May 19, 2022
Annual Meeting &C100 People's Choice Awards
This meeting was held at
9550 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110.
Complimentary heavy hors d’ oeuvres, dessert and refreshments were available at
7:00 PM to members and invited guests.
Cash bar was also available.
READ ALL ABOUT IT IN THE PRINCE WILLIAM TIMES !
May 19: Annual Meeting begins at 6:15 PM
See Minutes link here and below
"First annual" C100 People's Choice at 7:15 PM!
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IN-PERSON meeting at City Tavern, 9550 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110.
At 7:15 PM following our Annual Meeting, we held our "first annual" C100 People's Choice Awards. Six residents of Prince William County, each of whom has made significant contributions in the life of our community, were honored.
Details on recipients of the awards are published below.
Bel O'Neill was Mistress of Ceremonies.
Video of Awards Ceremony posted on C100 FB Page
MEET THE NEW C100 PRESIDENT, RAY MIZENER
Ray was featured in a June 17, 2022 Bull Run Observer article. READ IT BELOW!
May 19, 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda
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Slate of Officers & Directors elected at May 19, 2022, Annual Meeting
For the 2022-2023 Program Year
PRESIDENT: Ray Mizener
VICE PRESIDENT: Vacant
TREASURER: Tony Guiffre
SECRETARY: Sherry Zachry
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT DIRECTORS:
BRENTSVILLE: Mike Beaty
COLES: Willie Deutsch
GAINESVILLE: Martha Hendley
CITY OF MANASSAS: VACANT
CITY OF MANASSAS PARK: Donald Shuemaker
NEABSCO: Dotty Holley
OCCOQUAN: Brenda Carswell
POTOMAC: Bel Davis-O’Neil
WOODBRIDGE: Mike Artson
John DeBell, Sr.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Cynthia Chambliss
APPOINTED TO THE 2022-23 BOARD:
Program Director: Rebekah Perkins*
*Appointed at the July 21 Board Meeting
ALSO SEE BOARD MEMBERS FOR NAMES & CONTACT INFO
May 19, 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda
Treasurer’s Report - Tony Guiffre
Election of Officers and Board of Directors: View Ballot https://conta.cc/3FPa6xi
Nominating Committee: Mike Beaty – Chair, Brenda Carswell, Denny Daugherty,
Brenda Kelly-Nelum, and Jack Kooyoomjian.
If you have any recommendations for officers or board members, contact Chair Mike Beaty. We will take nominations from the floor
Program Committee: TBD
Please come prepared to recommend topics for our fall programs and ideas to increase our membership from our current 48. And update your membership for 2022, if you have not already done so.
2021-2022 Program Topics:
• Political Forum – 51st District
• Political Forum -- 13th District
• Meet New School Board Superintendent
• Update with Police Chief Peter Newsham
• Rural Crescent Update - Cancelled
• Data Centers in PWC
• Critical Race Theory – Impact on PWC Schools
Prince William Committee of 100
C100 People’s Choice Awards
May 19, 2022, 7:15 PM
Welcome - Denny Daugherty
Comments/ Intro Mistress of Ceremonies
- Cynthia Chambliss
Presentation to Honorees
- Bel O’Neill, Mistress of Ceremonies
Dr. Jack Kooyoomjian
Meet the Awardees - Brief bios & Certificates
Kim Hosen is the executive director and the founding member of the Prince William Conservation Alliance and has played a key role in local conservation successes, including the creation of Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, the first of its kind in Northern Virginia. Under Kim’s leadership, Merrimac Farm hosts the annual Bluebell Festival, a time to celebrate a beautiful wildflower native to Virginia. Kim also worked to designate more than 40 miles of Prince William County roadways as “Virginia Scenic Byways” and served on the county planning commission for 12 years, from 2004 to 2016.
Lillie Jessie is in her third term on the Prince William County School Board, representing the Occoquan District, a position to which she was elected in 2021, after spending 35 years as a teacher and principal. Lillie retired after spending two decades at the helm of Vaughan Elementary School in Woodbridge. Lillie is also a founder of the annual Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Contest, one of the largest MLK Day celebrations in the nation, which just marked its 32nd year. While representing the Occoquan District, Lillie has been a strong voice for teachers and has advocated for reducing school overcrowding, reducing the need for classroom trailers and for improving facilities particularly for the county’s oldest schools.
K. JACK KOOYOOMJIAN, Ph.D
A resident of Lake Ridge since 1976, “Dr. Jack,” as he is known, is an environmental engineer who joined the Environmental Protection Agency just four years after its founding in 1970. Jack’s work with the EPA led to reforms and regulations dealing with tracking hazardous waste and limiting the release of industrial discharges into the nation’s waterways.
Here in Prince William, Jack has been actively engaged in maintaining and improving the quality of life and the appearance of the county. He is a founding member of LOCCA – the Lake Ridge-Occoquan-Coles Civic Association – and has served as vice chair of its planning, land use, environment and transportation committee.
Jack currently serves as the Occoquan Magisterial District on the Prince William County Service Authority, a job he’s held since 1995
Carol Noggle has been volunteering to help ensure local elections run smoothly since 2005, first as an election volunteer and now as chief election officer at the Bull Run Middle School polling place. Carol also introduced the League of Women Voters to Prince William County and continues to lead the League in its efforts to register eligible high school students to vote, facilitate candidate debates for local elections and ensure that those who are incarcerated at the Prince William – Manassas Adult Detention Center can exercise their right to vote or reinstate their voting rights.
Elena has been a leader in battles against unwise development proposals in western Prince William County since the early 2000s. Many of her efforts have had positive outcomes, such the “Greater South Market” development, which ultimately resulted in creation of Leopold’s Preserve, a 380-acre nature conservancy in Broad Run. In 2007, Elena was active in fighting for a repeal of the board of county supervisors’ move to require local police officers to check residents’ immigration status during routine traffic stops.
Elena is also known for her tireless work to convince area lawmakers to require that Dominion Energy partially bury its new high-voltage transmission line to protect sensitive areas from unsightly power towers and for working with Prince William County officials in 2016 to adopt the Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District.
Aaron Tolson is chief executive officer of Northern Virginia Food Rescue, a nonprofit serving Manassas, Prince William and Fairfax counties with plans to soon expand into Fauquier County. Northern Virginia Food Rescue’s mission is to reduce food waste by “rescuing” food that might otherwise end up in the trash and delivering it to hungry and food insecure people across the region.
To date, NOVA-Food Rescue has used its innovative mobile phone app to mobilize more than 900 volunteers who have completed more than 26,000 food rescues. NOVA Food rescue supports more than 100 food-distribution partners, such as food pantries and community groups, and completed nearly 7,000
home deliveries of food to shut-in seniors and families.
Additionally, NOVA Food Rescue provides 250 weekend backpacks of food for students at nine Prince William County schools every week.