Residents encouraged to join
county boards, commissions

Loudoun County residents interested in being actively involved in local government are encouraged to apply for openings on several advisory boards, commissions and committees.

Available positions include:

→Advisory Commission on Youth, one community representative.

→Courts Grounds and Facilities Committee, one at-large representative.

→Disability Services Board, five at-large representatives.

→Facilities Standards Manual Public Review Committee, at-large representatives.

→Family Services Advisory Board, one at-large representative.

→Heritage Commission, Broad Run District representative.

→Housing Choice Voucher Resident Advisory Board, two members (board members must be a resident of a Housing Choice Voucher household). For information, call Stuart Shatz, HCV division manager, at 703-737-8969.

→Landfill Special Exception Review Committee, nine representatives.

→Loudoun Health Council, one local physician, one health-care professional and one at-large physician representative.

→Lyme Disease Commission, Catoctin District representative.

→Other Post-Employment Benefits Investment Committee, at-large representative.

→Towing Advisory Board, one towing industry representative, one law enforcement representative and one citizen representative.

→Zoning Ordinance Action Group, three at-large representatives.

For information on specific vacancies, contact Sarah Adler, Office of the County Administrator, at 703-771-5034 or

Information about the boards, committees and commissions and the Board of Supervisors’ appointment process is at

Leesburg announces new human resources manager

Leesburg officials announced Tuesday that Karen Dilley has been hired as the town’s human resources manager.

Dilley will fill the position left vacant by Nancy Fixx, who retired. Dilly will start Monday.

Dilley has 10 years of human resources experience in a variety of industries, including local government, manufacturing and the nonprofit sector. She has a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s in labor relations and human resources from Michigan State University, Leesburg officials said in a statement.

Dilley’s duties will include staff recruitment and hiring, benefits administration and personnel evaluations.

A native of Michigan, Dilley moved to Northern Virginia in late 2010. She lives in Ashburn with her husband and two children.

Volunteers needed to provide income tax help

The county’s income tax assistance program — the Northern Virginia CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign — needs volunteers to help prepare taxes at no cost to working families and individuals who will have earned less than $51,000 this year.

Volunteers spend a few hours a week during the tax season to help prepare tax returns or serve as greeters, screeners, site coordinators and interpreters. Free tax certification training is provided by the Internal Revenue Service in January.

To volunteer or to ask questions about the program, contact Karen Velez at 703-771-5718 or for evening and Saturday morning opportunities, and Debra Bressler at 703-777-0505 or for weekday opportunities.

Information about the tax assistance program is at

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson