Ken Elston for Manassas City Council
From tonight's Council Time:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will be resigning my seat on the Manassas City Council, effective at the end of July 2019, as my family and I will say farewell to this city and so many people we care about sincerely. Many citizens know that I am the Director of the School Theater at George Mason University. That program’s rise in regional and national rankings has garnered attention, and I was deeply honored to be offered the position of Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Director of Performing Arts at High Point University in North Carolina. This was not a position for which I applied. It is a position that was created with me in mind, and the offer of the position was made just last week.
There will be more to say in the coming weeks, but this Council has achieved some great things in the past few years, and I feel satisfaction and pride at having been a part of this city’s storied history. I want to thank the citizens of Manassas who have given me the opportunity to serve this community and offer my appreciation for support and words of grace. To my family, my wife Molly and my children, Sam and Emma, thank you for the support and the sacrifices of time and energy that you have given to this adventure of running for office and public service. To my colleagues on Council and City Staff, with whom I have enjoyed working, I say thank you, to you, as well, and you will always have my desire to see the best for this City.