago). Have questions? Post them below or ask them live tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Locally Leesburg - Leesburg Diner by CK 12/28/2023

Leesburg Diner by CK is a historic restaurant that focuses on classic American Diner cuisine. Learn more in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Showcase" >>

Locally Leesburg - Leesburg Diner by CK Leesburg Diner by CK is a historic restaurant that focuses on classic American Diner cuisine. Learn more in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Showcase"....

12/28/2023

A reminder that this week's trash and recycling schedule has been shifted by one day due to the Christmas holiday. The same schedule will occur next week following New Year's Day >> https://bit.ly/482VDuX

12/27/2023

🎶 Baby, it’s cold outside 🎶

Thankfully, Mr. Stanley Caulkins is good to go! Tis’ the season of giving…and caring.

12/27/2023

Patriot Disposal Services will collect and recycle live Christmas trees on Tuesday, January 2 and Monday, January 8. More details here >> https://bit.ly/48cN3d8

12/21/2023

Town offices will be closed on Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We hope everyone has a wonderful celebration with family and friends.

Locally Leesburg - Mocatinas 12/21/2023

MOCATINAS is an interactive dessert cafe that serves specialty pastries, coffee, tea, and ice cream. Learn more in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Showcase" >>

Locally Leesburg - Mocatinas Mocatinas is an interactive dessert cafe that serves specialty pastries, coffee, tea, and ice cream. Learn more in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Sh...

12/20/2023

The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) is excited to announce that the 2024 Town calendar is now available. Details on where to find them can be found here >> https://bit.ly/3RRluPN

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Videos (show all)

Live in Leesburg - Driveway Shoveling
Live in Leesburg - Salt Dome Storage Facility
Live in Leesburg - Brine
Holiday and Christmas Parade
Live in Leesburg - Bulk leaf, yard waste, and brush collections
Holiday Light Show
Holiday Tree Lighting
“Live in Leesburg” - Holiday Tree
This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for everyone who makes our small Town the best there is. Enjoy this message from our ...
Live in Leesburg - Tree Walk of Historic Leesburg
“Live in Leesburg” - Town Hall Art Exhibit
“Live in Leesburg” - Keep Leesburg Beautiful Fall Cleanup

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Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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Loudoun County Government Loudoun County Government
Leesburg

Loudoun County is a dynamic county with an outstanding quality of life, located just 25 miles from DC

Volunteering with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System Volunteering with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System
801 Sycolin Road
Leesburg, 20177

Come see how volunteering as a firefighter, EMT or administrative member can Open New Doors for you.

Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
30 Catoctin Cir SE, Ste 218
Leesburg, 20175

Rust Library Rust Library
380 Old Waterford Road NW
Leesburg, 20176

Building community through inclusion, innovation, and inspiration. To request an ADA accommodation, call 703-777-0368.

Province of Loudoun Province of Loudoun
Leesburg, 11700

Providing the finest living expenses in Virginia

Douglass Community Center Douglass Community Center
407 East Market Street
Leesburg, 20176

Discover a bustling hub of creativity & community at Douglass Community Center.

Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion Charlie Company 3-116th Infantry Battalion
Leesburg

For Soldiers, family members and friends of C/3-116 IN, VaARNG, Leesburg and Manassas, VA.

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners
750 Miller Drive, Ste 161
Leesburg, 20175

VA Cooperative Extension Loudoun Master Gardeners assist the community with research-based info.

Loudoun County Health Department Loudoun County Health Department
Leesburg, 20175

The Loudoun County Health Department provides a wide range of health care services and works to ensure the health and well-being of Loudoun County residents.

Loudoun County Veterans Program Loudoun County Veterans Program
102 Heritage Way N. E
Leesburg, 20176

Helping veterans by providing information and referrals to employment and training assistance, famil

Lucketts Community Center Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, 20176

Lucketts Community Center is housed in the historic and beautifully renovated Lucketts Schoolhouse.

Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council
742 Miller Drive SE
Leesburg

Application open to become a member of YAC 2023-2024! Apply here: https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/