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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Algonkian District

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are elected to a four year term. Loudoun County, Virginia is divided into eight magisterial districts: Algonkian, Ashburn, Blue Ridge, Broad Run, Catoctin, Dulles, Leesburg, and Sterling. The magisterial districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Loudoun County. There is also a Chair elected by the county at-large, bringing total Board membership to 9. A Vice-Chair is selected by the Board from amongst its membership. The Board of Supervisors sets county policies, adopts ordinances, appropriates funds, approves land rezonings and special exceptions to the zoning ordinance, and carries out other responsibilities set forth by the State Code. The Board appoints a County Administrator, who manages county operations; the Planning Commission, which serves in an advisory capacity on land use issues; and various other boards and commissions. The Board also appoints the County Attorney. The Board of Supervisors acts within the limits set forth by the Virginia General Assembly.

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    Juli Briskman

  • Suzanne Volpe

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

How do YOU describe the job of a Supervisor?

What about your background makes you a good choice for this position?

What position papers/ Q&As have you completed and where can a voter find them?

What long-term (chronic) issues do you want to address while in office?

Twitter @julibriskman
Experience Newspaper Reporter, Editor, Publishing Marketer, PR Director, Marketing & Admissions Director, CMO, Community Liaison Officer at two U.S. Embassies, Grant Writer. PTA Mom, athletics volunteer & fundraiser, co-found of local running club, Scout mom.
Education BSA Journalism w/ Business Minor, The Ohio State University. MBA Marketing, Johns Hopkins University. Certificate in Digital Marketing, Georgetown University
Age 52
My top priority is school funding. For the past eight years, our school board has been forced to cut critical positions, resources, and safety measures that directly impact our kids' quality of education and our teachers' ability to do their jobs. Walk radius' have increased, ELL teacher positions have been cut, important mental health positions have gone unfilled and even bus maintenance has been delayed. All of this has been in service of the arbitrary goal of never raising property taxes. Our teachers are suffering as they have to spend more and more of their own money on resources even while they cannot afford to live in the county where they serve. When a teacher lives in West Virginia, he or she is much less likely to support an after school program or come in early to help students. Our school system has been great but it is starting to show this lack of investment. This must change in order to give our children the future they deserve.
The job of a Supervisor is to listen to constituents and work with them to make their lives better. But it is not just to be reactive. I believe a Supervisor can be proactive on issues in their district and the county. In Algonkian we have two shopping centers slated for redevelopment in the 2019 Comprehensive Plan. They have become an eyesore and residents are bewildered as to how they could have fallen into such high vacancy rates and disrepair when new developments like One Loudoun and Cascades Overlook have sprouted up. A Supervisor could be working with center owners and tenants to find solutions to these issues before the stores and restaurants all start to close. The two main jobs of the Board are land use decisions and the county budget. But this will entail thoughtful decisions on things like school funding, zoning ordinances as we seek to solve our unmet housing needs, quality of life issues such as green spaces and transportation and our impact on the environment.
I have lived and worked in the county for nearly 20 years. I am a single mom and I understand the pressures of living in this community, parenting, and maintaining a home and quality of life for my children.

My kids have been educated through our public school system and now are attending Dominion High School. I have first-hand experience of second languages being taken out of our elementary schools and walk radiuses increasing as part of school budget cuts.

I have been deeply involved in my community, volunteering for the PTA and as a room mom and classroom assistant. I have volunteered and raised money for my children's athletic teams and Scouts. I serve on committees at Dominion and for Scouts. I am a co-founder of a local running club. I know what it take to bring a team together and get things done.
We have responded to questionnaires from the Loudoun-Times Mirror, which will be available in print and online.
School funding, the county energy plan, our unmet housing needs, as well as green spaces and multimodal forms of transportation are all chronic issues I want to deal with while in office. Sending a proactive legislative agenda to Richmond that supports women, our first responders and our schools will also be a priority.
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