PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA...On Tuesday, Dec. 1, County Executive Melissa Peacor announced her plan to retire after 30 years of service to Prince William County. Peacor's retirement will be effective January 31, 2016.
"I am proud of the career I have had here in Prince William County. I am honored to have served alongside so many amazing women and men who share my passion and commitment to public service," said Peacor. "The Boy Scouts have a saying, 'Leave this world a little better than you found it.' I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to make an impact on this community and leave it, I hope, a little better than I found it when I arrived 30 years ago."
Peacor started her career in Prince William County with the Planning Office and served as the County's first Strategic Planning Coordinator overseeing the Future 2010 Report and first citizen-based strategic planning process. In 1997, Peacor was named the Budget Director and in 1999, was promoted to Deputy County Executive. Peacor was appointed by the Board of County Supervisors to serve as the County Executive in 2010.
"Ms. Peacor has been a tremendous asset to Prince William County," said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors. "She worked with this Board to achieve its first triple AAA bond rating, reduce county budget expenditures, and bring needed infrastructure to the County. We cannot replace what she has brought to this community or organization, but we wish her all the best on her new endeavors."
Peacor will continue her involvement in higher education helping to encourage a new generation to enter a career in public service. She also looks to spend more time with her family.