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Potomac News Online | Candidates lining up in M. Park
Vice Mayor Kevin Brendel and council members Noreen Slater and Michael Bunner are vying to keep their positions on the council.
...Brendel, a Republican, has been a member of the council since 1994.When he is not serving Manassas Park he is a project manager for the Airline Tarriff Publishing Company in Dulles.
Brendel says he wants to continue service to city - Manassas Journal Messenger
Brendel says he wants to continue service to city
Manassas Park councilman seeks another term
MANASSAS PARK -- When the City Council was trying to figure out how to allocate an extra $1.2 million to local schools for the next fiscal year, it was Kevin Brendel
who stayed up all night, crunching the numbers.
As an active member in more than a handful of clubs and local organizations, the councilman says time management has been the key to his
endeavors in office.
Waving a pocket organizer, he
wife, Patricia, "live and die by one of these." Brendel has lived in Manassas Park since 1992 and has served on the City Council for eight of his 10 years here. On May 7, Brendel, the chairman of the local Republican Party, hopes the city's voters will allow him to continue his work.
"I enjoy serving in the system.I feel I help make a difference in people's lives," he
is one of four candidates seeking to fill three seats on the council. He's
competing against fellow incumbent H. Marie Baker, a Republican.
...Brendel sits on six different city committees.He's
a Cub master and Cub Scout den leader.He is a member and past president of the Signal Hill Lions Club.He
is also the father of two children -- Kyle, 7, and Kelly, 5.
"I'm very outgoing.I like to get involved," he
said. Besides working as a technical project manager at Airline Tariff Publishing Co. at Washington-Dulles International Airport, he also runs a disc-jockey business on the side. "I found working as a deejay helped improve my public-speaking ability," he said.
The reason Brendel moved to Manassas Park?
"I enjoyed being able to get involved in the life of my community.And this was a place where I could do that," he
two terms in office, he
has seen an empty land east of City Hall turn into a booming real-estate development.
And while in office, Brendel
has seen the city accomplish many things:
l The construction of Cougar Elementary School
and the new Manassas Park High School;
l The establishment of the only full-time career fire and rescue staff in Prince William County;
l The approval of plans to build a $2 million fire station on Manassas Drive near City Hall;
says there is much more work to do.Construction at the proposed Park Center
needs to begin so that city is able to have "a downtown area that we don't currently have."
Every street in the city, he
said, should have at least one sidewalk.The fire station needs to be built and the existing building needs to be renovated to create a new police station.
"In the last eight years, I've helped make a lot of good things happen.And we'd like to see even more happen," Brendel
City of Manassas Park - Planning Commission
Kevin Brendel, Vice Chair
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Vice Mayor Kevin P. Brendel (703) 369-0040
Potomac News Online | M. Park Council starts new term
Republicans Noreen Slater and Kevin Brendel relinquished their seats on the seven-member council to Adam Larson and Fran Kassinger, who begin their terms today.
...Brendel was the longest serving member on the council with 12 years, and Slater has served for the past four years.
"I'm going to miss working with a very professional staff and group of individuals who serve at the table," Brendel
said."Everybody definitely has the best interest of the citizens at heart."Brendel
has always been active in the community above and beyond his
post on the council.He
is the leader of Cub Scout Pack 1370, and the scout master for Boy Scout Troop 1370.In addition, he serves as chairman for the Manassas Park Republican Committee.
At Thursday's rescheduled council meeting, he
was also named to the city's planning commission.
Slater is also an active member of the Manassas Park community.She served as the director of Manassas Park's Department of Social Services for many years.She is a charter member of the Manassas/Manassas Park Disability Services Board, and she is vice chair of the Manassas Park Republican Committee, she said.
Leaving the council isn't the end of her
work for the city, Slater said.
"Before, when I was a citizen, I would speak my mind on what I thought was important," she
The two incoming council members have a lot to learn about all of the new things going on in the city, Brendel
final council meeting Thursday, council member Vonna Privett reflected on their terms in office and their passion for the city.
put in 12 years and it was getting the city to continue onward and forward," she