Residents invited to discuss proposed fiscal 2014 budget

Loudoun County has scheduled public hearings to allow residents to comment on the proposed fiscal 2014 budget.

The first hearing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the county’s Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE , Leesburg. If a second hearing is needed, it will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Board of Supervisors will also have a public hearing at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Ct., Ashburn.

Residents who want to offer comments at the hearings must sign up for a speaking slot by calling 703-777-0200.

Comments may also be submitted to supervisors by e-mailing; calling 703-777-0115; or writing to the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, Va. 20177.

The board will have budget work sessions next month and is scheduled to adopt the budget April 3.

Information about the proposed budget and the budget process is at

Masquerade ball to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity will host a masquerade ball and silent auction Saturday to raise money to build houses for families in need in Loudoun County.

The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the River Creek Country Club in Leesburg, will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction of items that will include Walt Disney World passes, wine gift baskets, a ski package at Liberty Mountain and restaurant gift certificates.

“This valuable fundraiser provides a critical source of funding for our building initiatives that help put deserving families in homes of their own,” Loudoun Habitat Executive Director Jeff Dee said in a statement.

Tickets are $150 and are available at or by calling 703-737-6772.

Three -part series offeredon securing venture capital

Loudoun County is offering “Equity 101,” a three-part series for entrepreneurs and business owners who are interested in seeking angel and venture capital investment for the first time.

The series starts will run for three Wednesdays starting this week. Sessions will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University’s Loudoun campus, 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Suite 210, Sterling. The cost is $25 per session or $60 for all three. Register at

For information, call the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development at 703-777-0426.