Leesburg Town Manager John Wells told the Leesburg Town
Council during its Oct. 22 meeting that he would retire on Oct. 3, 2014.
Wells, who began working for the town after a stint with Loudoun County Government, told the council that he wanted to spend time with his grandchildren rather than watching them “grow up on Skype,” according to a Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd.
“The council, to a person, was saddened to learn this,” Umstattd said in a message to Patch. “We all have the highest regard for John and are going to miss him terribly. His humor and ability to work with diverse individuals have made him the ideal manager for the town.”
Umstattd said the town would work with Wells and Deputy Town Manager Kaj Dentler to make the transition easy for everyone and continue the “corporate culture” Wells helped build.