Prince William County news in brief

October 2, 2013
Chamber president to represent county at White House event

Rob Clapper, president and chief executive of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, is to attend a roundtable discussion at the White House this week.

Chamber of Commerce members from 14 states and corporate representatives will discuss clean energy and regional business competitiveness. The program was organized by the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, a 370-member national network, and the White House Office of Public Engagement.

County patrol officer honored with career service award

William G. “Bill” Ward recently received the Prince William County Police Department’s 2013 Outstanding Career Service award.

Ward, the fourth person to receive the award, has been a patrol officer in eastern Prince William for 27 years.

“Officer Ward is someone who strives to excel on the street, the type of officer that we all want to emulate as we serve the public,” Chief Stephan Hudson said at a ceremony.

Ward was presented with a hand-painted Michael Garman sculpture, titled “Law and Order,” and an engraved plaque will be displayed at the county Public Safety Training Academy.

Westminster at Lake Ridge celebrating 20 years

Libby Bush was named executive director of Westminster at Lake Ridge, a continuing care retirement community. She most recently served as vice president of Westminster Canterbury in Richmond.

Bush joins the Lake Ridge community as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with an event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Army veterans stop in Occoquan on cross-country bike ride
Darrel and Roseann Mooney will arrive in Occoquan about 5 p.m. Friday after traveling from Washington state on a tandem bike.

The Army veterans are completing the inaugural Warrior Ride, sponsored by Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services, to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and service-related injuries.

A ceremony to welcome them to Occoquan is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Mamie Davis Park. They will leave for the final leg of their journey into the District at 9 a.m. Sunday.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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