PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 4, 2016 — Robert W. Lohr, Jr., Town Manager of Purcellville, Virginia, was recently recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for his 30 years of service dedicated to the local government profession.
Mr. Lohr has served as Town Manager of Purcellville since March of 1993, during which time the population has grown from approximately 1,600 residents to an estimated 9,000 residents. Prior to serving as Town Manager of Purcellville, Mr. Lohr was Town Manager of New Market, VA, for seven years.
Throughout his tenure with Purcellville, Mr. Lohr has overseen the Town government during a time of unprecedented growth in residents and businesses. Also during this period, the Town of Purcellville managed the construction of the Basham Simms Wastewater Treatment Plant, bringing the Town’s wastewater services into compliance with federal and state mandates; built a new Maintenance Facility, protecting the Town’s equipment and assets; purchased the Fireman’s Field complex, including the historic Bush Tabernacle; renovated the old Purcellville Baptist Church as the new Town Hall building; strengthened the historic downtown through streetscape improvements and preservation of historic assets, such as the Purcellville Train Station; and achieved financial strength and stability, recognized by a AAA bond rating and awards for fiscal management.
Mr. Lohr has emphasized a culture of customer service, ensuring that residents receive the attention and services they need from Town staff in a friendly and supportive manner. Mr. Lohr also prides himself on cultivating an organization of integrity and transparency, and he works closely with Council Members in their efforts to make Purcellville an ideal place to live, work, and prosper.
The Town applauds Mr. Lohr on his dedicated service to the community and for achieving this recognition from ICMA on his 30 years of service.