Bill Vaughan was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland and currently resides in Woodstock, Virginia with his wife, Laurel. Bill received an AA Degree from Montgomery College and a BA and MS in Geography and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University. He served as GIS Program Manager for the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission before becoming County Demographer for Prince William County in 1996. In 1997, he became Senior Research Manager for the Prince William County Department of Economic Development; more recently he became Chief Economist and County Demographer with the Prince William County Finance Department, a position he holds today. Bill is regularly quoted in the local and regional media and has appeared on a range of news programs including Fox Business News and WTOP. He is a member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association, the Government Finance Officers Association, the National Economists Club and the National Association for Business Economics.
Bill is also a successful entertainer and musician, having begun his professional career in the mid-1960s; he continues to perform primarily as a singer and pianist in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia and throughout the United States and abroad, when his schedule will allow. He has performed with a wide variety of artists and groups and is considered one of the finest entertainers in his genre. His website is www.billvaughanmusic.com.
Bill has served as Vice President of the Prince William County Habitat for Humanity, as Vice President of the Prince William Symphony Orchestra and Chairman (2003-4) for Unity in the Community. In 2005, Bill volunteered with the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief where he directed and supervised emergency response and staff throughout the South in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; currently he is on the board of the September 11 Survivors Group for 3 World Trade Center.