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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Loudoun County Administrator Receives Visionary Leadership Award

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Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has received the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) Institute for Regional Excellence. The annual award recognizes top government officials for their career achievements and outstanding contributions to the region and their home jurisdictions.  

As the chief administrative officer of Loudoun County, Hemstreet is active in a number of collaborative efforts across the National Capital Region, including COG. Hemstreet currently serves as chair of COG’s Homeland Security Executive Committee, which is responsible for regional emergency planning and setting priorities for spending the region’s share of federal homeland security funding.

“Tim Hemstreet has been a fantastic leader and Administrator for Loudoun County, and we are glad that the entire Washington region has been able to benefit from his expertise,” said Dulles District Supervisor Matt Letourneau, who also serves as chairman of the COG Board of Directors. “This award is well deserved and a fitting tribute for his work to bring the region together on critical public safety and homeland security issues, which are among our most fundamental responsibilities in government.”

Hemstreet has been county administrator in one of the fastest growing counties in the United States since 2009. Hemstreet oversees more than 5,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees in a county with an annual budget of $2.6 billion. The Office of the County Administrator is the highest level management office of the Loudoun County government. The county administrator directs and supervises the day-to-day operations of county departments and agencies under the direct control of the elected Board of Supervisors. He also serves as the Board of Supervisors’ official liaison to the constitutional officers, the judiciary, and state and regional agencies.

Significant decisions made by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors during Hemstreet’s tenure include the decision to extend Metrorail’s Silver Line into Loudoun County, a large expansion in transportation infrastructure projects, reform of the Fire and Rescue Service System, and business-friendly legislation to further enhance Loudoun’s position as a preferred destination for top employers.
The Institute for Regional Excellence, in cooperation with George Washington University, offers a graduate-level Certified Public Manager training program. Hemstreet was presented with the 2018 Visionary Leadership Award at the institute’s graduation ceremony on October 12, 2018.

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