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Town of Leesburg Welcomes New Capital Projects Manager

Post Date:05/03/2019 4:36 PM
Terry YatesLeesburg, VA (May 3, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg  announces the hiring of Terry Yates as the new capital projects manager.

Yates has 35 years of civil engineering experience and is a professional engineer in Virginia. He has Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural and Civil Engineering and is currently completing his master’s degree in Construction Engineering Management.  

For the last eight years, he has served with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a variety of capacities, most recently as the Assistant Director of Transportation and Land Use for Arlington and Fairfax counties. 

During this time, Yates had a reputation as a person with a “can do” attitude who collaborated well with others. He and his team were recognized by VDOT’s chief engineer for innovation by partnering with the Federal Highway Administration to design and build a modular roundabout in Fairfax County. This roundabout is the first of its type in Virginia and is the largest of its type in the United States. 

Yates said he was interested in coming to the Town of Leesburg because he has always enjoyed its character. In addition, he will be working with an excellent staff and the type of work he will be doing is very intriguing, Yates said.  

“I know I have big shoes to fill as the new Capital Projects Manager. However, I am very excited about the opportunity and energized by the challenge.”

Yates and his wife, Toni, currently live in Leesburg. They have four children and three grandchildren. 

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant

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