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PW Conservation Alliance sponsoring Town Meeting June 2

Prince William Conservation Alliance is sponsoring a town meeting on data centers on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Jenkins Elementary School

Virtual kidnapping - Scam alert from PWC Police

Please read this important message from police on scam in Prince William and neighboring counties.

Encouragement and fast-track rezonings for data centers in PWC

Data centers now okay in all Prince William County industrial, office and commercial zoning districts; fast-track rezoning approvals for data centers within the Data Center Opportunity Zone will be promoted, according to action by Prince William Board of County Supervisors May 17. A Data Center Opportunity Zone was established for properties totaling 10,000 acres "where supporting infrastructure is readily available or easily provided with minimal impact to residential properties," according to the news release.

Governor on trade and tourism mission to Boston and Canada

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 16 that he will lead a four-day marketing mission to Boston and Canada, May 17-20. “These business networking trips provide invaluable opportunities to personally encourage corporate leaders to invest in Virginia and create jobs for our citizens. Missions also give us the ability to promote our world-class tourism products. Meeting with important stakeholders, both domestically and abroad, is a critical avenue for telling the Virginia story and sharing why Virginia is for Lovers.”

PWC Board keeps same tax rate and revenue split with PWC schools

It was standing room only in McCoart Government Center May 6 as Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted 5-3 to keep a flat real estate tax rate at 1.112 per $100 of assessed valuation and to retain the existing revenue sharing arrangement it has with county schools.

George Mason University tuition moderately increased for 2016-17

George Mason Board of Visitors May 5 approved the university’s $1 billion budget for the 2016-17 academic year. This includes a 2.7 percent increase in tuition, fees, room and board for in-state students and more money for financial aid. For out-of-state students, the increase is 2.9 percent.

Public employees applauded during Public Service Recognition Week May 1-7

Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA1), who represents part of Prince William County was quoted as saying, “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the men and women who consider public service a calling."

Congressman Wittman backs full committee passage of FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness, April 28 applauded the House Armed Services Committee’s passage of H.R. 4909, which supports shipbuilding, increases military construction and prohibits another BRAC round without end-strength assessment.

Prince William County to examine fire and rescue system over next 5 months

To determine the most effective way to maintain volunteer service and to meet the demands of our growing community, the Board of County Supervisors directed county staff to work with the Fire & Rescue Association (FRA) to ascertain whether the current framework of the fire and rescue system is the best alternative.

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