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The Marshall Business & Residents Association welcomes you to Marshall, Virginia!

MBRA's October Community Meeting on Main Street Project

Main Street Project Topic of Community Meeting at Ruritans, 10.9.18

We had a great meeting with dinner and conversation at the Marshall Ruritan building Tuesday night!  We greatly appreciate having key people associated with the project present to answer questions that the MBRA Board had provided the County in advance.  


Since our Board has been carefully studying the details of the project as they became available to us the past few months, we collected many questions that we had regarding the project.  The MBRA Board has diverse opinions on this subject from those for, those against, or anywhere in between, and the questions were representative of them.  Many were questions we had also heard from the community.


Especially with a project that will have the largest impact on Marshall that we have seen in a long time, it is important that people have the opportunity to get answers regarding this project that will be paid for, in part, by the Lighting Tax District (Special Tax District, MELBID).


Over 70 people attended to hear approximately 25 questions answered directly from those who had the answers.  


Great thanks go out to our Marshall District Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel, former Marshall District Supervisor and Project Manager Peter Schwartz, Current Project Manager and Director of Office and Management and Budget Erin Kozanecki, and former Project Manager Paul Lawrence.  It was very informative to have all of them assembled and participating in this community forum on such an important topic of discussion around Marshall.


We applaud the above four individuals for answering some tough questions in a clear and time-efficient way so that the audience could gain information directly.  Such an open and transparent event helps the community come together by addressing community concerns and involving them in the process.  This was a great step forward together in government-community relations and we look forward to continued good communications in the future!

For More Info On Main Street Project


As we get more information, we are posting it on our website (see "Main Street" tab above) or go to MyMarshallMainStreet.com.  For a chance to post and see pros and cons, as well as alternative ideas to the planned project, see the non-MBRA website:  ShapingMarshallTogether.com.



MBRA's Free Dinner, 7:15 pm Tuesday, October 9 at Ruritans

Come hear about the Sidewalk Project at 7:15 pm & meet candidates at 8:30 pm!

Many were left with questions once the County unveiled the plans for the one block Marshall Main Street Improvement Project at our September Community Meeting. 


Our October Community Meeting will NOT take place at the Community Center this month, but will be held at the MARSHALL RURITAN BUILDING, 8400 Salem Ave, Marshall, VA 20115, where we will have room to provide free dinner for the community.  Call 540-364-3400 with any questions.


As a service to the community, the MBRA invites you to join us for a free dinner of lasagna and pizza from Joe's Pizza while you learn updates about the planned project and have a chance to ask questions.  Marshall District Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel will be attending, and possibly our present and past project managers for the MMSIP who have been invited, Erin Kozanecki, Peter Schwartz, and Paul Lawrence.


PLEASE VIEW THE MBRA'S  MAIN STREET TAB, ABOVE FOR CONTINUED POSTINGS ON THE COUNTY PROJECT


FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR OPINION AND DIALOG ABOUT ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS, SEE BELOW: www.ShapingMarshallTogether.com, a non-MBRA site.


This is also the month we offer all candidates the opportunity to speak for Candidates Night.  The candidate campaigns that agreed to participate are Leslie Cockburn, Democrat running for 5th District of Virgina, U.S. House of Representatives, and a surrogate for Tim Kaine, Democrat running for re-election as U.S. Senator from Virginia, Delegate Wendy Gooditis.

Visit the additional, non-MBRA site above, to share your ideas and comments on the project!

About Us

Our Mission Statement ~

The Marshall Business & Residents Association is a civic organization whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of community and professional life in Marshall VA.

Help us grow wisely and well. Join us!

By joining the MBRA you can help continue the tradition of community pride that has made Marshall VA a great place to live and work for more than 200 years!  


Our Community Meetings are open to the public and held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Marshall Community Center, 4133A Rectortown Road, Marshall, Va.   At our meetings you get to hear from local businesses and elected officials.  You'll also meet others in your community and keep up with what's happening around town.

Enjoy Marshall!

 We love our community and we think you will, too! Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and lots of farmland, Marshall VA has a great selection of restaurants, antique shops, and many other businesses to enjoy in a peaceful, relaxed setting in beautiful Fauquier County. 

Contact Us

Our Community Meetings are held monthly (no meetings in August or December) and are open to the public.  Come meet your fellow neighbors and businesses and find out what's happening around Marshall!


We meet at 7:30 pm the second Tuesday of the month at:

The Marshall Community Center

4133A Rectortown Road

Marshall, VA  20115

Marshall Business & Residents Association

Marshall VA, United States

Mary Wilkerson, President (540) 364-3400

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