Mike Turner - Ashburn Supervisor

Mike Turner - Ashburn Supervisor Ashburn Supervisor Michael R. Turner serves as the Chair of the Board of Supervisors Transportation

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11/19/2021

I completely agree with Chair Randall’s comments.

I attended the “uncoupling” (the firefighter version of a ribbon-cutting) at Station 10 in Luckett’s on Thursday. What a...
11/10/2021

I attended the “uncoupling” (the firefighter version of a ribbon-cutting) at Station 10 in Luckett’s on Thursday. What a great event, and what a fantastic new station! This new station, fully supported by the community, retains the old station for community uses while building a new, state-of-the art facility for one of our western firefighting and EMS teams responsible for emergency coverage of over 40 square miles of western Loudoun County. These new facilities are vital upgrades to our capacity. They help reduce response times and protect the lives of our fire and rescue, career and volunteer first responders with modern carcinogen decontamination areas now considered essential workplace safety measures. I’m so very proud of all the members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System!

I attended the “uncoupling” (the firefighter version of a ribbon-cutting) at Station 10 in Luckett’s on Thursday. What a great event, and what a fantastic new station! This new station, fully supported by the community, retains the old station for community uses while building a new, state-of-the art facility for one of our western firefighting and EMS teams responsible for emergency coverage of over 40 square miles of western Loudoun County. These new facilities are vital upgrades to our capacity. They help reduce response times and protect the lives of our fire and rescue, career and volunteer first responders with modern carcinogen decontamination areas now considered essential workplace safety measures. I’m so very proud of all the members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System!

As the Chair of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, I was pleased today to attend the groundbreaking for the long...
11/10/2021

As the Chair of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, I was pleased today to attend the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Northstar Blvd extension project, eight years in the making. This critical north/south road project will finally link Rte 50 and Ashburn in a continuous connection and fill a critical “broken link” in Loudoun County’s road network.

As the Chair of the Transportation and Land Use Committee, I was pleased today to attend the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Northstar Blvd extension project, eight years in the making. This critical north/south road project will finally link Rte 50 and Ashburn in a continuous connection and fill a critical “broken link” in Loudoun County’s road network.

Great Halloween Parade last night... Handed out a ton of candy!
11/01/2021

Great Halloween Parade last night... Handed out a ton of candy!

Great Halloween Parade last night... Handed out a ton of candy!

I was happy to attend the grand opening for Xelevate this morning. Xelevate is run by a terrific and cutting edge team. ...
10/20/2021

I was happy to attend the grand opening for Xelevate this morning. Xelevate is run by a terrific and cutting edge team. We’re excited to have them in Loudoun County!

Friends, by now you’re likely aware of the focus on Loudoun County for two alleged sexual assaults that took place at St...
10/14/2021

Friends, by now you’re likely aware of the focus on Loudoun County for two alleged sexual assaults that took place at Stone Bridge High School on May 28th and Broad Run High School on Oct 6th. Criminal charges have been filed in both cases. Loudoun County Chair Phyllis Randall issued the attached press release today, and it provides all of the facts we know of to date. I urge you to read it in it’s entirety.

As a parent, I have some pretty strong opinions about how “the system” could possibly allow a teenager in detention for two counts of sexual assault to go back to school, but as Chair Randall says, we are only learning the details as you are. There is an enormous amount of mis- and disinformation out there, much of it politicized, so please take the time to understand all of the facts by reading the attached release.

10/14/2021

***IMPORTANT***
In order to maintain electric reliability for their customers, Dominion Energy will be replacing a conductor on their 230kV electric transmission line that runs alongside the trail through Ashburn. To ensure that this is done safely and swiftly, the work will require the closure of and detour around a 3.6-mile section of the W&OD Trail, from Loudoun County Parkway west to the eastern side of the Claiborne Parkway overpass. To travel around this area, a signed detour route, mostly along Gloucester Parkway, will be provided.
The re-string operations are scheduled to begin on Monday, October 18, and last through Friday, October 22, with the following week reserved as a contingency option.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for more information on Dominion Energy's construction process, please visit powerlines101.dominionenergy.com.

I was very proud last week to address our most recent firefighter, EMT and Advanced EMT classes at their graduation cere...
09/30/2021

I was very proud last week to address our most recent firefighter, EMT and Advanced EMT classes at their graduation ceremonies. What an inspiring event. We are very blessed to have among us in our community such a fine group of dedicated, talented and deeply committed first-responders. Of note, the staff commented these classes had the highest percentage of female graduates seen to date. Well done, LCFRS team!

https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=7001

I was very proud last week to address our most recent firefighter, EMT and Advanced EMT classes at their graduation ceremonies. What an inspiring event. We are very blessed to have among us in our community such a fine group of dedicated, talented and deeply committed first-responders. Of note, the staff commented these classes had the highest percentage of female graduates seen to date. Well done, LCFRS team!

https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=7001

The Board of Supervisors will be conducting a sustainable energy workshop tomorrow, viewable by the public, to begin the...
09/28/2021
Loudoun Supervisors Plan Energy Strategies Workshop - Loudoun Now

The Board of Supervisors will be conducting a sustainable energy workshop tomorrow, viewable by the public, to begin the process of updating the County Energy Strategy. Written in 2009, this award-winning strategy is now badly outdated and in need of a complete rewrite.
https://loudounnow.com/2021/09/27/loudoun-supervisors-plan-energy-strategies-workshop/

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled an Energy Strategies Planning Workshop for Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.

For those of you interested in some of the granular details of county planning, here's some insight into how we determin...
09/28/2021
Fiscal Impact Committee | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

For those of you interested in some of the granular details of county planning, here's some insight into how we determine what county facilities are needed to support our growth. I'm the Supervisor Ex-Officio Chair of the Fiscal Impact Committee (FIC), a citizen stakeholder committee that reviews the formulas the county staff uses to plan for growth over the next 20 years. This process has several steps and is updated every two years. First, we review and approve the Facility Standards (e.g. we need one fire station for every 100K people, etc.). Next, using the Facilities Standards, we develop the Capital Intensity Factor (CIF: the formula used to assess the amount needed per house built to help pay for county infrastructure to support those houses) and the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA: total facilities needed for the next 20 years). We then use the CIF to calculate the total voluntary contribution (proffer) we need from each developer by type of house and the CNA to actually load projected capital projects into the six-year Capital Improvement Plan. If this sounds complex it is. If it sounds boring, believe me, it's not. This group of very dedicated developers and community advocacy groups spend a lot of time working to ensure we can accommodate growth in a controlled and planned way to preserve the uniqueness of Loudoun County. Most land in Loudoun County is privately owned, so simply stopping growth is not an option. That would also make most houses completely unaffordable. The Board of Supervisors, County Staff and advisory committees like FIC work together to control and shape growth into something that will preserve our quality of life. Man I love this job!

https://www.loudoun.gov/490/Fiscal-Impact-Committee

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Loudoun County advisory bodies are conducting "electronic meetings" under Virginia Code Section 2.2- 3708.2(A)(3) during the local emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ratified by the Board of Supervisors on March 17, 2020. Information on....

09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!

It is as important today as it has ever been to be thankful and show special appreciation to everyone who works hard to serve our community. Showing gratitude is important for more than just one day out of every year, but its meaning is especially impactful now while our community and our nation works to rebuild from the pandemic economy. Always remember to say, “thank you” and to tip extra when you can.

This week, my office published an update to the status of projects and developments in the Ashburn District. I want to o...
09/02/2021
Projects & Developments - Ashburn District Update

This week, my office published an update to the status of projects and developments in the Ashburn District. I want to offer a special thanks to my Chief of Staff, Rachael Mai, and my Legislative Aide, Joel Gicker, for putting this together. If you would like to receive my regular newsletter, please email my Legislative Aide, Joel Gicker, at [email protected] so he can add you to our distribution list.

Greetings Ashburn/Lansdowne! I’m pleased to offer our Infrastructure Edition of the Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer. When I was elected in 2019, I was told by quite a few people the Ashburn District was “bui

I’d like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family of Loudoun County School Board Member, Leslee King, who p...
08/31/2021

I’d like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family of Loudoun County School Board Member, Leslee King, who passed away this week. Ms. King answered the call to public service, was a fierce advocate for Loudoun County school children, and dedicated herself to that service during one of the most challenging times in Loudoun County Public Schools history. We will all miss her greatly.

I’d like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family of Loudoun County School Board Member, Leslee King, who passed away this week. Ms. King answered the call to public service, was a fierce advocate for Loudoun County school children, and dedicated herself to that service during one of the most challenging times in Loudoun County Public Schools history. We will all miss her greatly.

On Friday, August 27th, I had the great joy of welcoming Empower Chiropractic to Loudoun County. Congratulations on a su...
08/31/2021

On Friday, August 27th, I had the great joy of welcoming Empower Chiropractic to Loudoun County. Congratulations on a successful opening Empower Chiropractic - Ashburn, VA!

On Friday, August 27th, I had the great joy of welcoming Empower Chiropractic to Loudoun County. Congratulations on a successful opening Empower Chiropractic - Ashburn, VA!

Check out this week's edition of the Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer for information about the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, ex...
08/22/2021
The Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer

Check out this week's edition of the Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer for information about the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, extended operation of Loudoun's Dulles Town Center vaccination site, how to participate in the Regional Hazard Mitigation Survey, financing opportunities for first time home buyers and more!

Greetings Ashburn/Lansdowne! Not surprisingly, the first three articles in this week’s Flyer are about COVID and the Delta variant. As I write this, the governors of several states where hospitals hav

08/22/2021

From the Sheriff’s Office.

I was happy to attend the 75th Indian Independence Day celebration on Aug 15th. Thanks to Notesnbeats in Ashburn for hos...
08/16/2021

I was happy to attend the 75th Indian Independence Day celebration on Aug 15th. Thanks to Notesnbeats in Ashburn for hosting this event!

07/16/2021

Congratulations to Capital Telecom Services! The full-service telecom, engineering and construction company is one of Loudoun's Inc. 5000-listed companies.

CTS celebrated its new Ashburn headquarters this week and looks to continue its fast-growing pace. Check out the variety of open positions at CTS and #WorkInLoudoun:

➡️ https://capitaltelecomusa.com/career/

I am happy to share the good news about LCSO implementing a pilot program to help empower members of the community who a...
07/02/2021

I am happy to share the good news about LCSO implementing a pilot program to help empower members of the community who are affected by mental health illness and drug addiction called "Community Assistance Response and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.)"

LCSO Announces Pilot Program to Empower People in Crisis

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman announced today the implementation of a pilot program to help empower members of the community who are affected by mental health illness and drug addiction.

This summer, the newly formed Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Community Assistance Response and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Team will assign one full-time deputy per shift to exclusively respond to and follow-up on mental health, su***de, overdose, and other calls for service involving critical issues. “As part of the C.A.R.E. Team, our deputies will conduct follow-ups to ensure families have adequate resources, services, and support,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

The deputies assigned to the team are all current School Resource Officers and are certified in both basic and advanced Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, as well as Fair and Impartial Policing and Insight Policing. “By drawing upon each deputy’s crisis intervention training skills and combining the expertise of our mental health professionals in Loudoun County, the team can link a person experiencing a behavioral crisis to the appropriate services and provide other effective responses to our community members and their families,” added Sheriff Chapman.

The goal of the C.A.R.E. Team is to increase the safety at the scene for everyone - the person in crisis, the deputies, and our community members.

The LCSO will continue to partner with Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services and other community partners to support and serve community members who are affected by mental illness and drug addiction.

The LCSO continues to be a leader in crisis intervention training in the region and has provided a valuable skill set that has assisted our staff in many instances to peacefully resolve potentially violent situations. The agency recently held its 50th session of CIT training in April reaching another milestone in the regionally and nationally recognized program. The LCSO has trained over 700 personnel from the local, state, and federal levels, as well as private organizations.

In 2012, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman set a goal of training 25% of sworn personnel in CIT after assessing the number of incidents involving mental illness in the county. In 2017, the LCSO exceeded that goal by having 100% of all uniformed patrol and corrections deputies with two or more years trained in CIT. In addition, 100 percent of all dispatchers and call takers in the Emergency Communications Center are also trained in CIT.

The CIT program is designed to promote positive interactions between law enforcement and persons in crisis and reduce injuries to deputies and persons in crisis.

06/28/2021

Tonight, I will be holding a Facebook Live virtual townhall for the Ashburn District, at 6:30pm.

The topics being discussed tonight include:

Updates to Metrorail Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
Applications for development in Ashburn District
Intersection Improvements in Ashburn District
New County Facilities
The Loudoun County Environmental Commission
The Status of Government Operations in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic

After a brief presentation, I will take questions on Facebook Live. If you are not able to join us at 6:30pm, but have questions you want answered, please email them to my legislative Aide at: [email protected]

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Friday! This week's edition of the Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer includes information about my upcoming virtual townhall...
06/25/2021
The Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer

Happy Friday!

This week's edition of the Ashburn-Lansdowne Flyer includes information about my upcoming virtual townhall, the Ashburn District's Vacancy on Loudoun Health Commission, LCSO's investigation into K*K literature littered in the yards of Ashburn residents and more.

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Greetings Ashburn/Lansdowne! This week, I was honored to visit many members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LCCFRS) team and learn firsthand about the jobs they do and the chall

This week, I was honored to visit many members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LCCFRS) team and l...
06/25/2021

This week, I was honored to visit many members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LCCFRS) team and learn firsthand about the jobs they do and the challenges they face. My sincere thanks to Systemwide Chief Keith Johnson, Deputy Chief and “A” Shift Commander Mike Nally, and the extraordinary men and women I met during my visit.

On Monday, I met with Chief Nally and spent the day visiting seven fire and rescue stations throughout the county. At about 3:00 PM, while in Purcellville, Chief Nally was notified of a structure fire in Sterling at the opposite end of the county. After a 23-mile drive with sirens and lights (delayed repeatedly by more drivers unaware of Virginia's Move Over Laws than I thought possible), we arrived at the scene of a fully involved, 2-alarm townhouse fire with flames visible on all floors. Outside temperature was about 95 degrees with a strong wind. I spent about an hour at the scene and got to witness incredible work and get a sense of the extraordinary physical challenges our first responders face.

Then on Wednesday, I visited our state-of-the art firefighter Wellness Center for a tour by Captain Scott Lantz and Center Manager, Taylor Goodman. I had asked Chief Johnson if I could take the Candidate Physical Ability Test, the test all new recruits must take to join the LCCFRS. The test consists of eight activities that measure a recruit’s ability to perform the routine physical tasks required by the job. You must wear a 50-lb vest throughout the test simulating the bunker gear firefighters wear during a fire, and each activity is separated by a 75’ walk. For the first test, an additional 25 lbs. was added to my shoulders to simulate a hose, then I was required to climb the equivalent of ten flights of stairs on the stair master within three minutes. That was followed by a 100’ hose drag, two ladder raises, a simulated forced door entry with a 10-lb sledgehammer, a 50’ crawl through a totally blacked out tunnel containing a series of over/under/around obstacles, a 100’ double fire extinguisher carry, and finally, two overhead roof venting exercises with a long-handle hook. Recruits are required to complete the entire test within 12 minutes, and I’m proud to say I recorded a very respectable time.

These two days were simply extraordinary, and my experiences talking with these remarkable men and women will inform my decision-making throughout my career as a Loudoun County Supervisor and beyond. Here’s an excerpt from my letter of appreciation to Chief Johnson:

“…Then there are the dozens of incredibly dedicated firefighters I met and came to know, not only during my ride-along but also who I observed during the Sterling fire. Please extend to all of them my thanks for their kindness and courtesy. My sense of déjà vu taking me back to my air rescue helicopter days was palpable for me during the entire day, but especially as I watched the men and women of the LCCFRS do their job at its most dangerous. There is a bond among first responders forged by a common commitment to the very highest standards of public service and sacrifice. It cuts across all superficial differences in our backgrounds, our lived experiences and our learning. It is an unspoken devotion to professionalism, to excellence and to an abiding concern for the welfare of others. Those qualities were abundantly evident in every member of your team I met and observed. They collectively and individually represent the very finest members of our community. Please pass along my very sincere thanks to them for their hospitality and service.”

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