Occoquan District Appointees
ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
Elizabeth Long—Call 703-792-4643 for contact info.
COMMISSION ON AGING
The Commission on Aging (COA) is an advisory board to the Prince William Area Agency on Aging (PWAAA). They bring concerns and recommendations to the Agency regarding older adults regarding such things as health, housing, transportation, etc. They also send legislative recommendations to the State.
COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
COMMUNITY POLICY AND MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE ACT—AT RISK YOUTH & FAMILIES
COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD
CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY/MANASSAS
AKA “DISCOVER PRINCE WILLIAM AND MANASSAS”
To market, promote and develop Prince William County & Manassas as a tourism and group destination thereby stimulating economic growth and vitality.
More about Discover Prince William and Mansassas HERE.
DCSM/ZONING ORDINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee became active on July 1, 2010 and is designed to ensure the impacts of independently modifying the Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) and the Zoning Ordinance are considered in a deliberate and collaborative process.
The committee is comprised of 25 members including representatives from related industry organizations, as well as citizens from each of the Prince William County magisterial districts, and an at-large representative. The Planning Director and the Director of Development Services, or their designees, act as Co-Chairs to the Development Ordinance Review Advisory Committee with the Planning Director, or designee, chairing the committee when discussing Zoning Ordinance Amendments, and the Director of Development Services, or designee, chairing the committee when discussing DCSM amendments. More on DCSM HERE.
The Prince William Board of Equalization (BOE) is composed of eight County taxpayers, and is established by the Board of County Supervisors to render an independent third party opinion in cases of disagreement between the taxpayer and the assessing official. Members are appointed by the Supervisors annually. The BOE conducts hearing beginning on the first Thursday in September and continues weekly until all appeals are heard (no later than the end of December. Although the BOE is a quasi-judicial board, appellants may represent themselves and/or they may have a representative appear in their behalf.
The Historical Commission advises the Board of County Supervisors in its efforts to identify, preserve, protect and promote Prince a William County historical sites, artifacts, building and events honoring local history. Members review land development applications and make recommendations regarding their impact on cultural resources; produce publications related to local history; provide input on the installation of historical highway markers; propose properties to be classified as County Registered Historic Sites; conduct tours; and recognize community service in support of county history. More information HERE.
HOUSING BOARD, PWC
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
The Human Rights ordinance was created by Prince William County Ordinance No. 92-79, and signed by the Board of County Supervisors, September 1, 1992. The Human Rights Commission, created January 15, 1993 will enforce the ordinance. The Commission consists of nine (9) citizens appointed by the Board of County Supervisors. The ordinance also created the Human Rights Commission Office the liaison which provides staff support to the Commission.
The Commission’s function is to eliminate unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education and credit facilities in Prince William County based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability and marital status. Some of the Commission’s functions and powers to accomplish this include: receiving complaints about unlawful discrimination; initiating complaints when unlawful discrimination is suspected; negotiating settlements; mediating complaints; making findings of fact; conciliating; providing public education programs and materials; providing limited advisement concerning establishing voluntary affirmative action programs; conducting studies and publishing the results; encouraging business, professions, official agencies and private organizations to take action to provide greater opportunity for persons protected by this ordinance and advising the Board of County Supervisors on human rights issues in the county.
More information of HRC HERE.
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The IDA’s primary responsibility is to implement a tax – exempt bond financing program on behalf of Prince William Co. The interest on such bonds is exempt from federal and state income taxes. Currently, the US Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) refers to the bonds, which are part of the IDA’s program, as “Qualified Private Activity Bonds”, i.e. bonds which are issued by a governmental entity on behalf of a private entity. Previously, the IRC called these bonds Industrial Development Bonds (“IDBs”) and Industrial Revenue Bonds (“IRBs”). The IDA also acts as a conduit for state and county incentive fund grants to businesses, which locate a facility, such as a manufacturing operation, a headquarters building, or laboratory, in Prince William Co. IDA information HERE.
Burk Andrews, resident of Prince William County since 1968, Lake Ridge since 1979, currently serving on the Prince William Public Library System Board of Trustees since 2000 represents the Occoquan District. Library Board of 10 Trustees oversees the functioning of the Library System and provides direction to the Library Director and meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the ASC, Chinn Park Library. View photos of Trustees at Prince William Library Board of Trustees.
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
The Planning Commission advises the Board of County Supervisors on all matters related to the orderly growth and development of Prince William County and approves all Public Facilities Requests (PFRs) submitted to the Commission.
PWC TRAILS & BLUEWAYS COUNCIL
The mission of the Council is to advise the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Board of County Supervisors on the development of a County-wide trails and blueways system. The TBC works to extend the trail network in Prince William County, provide more public access points to the waterways, and provide county residents with more opportunities for outdoor recreation in natural settings. In addition, the TBC contributes to the planning for additional non-motorized transportation infrastructure, so that walking and bicycling can be safe and feasible options available to residents.
TBC information HERE
The Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) is the largest combined water and wastewater utility in Virginia, serving approximately 275,000 customers. The Board of Directors governs PWCSA as the utility fulfills its mandate to provide clean water and excellent customer service, safeguard the public health, and protect the environment. The Board appoints the General Manager, sets policies, and adopts rates and charges. The Board is responsible for authorizing expenditures and legal action, issuing notes and bonds, and
approving agreements and contracts as well as the PWCSA Capital Improvements Program and annual operating budget.
SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD
The Prince William County Department of Social Services Advisory Board consists of eight members, appointed by the Board of County Supervisors. The DSSAB monitors the formulation and implementation of public assistance and social services programs by the DSS. The AB further serves to advise the Board of County Supervisors on the social services needs within the community and to aid in the development of the four-year Strategic Plan. DSSAB information HERE.
SOLID WASTE CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP
The purpose of this group is to provide input into the analysis to determine and evaluate solid waste management policies and procedures. Give citizen input for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the County’s landfill operations.
STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM
TAXICAB REVIEW BOARD
David Bridges—Call 703-792-4643 for contact info.
WEAPONS CONTROL COMMITTEE
The wetlands board reviews permits submitted by citizens or commercial enterprises who desire to make changes or additions such as a dock or boat ramp to to properties that boarder of title wetlands along Prince William County segments of the Potomac river and the tributaries to the river that experience daily tidal changes in the water elevation. The Board reviews focus on whether the planned changes are compliant with federal, state and local regulations governing tidal wetlands. Wetlands information HERE.
Joyce M. Donahue—firstname.lastname@example.org