A Washingtonian from birth and fan of everything DC, especially and obviously… Manassas! Captain Obvious was a patient at the UVA Health Prince William Medical Center and like many others, had a bout with COVID. He spent 2 1/2 months in the hospital with 26 of those days on a ventilator.
He survived with the help of the incredible staff in the ICCU and the CCU and is proudly Manassas Strong. The Captain has been seen at local established in the Olde Towne area on many of occasions.
Everybody loves Christmas. Everybody loves a parade. Everybody loves Manassas.
Liz started her career in the City of Manassas, VA Government in 1990 as the Senior City Planner where she led the planning effort for the City’s first community-based downtown revitalization plan, Old Town Manassas: A Vision for the Future (1992). That plan, and subsequent updates in 2008 and 2013, provided the vehicle for elected officials, organizations, and visionaries of the community to fully realize the potential of Historic Downtown Manassas and their vision for the future. Liz left Manassas at the middle of her career to gain greater experience, working for Prince William County, Henrico County and the City of Hampton, and returned to Manassas as Director of Community Development in 2003. As Community Development Director, Liz managed Planning and Development, Historic Resources, the Manassas Museum, Economic Development and Parks and Recreation.
Liz was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners, College of Fellows in 2020. The College recognizes a career planner’s accomplishments and commitment to the profession. Liz retired from the City of Manassas in 2021 after thirty-one years in public service as a city planner. Liz is a long-time resident of the city and has volunteered with many organizations including the Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation.
Liz is currently working as a consultant and has been serving as the Interim Executive Director for Historic Manassas, Inc. since August of this year. Her greatest joy, besides her family, husband Craig and children Stephanie and Danny, is helping small cities like Manassas realize their full potential, seeing Manassas’ downtown streets filled with people, and riding horses.