Police Chief Honored
Police Chief Charlie Deane was selected by Prince William County as its 1990 Manager of the Year. Deane, chief of police since 1988, has been with the county police department since its inception in 1970, and has served in the Criminal Investigation Division, Operations Division and Internal Affairs Bureau and as deputy chief of police. He received the award for professional and technical competence, communications effectiveness, employee development, professional image, organizational skills and leadership abilities. A panel of county employees interviewed staff members from various county agencies and forwarded their recommendations to the county executive, who made the final selection. During the last year, Deane initiated or administered programs such as the Prince William-Manassas Narcotic Strike Force and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
Day-Care Director Named
Michelle Farley has been promoted to director of all three Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) day-care centers. Farley was formerly assistant director of ACTS Day Care I, and has taught in summer day camps, preschools and extended day-care programs in Fairfax County. She has lived in Prince William County for 10 years.
Two STAR Winners
Denise Boyd, of Woodbridge, and Kerry Urbatch, of Dale City, received awards at the recent National Leadership Meeting of Future Homemakers of America in San Antonio. Boyd and Urbatch participated in the Students Taking Action for Recognition (STAR) events and each received a three-STAR award. Boyd, a senior at Woodbridge High School, competed in the job application and interview events. Urbatch, a 1990 graduate of Osbourn Park High School, competed in the Kid's Inc. event, submitting a plan for a child-care business. Of the 850 youths participating in the national-level program, Boyd and Urbatch were the first to represent Prince William.
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