Economic Development Steering Committee

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Final Report 

Project Overview

The Economic Development Steering Committee is a collaborative effort to formulate recommendations and potential action steps to the Town Council regarding Economic Development policies and strategies within the Town.  Per Council's Resolution 2017-071, staff is to work with the Committee, which consists of two representatives from Town Council (non-voting), two members of the Planning Commission, one member of the Leesburg Economic Development Commission, two business and/or property owners within the Town, and two residents of the Town. This Steering Committee is tasked with accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Review economic development policies and strategies Town-wide
  • Solicit and receive stakeholder input on economic development policies and strategies
  • Formulate their recommendations and actions for Town Council review

The Economic Development Steering Committee will meet Wednesdays over the next several months before presenting their recommendations to Town Council in October. It is anticipated that recommendations from the Committee will lead to potential changes to Chapter 8 of the Town Plan (Economic Development).

Economic Development Steering Committee Membership:

Sharon Babbin, Planning Commission 
Rick Lanham, Planning Commission 
Tosha Woodard, Economic Development Commission
Ron Campbell, Town Council 
Marty Martinez, Town Council
 Rick Allison, Business Community Representative
 Charlie Keiler, Business Community Representative
 Brett Burk, Leesburg Resident Representative
 David Faliskie, Leesburg Resident Representative
 Staff Contact
Susan Berry Hill, Planning & Zoning Director
 Scott Parker, Assistant Town Manager


Current Status

The Economic Development Steering Committee will meet on on Wednesday, November 8, 2017  at Town Hall, Lower Level Conference Room 1,  25 W. Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176.

Please note that the last 10 minutes of the meeting are reserved for public comment.

*The trip to Greenville, South Carolina scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 has been cancelled.  There will be a presentation related to the efforts of Greenville at a future meeting.

Please click here to view the current Economic Development Steering Committee Meeting Schedule.

Additional Information

All public comment should be addressed to Scott Parker, Staff Liaison.