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A busy month of upcoming meetings and governmental events

March is shaping up to be a busy month for scheduling King George governmental-related events.  Such upcoming meetings are listed below in chronological order. The list does not include the regular monthly meetings of various county boards, commissions or committees.

 

MARCH 17 – SHILOH TOWN MEETING
Supervisor Cedell Brooks and School Board member Mike Rose have announced a Shiloh District town hall meeting scheduled on March 17, 6 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center. Rose said he has been asked to discuss the School Board’s 2014-15 budget request. The Sheriff and Fire Chief have also been asked to participate.

Shiloh Baptist Church is located on the north side of Route 3 (Kings Hwy), three miles east of US 301 (James Madison Parkway). The address is 13457 Kings Highway in King George.

MARCH 25 - SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS
The King George Department of Economic Development, along with the Department of Parks and Recreation, is hosting its second quarterly breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education & Research, located behind the Walmart in Dahlgren.

Mary Parnell, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Mary Washington, will be the keynote speaker. She is expected to discuss how the SBDC is helping small businesses throughout the greater Fredericksburg region, including King George County.  

The 8 a.m. meeting will begin with a meet-and-greet networking opportunity and a light breakfast to be provided by Chik-fil-A, followed by opening remarks from King George Board of Supervisors Chairman Joe Grzeika. Thomas is next slated to make introductory remarks and introduce Parnell.

Parnell will talk about the services and assistance available free from her office to small business and those thinking of starting a business. Her presentation is expected to be followed by questions and comments from participants.

The meeting was rescheduled from earlier this month due to inclement weather. Linwood Thomas, county Director of Economic Development, is responsible for planning and scheduling the event. He has indicated that there is plenty of food planned for the event based on the original responses, saying there is no need to RSVP a second time.  

Any questions about the event should be directed to Thomas by calling 775-9181 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This is the second quarterly breakfast organized by Thomas, following on one last November, with a focus on tourism in King George.

MARCH 25 - JAMES MONROE TOWN HALL
Supervisor Jim Howard is holding his first quarterly town hall meeting for the James Monroe District.  The town hall meeting will be held on March 25, at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the board room of the Revercomb administration building.

MARCH 25 - KING GEORGE JLUS
King George County will host its first public forum on a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) underway for the communities around the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The forum on March 25 will begin at 7 p.m. at the UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education & Research. County residents and other business and community members are encouraged to attend.

The forum’s focus is to provide an overview about the JLUS and its importance, an explanation of the study process, and information about the compatibility factors being assessed. The forum will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a presentation and round table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study, which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren.  

The public forum will be preceded by a meeting of the JLUS Policy Committee at 4 p.m. at the same location.

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