Past Programs 2013

PWC 100 Nov 13 Program – Are SOLs the Best Standards Option for Our Students?

  • Should the SOLs be retained in their current format?
  • If the SOLs are to continue, should they be modified?
  • Should the SOLs be scrapped in favor of the Common Core program?
  • Are there programs that better measure student performance?

Moderator Dr. Sam Hill, Provost, Northern Virginia Community College


Meg Gruber, President, Virginia Education Association, former President, Prince William Education Association BIO

Kim Simons, Founder and Editor of the PWC Education Reform blog BIO

Gil Trenum, Prince William County School Board member, Brentsville District BIO

Lillie G. Jessie, Prince William County School Board member, Occoquan District BIO

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PWC 100 Wednesday October 2 Program – Candidates Forum – 31st and 51st House of Delegates Districts


Mark Segraves, NBC4

31st House of Delegates District

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, Republican Incumbent

Jeremy McPike, Democrat Challenger

51st House of Delegates District

Delegate Richard Anderson, Republican Incumbant

Reed Heddleston, Democrat Challenger

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PWC 100 Wednesday May 15 Program – The Use of Robotic Aircraft in Law Enforcement


Ben Wolfgang, reporter, Washington Times (BIO)


Delegate Ben Cline, Virginia House of Delegates, patron of legislation imposing two year moratorium on drone use in Virginia (BIO)

Carl Schaefer, Director, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Products, Aurora Flight Sciences Corp., Manassas, VA (BIO)

Dana Schrad, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (BIO)

Amie Stepanovich, Director, Domestic Surveillance Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center (BIO)

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PWC100 April 25, 2013 Program - Bi-County Prince William – Loudoun County Parkway – Love It or Hate It


Jim Young, PWC 100 Member


Bob Chase, Northern Virginia Transportaion Alliance

Gary Garcynski, Member, Commonwealth Transportation Board

Charlie Grymes, Member, Prince William Conversation Alliance

Jim Rich, Former Member, Commonwealth Transportation Board

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PWC 100 March 26, 2013 Program - The Effects of the Budget Sequester on Northern Virginia


Uriah Kiser, Editor, Potomac Local News (BIO)


Delegate Richard Anderson (R-51), Member, Virginia Commission on Military Installations & Defense Activities; Chairman, Military & Veterans Caucus (BIO)

Senator George Barker (D-39), Member, Senate Education Committee; and Planner, Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia (BIO)

Nancy Hiteshue, V.P. for Communications and Government Affairs, Prince William Chamber of Commerce (BIO)

The Honorable Maurice McTigue, V.P. for Outreach and Director, Government Accountability Project, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Former Member of Parliament, New Zealand (BIO)

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PWC 100 February 20, 2013 Program - Flat or Higher Taxes: Which is Best for Prince William?


Tara Slate Donaldson, Editor, Gainesville Times (BIO)


The Honorable Wally Covington, Brentsville District Supervisor (BIO)

The Honorable John Jenkins, Neabsco District Supervisor (BIO)

Dr. Babur Lateef, former Candidate for the Office of BOCS Chairman (BIO)

Mr. Jim Riley, Columnist for Prince William Today; Editor, Virginia Virtucon Blog (BIO)

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Please click here to see a video of the February 20th program

PWC 100 January 30, 2013 Program - Prince William County Land Use Planning: Is Our Vision Slipping?


Henry Bibber, recently retired Community Development Director for the Town of Herndon, and

former Planning Director for Prince William County (BIO)


Jeffery A. Kaczmarek, the new Director of Economic Development, Prince William County (BIO)

John Karhnak, Chairman of the Woodbridge Potomac Communities Civic Association (BIO)

Sherman Patrick, Land Use Planner with Compton & Duling, formerly with the Prince William County Planning Office (BIO)

Bob Pugh, Financial Planner & Co-Founder of Citizens for Balanced Growth (BIO)

Video of this program

Download speakers' slides from January 30th program here