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Boards, Committees & Commissions

Prince William County's Board of Supervisors appoints residents and County business leaders to boards, committees and commissions to advise the County on a wide range of policy issues. Members provide an additional communication channel between elected officials and the community, sharing their ideas and expertise to improve public decision-making and assist with conflict resolution.

BOARDS

The Advisory Plans Examiner Board was established to enable Prince William County to engage in an expedited plan review process and a plans examiner program; said Board shall advise the Board of County Supervisors of the general operation, participation qualifications, and continuing educational requirements of the plans examiner program.

To advise the local governing body and the local Planning Commission on land use policies in relation to other land use actions that relate to the conservation and protection of agricultural and forestall lands in Prince William County (updated by County Attorney's Office, March 13, 2014).

To acquire, construct, maintain and operate an airport.

Manage the Manassas Regional Airport by overseeing the operation and maintenance of existing and future facilities to ensure the enforcement of the Minimum Standards and the Rules and Regulations of the Airport as adopted and subsequently amended, and to discharge the responsibilities as delegated by the City Council.

To advise the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on improvements to policies, increase community outreach, seek outside grant funding for animal welfare initiatives, provide support as requested to Animal Control/Care Services, and make recommendations to the Board on programs, classes, and special events that will further assist Prince William County in providing the best possible animal welfare services to the community. [Full description contained in Resolution 09-696.]

To assist the Board of County Supervisors in their effective discharge of their governance and oversight responsibilities of the County's system of internal controls designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of objectives in the following categories:
- Effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of operations
- Safeguarding County assets
- Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

Act on appeals of real estate assessment from property owners.

Review and decide appeals of zoning determinations and variances to zoning provisions.

Act on applications of appeal to Building Official's decisions.

The Policy Board shall be generally responsible for directing the Bull Run ASAP Program; ensuring program service; adhering to the policies of the Commission on VASAP; approving an annual budget, audit, and report; and overseeing the Director on matters of program activities, finances, personnel, and problem areas.

The CDA is organized for the purpose of exercising all powers granted by the Act, including financing, funding, planning, establishing, acquiring, constructing or reconstructing, enlarging, equipping, operating and maintaining all or a portion of the infrastructure improvements generally described in the Petition to create the CDA, as amended by addendum to Petition. The CDA shall have all the powers granted to a "community development authority" under the Act. Creation of an Authority to provide public facilities and improvements within the District through a special assessment; established in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding in conformance with Prince William County's Policy Guidelines for Approval of the Creation of a CDA, Res. No. 97-989 (December 2, 1997), as amended by Ord. No. 98-101 (December 15, 1998).

The purpose of the CCJB shall be to enable Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park in combination to facilitate the provision of court services, and community-based corrections programs consistent with the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act (CCCA) and Pretrial Services Act (PSA) pursuant to Section 53.1-183 et seq. and 19.2-152.2 et seq. of the Code of VA.

Review and comment on existing regulations and recommended revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and the Design and Construction Standards Manual. Provide continuity between the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance and the Design Construction Standards Manual.

Provide utilities to residents of Fairfax County.

Promote industry and develop trade by inducing business to locate or remain in State and County.

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the business affairs of the Innovation Owner's Association. Based on the Articles of Incorporation, PWC would continue to have (3) members on the Board of Directors.

Monitor the performance and structure of Prince William County's investment portfolio.

To provide policy guidance to Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and its member local governments.

The community college board shall act in an advisory capacity to the State Board and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to it by the State Board for Community Colleges. In general, the board is responsible for assuring that the community college is responsive to the needs existing within its service region within the statewide policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board.

The Council shall promote and support local artists and arts organizations and enlighten and educate audiences about the arts in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park, hereinafter referred to as the Greater Prince William Area.

Provide water and sewer utilities to County residents.

To have local government and industry to develop an emergency plan to respond to hazardous material incidents and provide information in accordance with the public's right to know.

To provide input into the analysis to determine and evaluate solid waste management policies and procedures. Give citizen input for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the County's landfill operations.

To consider and act upon applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and appeals from actions to the Taxicab Inspector's Office; and to review and update Chapter 27 of the Taxicab Ordinance.

The Advisory Board is comprised of eleven members who represent the interests of local tourism industry organizations and stakeholders within Prince William County and shall advise the BOCS, the County Executive and the Director of the Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism on matters related to promoting Prince William County as a tourism destination in accordance with Virginia Code Section 58.1-3819. The Advisory Board shall assist staff in the Prince William County Office of Tourism in identifying and securing new tourism opportunities.

The Board of County Supervisors is required to appoint an advisory board to advise the governing body with regard to the appropriate provisions of towing regulations.

To advise the Parkway District Commission on matters affecting the District.

To exercise the powers and duties enumerated in Section 33.1-409, et seq. Va. Code Ann. related to the Prince William Parkway Transportation Improvement District.

Provide guidance and direction on the management of the library system.

Establish policy for operation of Regional Adult Detention Center, providing care and confinement for all County and City prisoners.

To uphold the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Regulations, which are designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay and adjoining area known as Resource Protection Areas. Each locality is required to create a board to process the non-administrative exceptions for encroachments into Resource Protection Areas.

To assist the Economic Development Council with developing recommendations to improve the development process for commercial projects.

The General Assembly of Virginia has passed the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families which requires local governments to change the way they fund and provide services to at-risk youth and their families to achieve child-centered, family-focused, community-based services for these children and their families.

Each governing body that enforces the Statewide Fire Prevention Code must establish a Local Board of Fire Prevention Code Appeals to hear appeals of the fire marshal's decisions concerning the application of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code.

To develop and establish policies for the operation of a nursing home.

Plan for orderly development of health care facilities in Northern Virginia, principally hospitals and nursing homes.

Creation of an Authority to provide public facilities and improvements within the District through a special assessment; established in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding in conformance with Prince William County's Policy Guidelines for Approval of the Creation of a CDA, Res. No. 97-989 (December 2, 1997), as amended by Ord. No. 98-101 (December 15, 1998).

Advise and assist BOCS in efforts to preserve and protect County historic sites and structures.

To establish a separate administrative Housing Board responsible for overseeing and directing the implementation of housing and community development programs administered by OHCD; expenditure of housing funds, as budgeted and appropriated by the BOCS; and the development of recommendations and goals to address housing needs in Prince William County; effective June 1, 2007, subject to Memorandum of Agreement and Housing Board Bylaws.

To advise the Hylton Performing Arts Center on matters affecting Prince William County.

The Joint Audit Committee of the County Government and Schools is to serve as a liaison between the Board of County Supervisors and the independent external auditor as their duties relate to the annual audit pursuant to the Code of Virginia, Section 15.2-2511 and the U.S. Office of the Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. The opportunity for the independent external auditor to meet with County management or the Board of County Supervisors is not to be restricted.

Provide operational and policy advice to George Mason University. George Mason University operates this facility.

To provide advice and recommendations to the Board of County Supervisors on the operation of the Lake Jackson Sanitary District and any service district that may be created for the maintenance of roads in Lake Jackson.

In July 1997, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors endorsed a Length of Service Award Program (LoSAP) for the benefit of certified volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services personnel who are members of the participating volunteer companies.

To promote regional solutions to regional problems. By agreement with the COG, NVRC does not perform regional transportation planning, nor does NVRC perform local land use planning.

This regional advisory committee shall include an elected representative from Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park; the purpose is to gather information, receive public comment and make recommendations with respect to issues pending before the NVTA.

Coordinate and Develop Nonpoint Source Pollution Program in the Occoquan Watershed.

The Commission shall advise the Board of County Supervisors and Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism on matters relating to the provision of parks and recreation services to the residents of Prince William County. In doing so, the Commission may be asked to consult with and advise the County Executive and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Director. In providing advice and consultation, the Commission shall work closely with the citizens of the community to understand and interpret their needs and desires relating to parks and recreation services.

Community Action Agencies were created through the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. They were formed to address poverty in communities and to help low income families achieve economic stability or to reduce the impact of poverty on these families. These agencies come together in partnership known as Community Action Partnerships (CAP). The Prince William Board of County Supervisors designated People Incorporated of Virginia as the Greater Prince William Community Action Agency in order to use Community Services block grant funding to leverage grants and loans for projects and programs meant to enhance the self-sufficiency of low-income people. The People Incorporated Board of Directors makes policy decisions and is an important connection between the counties and cities that it serves.

To act in an advisory capacity to provide a central focus and coordination in reviewing all disability related issues brought before the County Government.

To develop and implement the transportation plan on a regional basis.

The Council's purpose is to serve as an advisory group to the BOCS, and shall support development and growth of trails and blueways within Prince William County. Other services may include, but not limited to, the following: publicity, promotion, and community outreach.

The Racial and Social Justice Commission will initially examine the state of racial and social justice for people of color in the areas of policing, the provision of government services, and public education, subject to the establishment of a partnership with the Prince William School System.

To advise the Route 234 Bypass Transportation District Commission on matters affecting the District.

To set the appropriate tax rate to fund improvements within the District and act on transportation matters within the District.

Acquire, finance, construct, operate, and maintain facilities for abatement of pollution resulting from sewage in Occoquan watershed above its confluence with Bull Run.

Virginia Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Master Trust for the purpose of accumulating and investing assets to fund various medical benefits plans as set forth in the Trust Agreement; in compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 45. According to Section 15.2-1547, VA Code, the governing body shall create a Finance Board to serve as trustee of the trust

The Veterans Commission was created and established on January 12, 2021, to work with veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families, members of the community interested in veterans' issues, and other veterans organizations working with and serving veterans of the U.S. armed forces to identify areas or issues of importance and/or concerns to the veterans community. The Veterans Commission will be encouraged to report such findings to the Board and make recommendation as it deems necessary and/or appropriate on how best to address veterans' issues and concerns.

The Veterans Commission shall serve as an advisory group to the BOCS that advocates for issues related to veterans and their families.

The Workforce Investment Act was signed into federal law in August 1998. The Act required nationwide implementation by July 1, 2000. The Commonwealth then enacted legislation creating the Virginia Workforce Council and a process for appointing members to local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs). The members appointed to represent Prince William County on the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Area (NVWIA) will be responsible for establishing a workforce development system that cuts across state and local agency lines to deliver customer driven service through universal access. The new Workforce Development System promotes sustained growth by meeting the demand of businesses for a skilled workforce and delivers quality services to every Northern Virginia resident.

Creation of an Authority to provide public facilities and improvements within the District through a special assessment; established in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding in conformance with Prince William County's Policy Guidelines for Approval of the Creation of a CDA.

Serving as the advisory body to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Operations Board is responsible for making recommendations to the commissions with respect to VRE's management, financing, and acquisition of property.

Study requests of the Board of County Supervisors and citizens relevant to the Weapons Control Ordinance.

Study requests of the Board of County Supervisors and citizens relevant to the Weapons Control Ordinance.

Review and approve all (nonexempt) construction activities proposed for intertidal area. Appeal of Board decisions made to Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

Review and approve all (nonexempt) construction activities proposed for intertidal area. Appeal of Board decisions made to Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

To provide policy recommendations to VACo.

Administer County ordinance which delineates historical sites and adjacent historical districts. Review and approve certificates of appropriateness to erect, reconstruct, alter, or restore a building or structure, including signs, in Historical Overlay Districts. Reviews National Register nominations. Provides advice on historic preservation issues to the BOCS. Maintains the County's "Certified Local Government" status provided by the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources.

To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the public assistance and social services need by people of PWC. Monitor the formulation and implementation of public and social services programs. Meet with local gov't official or his/her designee who constitutes the local Board at least 4 times a year for purpose of making policy recommendations on policy matters concerning the dept. Promote a positive image of the department through advocacy and education for the community. Act as a conduit from citizens to the members of the BOCS on needs for social services within the community. Provide input to BOCS on adoption of four-year County Strategic Plan. Provide input to the Director of Social Services on annual budget recommendations to CXO as part of the budget process. Present annual report concerning the administration of the public assistance and social services programs. Recommend two members to serve on the County Executive's hiring panel for selection of Social Services Director. Submit to BOCS other reports the Advisory Board deems appropriate.

Establishment, review, and evaluation of Policies of Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Substance Abuse, and Prevention programs, in tri-jurisdictional area of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

Identify and promote better understanding of the problems of the aging in the County, Manassas, and Manassas Park; plan and promote programs meeting needs of elderly; serve in an advisory capacity to BOCS and Prince William Area Agency on Aging.

To ensure protection and enforcement of human and civil rights for County citizens by the elimination of and provisions of remedies for discriminatory practices.

Accomplish objectives of Code of Virginia with respect to county planning, and serve in an advisory capacity to BOCS.

MEMBERS

Tourism Industry Advisory Board2nd Term: Dec 12, 2017 to Dec 31, 2021Office/Role: Culture/History

Racial and Social Justice Commission1st Term: Dec 01, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Prince William County Service Authority2nd Term: Feb 05, 2019 to Feb 01, 2023

Racial and Social Justice Commission1st Term: Dec 01, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Prince William County Service Authority1st Term: Feb 16, 2021 to Feb 01, 2023

Building Code Appeals Board2nd Term: Sep 05, 2017 to Dec 31, 2019

Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)2nd Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2022

Board Audit Committee1st Term: Apr 30, 2019 to Dec 31, 2023

Joint Audit Committee Of The County Govt And Schools1st Term: Apr 30, 2019 to Dec 31, 2023

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission2nd Term: Apr 30, 2019 to Dec 31, 2023

Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments - COG1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) - Operations Board2nd Term: Apr 30, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020

Board of County SupervisorsCurrent Term: Jan 01, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Hylton Performing Arts Center Executive Board1st Term: Oct 04, 2016 to Dec 31, 2018

Airport Authority, Stafford Regional2nd Term: Oct 16, 2018 to Dec 31, 2023

Solid Waste Advisory Group1st Term: Sep 20, 2016 to Dec 31, 2019

Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments - COG2nd Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2022

Board of County SupervisorsCurrent Term: Jan 01, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Commission on Aging2nd Term: Sep 18, 2018 to Dec 31, 2023

Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments - COG1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Joint Audit Committee Of The County Govt And Schools1st Term: Jan 14, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Board Audit Committee1st Term: Jan 14, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) - Operations Board1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments - COG1st Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Jail Board, Prince William / Manassas Regional1st Term: May 19, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Community Services Board2nd Term: Jan 19, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Cherry Hill Community Development Authority3rd Term: Apr 11, 2017 to Sep 08, 2024

Social Services Advisory Board1st Term: Jan 21, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Housing Board, Prince William County1st Term: Oct 21, 2008 to Dec 31, 2011

DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee2nd Term: Feb 09, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Library Board2nd Term: Sep 20, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Animal Advisory Committee2nd Term: Jan 19, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021

Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments - COG3rd Term: Jan 07, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Commission on Aging1st Term: Feb 04, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Community Services Board2nd Term: Aug 06, 2019 to Dec 31, 2023

Parks and Recreation Commission2nd Term: Jan 19, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Planning Commission2nd Term: Jan 19, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Lake Jackson Sanitary District Advisory Committee2nd Term: Oct 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2023

Commission on Aging1st Term: Jun 19, 2006 to Dec 31, 2019

Agricultural And Forestal Districts Advisory Committee1st Term: Jan 21, 2020 to Dec 31, 2023

Parks and Recreation Commission2nd Term: Feb 09, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023

Persons With Disabilities, PWC Committee For2nd Term: Feb 09, 2016 to Dec 31, 2023