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The Urban Flight Foundation Podcast with Chandra Gore

The Urban Flight Foundation Podcast with Chandra Gore

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Conversations with businesses, voting matters, candidate interviews, and information for Stafford County, Virginia. Highlighting the amazing events and businesses that continue to make Stafford County thrive and grow.

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Interview with Maya P. Guy Candidate for Stafford County School Board Aquia District

The Urban Flight Foundation Podcast with Chandra Gore

Interview with Maya P. Guy Candidate for Stafford County School Board Aquia District

The Urban Flight Foundation Podcast with Chandra Gore

Interview with Sarah Chase Candidate for Stafford County School Member School Board Falmouth District
Sarah Chase is a psychology professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland and a mother of three Stafford County Public School graduates.  Her family has lived in Falmouth since 2001, and she has volunteered in the schools throughout that time. She believes this combination of experiences--parent and educator--gives me a unique understanding of the needs of Stafford's students and teachers. She was elected to the Falmouth seat for School Board in November of 2017. She has spent the past four years working to promote quality education, teacher retention, and smart spending--things that benefit all Stafford residents, regardless of whether you have a child in the school system.  A few of the accomplishments she is most proud of are: 1) the acquisition of the North Star Early Childhood Education Center in north Stafford; 2) pay increases for teachers and staff all four years; 3) the renovation of Ferry Farm Elementary School, 4) the introduction of the Fire and Rescue CTE program, and 5)  presenting the Stafford Count School Board funding request to the Board of Supervisors in 2019 and 2020. Learn more about Sarah Chase and her campaign by visiting her website.
October 08, 2021
Vote Early Day
Vote Early is a new civic holiday founded by MTV focused on helping every voter know how, where, and when they can vote early. Launched in the midst of a global pandemic, Vote Early Day became a critical resource to ensure no voter had to choose between their health and casting their ballot. In its first celebration, Vote Early Day attracted 134 premier partners and 2,700 general partners from every state in the nation. Over 3,000,000 voters cast their ballots on Vote Early Day alone. The Urban Flight Foundation will be hosting a series of events in the month of October to bring awareness to Vote Early Day, inform voters who is on the ballot, and most of all register people to vote.  Sunday, October 10 Long Family Markets Saturday, October 23 Vote Early Day 2021 Discussion Virtual Event 12pm - 1pm Register here or RSVP via Facebook Sunday, October 24 Long Family Markets Learn more about Vote Early Day by visiting
October 06, 2021
Interview with Marc Broklawski Stafford County School Board Candidate Hartwood District
Marc Broklawski is the product of public schools. He’s the husband, brother, and grandson of public school teachers, and the son of an educational support professional. He’s the proud dad of two great kids in public schools. Now Marc is running for Stafford County School Board because he knows schools are the backbone of our community. He will support teachers and every educator who impacts our kids’ lives while bringing transparency and accountability back to the Board so that our voices can be heard. Throughout his career, Marc has focused on building broad coalitions of stakeholders to improve efficiency and save money so that resources can be deployed where they’re needed most – giving taxpayers value for their dollar, and making the biggest impact possible. He’s already brought this experience to his work with the Capital Improvement Planning and Multicultural committees created by the Stafford County School Board. Now, Marc’s diverse range of technical and business experience will be an asset to the Stafford County School Board as we prepare our schools, our kids, and our community to meet the challenges of reimagining education in a technological age. Marc has lived in Stafford for 17 years with his wife Amanda — a public school teacher and a proud member of the Spotsylvania Education Association — and their two children. Learn more about Marc Broklawski and his campaign by visiting his website and Facebook | Instagram | Twitter. 
October 01, 2021
National Voter Registration Day
I became a partner with National Voter Registration Day in 2015 because of hearing about the low turnout for the local elections. I wanted to do my part to encourage voters to be informed when coming to the polls. An informed voter is great voter.  National Voter Registration Day Event Central Rappahannock Regional Library Porter Branch 2001 Parkway Blvd, Stafford, VA 22554 Room 3 September 28, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm You can find out about more events and RSVP by following The Urban Flight Foundation on social media.
September 24, 2021
Interview with Maya P. Guy Candidate for Stafford County School Board Aquia District
Join me as I chat with Candidate Maya P. Guy - she is running for Stafford County School Board - Aquia District.  About Maya -  She has been an avid volunteer in Stafford schools for over a decade.  She has advocated for higher teacher pay, Stafford schools to be fully funded, decrease classroom sizes, and many other initiatives that would bring Stafford schools into the 21st century and beyond. She understands that raising a family can be hard, today, there are more pressures on children and parents alike. She is a mother of five and a strong believer that if we work hard together we can achieve just about anything.  Learn more about Maya by visiting her website:
September 22, 2021
Interview with Stafford County Board of Supervisors Garrisonville District Candidate - R. Pamela Yeung
Pamela is your current Garrisonville District School Board Member for Stafford County Public Schools.  Prior to being elected to the School Board in 2017, she tutored Spanish and math and volunteered in the elementary, middle, and high schools within the Garrisonville district.  In the past, she served on the School Board's Capital Improvement Advisory Committee, Finance, and Budget Advisory Committee, and Technology Advisory Committee.  Pamela also served on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors' Telecommunications Advisory Committee, where her latest project was working to bring broadband to Stafford County. Pamela is running for the Garrisonville Board of Supervisors seat to Put Stafford Families First! Website  Follow on Social Media: Facebook 
September 15, 2021
Interview with Delegate Joshua Cole - Current Delegate of Member House of Delegates District 28
The current Member of the House of Delegates District 28 - Joshua’s commitment to the communities of the 28th District is truly felt. Joshua knows not only what it takes to live here, but what it means to build a home in Fredericksburg and Stafford County. In Richmond, Joshua has taken a people-first approach to policymaking. In his first term, he voted to increase access to affordable healthcare, raise the minimum wage and make community college tuition-free. Joshua has been a fierce advocate for progressive policy. He has taken on big issues like Climate Change, voting to protect our natural resources, and hold big businesses accountable. He supported legislation that would reign in polluters and set higher standards for clean air and water quality. Joshua also patronted historic legislation that will rename Jefferson Davis Highway to Emancipation Highway. Joshua was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the State Commission on Youth, Autism Advisory Council, the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, and others. He also serves on the House Committees on Education, Public Safety and Chesapeake, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Learn more about his re-election campaign by visiting Follow on Social Media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
September 08, 2021
Interview with Stafford County Board of Supervisors Garrisonville District Candidate - Bart Randall
Independent Bart Randall wants progress centered on strong economic development, top-tier education, and both expanded and enhanced choices for recreation and connectedness—so our families flourish! Stafford County is growing and we need an experienced County Supervisor who can balance the influx of new residents while enriching our scenic community. As a retired Nuclear Navy Master Chief, father, and Vice-Chair of the Stafford County Planning Commission, Bart Randall has the skills we need to help our families and community thrive. Learn more about Bart Randall by visiting Follow on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
September 01, 2021
Important Dates to Remember for the November 2, 2021 Election
November 2, 2021 - General Election Important Dates to Remember  First day of in-person early voting at local voter registration office: Friday, September 17, 2021. Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration: Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: Friday, October 22 2021. The request must be received by the local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m. Voter registration offices open Saturday, October 23, 2021, and October 30, 2021, for early voting. Last day of in-person early voting at local voter registration office:  Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
August 25, 2021
Interview with Stafford County School Board Garrisonville District Candidate - Wanda Blackwell
Wanda Blackwell who is running for the Stafford County, Virginia Garrisonville District Stafford County School Board Seat chats with me about her reasons for running for office and what she plans to do if elected.  About Wanda:  Wanda Blackwell moved to Stafford after serving 21 years in the armed forces.  She received a Master of Public Administration degree, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from Troy State University while serving in the military.  Shortly after retiring from the U.S. Army in 2006, Wanda received a master’s degree in Organization Management and Behavior, with a concentration in Leadership, from Capella University. After settling in Stafford, Wanda’s daughter attended Rodney Thompson Middle School, graduated from North Stafford High School and went on to attend Virginia State University. After the military, Wanda served as an adjunct facilitator at Central Texas College (Camp Casey Annex), South Korea, teaching business management and a prevention of sexual harassment seminar.  The Army veteran has also been a weekly life-skills facilitator with Rappahannock Regional Jail for a number of years, only to be disrupted by the pandemic. Her volunteer roles with an impact on children is extensive.  Wanda has been a Virginia Court Appointed Special Advocate, library storyteller, Brownie Troop-leader and church dance teacher. The former soldier was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for her volunteer efforts. Wanda also volunteered with the Stafford County Branch of the NAACP, serving terms as both 1st and 2nd vice-president. This enabled her to stress the importance of community service and voting with the members of the youth branch. ​ Wanda is an avid runner, and every year she completes multiple half-marathons.  When not running, Wanda loves to write and has self-published four books, two written for children. Find out more about Wanda Blackwell by visiting her website:
August 18, 2021
Interview with Stafford County School Board Aquia District Candidate - David S. Fauth
Meet David Fauth he is one of the candidates for Aquia District - Stafford County School Board.   Website: Facebook:   About David Fauth  Married with 4 children who all graduated from Stafford County Public Schools Attended Public Schools including a one-room country school. A resident of Stafford County and Aquia District since 1996 BS in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering from US Merchant Marine Academy  MS in Information Systems from George Mason University Retired US Navy Reserve Officer - O4  Experience in budgeting, policy development, and requirements gathering at various levels of the Government  PTO Member & volunteer Volunteer basketball and soccer coach  I grew up in a family of educators. My grandmother was a teacher and my mom was a teacher for over 40 years. My dad served on the school board for several years.  I have been a Stafford County and Aquia District resident for over 25 years. My children attended Brooke Point Kiddie Hawks preschool, Stafford Elementary, Stafford Middle, and Brooke Point. They had an excellent academic education by participating in various programs such as Model UN, Stats Program, NJROTC, Governor’s School, and DECA. They also had excellent extra-curricular opportunities through marching band, swimming, and soccer.  As a parent, I was involved with PTA, band parent volunteer and Virginia certified swim official. I was also a member of the Stafford School Board Capital Improvement Planning advisory committee.  Schools are an integral part of the Stafford community. Each elementary, middle, and high school bring together the community and build up the community. The teachers and staff are invaluable to educating our students and ensuring they reach their highest potential.  If elected, I will work with the other board members to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students, work to keep our teachers and staff compensated accordingly as well as attract new teachers and work with the Board of Supervisors to fund High School 6 and Elementary School 18 to meet our growing student population.
August 11, 2021
Your Voice Matters
Understand why your voice matters. Your vote equals your voice being heard. Check your voter registration status by visiting:  Find out who is on the ballot and what they are about. Get informed and empowered!
August 04, 2021
The Urban Flight Foundation the Podcast with Chandra Gore
Learn about what is going on in the upcoming elections along with other voter information. 
August 02, 2021