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March  2017



An advocate for homeowner associations on our panel observes: 
 "Condominium and Property Owners’ Associations are representative democracy in action – elected volunteers donate their time and talents for the greater good.  When owners and residents are active and engaged in their Associations, there are no better advocates for the aesthetic and financial integrity of their communities." 

Others see associations as less benign as private citizens on association boards seem to wield powers similar to a government.  Lawsuits have broken out over whether an owner could build a treehouse (Westridge), post a sign supporting the candidate of one's choice (Alexandria), display an American flag on a mailbox (Montclair) or have a mailbox that wasn't metal and monogrammed with the letter W (Bowie, Md.).  In the latter case, brought by one of our panelists, 96% of the homeowners had incurred a cost of $500 each for the mandated mailboxes before his legal challenge was decided by the court.   

Is the protection of property value worth the surrender of individual choice to architectural review boards and the like?  What mechanisms are there to keep leaders of homeowner associations from "going too far?"  Do new laws like the 2015 Virginia Homeowner Bill of Rights restore the balance of power? 

The distinguished panel:

Panelists

Sheyna Burt

 Manassas attorney, who focuses on representing homeowner associations 

 

Dr. Keith Strong, Bowie, Md.

  Scientist and homeowner, who recently won a judgment against his homeowner

association 

 

Sen. Scott Surovell

 Fairfax Co. attorney, who represents homeowners challenging decisions of homeowner associations

 

Gayle Whitlock 

Lake Ridge Business Woman and President Lake Ridge Association

 

Moderator

John Harms

Committee of 100 Treasurer,

A military lawyer residing in the Montclair community  

 

Members and Public Invited

RSVP to

Carol Proven: carol.proven01@gmail.com

Please note:  An RSVP is requested from everyone for planning purposes only.

There is no charge for the program.

Dinner is $25.00/person for members, $30 for non-members.






PWC 100- Your Strategic Plan


Coverage from What's Up Woodbridge- PWC 100 County Strategic plan


Your Strategic Plan: Award Winning Process or Politics as Usual?

For 25 years, Prince William County has produced a citizen-driven Strategic Plan,

aimed at guiding the course of our budget and local legislation.  

The Board of Supervisors determines the issues important to our community's success,

then appoints two citizen volunteers per supervisor to study those issues.  

For the better part of 2016, the Strategic Plan Team explored and studied five topics:

Transportation, Economic Development, Human Services, Education & Public Safety.

The result? The 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, unanimously adopted by the Board.  

But what does this Plan really do?  Does it reflect the needs and wants of our citizens, or is it just a political tool for a pre-determined government agenda? Does it work with the Comprehensive Plan and budget realities?  Should the process be outsourced?

Come hear our panel representing County, Board and Team Member viewpoints,

who will debate the process, its foibles and future…

Speakers

Jason Grant

PWC Communications Director

 

Mac Haddow

 Strategic Plan Team Member, appointee of Supervisor Candland


Mike May

Former Occoquan Supervisor / Partner at Albo & Oblon, LLP

 
David Potter

Strategic Plan Team Member, appointee of Supervisor Principi

 

Moderator

Tony Guiffre

Long-time Committee of 100 member, former PWC Supervisor

Members and Public Invited!

RSVP to

Carol Proven: carol.proven01@gmail.com

Please note:  An RSVP is requested from everyone for planning purposes only. There is no charge for the program. Dinner is $25.00/person for members, $30 for non-members.

In the event of inclement weather we will follow the PWC school closure schedule. 


An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in

a confined and populated area and active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Often over within 10 to 15 minutes, sometimes before law

enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals and institutions must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation.

 

Come hear our panel discuss this issue and where Prince William County fits in the realm of preparedness.


Social:  6:30 PM       Dinner: 7:00 PM      Program 7:45 PM

Panelists 

Ron Crowe, Risk Management

Prince William County Schools

 

David Hunt, Kiernan Group Holdings

Experts in Active Threat Preparedness

 

Captain Scott Vago, Special Operations Commander

Prince William County Police Department

 

Karl Van Zandt, General Partner/Director of Training

International Security Academy


Moderator

Michael R. Janay, Lt. Col - U.S.M.C. Retired

Immediate Past Vice President, PWC 100.


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