This year marks the 20thanniversary of the Prince William County Commercial Development Committee (CDC), which first began with developing recommendations to improve the County's development process for commercial projects.
Over the last decade alone, the impact of the volunteers and employees that make-up the CDC has produced over 20 commercial development service process improvements. Today it stands as a hallmark public-private partnership and a model of the County's vision and values.
"It is my honor to recognize and celebrate all our CDC volunteers, alums and staff that have supported the County. Many having given countless hours of their time, since it first started in 1999," said Wade A. Hugh, director, Department of Development Services (DDS).
Mike Garcia, chairman of the CDC said, "Today's celebration of 20 years of volunteer service is a fantastic way to highlight the impact of service, thank those who serve, and most importantly, inspire more contractors, builders, developers and businesses to get involved in their community."
DDS encourages people to get involved and participate at the CDC quarterly meetings. Each year, the committee establishes annual goals towards its original mandate of developing recommendations and identifying potential process improvements for commercial projects.
The CDC membership is comprised of the following organizations: the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Civil Engineers.