June 24 Webinar – Parks, Recreation and Tourism Plan Adopted in 2020 – Where is it now?

Report Card: How is Prince William County Implementing (or Not Implementing) the “Parks, Recreation and Tourism” Plan Adopted in 2020?

Prince William County adopted a 2040 Comprehensive Plan chapter for its green spaces, cultural resources, and tourism in 2020.

In 2024, it is time to measure progress. What policies and proposals for action have been implemented? What are in process, and what are still untapped opportunities?

Why? Because what gets measured… gets managed. There is a return on investment in county planning when final products guide actions. If a plan just gathers dust on a shelf, all that citizen involvement and staff time was wasted..

Remember as a student asking “will this be on the test?” County plans will be a more-reliable guide to the future, and not just a public relations exercise, if local officials know that residents will be monitoring implementation.

Are Prince William County officials serious about planning, “winging it” at different decision points, or just ignoring what was adopted? What is the relationship between the county plan and the county budget? (To identify priorities, follow the money.)

The LWV-Prince William/Fauquier Chapter will start its report card assessments with the Parks, Recreation and Tourism chapter. Join us on Zoom at 7:00-8:00pm on June 24. Register at SignUp Genius.

May 25, What’s Happening with MY DEMOCRACY?

NAACP Presents First Webinar, May 25, 10:30 am

What’s Happening with MY DEMOCRACY?

The Northern Virginia Democracy Center and the PWNAACP have formed a partnership of nonpartisan organizations committed to civic engagement. We plan to conduct a series of webinars titled “What’s Happening with My Democracy?” Each session, we will explore how various topics such as Women’s Health, Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, Economic Justice and Environmental Concerns can be impacted within a Democracy.

Our inaugural webinar series will focus on Criminal Justice and is scheduled for May 25, coinciding with the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

Our moderator will be Judge Jackie Lucas. Panelists are: Attorney Chris Keiser – Virginia ACLU Policy Director, Sandra Antoine – former Restoration of Rights Special Assistant to the Governor and Dr. Kenneth Nixon – V.O.I.C.E. Policy Director. Opening our discussion will be Rev. Cozy Bailey – Virginia NAACP President and member of the state Judicial Inquiry Review Board.

Click here to Join Us!

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July 24, Book Discussion

Mark your calendars for the next book discussion scheduled for July 24th, from 11:30 – 1:30, at the Effingham Manor and Winery. The title is Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood, by Qian Julie Wang.

You will be able to register using SignUp Genius in June or contact Connie Gilman.

April 29, 2024, Affordable Housing Webinar – View Recording

April 29
#2 in the Series, What’s Going on Around Here, and How Can We Find Out
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Speaker, Charlie Grymes, Chair of LWV-PWFA Land Use Study Committee

In July 2021, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors initiated amendments to the zoning text and county code to create an Affordable Housing Dwelling Unit Ordinance that would help people with incomes at or below the area median income live in the county while maintaining a basic lifestyle and meeting basic living needs. A draft of that ordinance is now available for public review and input at pwcva.gov/AfDU

Charlie Grymes has given us an overall look at the draft Affordable Dwelling Unit Ordinance, and a survey link has been set up so that we can provide input by April 30.

Click on the recording here.

Note: You may be asked for the Passcode: MF14+wwe