Past Programs 2010
November 17 Program – What is this Civil War Sesqucentennial All About and Why Should I Care? Watch the forum video here.
Why is it important?
How will it affect the local economy?
What will be happening in our community?
What lessons have we learned in 150 years?
Are we still fighting the Civil War?
Ed W. Clark – Superintendent, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Brendon Hanafin – Chairman, Prince William/Manassas Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
Anne Marie Maher – Executive Director, Prince William County/Manassas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Earnie Porta – Mayor, Town of Occoquan
October 21 Program –Candidate Forum for the Virginia 11th Congressional District -- Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) / Keith Fimian (R). Watch the forum video here.
Bruce DePuyt - NewsChannel8
September 16th Program – Is the Healthcare Regional Allocation Meeting the Needs of a Growing Prince William County?
Are the plans for a proposed hospital for the Haymarket area on life support or has the plug been pulled?
What are your chances for survival if you experience a serious coronary attack in our county?
Do we have the healthcare options that a thriving county like ours should expect, or are we resigned to second tier status?
Ms. Megan Perry, President, Sentara Potomac Hospital, and Sentara Corporate Vice President, Northern Virginia
Ms. Cynda Tipple, Chief Operating Officer, Prince William Hospital
Mr. Lee Draznin, Member of the Board of Directors, Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia
State Senator George Barker
May 20 Forum – The Rural Crescent – a Jewel in Prince William’s Crown or a Raw Deal? [Watch forum video here]
What have the long term challenges and benefits been?
How has the Rural Crescent impacted transportation, schools, and growth?
After 12 years, is it still a viable philosophy for Prince William County?
Ed Wilbourn, former Gainesville District Supervisor
Ruth Griggs, former Occoquan District Supervisor
Ben Thompson, former Brentsville District Supervisor
Donald White, former Gainesville District Supervisor and Planning Commissioner
Martha Hendley, Gainesville District Planning Commissioner
Liz Cronauer, Vice President, Nokesville Civic Association
Rick Lawson, Sr. Planning Consultant, McGuire Woods L.P.; Former Planning Director, Prince William County (1996-2003)
April 29 Forum: Virginia and the Individual Health Insurance Requirement [Watch forum video here]
Speakers: Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin, Virginia District 9 and Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall, Virginia District 13
Moderator: Dr. Russell Libby, Pediatrician, Host of WMAL's Healthline and TV's "To Your Health"
March 31 Forum: Voting in Virginia – What’s In, What’s Out?
Speakers: Kent Willis Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia Delegate; Rich Anderson Virginia 51st District; James Alcorn Deputy Secretary, Virginia State Board of Elections
Moderator: Senator George Barker, Virginia 39th District
March 3 Forum: Direct Path to Dulles -- Reality or Fantasy?
Speakers: Bob Chase, Norther Virginia Transportation Alliance; Stewart Schwartz, Coalition for Smarter Growth
Moderator: Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William County Board of Supervisors
Forum: Is Prince William County’s Proposed Environmental Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan a Tool or a Barrier to Progress? [Watch forum video here]
Speakers: Charlie Grymes, Chairman of the Board, Prince William Conservation Alliance; Michael Kitchen, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
Moderator: Rob Hartwell, Hartwell Capital Consulting