Meet Jeanette

I have always had a keen interest in infrastructure, so it is with great pleasure that I represent Manassas Park on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), and also serve as one of its two representatives on the Board of Directors of the Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA).

I was born and raised in a loving Filipino American extended family in which everyone was genuinely committed to each other’s well being. They were a continuing example to me because they were always helping others, particularly those who could not navigate life’s challenges as well as we could. And they did so without hesitation and without any expectation of personal gain.

Meet Jeanette

This environment nurtured my expanded view of family and of community, and my belief that good stewardship of these life-giving traditions should be everyone’s responsibility.

I was married to my loving husband, Ed Rishell, for 45 years until his passing in January 2015. We both agreed that we experienced the most important job any human being can perform: the job of being a parent. We were, and I am, very proud of our two beautiful daughters and three wonderful granddaughters

There is a need for all of us to help create the kind of community that fosters moral and ethical behavior, fairness, and the transparent exchange of ideas that serves as a springboard for problem solving and for strengthening the “beloved community”.

My commitment to being a problem solver and my understanding that action is far more important than words have served me well in my professional work life and as a member of City Council.

I give you my commitment that I will continue to be very careful about how we spend the financial resources of Manassas Park. I will also continue promoting commercial business development and maintaining the City’s financial reserves. I will be a dedicated and proactive advocate for the City of Manassas Park.

I look forward to speaking with you, the residents of Manassas Park, to hear your ideas for a stronger community.

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Commitment to My Community

I graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. In the years since graduation I have updated my education and skills at various other institutions of higher learning and have experienced a variety of employment positions.

Jeanette Rishell

Mayor Of Manassas Park