On Thursday, October 4, ten students and three staff members from the Konrad-Adenauer-Schule school met with the Mayor of the Town of Leesburg, Kristen Umstattd and Scott York, Chairman At-Large of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. These students and staff from Germany are participating in a two-week exchange program with students at Monroe Technology Center.
Mayor Umstattd spent over an hour with the German Delegation teaching them about Leesburg town government. The Town of Leesburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and six Council Members elected at large on a non-partisan basis. Mayor Umstattd was able to communicate a bit in German and the students were able to sit in the same chairs occupied by the town council during their meetings.
Later that same afternoon Chairman York and his aide, Robin Bartok, hosted the students in their board room. They went over the responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors and answered any questions posed by the students. We want to thank our local government for being so welcoming to the German students and taking the time to teach them how we do things in Leesburg.