2016 Walk for Prince William – May 21

May 4, 2016

Supervisor Candland joins Rise Up Prince William for the 4th Annual Walk for Prince William, a 32 mile walk across the county.

Friends of the Gainesville Library Spring Used Book Sale

April 29, 2016

The Friends of the Gainesville Library are holding their Spring Used Book Sale the weekend of May 20, 2016.

Where: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA
Dates:  Friday, May 20, from 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, May 21, from 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 22, from 12 PM to 3 PM. Sunday is Bag Day!

For additional information contact

FY17 Budget Proposal

April 28, 2016

Budget Proposal Presentation 

Thank you to everyone who came and spoke at the BOCS Budget Markup meeting this past Tuesday. Thank you to Supervisor Lawson and Supervisor Anderson, and the wonderful members of our budget committees for their many contributions.

Final SCC Local Hearing – Monday, May 2

April 26, 2016

This upcoming Monday, May 2nd at 7pm in Battlefield High School’s auditorium is the final local State Corporation Commission (SCC) hearing on the proposed Haymarket Gainesville Dominion power line routing plan. I know many of you have already spent several hours at the previous hearings, and I want you to know how incredibly impressed and awed I am by our community’s continued dedicated efforts.

However regardless of previous attendance, I encourage everyone to attend this final local hearing as an actual member of the SCC board who will rule on the routing plan has committed to attend to hear community testimony (rather than simply the hearing examiner who has attended the previous two sessions.) I know it is imperative we have a strong community turnout to demonstrate to the SCC commissioner our opposition to Dominion’s preferred overhead route, and all routes other than the I-66 buried hybrid route. I greatly appreciate the efforts of the many citizens and local leaders who requested an SCC board member attend. I’d especially like to thank Congresswoman Barbara Comstock for her efforts in having a commissioner attend, including personally contacting the SCC board.

So again, please make time this coming Monday to come to Battlefield High School at 7pm and sign-up to speak to ensure our community’s voice is heard. Also, please forward this email to any friends and neighbors who may not be aware of the cost to the value of our community and homes the powerlines will exact if allowed to proceed as Dominion prefers.

If you are at all unsure about attending or speaking at the hearing, please contact my office for more information on how the hearing operates and the proposed routing plans. Thank you to everyone who has put so much time and energy into our cause and I look forward to seeing many of you next Monday at 7pm.

Pete Candland

VRE Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Community Meeting – April 27, 2016

April 26, 2016

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gainesville Middle School (8001 Limestone Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155) regarding the proposed VRE Gainesville-Haymarket Extension.

Come share your ideas and opinions on the proposed extension with VRE representatives.



Local Job Fair

April 11, 2016

Come meet with local and regional employers April 30th and May 1st

Saturday April 30th 5-7pm

Location- Park Valley Church (45oo Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket)

Sunday May 1st 830am- 1pm

Location- Battlefield High School (1500 Graduation Drive Haymarket)

Confirmed Employer Attendees- Tribute, Chick-fil-A, QBE, Novant Health, CACI, & Walmart

April Town Hall Meetings and Brown Bag Chat

April 5, 2016

In April 2016, Supervisor Candland will be hosting two town hall meetings and a Brown Bag Chat.

Before the end of this month, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors will adopt a budget that will determine by how much your property taxes will increase for the upcoming fiscal year. Supervisor Candland would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you, along with any other issues that you believe are important to the Gainesville Magisterial District.

Town Hall Meeting – Heritage Hunt

What: Budget Town Hall Meeting
Where: Heritage Hunt Country Club Ballroom located at 6901 Arthur Hills Dr in Gainesville
When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00 PM

This town hall is primarily for Heritage Hunt residents. If non-residents would like to attend, they will need to check in at the front gate of the Heritage Hunt Community.

Town Hall Meeting – Haymarket Gainesville Library

What: Budget Town Hall Meeting
Where: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library located at 14870 Lightner Road in Haymarket
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7:00 PM

Brown Bag Chat

The Brown Bag Chat is a forum in which you and your neighbors may meet with Supervisor Candland in a more casual setting to discuss any issues of concern to you.

What: Brown Bag Chat
Where: Pat White Center at Ben Lomond located at 10501 Copeland Dr in Manassas
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Prince William Drinking Water Clinic – Monday, March 28

March 1, 2016

Prince William County, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) of Virginia State University and Virginia Tech, is sponsoring a water clinic on Monday, March 28, 2016.  The clinic will be held at the Old Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA 20110.

During the clinic, information will be provided on water sources in our area, how water testing is conducted, and improving the quality of your water. Water testing kits will be available for purchase at the clinic. The kits and the associated water analysis cost $55.

On Wednesday morning, water samples should be turned in at the VCE Office at 8033 Ashton Avenue between 6 and 10 am. The samples will be driven to Virginia Tech for analysis  for iron, manganese, nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, sulfate, pH, total dissolved solids, hardness, sodium, copper, total coli form bacteria and E. Coli bacteria.

If you are interested in having your water tested, please sign up with the Extension Office 703-792-7747 or

Planning Commission Public Hearing on Bi-County Parkway Removal From County’s Comprehensive Plan – February 17, 2016

February 11, 2016

On February 17, 2016, at 7:00 PM the Planning Commission will hold their Public Hearing regarding the Comprehensive Plan Amendment to remove the Bi-County Parkway from the Transportation Chapter of the Prince William County Comprehensive Plan. The staff report for this amendment can be viewed here. The full agenda for the February 17 Planning Commission meeting can be viewed here.

When: February 17, 2016, 7:00 PM
Where: Board Chambers, McCoart Building (1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192)

Supervisor Candland’s Winter Wonderland – December 18, 2015

December 14, 2015

Please join Supervisor Candland and Santa for a Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration on December 18, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the QBE Business Park (14606 Washington Street, Haymarket, VA 20169). There will be holiday games, s’mores, a hayride, and a visit from Santa Claus (parents bring your cameras).

Sign up to register your kids to meet Santa by visiting If you sign up, your children will receive a personal letter from Santa right before Christmas.

Families are asked to bring a wrapped toy to share with a needy family in our community. Please tape a label on the bottom to identify the gender and age range for the toy.

Winter Wonderland 2015