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9
Andrea

Announcing the Class of 2019

LPW Outreach, Signature Program
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August 9, 2018

Contact: Andrea Short, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568 // Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

Leadership Prince William Announces Class of 2019

Leadership Prince William is pleased to announce the members of their Signature Program Class of 2019. The class members will kick off their year with an Opening Retreat at Skyland Resort September 13 and 14. From there the class will meet one business day per month through June; viewing Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park through a new lense during each session. Session topics range from History and Government to Health and Human Services, providing a comprehensive look at the community while participants discover more about their own leadership styles and how to better engage those in their sphere of influence.

The members of the Leadership Prince William Signature Program Class of 2019 are:

  • Victor Angry, Technician/Firefighter, Dale City Volunteer Fire Department
  • William Archer, Senior Pastor, Potomac Valley Church
  • Kaitlyn Barbour, Assistant Director of Residential, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Leviticus Bass, Division Chief of Juvenile Services, Prince William County Department of Social Services
  • Jolene Berry, Senior Airport Operations Officer, Manassas Regional Airport
  • Monica Boehringer, Refuse, City of Manassas
  • Kathy Bohnstedt, Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, Northern Virginia Community College – Woodbridge Campus
  • Anna Bristle, Partner, Bristle & Yi Law, PLLC
  • Philip Cecere, Captain, Prince William County Police Department
  • Denise Chadwick-Wright, CEO, Birmingham Green
  • Robin Colangelo, President, Athlete’s Addiction Strength & Speed
  • Gina Davis, Director of Operations, ImagiNation Learning Center
  • Kelly Davis, Senior Planner, City of Manassas
  • Angela Dellinger, Realtor, Keller Williams
  • Kelsey, DeWispelaere, VP of Philanthropy & External Affairs, Community Residences
  • Michael Dunegan, Owner, Dunegan Orthodontics
  • Kelly Elliott, Director of Operations, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Vicente Garcia, CFO, ACTS-Action in Community Through Service
  • Janell Garland, Senior Business Analyst, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Christy Grabus, VP of Operations, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Diana Gulotta, Director of Communication Services, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Susan Hollcroft, Marketing & Communication Coordinator, Dominion Energy
  • Torry Huff, Contract Specialist, Prince William County Government
  • Betsy Ingles-Whitaker, Assistant Principal, Manassas City Public Schools
  • Robyn Johnson, Business Management Director, Freddie Mac
  • Renee Jones, Director of Client Care Services, FirstLight Home Care
  • Keith Kennedy, Engineering Director, Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Emily Lappat, Executive Director, Serve Our Willing Warriors
  • Ed Maher, Operations Program Manager III, BAE Systems
  • Pam Moody, Chairperson, Didlake, Inc.
  • Diane Mucci, Academic Dean Math, Science, Technologies, & Business, Northern Virginia Community College-Manassas Campus
  • Olga O’Brien, General Manager, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
  • Joy Ocetnik, Recreation Director/Training Coordinator, The Arc of Greater Prince William
  • Joseph Pascale, Vice Chair, Didlake, Inc.
  • Donald Prioleau, Phase II Staffing & Contracting, LLC
  • Douglas Shoop, Deputy Director, Engineering & Planning, Prince William County Service Authority
  • Heath Stearns, Captain, Prince William County Sheriff’s Office
  • Paul Steiner, Career & Technical Education Administrator, Manassas City Public Schools
  • Natalia Taylor, Deputy Director of Elections, City of Manassas

 

Sponsors of the Signature Program include: Youth for Tomorrow; Whitlock Wealth Management; Micron Technology, Inc.; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; Compton & Duling, LC; Prince William Living; and Imagine.

Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area.  Past graduates of the Leadership Prince William program have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs, serving  Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is to make the community a better place through collaborative leadership. They offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org or call 571-765-7568.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jul
22
Andrea

(UPDATED) Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for Freedom Museum & Serve Our Willing Warriors

LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy
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For Immediate Release

July 22, 2018

 

Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for The Freedom Museum and Serve Our Willing Warriors

UPDATE: Red Team raised $875.90 for Serve our Willing Warriors // Blue Team raised $825.37 for The Freedom Museum

 

Manassas, VA— Now through July 26, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser. The Red Team will be raising funds for Serve Our Willing Warriors (https://willingwarriors.org/); the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of The Freedom Museum (http://freedommuseum.org/).

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 25 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week summer camp.  As part of their experience, last week the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from eight Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose Serve Our Willing Warriors and the The Freedom Museum.

Throughout the Summer Youth Academy participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and put into action through planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade. Additional aspects of the camp help students understand how their community works together, with themed days focusing on topics like Environment & Open Spaces, Public Safety and History/Government.

Those interested in supporting the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts may give online via https://leadershipprincewilliam.org/leadership-lemonade-support-your-team/. The Leadership Lemonade stand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow Virginia on Wednesday, July 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Short at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

 

Jun
28
Kathy Bentz

Jones & Jenkins Win Awards for Leadership

LPW Outreach
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Contact: Andrea Short, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568 // Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

Web: leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 28, 2018

 

Jenkins & Jones Win Awards for Community Leadership

On June 22, Leadership Prince William (LPW) recognized three local leaders for their outstanding contributions to the community at the annual Evening of Excellence Gala in Woodbridge, Virginia.

The Kathy Ellington Alumni Leadership Award was presented to Deborah L. Jones, President and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The award is named for the Founding Executive Director of Leadership Prince William and each year is presented to a past graduate of the program who has used their vision, leadership, skills and talents to accomplish somethi

Prince William Chamber of Commerce CEO Debbie Jones, winner of the Leadership Prince William Kathy Ellington Alumni Leadership Award. She is pictured with her husband, Lynn Jones.

ng notable that has positively impacted Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. The award recipient is chosen from a pool of nominees submitted by LPW alumni, and announced at the Evening of Excellence.

Debbie has almost forty years’ worth of accomplishments showcased across the Prince William community;   from chairing the capital campaign committee to build SERVE to her role in the creation of Leadership Prince William.  A two-time cancer survivor herself she served as Chair of the capital campaign to build the Lake Manassas Cancer Center.  Today she serves on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council for Prince William County Public Schools and the Advisory Board for the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. 

She is best known for running the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and as a thought leader and motivator who uses her leadership skills to make our community a better place.  

She has been recognized through countless awards in our community, but her legacy is truly seen in such things as a 92-bed homeless shelter and the center where cancer patients in Prince William County can be treated closer to home.  Debbie has made it her mission to enhance the business community, and raise the commonwealth’s view of what the Prince William community is all about. She continues that to this day, most recently lobbying LEAD Virginia to spend some time in Prince William County and Manassas when the current class comes to Northern Virginia. Jones graduated from LPW in 2010.

Prince William Board of County Supervisors’ Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins and wife Ernestine were presented with the Leadership Prince William Vision Award. The award honors an individual—in this case a couple –who lives or works in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park and whose innovative, strategic or bold leadership has had a positive impact on a significant portion of our community, region, state, nation or world. LPW announced that they would be honoring Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins early in June. They join past award recipients like Virginia Senator Charles J. Colgan and Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO of Youth for Tomorrow.

Neabsco Supervisor John Jenkins and his wife Ernestine moved their family to Dale City in 1973, where they still reside today. As their family grew, so did their service.

Ernestine Jenkins and the Honorable John Jenkins (center and center right), Prince William Board of County Supervisors are presented with the Leadership Prince William Vision Award. Also pictured are LPW Board Chair Mary Finnigan (far left), Executive Director Andrea Short and Dr. Gary Jones, CEO of Youth for Tomorrow)

John was a two-tour Vietnam Veteran, who earned the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1980. He then worked in the Fairfax County Public School System until his retirement in 2003.  

While raising their three children, they served together in the Dale City Little League, the Dale City Sports Club, the Boy Scouts of America, the Dale City Civic Association, the Gar-Field Senior High School Athletic Boosters Club and several veterans’ organizations, including Dale City VFW Post 1503. 

In 1982, Jim McCoart resigned from the Board of County Supervisors and endorsed John Jenkins for the vacant Neabsco Supervisor’s seat.  Jenkins was appointed by the Board to fill the vacancy in October of that year.  Since that time Supervisor Jenkins has served eight consecutive, four-year terms, making him the most senior member of the Board of County Supervisors in length of service and the longest-serving Supervisor in the history of Prince William County. He has twice served as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, twice as State President of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions, once as State President of the Virginia Association of Counties, and twice as Chairman of the Virginia Railway Express Operations board. Governor Mark Warner appointed Mr. Jenkins to serve as a member of the Virginia Geographical Information Network Advisory Board in 2002, as did Governor Tim Kaine in 2007.  In addition, Supervisor Jenkins also represented PWC on the Quantico Marine Corps and Fort Belvoir Base Realignment and Closing (known as BRAC) advisory committees.  He currently serves as a member of the Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board, the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board, and is past Chairman of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. 

Mrs. Jenkins is known as the engine behind Supervisor Jenkins’ many successful campaigns for office. She is also quite the leader in her own right. She received the Prince William County Human Rights Community Service Award in 2003; the Catherine Spellane Dale City Civic Association Citizen of the Year Award in 1993; and the Dale City Civic Association’s Life Time Volunteer Achievement Award in 2005. 

She is the long-time Chairman of the Dale City 4th of July Parade Committee; Education Co-Chairman of the Bel Air Woman’s Club; life member of American Legion Post 364 Ladies Auxiliary; and Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Project Mend-A-House.  She works as a youth mentor, a proponent of literacy campaigns, a community activist, and prepares and serves meals at the River Run Senior Home. Together the Jenkins are bold and strategic leaders who continue to have a positive impact on Prince William County.

 All winners were selected by a committee of LPW graduates and volunteers serving on the Leadership Prince William Board of Regents.

 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

 

May
29
Kathy Bentz

John & Ernestine Jenkins to Receive Vision Award

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Press Release

Contact: Andrea Short, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568 // Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

May 29, 2018

Leadership Prince William to Recognize The Honorable John & Ernestine Jenkins

 

Prince William, VA- On June 22, Leadership Prince William (LPW) will recognize the Honorable John D. and Ernestine Jenkins with LPW’s highest honor, theVision Award. This award will be presented during the organization’s annual Evening of Excellence Gala.

According to Executive Director Andrea Short, “The Vision Award honors an individual — in this case a pair of individuals — who live or work in Prince William County, the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park. The recognition is for innovative, strategic or bold leadership that has had a positive impact on a significant portion of our community.” She went on to note that the magnitude and scope of the impact are primary criteria for the award, making the long-serving County Supervisor and his dynamic wife an ideal choice.

Supervisor John Jenkins, Neabsco District

The Jenkins’ will join these past winners: Retired Didlake CEO, Rex Parr; the late Senator Charles J. Colgan; Youth for Tomorrow CEO, Dr. Gary Jones, and Todos Supermarkets Founder, Carlos Castro. 

Mary Colgan Finnigan, the Chair of LPW’s Board of Regents, added, “Together John and Ernestine Jenkins have crafted a lifetime of service to their country, their family and their local community. They embody a vision of tireless service and set an example for all to see what leadership means; igniting and inspiring everyone in their presence to join them in bettering our community.”

Neabsco Supervisor John D. Jenkins and his wife Ernestine moved their family to Dale City in 1973, where they still reside today. Together they have raised a large family while continuing to lead this community.

John was a two-tour Vietnam Veteran, who earned the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1980. He then worked in the Fairfax County Public School System until his retirement in 2003.

Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins have been active in community affairs in Dale City since 1973.  Together, while raising their children, they have served in the Dale City Little League, the Dale City Sports Club, the Boy Scouts of America,the Dale City Civic Association, the Gar-Field Senior High School Athletic Boosters Club and several veterans’ organizations including Dale City VFW Post 1503.

Mrs. Ernestine Jenkins

 

In 1982, Jim McCoart resigned from the Board of Supervisors and endorsed John Jenkins for the vacant Neabsco Supervisor’s seat.  Mr. Jenkins was appointed by the Board of County Supervisors to fill the vacancy in October of that year.  Supervisor Jenkins has served eight consecutive, four-year terms, making him the most senior member of the Board of County Supervisors in length of service and the longest serving Supervisor in the history of Prince William County, twice serving as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, twice as State President of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions, once as State President of the Virginia Association of Counties, and twice as Chairman of the Virginia Railway Express Operations board. Governor Mark Warner appointed Mr. Jenkins to serve as a member of the Virginia Geographical Information Network (VGIN) Advisory Board in 2002.  He was reappointed by Governor Tim Kaine in 2007. In addition, Supervisor Jenkins has served on numerous boards and steering committees:the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties, and the National Association of Counties; he also represented the County on the Quantico Marine Corps and Fort Belvoir Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) advisory committees.  He currently serves as a member of the Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board, the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board, and is past Chairman of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.

During their active-duty military career Ernestine, affectionately known as Ernie by her husband and all her know her well, was active in many NCO and Officer Wives’ clubs. She became widely known in army circles for her social activities and service in leadership positions for programs and activities relating to the support and welfare of army troops wherever they served.She currently serves(and has for many years) as Chairman of the Dale City 4th of July Parade Committee; Chairman of the Dale City Civic Association Awards Banquet Committee; Education Co-Chairman of the Bel Air Woman’s Club; life member of American Legion Post 364 Ladies Auxiliary; Vice Chairman and Board of Directors member for Project Mend-A-House; and member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.  She enjoys working as a youth mentor, a proponent of literacy campaigns,a community activist, and preparing and serving meals at the River Run Senior Home in her community.

Ernie’s service has not gone unnoticed. She received the Prince William County Human Rights Community Service Award in 2003; the Catherine Spellane Dale City Civic Association Citizen of the Year Award in 1993; and the Dale City Civic Association’s Life Time Volunteer Achievement Award in 2005.

The public is invited to join with Leadership Prince William in celebrating the contributions of John and Ernestine Jenkins. Tickets for the Evening of Excellence are available for purchase online at leadershipprincewilliam.org or by calling 571-765-7568. 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.