Economic Development

  • Independently developed city's first mobile app, "Your Manassas" promoting businesses and events
  • Independently established weekly newsletter highlighting events and businesses (2000+ subscribers)
  • Hosted Greater Manassas Community Job Fair, working with community leaders and over 50 businesses. Over 400 attendees.
  • Coordinated meeting between Economic Development department and Virginia Travel and Tourism Board
  • Hosted Business Leaders forum, introducing new Economic Development staff to business community
  • Supported Main Street widening in Old Town
  • Supported re-structuring utility rates for high utilization customers, making the city more competitive for industrial clients while NOT pushing cost to citizen rate payers
  • Supported first major update in city zoning in 40 years, making them easier to navigate for potential businesses
  • Supported targeted re-development of underutilized space into commercial/residential
  • As member of Airport Commission, supported expansion of aerospace industry at air port
  • Proposed "here, near, far" city marketing strategy, later adopted by staff
  • The BEST tool for economic growth is leaving as much disposable  income in the hands of residents to spend in our shops and other businesses.  To that end, I have opposed the city's recent trend in raising taxes.
  • Supported creation of city's first Business Accelerator(incubator) in Old Town
  • Supported South Grant investment to turn the tide in that part of the city

Quality of Life & Public Safety

  • Opposed high density development that will add hundreds of students to our crowded schools and hundreds of cars to our crowded commute
  • Opposed our current tax rate, among the highest in the region
  • Launched city's first "Good Neighbors" campaign, raising awareness of city blight and over crowding reporting procedures and other resources
  • Developed first constituent services guide
  • Supported giving residents the right to "opt in" to parking districts by petitioning council
  • Supported SUPs for new medical facilities to allow citizen input on potentially controversial actions
  • Worked with community leaders and city staff in launching the city's first Founders Day event
  • Supported full staffing and funding for the MCPD and Fire and Rescue
  • Worked with city staff in launching "The Hall", city hall's FREE rotating art exhibit (no tax payer expense)
  • Sponsor of city arts competition
  • Supported the hiring of 3 additional staff fire and rescue personnel
  • Personally assisted residents reporting overcrowding and blight
  • Supported the burying of powerlines to improve utility reliability
  • Supported blight abatement of condemned properties
  • Supported re-alignment of MCPD pay to combat attrition

Citizen Engagement

  • Hosted independent town halls on various topics of concern
  • Hosted regular "Coffee with Your Councilman" events
  • Developed first constituent services and engagement website,
  • Launched city's first "New Neighbors" campaign, mailing welcome cards to new city residents
  • Independently developed city's first mobile app, "Your Manassas" promoting businesses and events
  • Independently established weekly newsletter highlighting events and businesses (2000+ subscribers)

Education- Our Schools Must Succeed

  • Supported replacement of the "revenue sharing agreement" with a more structured and predictable funding process for the schools, which was passed unanimously by the City Council and School Board
  • Worked with community leaders on the deployment of "Little Free Libraries" at various locations throughout the city
  • Established literacy grant through our education non-profit
  • Supported Girls in Aviation Day at the Manassas City Airport
  • Sponsor of Stand Strong for Education
  • Written letters of recommendation for MCPS faculty seeking regional award recognition
  • Communicated positive information about our public and private school accomplishments through community newsletter with over 2000 subscribers
  • Sponsor of the Round Elementary School Academic Fair

Council Record