People Notes

People Notes

Send your organization’s announcement to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Bonnie Eaton at 703-917-6449.

Gary McKelvey of the Loudoun County Department of Information Technology has been elected chairman of the 821 MegaHertz (MHz) Technical Committee for Region 20, which includes Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

The committee reviews public safety applications for the use of radio frequencies in the 821-824 MHz band. These channels are part of the communication link for the new County 800 MHz Public Safety Radio Communication System. Following review by the Region 20 Technical Committee, the Federal Communications Commission grants local jurisdictions licenses to operate on these frequencies.

One of the committee’s most important tasks is to protect current public safety licensees from intra and inter-regional interference that would adversely impact the public safety personnel’s ability to communicate.

Loudoun County’s 800 MHz Public Safety Radio Communication System went online with the Sheriff’s Office in February 2002 and the Department of Fire and Rescue in March 2002.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has appointed 13 county residents to serve on a Citizens Advisory Committee for the Countywide Historic Resources Preservation Plan.

The committee will help guide historic preservation by drafting a plan to ensure that the county’s rich heritage resources are preserved for future generations.

The committee is expected to submit a draft plan to the Planning Commission for its consideration, with Board adoption of a plan by the end of next year.

The newly appointed committee members are: William Aird, David Clark, Douglas Foard, Thomas Hutchison, Dean Korpan, Steven Meserve, Kathryn Miller, W. Brown Morton, Theresa Campbell-Page, Warren Ruefer, Leah Thayer, Jack Walter, and Suzanne Wright.

More than 50 residents applied for membership on the committee. Those who were not chosen are encouraged to participate by attending the committee meetings, public workshops and public hearings associated with the project.

Residents may also keep up with the project through the county website at

The Loudoun Arts Council elected the following individuals to serve two-year terms as directors: Trisha Adams, J. Matthew Brown, Tom Callaghy, Susie Fordyce, David Galen, Barbara Justice, Penny Latham, Becky Lower, Rosemarie Pelletier, Chris Rossbach and Michael Weinberg, Augusta Dadiego, Julie Doiron, Cindy Hollister, Christopher Mare and Gale Waldron were also elected to serve a second two-year term.

Elected at a meeting at the Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg, Larry Rosenstrauch, Loudoun County’s Director of Economic Development, presented the keynote address, “The Arts as Marker for Quality of

Community Life.” Also at the meeting, outgoing president Joan

Rackham reviewed the accomplishments of the past year. The new board of directors then convened to elect officers, as follows: president, Julie Doiron; vice president, Gale Waldron; secretary, Cindy Hollister; and treasurer, Trisha Adams.

Kethandapatti G. Srinivas, M.D., of Sterling, peer review, Inova Fairfax Hospital, utilization review, Loudoun Hospital Center, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation by Gov. Mark Warner.

Ryan Reed, a soil scientist for Loudoun County and a member of Leesburg Toastmasters took first place in the Humorous Speech Contest, Area 48, District 27 of Toastmasters International. The Leesburg Club meets the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Thomas Balch Library on West Market Street. Call 703-406-3540.