Board Holds First Meeting of 2016

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On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Board of County Supervisors held its first official board meeting of the year. Chairman Corey Stewart delivered the annual State of the County Address, highlighting the successes of Prince William County over the past four years and calling on his fellow Board members to work in collaboration and unity toward a shared vision of the County.

“As we set forth on establishing a vision for Prince William County, let us stay strong, stay unified and work together to make certain we accomplish that vision,” the Chairman implored. “Let us not focus solely on our own special interests, but instead let us understand the needs of others and make the decisions that will make all of Prince William County the community we envision for the future.”

Following the state of the county, the Board named Gainesville District Supervisor Pete Candland as the new Vice Chair for 2016. PWL The Vice Chair fulfills the chairman’s duties in the chairman’s absence. Neabsco District Supervisor John D. Jenkins, the longest tenured member of the Board, was reappointed as Chair Pro Tem.

The Board set the meeting schedule for 2016, which will be available online at

Lastly, the Board commended Melissa S. Peacor for her 30 years of service with Prince William County government on what was her last board meeting as County Executive. Peacor announced her retirement effective Jan. 31, with her last day in office being Jan. 15. Deputy County Executive Christopher E. Martino will serve as Acting County Executive until the Board appoints a new County Executive.


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