ST Billingsley: [inaudible 00:08:01] With the new Rosie’s coming in, actually be able to bring… actually start becoming a destination, the road… Potomac Shores Parkway gets put in when that finally gets all developed. So the Dumfries actually starts becoming more of a destination place, not just a try to drive through it, to get to Stafford.
Derrick Wood: No. And you know, it’s funny. Cause when I first ran for council back in 2012 my campaign slogan was Re-discover Dumfries. And it was a matter of looking at the rich history and the culture of Dumfries and what was happening there at that time, Wegmans had started thriving and they would really start to work on the rest of that development. Stafford was building up all these towns cities, right at 610, and here it is, Dumfries was in the middle. And I felt like we was getting passed over. And to me, I couldn’t understand why is Stafford getting developed. Why is Woodbridge getting developed? But why has Dumfries…
ST Billingsley: Or even that, it’s like you’re really looking at, it’s like, everything’s getting developed over at Manassas and Gainesville. This side is actually getting basically ignored.
Derrick Wood: Yeah. We were left out. And so it was a matter of… I come from… My background is in hospitality. Is in business administration. And I have a master’s in business. And so I looked at it from… Scraped opportunity, almost felt like somebody that comes and see the route one corridor… I saw a potential opportunity. Right? Because you, you don’t see what’s there. You see what you’ve been programmed to see. You know, most people see things as it is. I see things as they could be. And I was like, man, my mission statement from the time I got elected was I’m going to make… I’m going to help make Dumfries a destination place that people from all over D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, don’t just drive through, but they’re going to drive to and I remember creating parks and recs and one of the slogans up there was Come Play in Dumfries, Come Stay in Dumfries.
Derrick Wood: And so this is a kind of like when you have a vision it’s almost like the secret, the law of attraction, everything, all the resources, everything you need for that vision to come to play, it just starts to align itself. And so when this came to play, you start to see what’s happening in Dumfries. You see what’s happening in Potomac Shores. So not only the town that Dumfries, but Dumfries as a whole is now becoming, we got the Jack Nicholson golf course. You got the VRE that’s being built.