Supervisors adopt code of ethics

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a code of ethics that holds the supervisors to high standards of personal conduct.

The 14-point policy declares that the supervisors should avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, and that they will treat one another, the public and staff members with professionalism, courtesy and respect. It also promises transparency in conducting public business and states that the board will support the rights and recognize the needs of all residents.

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Washington Post, January 24, 2016

Deal valued at $1.4 million

Loudoun County’s controversial eight-year, $2 million marketing agreement with Washington’s NFL team was worth $1.4 million in marketing value last year, according to a report from the county’s Department of Economic Development.

Washington Post, April 30, 2014

Supervisors defend deal

Members of the Board of Supervisors defended Loudoun County’s controversial marketing agreement with Washington’s NFL team during a budget work session Thursday, calling it a valuable economic development tool for the county but not saying how it promotes tourism.

Washington Post, March 15, 2014

The Post’s Tom Jackman comments on the issue here.

Marketing agreement criticized

Buried 784 pages deep in Loudoun’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is a $500,000 expenditure that has caused grumbling in the county’s rural business community. The expenditure represents Loudoun’s payment to the Washington NFL football team as part of an unusual eight-year marketing partnership.

February 26, 2014

The Post’s Tom Jackman weighs in on the story here.