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The Town of Leesburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Town Council is the legislative body of the Town and is empowered by the Town Charter to make Town policy. The Council is composed of a Mayor and six Council Members elected at large on a non-partisan basis.

Town Council
Leesburg Town Council
Front Row:  Council Member Kelly Burk, Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Council Member Kevin Wright
Back Row:  Council Member Marty Martinez, Vice Mayor Dave Butler, Council Member Katie Hammler, Council Member Tom Dunn

Current Council Members

Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd (Term expires on December 31, 2014)
Vice Mayor David S. Butler (Term expires on December 31, 2016)
Council Member Kelly Burk (Term expires December 31, 2014) 
Council Member Thomas S. Dunn, II (Term expires on December 31, 2016)
Council Member Katie Sheldon Hammler (Term expires on December 31, 2016) 
Council Member Fernando "Marty" Martinez (Term expires on December 31, 2014)
Council Member Kevin D. Wright (Term expires December 31, 2014)

Letters may be mailed to 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176, or faxed to (703) 771-2727.  Alternatively, you can contact the entire Town Council by email at council@leesburgva.gov.  Please be aware that correspondence sent by or to the Leesburg Town Council is subject to Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.


Council Meetings

The Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Government Center, 25 West Market Street. The Council also meets in a work session at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays preceding regular Tuesday meetings.

The public is welcome to attend the meetings. Council meetings can be seen live on Leesburg's Government Access Channel, Comcast Channel 67 and Verizon Channel 35, or by webcast.  Webcasts are archived on this website and may be viewed on demand.

Participation by public-spirited citizens on Town boards and commissions is vital to the success of the Town government.  Individuals interested in applying for a vacancy on one of our boards, commissions or committees should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Clerk of Council.


Council Elections

Town elections are held every two years, in November of even-numbered years.  The Mayor is elected for a two-year term. The remaining six Town Council members are elected for four-year staggered terms. During each election cycle, the Mayor and three Council members are elected.  All Town Council members are elected at large.

Information about voter registration, polling places, and for prospective candidates, is available on the Loudoun County Voter Registration and Elections webpage.