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James City County names Leo Rogers as County Attorney

Date: August 12, 2004


Contact: Ruth Richey, JCC Communications


Phone:(757) 253-6864



Leo Rogers

James City County's Board of Supervisors has appointed Leo P. Rogers as County Attorney effective Sept. 1. He has served as Deputy County Attorney since 1994 and was Assistant County Attorney from 1990 to 1994.


Rogers succeeds longtime County Attorney Frank Morton, who announced in June that he was retiring after 31 years with the County.


"I would like to thank the Board of Supervisors for its vote of confidence in me. I also want to express my gratitude to County Administrator Sandy Wanner for his continued support and Frank Morton, who mentored me for the past 14 years," Rogers said. "I look forward to continuing to work with County employees. It's truly the people I work with that make James City County special."


Rogers was the recipient of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia (LGA) 2004 Cherin Award. The Cherin Award is presented to an attorney with at least 10 years of local government experience who has demonstrated distinguished service, the highest ethical and professional principles, and enhanced the image of local government attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


In addition, Rogers has received the Chairman's Award twice from the Board of Supervisors. In 1997, he was honored for his instrumental role in the County's acquisition of the 217-acre Mainland Farms, which is the oldest active farm in the United States. In 1991, he was cited for his work creating an affordable health care clinic, which is now Olde Towne Medical Center and serves more than 10,000 patients a year.


Rogers is a graduate of Rutgers College in New Jersey. In 1988, he graduated from the College of William & Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he currently serves as an adjunct instructor. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc.


Rogers lives with his wife, Paige, and their four children in James City County.


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