Community Services

The Loudoun County Community Services Board has appointed Robert E. Lassiter to be executive director. Lassiter has been a director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

Lassiter has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse treatment fields. Lassiter will join the county Sept 24.

Branch Librarian Named

Loudoun Public Libraries has selected Carolyn Watson as branch manager of the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, expected to open in December 1991.

Watson will begin the job at the end of this month. Her responsibilities will include overseeing selection of 70,000 books, taking part in construction meetings and working on plans for furniture, shelving and equipment.

The library branch, which will be built on Route 7 next to Northern Virginia Community College's Loudoun campus, will be the largest in the county system. It will house about 140,000 books.

Watson comes to Loudoun County from Shepherd College, where she has been information services coordinator in the library. She also taught undergraduate library courses for 10 years.

Before that, she worked at public, academic and federal library posts, including helping to open a new regional branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida.

Association President

Grant H. Prillaman, administrator of Loudoun County's Office of Youth Services, has been elected president of the Virginia Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Association. The professional association, formed in 1984 to provide improved communication and advocacy to state government and legislators, is made up of members of Offices of Youth throughout Virginia. It also provides members with regular opportunities for training and professional development. Prillaman came to Loudoun County in 1986. He and his wife, Lew, have three children.