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Warrenton Town Manager Ken McLawhon to retire Jan. 1

Saturday, Oct. 18 | By Jonathan Hunley
Ken McLawhon, Warrenton's town manager for nearly 13 years, will retire from the job Jan. 1 to take another position.

The news was announced Saturday afternoon in a statement from Warrenton Mayor Powell L. Duggan and McLawhon, who has logged 30 years of government service overall.

"Ken has served Warrenton well," Duggan also wrote in an email Friday evening to Town Council members. "I believe that we have reached the pinnacle with respect to maintaining a very good level of services, while continuing to give annual raises to our employees and not unduly burdening our citizens and businesses with taxes. Ken has played a critical role in this. We are the envy of many other towns."

Duggan noted in the written statement Saturday that McLawhon has led an efficient government in Warrenton while ensuring a low tax rate for property owners. Fauquier's county seat has the lowest real-estate tax levy in Virginia at $0.015 per $100 of assessed value.

Because McLawhon has served for 30 years in Virginia, he can officially retire as Warrenton town manager and still take another job.

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