Past Programs 2010

November 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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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 2010

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

January 2010

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