The Town of Middleburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The eight member Town Council includes seven Council Members and a Mayor, who votes only in the case of a tie. All are elected at-large, with Council Members serving four year terms and the Mayor serving a two year term. The Town Council represents the citizens of Middleburg in the governing process and acts on their behalf with regard to regional and local issues, as well as State and Federal matters. The Town Council appoints the Town Administrator, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and Chief of Police, as well as members of various boards, commissions and committees.
The Town Council is the legislative authority and sets the policies under which the Town operates. Duties of the Town Council include enacting legislation, approving programs, adopting the Annual Operating and Capital Budgets, and appropriating funds for specific services to the Town’s residents, businesses and visitors. The Town Council provides leadership through policy development on current practices and issues impacting the Town’s future over time.
INTERESTING IN RUNNING FOR MAYOR OR TOWN COUNCIL?
Candidates interested in running for public office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to appear on the ballot. Information from the Virginia State Board of Elections about becoming a candidate.
Candidate information, forms and reports may also be obtained by contacting:
Virginia State Board of Elections
Washington Building, First Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 864-8901
Toll free: (800) 552-9745
If you have any questions about the requirements for running for office, please contact the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration at (703) 777-0380.
Unless otherwise scheduled, the Town Council meets in regular meeting on the second Thursday of each month, in work session on the fourth Thursday of each month and in special meetings as needed. The Council meetings are held in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 10 W. Marshall Street. Meetings generally begin at 6:00 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Individuals or groups wishing to speak during a regular Council meeting shall be recognized by the Mayor during the Public Comment section of the meeting. Groups wishing to make a presentation are encouraged to submit a written request to the Town Clerk by noon on the Friday prior to the regular meeting date. Public comments are for the purpose of allowing members of the public to present any Town business related matter, which in their opinion, deserves the attention of the Council. Public comments shall be accepted for a maximum of 30 minutes during the meeting.
GUIDELINES FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
*Individuals will be limited to three minutes (5 minutes if representing a group);
*Remarks must be addressed to the Mayor & Council - not to the staff, audience or media;
*Speakers must approach the podium and speak directly into the microphone and give their full name and address;
*Comments should not be offered during the Public Comment period which pertain to a matter which is the subject of a public hearing.
Individuals appearing before the Council will not be allowed to:
*Market or solicit business from the Town;
*Use profanity or vulgar language or gestures;
*Use language which insults or demeans any person;
*Make non-germane or frivolous statements;
*Interrupt other speakers or engage in behavior that disrupts the meeting;
*Engage in behavior that intimidates others;
*Address the Council on issues that do not concern the services, policies or affairs of the Town.
PLACING ITEMS ON A COUNCIL AGENDA
Any member of the public may request that an item be placed on a meeting agenda by contacting the Town Clerk at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Items that are based on a statutory requirement will be automatically placed on the agenda. Requests for items that do not have a statutory requirement may only be added to the agenda if the Mayor or a member of Council agrees to sponsor such request.
The full text of the Council's Rules of Procedure are available online or through the Office of the Town Clerk.
Trowbridge "Bridge" Littleton
Bridge Littleton was elected as Mayor, effective July 2018. His term runs through June 2020.
Darlene Kirk, Vice Mayor
Darlene Kirk was re-elected, effective July 2018. Her term runs through June 2022.
Peter Leonard-Morgan was re-elected , effective July 2018. This term runs through June 2022.
J. Kevin Daly
J. Kevin Daly was elected, effective July 2016. His term runs through June 2020.
Philip Miller was elected, effective July 2016. His term runs through June 2020.
Kevin Hazard was re-elected, effective July 2018. His term runs through June 2022.
Cindy C. Pearson was elected, effective July 2018. Her term runs through June 2022.
Chris Bernard was elected to the Council on November 6, 2018 during a special election. His term runs through June 2020.