Mayor and Council Members

Town Council Mission


As stewards worthy of community trust, we work to discern, define and implement an agenda to nurture and preserve our quality of life. Through our policies and leadership, we foster an open, cooperative and model government that encourages full public participation and ensures the level of services our citizens expect and deserve.

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Mayor Kwasi Fraser


Having resided in Purcellville since 2006, Kwasi Fraser, his wife, Angela, and their three children settled in Purcellville because they like its balance of old and new, its small town warmth, and consider it a great place to raise their family. During the past few years, Fraser has actively engaged in community service including youth sports and school activities.

Fraser’s distinguished corporate career includes significant bottom line contributions at AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Marriott International, and Verizon. In his current position and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he provides leadership in operational efficiency, revenue growth, and sustainability.

In addition to his corporate experience and strong work ethic, Fraser possesses an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University, an Executive Education certificate from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stony Brook University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute.

As Mayor of Purcellville, Kwasi Fraser, along with his fellow town council members, is actively working to place the needs of Purcellville's citizens first to preserve their quality of life and also to create lasting value for the town.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 

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Vice-Mayor Karen Jimmerson


Karen Jimmerson moved to Northern Virginia in 1992 while her husband was serving in the Marine Corps and in the same decade became a resident of Loudoun County. After residing in Leesburg for many years, Karen and her husband Richard chose Purcellville for the high quality of living, great schools, and wonderful small town atmosphere. Karen is a stay at home mom with three daughters who currently attend the local public high school, middle school, and elementary school. She currently serves as Secretary on the Old Dominion Valley HOA Board and is an active school and community volunteer.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

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Council Member Doug McCollum


Doug, a 1st-term Council member, is an eight-year resident of Purcellville and a lifetime resident of the greater D.C. area. He is a retired attorney and a graduate of Duke University and GWU Law. In Purcellville, he has served for 2 years on the Town’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, 4 years on the Planning Commission with 2 years as Chair. The Council appointed him to serve as Council Representative on the Planning Commission for the next 2 years. He has been a member of the Board of the Courts of St. Francis HOA since 2007 and president from 2009 through July 2014. He has also been an election officer for 2 elections. He is married with 2 sons and 7 grandchildren.

Current Term of Office: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

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Council Member Kelli Grim


Kelli Grim has been a resident of Purcellville for 9 years. When looking for a small town that had a strong mix of historic charm, eclectic businesses, and great educational opportunities, Kelli and her family made Purcellville their home. It was everything that was described in the Comprehensive Plan that gave them the sense that Purcellville was a true “small town America” place to raise their family.

Kelli has over 30 years of leadership, strategic planning, sales, and marketing experience in business for both public and private sectors in which more than half was as a successful residential and commercial realtor. She has coached youth basketball, volunteered as a judge and coach for the Odyssey of the Mind program, and has remained actively involved in school, church, and community volunteering. She became a board member of the Hirst Farm Homeowners Association 9 years ago at its inception, served as President for 3 years, and currently serves as Treasurer.  Kelli has attended most town committee, commission, board and council meetings for 8 years and is an advocate for the citizens and businesses in the community. 

Kelli and her husband Bobby reside in Hirst Farm with their daughter Abigail and four rescued pets that include three dogs and a rabbit.

Current Term of Office: May 6, 2016 - June 30, 2018

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Council Member Chris Bledsoe



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Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Council Member Ryan Cool



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Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Council Member Nedim Ogelman



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Current Term of Office: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020

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Photos of Mayor Fraser and Council Members Jimmerson and McCollum courtesy of Scott Crawford; Photo of Council Member Chris Bledsoe courtesy of Mike Beaty; Photos of Council Members Grim, Cool, and Ogelman are contributed photos.