Leesburg, VA – The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce through its Nonprofit Initiative (NPI) recently announced its recognition of Peter Burnett as its first Community Leader of 2011. Burnett and his firm, Burnett & Williams, were recognized for their many years of commitment to the community and in particular for their work with Loudoun Cares and its ongoing effort to build a Nonprofit Center in downtown Leesburg. Burnett commented, “We know the difference quality support can make for our clients whose lives have unexpectedly been turned upside down and for members of our community who have fallen on hard times. We are committed to going the extra mile for our clients and our fellow citizens in need”. Burnett & Williams’ staff contributes individual volunteer hours as well as legal services in support of the acquisition and renovation of the Loudoun Cares building on South King Street.
The Nonprofit Center currently hosts several tenants and plans for the second phase of renovation are moving forward. The plans include more tenant space and a meeting facility that will incorporate the first green roof top in Leesburg. Loudoun Cares Executive Director Andy Johnston notes “The building and our vision for it has been made possible by Peter’s leadership and passion for community building. Fortunately his passion is contagious and filters out through everyone working in the firm of Burnett & Williams.” Burnett championed a downtown location that included parking and was accessible to public transportation. His unique combination of business and design skills fostered the idea that the building can serve the community and contribute to the revitalization of downtown Leesburg.