Prince William County Government’s “Infocus” newsletter

Spring 2007, p. 5

“Greetings from the Occoquan District! As your newly-elected Occoquan District Supervisor, my first few months have certainly been interesting, as we have tackled a host of critical issues.

“To be sure, this year we are in a somewhat difficult financial  situation, and we have had to find cost savings in an effort to balance our County budget. However, the good news is that we have agreed upon a budget for FY 2008 that I believe strikes a delicate balance between the need to scale back spending in a difficult budget year and the need to fund our core priorities. Specifically, our budget will provide pay increases for teachers, fund important bonding initiatives with respect to transportation and open space, allow us to hire additional firefighters and police, provide pay increases for County employees, and, of particular interest to my constituents, keep the Lake Ridge Community Library open without any disruptions to service hours whatsoever.

“Turning to transportation, we are currently reviewing the ‘comprehensive transportation package’ that was passed by the state legislature to see what it might mean for our County. Closer to home in the Occoquan District, we are seeing the completion of improvements to Minnieville Road, the Prince William County Parkway and some spot improvements on Old Bridge Road.  In addition, I am honored that my colleagues on the Board recently appointed me as the Prince William County representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) Transportation Planning Board. This position gives me the opportunity to represent Prince William County’s needs at the regional level. With so many commuters in our area, it is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I am doing my very best to represent your needs.

“I look forward to seeing you over the coming months at various community gatherings and events in our district. Also, please know that my staff and I are available to assist you with any matters of local concern, or answer any questions you may have about our County government. We can be reached by phone at 703-792-4643, or you may e-mail me at or e-mail my Aide, Edward Cronin, at”