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CITY OF MANASSAS ANNOUNCES NEW CITY MANAGER, JOHN A. BUDESKY

CITY OF MANASSAS ANNOUNCES NEW CITY MANAGER, JOHN A. BUDESKY

John A. Budesky of Mechanicsville, Va., Appointed New City Manager for Manassas, Va.
 

The Manassas, Va. City Council and Manassas, Va. Mayor Hal Parrish appoint John A. Budesky, of Mechanicsville, Va. as the new city manager of Manassas, Va. He was selected from 70 candidates representing 23 states as part of a nationwide search. Budesky’s first day as Manassas, Va. city manager will be Mon., Mar. 5, 2012. For more information, call 703-257-8212 or go to www.manassascity.org.

 “We’re excited to welcome John to the City of Manassas…his thoughtful leadership and veteran expertise in government administration, along with his community involvement will be a great benefit to our city,” said Hal Parrish, mayor of Manassas, Va.

CITY OF MANASSAS WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC, TAREK ALY

CITY OF MANASSAS WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC, TAREK ALY

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities recently named Tarek Aly, of Manassas Park, Va., deputy director of electric. Aly has worked for the public works/utilities department for nine years and is an 18-year veteran in the utilities industry. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Aly helps to ensure a safe work environment for field employees, produce reliable electric systems and provide feasible rates for customers. An avid soccer player, Aly spends much of his spare time playing indoor and outdoor soccer. He (published in April 2005), and is also a

“Tarek has shown great leadership and skill in helping direct the electrical operations for the City of Manassas,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.  “We’re thrilled to have him on board as the new deputy director,” said Moon.

Bristow business has new App: 'EEK' Out! daily tips

Bristow business has new App: 'EEK' Out! daily tips

Bristow, Virginia-based Kimmey Training and Consulting, LLC announces a new application, “EEK” Out! – designed to help users build themselves as effective communicators daily. 

“EEK” Out! is an application available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices that offers 365 daily tips to improve how you speak and communicate.  “EEK” Out! is also available by e-mail subscription. 

The app includes a mini-journal to take notes and put these tips into practice at your very next opportunity. The key word is practice.

“EEK” Out! creator, Peggy Kimmey, explains, “Positive new habits take consistent effort.  My new app gives users a small change they can make each day.” 

Daily “EEK” Out! tips are distilled from Kimmey’s 20+ years experience as an award-winning speaker and trainer.

“EEK” Out! tips help you learn how to: 

Are You A Peacock or a Penguin?

On my trip to visit my daughters recently I took a few different books to read. The one I want to share with you is A Peacock in the Land Of Penguins. I believe everyone experiences a time in their life when they don’t fit in…when they want to stand up for themselves for being different from the rest of the pack. Some of us do, most of us do not.

Although this book focuses on the business world, the information is valuable from a business or personal perspective. When your view differences from others, how do you handle it? Are you confident? Do you stay silent or do you go along with the majority? Are you a peacock in the land of penguins?

Bouncing Back Baby!!

In the past few weeks I have focused on resilience because I know from my studies and working with clients the positive impact it can have on our lives. Below are two more skills that can support you in being more resilient. I believe learning to use these skills will help you recover from setbacks more quickly as well as creating a deeper, richer life.

Control or No Control.  Determine what you have control over and what you do not. On a piece of paper, make two columns. On the left side of the page, write Control and on the right side, Not Under My Control. Ask yourself:  What do I have control over? In that column, write down your answers. For example, you can control the television shows my kids watch, your own attitude, the religion you practice, who you choose to socialize with, and so on.

WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities officially completed the Wellington Road Widening Project, between Godwin Drive and Nokesville Road in Manassas, Va. with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish and city council members cutting the ribbon to open the road. The 4,100-foot road is now open to the public. For details on the Wellington Road project, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8266.