(Jan. 31, 2014) – The Leesburg Town Council voted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to hire Deputy Town Manager, Kaj Dentler, as Town Manager with a start date of October 4, 2014. Dentler will replace John Wells when Wells retires October 3rd.
Mayor Kristen Umstattd stated that the decision to provide an eight month transition period would allow Wells and Dentler to ensure a smooth transition.
“We have full confidence in Kaj’s ability to continue and build on the legacy that John Wells has created,” said Umstattd, citing Wells’s work to make the Town more responsive to citizen concerns, more business-friendly, and more fiscally secure. “Like John, Kaj has a reputation for integrity, efficiency, frugality, and an appreciation of the importance of excellent customer service. As a Town resident since 1998, and through his work over the last several years, Kaj has shown a thorough understanding of what our citizens value and how Leesburg works. We anticipate Kaj being in this position for many years.”
Wells notified the Council last October that he would be retiring.