November 4, 2016

Our District E-Updates

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Fall 2019 Newsletter Release:

This special e-mail releases our Fall 2019 Newsletter in digital form. Paper copies should have arrived at your mailbox! Extra paper copies are available at our office. A friendly reminder that our Fall Town Halls are coming up as well as Car Free Metro DC Days, Walk to School Day, and OmniRide Celebrates Try Transit Week. You can also find information and tips for September Preparedness Month and Hurricane Season.


September 2019 Newsletter:

The Occoquan District Fall Town Halls have been announced. We hope to see you all there! An open house that focuses on the study of coastal flooding problems and potential solutions will focus on sites in Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William County, and at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Reagan National Airport. The Prince William Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Prince William Bar Association, is sponsoring a free “Wills for Veterans” program. 


August 2019 Newsletter:

I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan Public Involvement is a study happening right now which analyzes the entire length of I-95 as it passes through Virginia. You can provide your concerns and recommendations. OWL Volunteer Fire Department’s Blood Drive participation will reward you with a $5 Amazon gift card! The new state-of-the-art medical center in Woodbridge will provide 24/7 access to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning medical care. Prince William County supports small businesses and continues to add new resources and new partnerships in our goal to provide full-service resources to meet the growing needs of small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs.

  • Rescue Recycling in Prince William County

A webpage based version of the article provided in this e-news on recycling can be found here: Recycling Rescue in Prince William County 2019


July 2019 Newsletter:

Individual Tax Refunds will be issued later this year, make sure you have filed your taxes by July 1. We share the progress of a girl scout’s Silver Award Project is a Pollinator Garden at the Bacon Race Fire Station in Woodbridge. A small parcel of parkland is seeking public input for its’ name. You can help provide input to the Parks Department.


June 2019 Newsletter:

Please be aware of the upcoming METRO line closures. OmniRide begins to offer Free VRE Shuttles and VDOT Bus and Slug Lanes Open at Pentagon. This e-news also serve to remind residents to honor military service members who have passed in the line of duty and provides information on Memorial Day events this weekend such as the 9/11 Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk which Supervisor Anderson will participate in. 


Special Announcements for May 2019:

This special May Announcements email reminds residents of the upcoming Bond Referendum Public Town Hall on May 21 as well as a Kaiser Permanente on Minnieville Community Meeting May 22. We also encourage our residents to Bike-to-Work on May 17. 


May 2019 Newsletter:

The PWC Police Department will host a variety of events and learning opportunities including Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Neighborhood Watch, and Training Blood Drive.  Celebrate National Police Week and Tribute for Fallen Officers and Armed Forces Day. Learn the History of the Potomac Mill Sign and don’t forget nominations are due for the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence.


Changes in Recycling in Prince William County:

Over the past few weeks, our office has received many calls and emails regarding the recent recycling changes across Prince William County. I have included in this special e-news, as well as the last, the presentation given by the solid waste department to the Board of County Supervisor’s on March 19. In this e-news, you will find a useful flyer about what you can recycle.


April 2019 Newsletter:

As Spring approaches, there’s plenty of events to engage in such as the PW Conservation Alliance Bluebell Festival, Tackett’s Mill Spring Fling, and Bike-to-Work Day ! Help your community at the Friends of the Occoquan Clean-Up, the 10th Annual Upper Occoquan Clean-Up, or the Route 1 Clean-Up or all of the above! BOCS discusses Kaiser Permanente to Minnieville, What’s New with Changes in Recycling, and proclaims Public Safety Telecommunications Week. 


Spring 2019 Newsletter Online Release!

This e-newsletter officially releases our Spring 2019 Newsletter online! Newsletters have begun to hit mailboxes this week… expect to see yours soon. Residents can always pick up extra copies at the Occoquan District Office in Tackett’s Mill. A reminder that the Recycling Presentation to BOCS is on March 19 and the Mobility Chapter Survey ends March 23.


March 2019 E-Update:

Our Spring Town Halls are quickly approaching! Don’t miss your chance to learn about what’s going on with the BOCS, the Occoquan District, and your moment to ask questions or bring up a possible issue. The Burn Law is officially in place, be sure you know the rules around outside fires. Human Trafficking Hotel Training Class, PWCPD Intern Opportunities, and a Mobility Chapter Survey are available for those who wish to participate.


February 2019 E-Update:

In an effort to help families meet their most basic needs, the county is reminding those in need that there are programs and services available to provide assistance for furloughed employees. PWC Police Department will host a variety of events including PWCPD Cadet Program, Neighborhood Watch, Worship Watch, and a Facebook LIVE on Traffic Safety.


Tonight’s Vote & Other Important Events – January E-News Part 2:

This special e-newsletter for January serves to inform residents of tonight’s Occoquan District School Boundaries Vote as well as PWC Parks, Recreation, and Tourism upcoming Community Forum.


Important Winter Weather Information:

There is a chance for snow this weekend. Are you and your family prepared? This important e-update includes some pertinent information that will help you and those around during inclement weather.


January 2019 Upcoming Events:

Join the Occoquan District Supervisor’s office in celebrating New Year’s Day at our open house. Please be conscious of PWC Government closures as well as careful on the roads with dangerous conditions, such as flooding, and possible hazards. PWC Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will host a Community Forum as well as PW Soil and Water Conservation District will host some Clean-Ups!


December 2018 Upcoming Events:

Read PW Public Library’s Newsletter, and make sure you are aware of their Holiday Closings, and Passport Services. Relax and enjoy some Winter Activities at WinterFest or check out one of the community choirs’ Christmas Concerts. There will be changes to the PWC Police Department Alert System, please update your information or sign-up to receive alerts. Don’t miss out – Public Comment Notice: Coordination Human Service Transportation Plan and Route 28 Corridor Environmental Assesment.


November 2018 Upcoming Events:

Please note the Occoquan Dam will perform Siren Testing. Have an opinion on the VRE, Service Authority, Harbor Drive Park, Commonwealth Transportation Board, or Comprehensive Plan? Your public input is wanted! Check out their community meeting/public hearings coming up near you. Plus, American Legion Post 354 will have their Grand Opening this month! 


October 2018 Upcoming Events:

Get involved in Occoquan events such as our Old Bridge Clean-Up, PWC Police Department Neighborhood Watch Meeting, 8th Annual iWalk, or Recycle’s Day to make your community a better place. A free community shred event and the Occoquan Arts and Crafts show are coming up, so don’t miss your opportunity! 


Hurricane Florence Weather Warning:

Since power outages are predicted, please write down or print important phone numbers and other important information and keep it handy! My office will monitor our office phone and our cell phones as long as they are operable. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.


The Fall 2018 Digital Newsletter is Here!

I hope you all enjoy this Occoquan District Fall Newsletter! This edition will get you up to date on some of the projects and events, including the Harbor Drive Park, elementary school additions, my fall town halls and more, going on in the Occoquan District. Also, we’ve included information on the upcoming November election and a new form of identification. If you would like paper copies of this newsletter for yourself, your neighbors, or a group of people, please call the office. You can pick them up or we will mail them to you. 


September 2018 Upcoming Events:

As fall approaches so do many events: fall town halls, the 2nd Old Bridge Road clean-up, Veterans and the Arts Initiative Events, Public Safety Day, the PWC Cup, and more! Never Forget: The annual September 11 ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11, at the Liberty Memorial.


Special Reminders for August 2018:

Changes on 395 are still occurring. Please be aware of these changes to avoid delays. PWCPD invites you to attend a Gang Awareness forum and Neighborhood Watching Training. Furry friends are waiting to be adopted at the 4th annual “Clear the Shelters Day.”


August 2018 Upcoming Events:

Missed our Harbor Drive Park town halls? We have a summary for you inside this e-news. Veteran? Get an updated VA Driver’s license with a Veteran indicator on it. Hogweed? This is a plant you DON’T want to touch!


Special Announcements for July 2018:

This second, special e-newsletter for July condemns the reported recent actions of a KKK affiliated group. Please also be aware of upcoming construction on 395 and a survey on PWC’s government website is now available to collect your feedback.


July 2018 Upcoming Events:

Occoquan District’s Gang Awareness forum and Harbor Drive Park town hall are coming up and your input is valued at both events. In this e-news, there are also plenty of resources about PWCPD’s false alarm reduction unit, how to contact the traffic safety hotline, and how to report potholes. 


Urgent News – Road Closures + Cancellations! June 2018 Occoquan District Update:

Urgent news regarding road closures on Old Bridge Road, cancellation of Trails Workday, rescheduled date for Keep Prince William Beautiful’s Farm to Table Dinner, and more reminders!!


June 2018 Upcoming Events:

June is packed full of farmer’s markets, craft shows, music fests, and more! And teens can even use OmniRide for unlimited rides this Summer! While there are many opportunities to have fun, there are many chances to make a difference in events such as the Torch Run for the Special Olympics, Semper K9 Assitance Dogs, Charlie Boone Trails Memorial Foundation. Don’t forget about the places to learn too: A Symposium on Racial Profiling – PW NAACP and The Divine 9 of PWC, PWC Police Department Home Improvement Scams, GO VA How-to-Apply Grant Webinar, Orange Cones. No Phones., and the Re-Opening of Chinn Park Regional Libary is this June!


Special May 2018 Update Pt. 2:

Another special e-update proved to be needed as I-95 changes for an early reversal schedule for the Express Lanes for this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. Times, tips, and the phone applications can all be found in this newsletter.


Special May 2018 Update:

This special e-newsletter’s purpose is to inform the residents of the Occoquan District of the Southbound I-95 Lane and Ramp closures in Occoquan during May 22 and 23. Second, the Transportation Planning Board will be holding a Public Forum on May 23, at 7:00 pm to solicit comments on their Visualize2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan. 


May 2018 Upcoming Events Pt. 2:

In this second May e-update I share with you my I-95 Proposal to Mitigate Congestion: Route 123 to Prince William Parkway. More of my opinions pieces can be found on this website here: There’s two more reminders to join my office and Keep Prince William Beautiful on Bike-to-Work Day and also join the Prince William County Police Department for A Conversation with the Chief! Chief Barnard will personally answer questions and discuss any topics of concern from residents.


May 2018 Upcoming Events:

This month we honor those who died while serving in the United States of America’s Armed Forces on Memorial Day. Our office is hosting our first ever Bike-to-Work pit stop in partnership with Keep Prince William Beautiful – join us on Friday, May 18! Don’t forget to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, National Nurses Week, National Police Week, and National Peace Officers Memorial Day! Thre’s lots to be thankful and to remember this May!


April 2018 Final Reminder Update:

A final reminder that our last town hall will be on Wednesday, April 11th and the Water Infrastructure Improvements Will Be Underway Soon – On April 16, 2018, Fairfax Water will begin work to replace a portion of a water line that delivers drinking water from their Griffith Water Treatment Plant to Prince William County Service Authority customers and Virginia American Water customers in eastern Prince William County.


April 2018 Upcoming Events Pt. 2:

A friendly reminder that our Westminster Town Hall originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st was reschedule for Wednesday, April 11th, starting at 7:00 pm due to snow. Prince William County will be conducting a  Regional Test of Wireless Emergency Alerts System on April 5th – learn more about receiving these updates in this e-update. Also, the Chinn Park Regional Library will be closed until June for renovations!


April 2018 Upcoming Events:

The Westminster at Lake Ridge Town Hall originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st was postponed due to snow. The new date for this town hall is Wednesday, April 11th, starting at 7:00 pm at 12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge, VA. Check out this Spring filled e-update for your fix on outdoor events! Other important updates include the PWC Government Stragetic Plan Year One Update, PWC Neighborhood Watch Trainings, DEA Drug Take Back Day, and more!


March 2018 Upcoming Events:

As spring approaches so does our Spring Town Halls and the Occoquan District Spring 2018 Newsletter (which can be found here on our website!) Please join our office at other events like the Small Area Planniing or the OBR Corridor Open House. PWC has opened up both a new interactive comprehensive plan and the FY2019 budget question and answer datbase online. There a plenty more of useful events and resources in this spring ready e-news!


February 2018 Upcoming Events:

February’s focus begins with lots of celebratory events  including The Good News Community Kitchen’s “Roaring 20’s” Gala, Honoring the Courageous Four event, and the Manassas Center for the Ats Black History Month exhibit. Once again, we need your input! With a new Old Bridge Road Citizen Survey, and Old Bridge Road Congestion Follow-Up, and the County’s new “Speak Up! Prince William,” there is plenty of methods to get your ideas and comments heard!


January 2018 Upcoming Events:

Once again you are invited to join the Occoquan Distric Supervisor’s Office to start the new Year right! In this e-newsletter we also ask the public for their comments on the Visualize 2045 and how you can avoid I-66 tolls with PRTC. We share with you useful resources such as PWC Police Department’s exchnage zone as well as PWC’s citizen water quality monitoring and awareness. Sad news closes this e-update with the Town of Occoquan’s closing of the Golden Goose. Check it out before it’s gone for good!


December 2017 Upcoming Events:

It’s that time of year again… snow, celebrations, and the New Year! VDOT will hold its annual Winter Weather Brief all the while PWC PD Officers assist in Puerto Rico. Lot of safety tips for holidays can be found at the bottom of this e-newsletter. Finally, we invite all our wonderful Occoquan Resident’s to join us on New Year’s Day to bring in the new year!


November 2017 Upcoming Events Pt. 2:

More events for November have arrived, such as the Veterans Day Ceremony held at Quantico national Cemetery, PWC Police Department’s Spay/Neuter Event, the first stop of the Human Services Listening Tour in Occoquan!


November 2017 Upcoming Events:

We end October with Red Ribbon week in efforts to take a stand against drugs. VDOT will be hosting an Incident Management Open House to kick off Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Week. Further your safety learning with PWC Police Department’s Street Smart Campaign… And don’t forget to vote on November 7th!


October 2017 Upcoming Events Pt. 2:

October is National Fire Prevention Month, check out PWC Fire Department’s tips! Due to rain, our Old Bridge Road Clean-Up date has been rescheduled! Learn more about the various programs throughout Prince William County that are targeting the Opioid Epidemic and VA Fresh Match. 


October 2017 Upcoming Events:

This October get prepared for Election Day in VA. Details on the Central District Police Station Fire as well as our first annual Old Bridge Road Clean-Up can be found in this issue. Participate in National Public Lands Day, a 5k to Freezing Bullying, a Freed Shred Event and more.


September 2017 Upcoming Events:

Looking for ways to help those in needs for Hurricane Harvey? There are plenty of resources as well as tips to prepare you and your loved ones when disasters hit. Also regarding safety, here are some back to school safety bus tips and updates on the police body worn cameras. There are many opportunities for volunteers in the e-news varying from tutors to trail builders. 


August 2017 Upcoming Events:

We are pleased to announce our newest idea to further cleaning the Occoquan District: the First Annual Old Bridge Road Clean-Up! Check out this e-news to find out more and sign-up online. We also share information about the new NOVA Arts & Cultural District, our second traffic think tank (on Davis Ford & Yates Ford Road Think Tank), and the Visualize 2045 Survey (which ends on 07/31)!


July 2017 Upcoming Events:

In this E-News, we share VRE’s new queuing, new OmniRide routing and updated schedule times, the PWC Board of Supervisors and the PWC School Board launched a new Joint County/School Capital Process Team! Also, be sure to check out our District’s local farmer’s markets and Music on the Mill!


June 2017 Upcoming Events:

Please be aware of the typo in the Memorial Day Event: We deeply apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend and took the time to honor those who died  while serving in our country’s military service. On June 8th, there is a summit for Opioid Abuse and don’t forget to vote on June 13th for the 2017 Primary Election.



May 2017 Upcoming Events:

Please share our e-mail updates! There are lots of new things coming to the Occoquan District, such as: a new budget, new hires, the new Central District Stations!, a new trail, Potomac Mills new farmer’s market, and more! This e-update is full of events and information you should share.


More Important Upcoming April Events:

There are more important events that you need to know about for the end of April! Check out our pictures from Central District Police Station and the Fire Station 26 Reforestation Project!


April 2017 Upcoming Events:

As Spring approaches, it’s time to start enjoying the nice weather. Check out all the events and information for the month of April here including Tackett’s Shred Event, PW Police Career Fair, Earth Day 5K, prescription drop offs, and much more!


Absentee Voting – Special Election Clerk of Court 2017:

On February 28, 2017, the 31st Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia filed a Writ of Election for a special election on April 18, 2017 to fill the Clerk of Court vacancy. Virginia Code Section 24.2-510(5) requires political parties to make and complete their nominations within five days of a Court’s Writ of Election, or 60 days before the election. 


Upcoming Snow Warning:

Please share this winter weather warning for information and resources to keep you safe and warm for this possible winter snow.


March 2017 Upcoming Events:

Our 2017 Spring Newsletter is here! You can find it here on our website. Learn about the Prince William Rowing Club’s upcoming row events, the VCE Clean Drinking Water Clinic, and more here as we bloom into Spring!


Remembering Michèle McQuigg:

Michèle is remembered fondly in the Occoquan District for her personal touch, her willingness to go the extra mile to meet the needs of residents, her ability to get many people involved in the community, and her persistence in making positive things happen for our region. She will surely be missed in Prince William County and beyond.


Our First Adopt-A-Spot Clean-Up:

In efforts to begin achieving our Occoquan District’s environment goal, our office has “Adopted a Spot” to clean up along one side of Devil’s Reach Road in partnership with Keep Prince William Beautiful! It is one of many unkempt spots across the District identified in our recent survey.


February 2017 Upcoming Events:

Our Spring Town Halls are approaching! We have also revamped our last year’s think tank! Check out our new topics and plans to create and connect with our Occoquan residents.


Keep Prince William Beautiful Survey 2017:

The Occoquan District Supervisor’s Office has teamed up with Keep Prince William Beautiful in an effort to clean-up and maintain some public areas in need of beautification!  We encourage residents and community groups to get involved!


New Year, New News! 2017:

Happy New Years! We wanted to thank all those who came to our New Years Open House and to those who donated to The Good News Community Kitchen. We have linked our brochure that shares our goals for the district. As well as flyers to some upcoming events to be aware of!


Season Greetings 2016:

Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays! Here we share lots of Holiday travel and safety tips for the busy season.


Get Winter Ready 2016:

We strongly encourage everyone to save this info packed e-update! Included here are checklists and preparation from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management as well as snow and tree removal!


New Years Invitation 2016:

The Occoquan District Supervisor invites everyone to come celebrate the new year at our office open house! Please see the flyer in this e-update for information.


Thanksgiving 2016: thanksgiving-eupdate

I hope you all enjoy good food and even better company this Thanksgiving. This e-update covers the Occoquan Annual Tree Lighting, the Comic Book Christmas Parade, and more. 


Fall 2016:

This E-Update includes topics such as the FY18 Budget Committee, Federal Employee Health Benefits Open House, Old Bridge Think Tank, Driving Tips for Deer Season, and More!


Absentee Voting 2016:

There are multiple reasons you can vote via Absentee ballot, which include (but are not limited to):

  • Being away from home on business on Election Day
  • Being away from home on personal business or vacation on Election Day
  • Having an illness or disability that keeps you from the polls on Election Day


Hurricane Season Prep 2016:

There’s so much to know about hurricane preparedness and not always enough time when disaster strikes. I want to encourage each of you to be prepared for any type of threat.


Landlord Summit 2016:

Homelessness is an important issue. This event will provide education and empowerment for resident’s to stand up against homelessness by providing space to rent and other ways they can be apart of the solution in Greater Prince William.