Winter Hike of Future Davis Ford Park Site Draws 100 People

With Boddye Securing Master Plan Funding, Former Water Treatment Site is Poised for Transformation  More than 100 people braved the elements to attend a Mid-County Civic Association (Midco) “Almost-First DayHike” at 5901 Davis Ford Road in Manassas, VA. The event celebrated Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye securing $125,000 for master planning, the next step in […]

Tanya Washington Stern to Lead PWC Planning Office

Following an extensive nationwide recruitment effort, County Executive Chris Shorter appointed Tanya Washington Stern as Prince William County’s Planning Director. The Board of County Supervisors concurred with the County Executive’s decision to appoint Washington Stern, whose appointment is effective Feb. 5, 2024. In her role as Planning Director, Washington Stern will lead the county’s Planning […]

Why I Supported the Devlin Tech Park Rezoning

Tuesday’s rezoning puts the Devlin property in line with a development pattern that began in 2015, part of an effort to dismantle the Stone Haven Town Center proposal parcel by parcel, one data center project at a time. (View a timeline of these efforts here.) This left the current Board with a difficult choice: Leave […]

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Power of Partnership: NVRC Secures $75k for Prince William County Stream Filtration Project

The Prince William County Department of Public Works will be reintroducing freshwater mussels into streams it has restored, further improving water quality and enhancing biodiversity. Acting as a natural filter, an adult freshwater mussel can clean up to 10 gallons of water per day.  This project, made possible by a $75,000 grant through the National […]

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Participating in the Planning Commission Digital Gateway Hearing on Nov. 8

Recognizing the broad community interest in the Planning Commission’s Digital Gateway hearings, Prince William County staff has taken steps to make logistical elements such as parking and speaker registration efficient and accessible to those residents who wish to participate remotely or in person. Please see the release below for details: The Planning Commission will hold […]

Prince William Students Outperform State Testing Average

Thanks to the leadership of Superintendent Dr. LaTonya McDade, the tireless efforts of educators, and historic Count investments in education, Prince William County Public Schools is closing the post-pandemic learning gap. Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) annual Standards of Learning (SOL) test results show that Prince William County Public Schools performed above the statewide average […]

County Takes Bold Step in Combating Climate Crisis

Prince William County took a bold step forward in combating the climate crisis, adopting our first ever Community Energy & Sustainability Master Plan. The product of more than a year of research and community engagement, the plan creates a blueprint for lowering our greenhouse gas emissions and making our communities more climate resilient. It’s built […]

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Pay Increases & Policy Shifts Help PWC Police Fill & Diversify Ranks

Pay Increases & Policy Shifts Help Police Fill & Diversify Ranks The staffing shortages impacting many industries have hit law enforcement particularly hard, and Prince William County is no exception. During the Occoquan District’s Community Safety Town Hall (view video), Police Chief Peter Newsham explained that, to date, he has not requested staffing increases due […]