“There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.”Ecclesiastes 3:1
This scripture sure does ring true to me. As I wind down my time serving on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, I have a heart of gratitude for this amazing season in my life. God and the voters granted me nine years of serving the public in a dynamic county I’ve called home for almost 30 years and where Dan & I chose to raise our children. What an honor it has been!
I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know so many members of the community, in Brentsville District and beyond. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined knowing. Residents, county staff, subject matter experts, community advocates, and business owners have helped me channel through the mechanics of government and public service. I leave office with a deeper understanding and appreciation for local government.
All of this service would not have been possible without the enduring help of my office staff. They are public servants who work behind the scenes assisting me and constituents on a very wide range of matters, yet I am often credited for their work. I believe our office delivered nine years of top-notch customer service, which is a testimony to their devotion, work ethic, intellect, and compassion for our community. I will always be especially grateful to Michelle Trenum and Mary Beth Schaal who have served with me from the first day. I’m also thankful to Tiffany Woodard, Ryan McManus, Erica Tredinnick and others who have served at some time or another in the last nine years. Working for elected officials is a difficult job and comes with a lot of stress and personal sacrifice. I part by saying to them: “well done my good and faithful servant.”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!