The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is seeking recommendations for a county building, school, road, park or other facility that could be named for President Ronald Reagan, who died June 5.
Such an honor is uncommon and is generally reserved for historically significant figures with relevance to the county, said county government spokeswoman Nancy McCormick.
The most recently named sites, which are still under construction, commemorate local figures. Phil Bolen Park, southeast of Leesburg, is named for a former county administrator. Newton-Lee Elementary School in the Belmont Country Club development of Ashburn bears the names of two people who died on Sept. 11, 2001 -- Leesburg resident Dong Lee and Ashburn resident Christopher C. Newton.
The public can make recommendations at the next Board of Supervisors public hearing at 6:30 p.m. July 13 in the board meeting room of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE in Leesburg. Residents also can e-mail them to email@example.com, fax them to 703-777-0421, leave a message on the comment line at 703-777-0115, call the board office at 703-777-0204, or mail them to Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 1 Harrison St. SE, Fifth Floor, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177-7000.
The board earlier declared Feb. 6, 2005, and all subsequent anniversaries of Reagan's birth as President Ronald Reagan Day in Loudoun County.
-- SARAH PARK