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Boards & Commissions



  • Advisory Board to Social Services

    The Advisory Board to Social Services is involved in all matters pertaining to public assistance and social welfare of City residents. The board monitors the formulation and implementation of public assistance and social services programs by the local department and meets at least four times a year to make recommendations on policy matters concerning the local department.

  • Alcohol Safety Action Program Advisory Board

    The Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) Advisory Board regularly assess the program to assure that it effectively serves the program area and conforms to the policies of the Commission on VASAP. ASAP also receives from the director and analyzes reports that documents program activities, finances, personnel, and problem areas.

  • Architectural Review Board

    The purpose of the ARB is to advise on matters of historic preservation, suggest and propose historic districts, and to formulate recommendations for historic markers and utilize historic assets in the City. The board has power and authority to issue or deny certificates of appropriateness for construction and/or demolition in the City Historic District.

  • Beautification Committee

    The Beautification Committee works directly with the City Horticulturist and makes recommendations for tree preservation and enhancement action. The Committee advises the City Council on tree conservation issues, provides education to City residents, and serves as the City's Advisory Committee on Trees.

  • Board of Equalization

    The Board of Equalization is the hearing body and acts on appeals of real estate assessment from property owners in the City. The Board consists of three regular members who are appointed by the Circuit Court for three year terms and one alternate who is appointed by the Circuit Court for a two year term (Virginia Code §58.1-3373).

  • Board of Zoning Appeals

    The purpose of the Board of Zoning and Appeals is to hear and decide requests for variances from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and to hear and decide appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrator.

  • Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste

    The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Solid Waste purposes are as follows:
    Advise Manassas City council, as appropriate, on matters regarding solid waste and recycling within the City. This includes but is not limited to refuse and recycling collection, education and community outreach, litter control activity and enforcement. Advise Public Works via the Refuse and Recycling Coordinator. Evaluate and formulate policy recommendations for approval by the City Council, this includes, but not limited to, strategic planning. work in cooperation with community organizations, Homeowners Associations and other groups for the general benefit of the residents of Manassas on matter related to Solid Waste and Recycling. Foster wider awareness of the responsibility that residents share with the City of Manassas to ensure that solid waste is handled and disposed of in an environmentally safe, practical, and sustainable manner and that positive efforts are made to reduce and recycle waste wherever possible. Consider and comment on other matters of general community interest and concern as requested by the City Council or the Refuse and Recycling Coordinator.

  • Commission on Aging

    The Commission on Aging identifies and promotes better understanding of the issues facing the aging population in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park. The Commission plans and promotes programs to meet the needs of the elderly and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Supervisors (BCOS) and the Prince William Area Agency on Aging.

  • Community Criminal Justice Board

    The Community Criminal Justice Board enables the City of Manassas, Prince William County, and the City of Manassas Park to develop pretrial court services and community-based corrections programs consistent with the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act (CCCA) and PSA.

  • Community Policy & Management Team

    The Community Policy & Management Team (CPMT) provides leadership for the City under the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families.

  • Economic Development Authority

    The Economic Development Authority (EDA) assists businesses in locating or expanding in the City through issuance of tax exempt revenue bonds and incentives.

  • Equity and Inclusion Task Force

    The Council will appoint an Equity and Inclusion Task Force to engage every segment of our community in an open, honest, discussion of race, racism and diversity. The Task Force will seek to identify barriers and propose concrete solutions and paths to action to City Council that promotes racial reconciliation, economic justice and equity.

  • Health Systems Agency Board

    The Health Systems Agency Board plans for the orderly development of health care facilities in Northern Virginia, principally hospitals and nursing homes.

  • Manassas Business Council

    The Manassas Business Council serves as an advisory group to City Council and City staff by advancing the Economic Development Strategic Plan by recommending actions to improve the environment for new and expanding businesses in the City of Manassas. The Manassas Business Council may on occasion make recommendations to City Council on business-related issues.

  • Manassas Historic Resources Board

    The Manassas Historic Resources Board (HRB) advises the City Council on matters of historical interest to the City, including historic preservation, education, cultural programs, and tourism promotion. The HRB acts as an advisory board to the Manassas Museum System within the Parks, Culture, and Recreation Division, fosters wider awareness of the City's historic legacy, and promotes responsible stewardship of historic resources, both public and private.

  • Manassas Regional Airport Commission

    The Manassas Regional Airport Commission advises management by overseeing the operation and maintenance of existing and future facilities to ensure the enforcement of the minimum standards and the rules and regulations of the Airport as adopted and amended.

  • Northern Virginia Community College Board

    The Northern Virginia Community College Board performs such duties as may be delegated to it by the State Board and is responsible for assuring that the Community College is responsive to the needs existing within its service region within the statewide policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board.

  • Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board

    The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board (NVWIB) advances an integrated highly responsive workforce investment system that gives businesses and job seekers the tools they need to stay competitive in today's global marketplace.

    The Board is composed of 46 members representing the jurisdictions of the Counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Fairfax, and Falls Church.

  • Parks and Recreation Committee

    The Parks and Recreation Committee encourages and develops community awareness, appreciation, involvement, and use of the City's recreation and park facilities, services, and programs. The Parks and Recreation Committee acts as an advisory group to the Parks, Culture, and Recreation Division on parks, facilities, services, and programs.

    11 Members (9 Members/2 Alternates)

  • Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission serves in an advisory capacity in order to promote orderly development and make recommendations to Manassas City Council for rezoning, special use permits and subdivisions.

  • Prince William County Community Services Board

    The Prince William County Community Services Board establishes, reviews, and evaluates policies of mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, early intervention, emergency services, and prevention programs.

  • Regional Jail Board

    The Regional Jail Board establishes policy for operation of the Regional Adult Detention Center, providing care and confinement for all County and City prisoners.

  • Towing Ordinance Advisory Board

    The Towing Ordinance Advisory Board advises the City Council regarding proposed revisions to the City's towing ordinance, which regulates the removal and immobilization of trespassing vehicles. The Board also sets reasonable limits on fees charged for the removal of vehicles located on private property.

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