Ken Reid was the largest vote-getter in the last Leesburg Town Council election. Prior to his time on the council he was on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Today he is resigning from the Leesburg Town Council. His letter to the council explains his reasons for this action.
Leesburg, VA 20175
Nov. 14, 2017
Dear Mayor, Councilmembers and Town Staff:
This is my formal letter of resignation from the Leesburg Town Council, which I would like to make effective Friday Dec. 1, 2017.
Among the reasons I am resigning is that I have obtained a very good career opportunity in the Hampton Roads area. As a result, I am unable to attend council meetings and meet other obligations of elected office. It would not be fair to the citizens of Leesburg to remain on the Council under these circumstances.
It is unfortunate this job opportunity did not materialize for me closer to Leesburg. However, my family has to be my first obligation. I am still retaining my residence and publishing business in Leesburg, which is at this point a part-time endeavor.
I also have tendered my resignation from Loudoun County’s Transit Advisory Board and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Region Forward Coalition, which I have served since 2012 when I joined the Board of Supervisors .
I delayed my resignation so it would not be an issue in the recent town council special election, nor distract from Vanessa Maddox’s swearing in last night. I will be unable to attend tonight’s business meeting.
I am grateful to the voters of Leesburg for the honor of electing me three times to the Town Council and once as Leesburg District Supervisor. I am hopeful the citizens of Leesburg will elect a great replacement to serve out the remaining three years of my term.
That’s all I plan to state on this matter. It has been a pleasure to serve the community. Thank you, and God bless the wonderful residents of Leesburg and Loudoun County.
CC: Clerk of Council Eileen Boeing