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Diversity and Inclusion Task Force appointments

— By: Theresa Coates Ellis APPOINTMENTS FOR THE EQUITY + INCLUSION TASK FORCE. During the last few months, I was impressed by our many residents who applied for the task force who I voted to approve for appointments this week. These appointments continue my initiation of a diverse group that would come to the table to talk together and listen together for the future of … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Task Force appointments

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Mayor Hal Parrish (retiring) endorses Theresa Coates Ellis for Manassas City Mayor 2020

HUMBLED AND HONORED TO BE ENDORSED by our Mayor Hal Parrish (Retiring), who is asking you to vote to elect: ✅ Theresa Coates Ellis #YourMayor2020 “Theresa Coates Ellis is experienced, helpful, trustworthy, compassionate, and willing to consider new ideas. She is a leader who has worked and worked over many years to make a difference for the betterment of everyone in Manassas and will continue … Continue reading Mayor Hal Parrish (retiring) endorses Theresa Coates Ellis for Manassas City Mayor 2020

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Absentee ballot applications now available for a safe Nov. 3rd election

— By: Theresa Coates Ellis — The updated Absentee ballot application dated 7/1/2020, is now available online or at the Registrar’s office at 9025 Center Street, Manassas, next to City Hall. With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 continuing to be a challenge for voters during the November 3rd general election, completing this application is a safe option. Here is the link to the Absentee Ballot … Continue reading Absentee ballot applications now available for a safe Nov. 3rd election

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Nurture Your Future: Childcare and Job Resources plus Funding

By: Theresa Coates Ellis, Councilwoman and #YourMayor2020 Back to School begins for many students, parents, families, and teachers within the next week(s) and the search continues for assistance with the safer virtual classroom learning.  As your Manassas City Council Member, I supported and pushed strongly for the CARES Act allocation funds to help with childcare and jobs until the deadline of Dec. 29, 2020.    … Continue reading Nurture Your Future: Childcare and Job Resources plus Funding

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Updated CARES Act for Unemployed and Under-employed

— By: Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis — The City of Manassas Economic Development CARES Act allocated $400,000 funds is available for furloughed, job-seekers and the under-employed at $5,000 per person. Manassas City residents that need help with skills and support can visit CareerWorks / SkillSource (Virginia Career Works Northern Region) at VCWnorthern.com or email Ziyoda Crew CARESjobs@vcwnorthern.com for opportunities with NOVA and other partners. If … Continue reading Updated CARES Act for Unemployed and Under-employed

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Shadow for a Day | Wildlife Biologists

— By: Theresa Coates Ellis —Wildlife Biologists Kat Coates and Toni Dotterer present their careers as wildlife biologists with amazing images and videos of animals and landscape during their travel to Tanzania. A new career will be presented every second Thursday with “Watch Parties” scheduled on facebook. To connect to our Shadow for a Day network, please contact Theresa@ManassasTogether.com. Continue reading Shadow for a Day | Wildlife Biologists

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3rd Annual Shadow for a Day Program

— By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Our job creation, career building, and mentor connector that we have presented in-person at Centerfuse during the last two years, is now in it’s 3rd year! This year the program will be virtual with an incredible line-up. Wildlife BiologistsBeekeepersBrewerEnvironmental ScientistPark RangerArtist / SculpturerPlus diverse leaders and university students discussing hard conversation topics Look for the “Watch Party” for each … Continue reading 3rd Annual Shadow for a Day Program

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Stories from the Pandemic: Straight out of NYC and thrown into Virginia country life.

–By: Theresa Coates Ellis — It was an escape from the pandemic — or an attempt. I’m sure we all have a story, or a friend or family with a story — but all in all, we have been impacted by this public health crisis. Back in March, I happened to be in Florida with my daughters Alli (and her sidekick pup, Trinity), and Laura … Continue reading Stories from the Pandemic: Straight out of NYC and thrown into Virginia country life.

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Councilwoman Theresa Ellis expands Blood Drives during blood shortage

— As a 30+ year healthcare professional manager and an American Red Cross blood donor, Councilwoman Theresa Coates Ellis was concerned about the lack of appointments available for blood donations during a pandemic. Ellis said, “I contacted the American Red Cross to offer my place of business for a blood drive. After speaking with donor recruiter, I learned that previous scheduled places had cancelled due … Continue reading Councilwoman Theresa Ellis expands Blood Drives during blood shortage