Leadership Program Holding Sign-Ups

Leadership Loudoun is accepting applications from current and emerging community leaders representing the county's private, public and nonprofit sectors for its Class of 2000.

Now beginning its ninth year, Leadership Loudoun is a professional training program that promotes personal development through community networking. Participants explore community issues in an eight-month program from October to May.

"It is an opportunity to meet the movers and shakers involved in these issues and become a knowledgeable leader," said Jayne Cruce, program manager.

Twenty participants are selected each year. Graduates become members of Leadership Loudoun, joining 200 leaders who have completed the program since it began in 1992.

To recommend someone or request an application, call Cruce at 703-771-5511.

Domestic Violence Panel Seeks Applicants

The board of directors of Loudoun Abused Women Services (LAWS) is requesting a statement of interest and qualifications from county residents interested in serving on the board. LAWS provides services to families in crisis because of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The board meets on the fourth Wednesday evening of even-numbered months. Submit materials to B.J. Webb via fax at 703-771-7052 or e-mail at bjwebbsite@aol.com.

Library Offers Online Answers

Loudoun County public library's electronic reference service, ?Ask Us, is available for brief answers to factual questions and referrals via e-mail.

?Ask Us is accessible through the library's World Wide Web site, www.lcpl.lib.va.us. Responses are guaranteed within 72 hours.