Mayor and Council Members

Town Council Mission

As stewards worthy of community trust, we work to discern, define, and implement an agenda to nurture and preserve our residents’ quality of life. Through Town Council policies and leadership, we foster an open, cooperative, and admired model government that encourages full public participation and ensures the level of services our citizens expect and deserve.

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Town Council Members

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Mayor Kwasi Fraser

Having resided in Purcellville since 2006, Kwasi Fraser, his wife, Angela, and their three children settled in Purcellville because they like its balance of old and new, its small town warmth, and consider it a great place to raise their family. During the past few years, Fraser has actively engaged in community service including youth sports and school activities.

Fraser’s distinguished corporate career includes significant bottom line contributions at AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Marriott International, and Verizon. In his current position and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he provides leadership in operational efficiency, revenue growth, and sustainability.

In addition to his corporate experience and strong work ethic, Fraser possesses an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University, an Executive Education certificate from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stony Brook University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute.

As Mayor of Purcellville, Kwasi Fraser, along with his fellow town council members, is actively working to place the needs of Purcellville's citizens first to preserve their quality of life and also to create lasting value for the town.

The Mayor's most recent "State of the Town" presentation is available at this link.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020 

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Council Member Nedim Ogelman

Nedim Ogelman became involved in town government to help make sure Purcellville puts citizens before special interests.  A lifelong student and practicioner of good democratic governance, Nedim has a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Government and History from The Colorado College.  He completed Virginia's 83rd Certified Planning Commissioner Program in 2015.  His commitment to responsive local governance is founded on five pillars:  honesty, transparency, commitment, discipline, and patience. Nedim was elected Vice-Mayor by his colleagues for the period of July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.
Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Vice Mayor Tip Stinnette

Tip Stinnette is the Principal Advisor for the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service and the key advisor to the Executive Director. He is responsible for collaborating across Lines of Business and Staff Offices within the FAA to promote the mission and strategic goals of the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service and the Office of Aviation Safety. He works closely with the Air Traffic Organization and other Lines of Business regarding integration of new entrants into the National Airspace System. He provides crucial advice on major policies, applicable safety approvals, processes, and procedures and is proactive in driving the successful delivery of Air Traffic Safety Oversight services to stakeholders across the FAA, federal government organizations, the military community, and aviation industry, both domestic and abroad.

Prior to becoming the Principal Advisor for Air Traffic Safety Standards Oversight, Tip was the Director for Air Traffic Safety Standards within the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service.  The division provides policy oversight of Air Traffic Organization safety standards.  They also review and approve national level changes pertaining to separation standards, changes to the Safety Management System, Safety Risk Management mitigation strategies for applicable procedures and future systems, and provide safety oversight of aeronautical information products and services.  The division employs a systems safety approach informed by risk-based, data-supported research and analysis.  They manage the conduct of scheduled and unscheduled audits and investigations and provide skilled Air Traffic Safety Inspectors to support surveillance activities. Prior to coming to the FAA, Tip was a Colonel in the USAF serving in multiple leadership positions ranging from C-130 Hercules Squadron Commander to overseas Wing Commander and Numbered Air Force Deputy Commander.

Tip holds a Masters in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Army War College at Carlisle Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute.  He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022

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Council Member Joel D. Grewe

Joel Grewe has lived and worked here in Purcellville for more than a decade. He is comfortable with whipping up budgets, organizing teams, keeping stakeholders informed and teaching leadership and ethics. These are daily skills he uses in his work as director of Generation Joshua, a nonprofit headquartered here in town that teaches American government, politics, and leadership to high school students nationwide. Joel has also served on his HOA board as needed since 2011.

He and his wife, Christie, spend their days staying one step ahead of their three boys. He grew up on a farm in Washington State and then moved to Virginia in 2004 where he and his wife Christie have chosen to raise their three boys. Joel has a bachelor’s degree in Government from Eastern Washington University.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022

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Council Member Ted Greenly

Ted Greenly, his spouse Joy and Meshari their 11year old son have lived in Purcellville for 9 years.  In November of 2017, Ted was appointed to fill a council vacancy upon the departure of Council Member Grim.  Over the next 4 months Ted also served as the Council Liaison for the Tree and Environmental Sustainability Committee and is the town representative on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Planning Coordination and Advisory Committee (PCAC).  Ted’s wife is a small business owner in Purcellville and his son attends Emerick Elementary.  Ted and Joy have been active coaches for Meshari’s Little League teams over the past years and the whole family enjoys outdoor activities. Ted is a military veteran and now has over 30 years of combined federal service time.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2022

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Council Member Chris Bledsoe

Chris and his wife, Kamie, are both native Virginians and have raised two daughters in Loudoun County Public Schools, both graduating from Loudoun Valley High School.  Their family moved to Loudoun County in 1989 and to Purcellville in 2003.  Very active in the town of Purcellville during his time here, Bledsoe served as a member and Chairman of the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board over a period of six years and as a Commissioner on the town's Planning Commission where he also completed training to become a Certified Planning Commissioner.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion Valley Homeowners' Association.  Bledsoe is a Program Manager for Vidsys, Inc., a software company based in Vienna, VA.  He has more than thirty years of IT experience and twenty years of consulting and program management experience.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Council member Ryan Cool

Ryan J. Cool is an 8 year resident of Purcellville and is the proud Father of two children, Ashlyn and Ryan Jr “RJ”.

His focus in serving the Citizens of Purcellville mirrors what citizens have voiced concern over for years:  fiscal discipline, maintain our small Town character, and managed growth that maintains our small Town character while also being fiscally responsible.

Ryan’s core belief is that Government is only effective when the community is involved making all views known, those opinions are acknowledged, and decisions are made by individuals who have the entire community in mind.

Serving on the Town Council requires being a proactive advocate on behalf of the residents, the issues, and the needs of Purcellville.  Citizens often forget that elected officials work for them. They are not to represent their own personal interests or those of others with whom they have certain specific and special interests. My #1 priority is the people of Purcellville and any others in the greater Purcellville community that have a stake in the future of this great Town.

Ryan has an MA in Public Policy from the University at Albany, a BA in Political Science from SUNY Potsdam and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).  His professional background includes Policy Analysis, Financial and Project Management, and Congressional Affairs.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Photo of Mayor Fraser courtesy of Scott Crawford; Photo of Council member Chris Bledsoe courtesy of Mike Beaty; Photos of Council members Greenly, Grewe, Cool, Stinnette and Ogelman are contributed photos.