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Manassas, VA-Keep Prince William Beautiful and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce have issued a joint statement saying: Out of reverence for our dear friend Senator Charles Colgan and his family, we are postponing our “Keeping Prince William Beautiful” Luncheon, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 10; now rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21.[/highlight]

Keep Prince William Beautiful and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a luncheon featuring internationally recognized author and expert on municipal expert James C. Hunt. The event is being billed as “Keeping Prince William Beautiful: How to Save the Environment (and Money, Too)” and will take place Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Old Hickory Golf Club (11921 Chanceford Drive; Woodbridge, VA 22192) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

James C. Hunt is the author of Bottom Line Green: How America’s Cities are Saving the Environment (and Money, Too) and the newly released The Amazing City: Seven Steps to an Amazing City, in which Mr. Hunt identifies Green Awareness as a critical component to high-performing local governments. Mr. Hunt is a past President of the National League of Cities, where he became known for creating the National Partnership for Inclusive Communities. He has also been named Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine. Currently, Mr. Hunt serves as CEO of Amazing Cities, a speaking and consulting company dedicated to excellence in local government. Dominion Virginia Power is the Speaker Sponsor.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim Hunt to the Prince William region to discuss ways we can all help sustain and protect our environment while simultaneously growing the economy. It goes to the heart of what we are about – keeping Prince William Beautiful not just for the sake of aesthetics, but so our residents can do beautiful things,” Parsons said. “When the park is clean, kids are more likely to go. We know home values, for instance, can be up to 7% higher in neighborhoods free of litter. Environmental action and economic growth are not mutually exclusive goals.”

Hunt will deliver the luncheon’s keynote speech prior to sitting for a book signing for The Amazing City: Seven Steps to an Amazing City. 

Says Chamber President & CEO Debbie Jones, “Green Awareness is just one component of Mr.
Hunt’s formula for an amazing community. He also touches on things like attention to detail, inclusiveness and neighborhood empowerment. As a Chamber one of the areas on which we work most diligently is quality of life issues. Statistics show that CEO’s want to be able to locate their companies in municipalities that have great schools, green spaces and attractive third spaces like wineries, breweries and farmers markets. CEO’s desire that their workers be able to live nearby so that they have shorter commutes for more time to be with family and friends. Creating an amazing community helps business growth and economic development which then leads to an even more amazing community. We are pleased to partner on something that could lead to such a positive cycle.”

The public is encouraged to attend this luncheon as a means of opening the door to greater community involvement and helping to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Tickets are $40 person and registration is available online at  To sponsor or exhibit, contact Jennifer Medina at Keep Prince William Beautiful at 571-285-3772/ or Kaitlyn Britton at the Chamber of Commerce at 703-368-6600/kbritton@pwchamber.orgThe Law Offices of Sheyna Nicole Burt will serve as the Prize Sponsor.


Luncheon to feature acclaimed author, municipal leader James C. Hunt.




About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing nearly 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.