My Last Week at Patch

Sad to go but excited about what the future holds for my career and family.

It has been a fantastic couple years covering news, community information and events in the area, but this is my last week as local editor for Manassas Patch.

Patch, with the help of the Manassas community, has done some great things that I am extremely proud of and will take with me as I advance my career and spend more time with my family.

Manassas Patch launched in November 2010, and has continued to evolve ever since. I believe Patch has grown to be a wonderful asset to the community.

Starting Friday, Manassas Park Editor Jamie M. Rogers will be taking over the Manassas site. She’s been here right with me covering the stories in the greater Manassas area, so she’ll fit right in. 

I hope you’ll still turn to Manassas Patch for your source of news and information and continue to send Jamie (jamie.rogers@patch.com) your helpful news tips for stories.

It’s been my pleasure to cover this great city and many thanks for your continuing support. I could not have built this site to what it is today without you.  I hope to see you around town soon at one of the many community events.

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Associate Regional Editor for Prince William County Lauren Jost at laurenj@patch.com or Ms. Rogers.


Erin Gibson

Tina Tyrrell September 05, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Say it isn't so!?!?!?! Oh Erin, you have been such a tremendous asset to our community and you will be sorely missed. We wish you nothing but continued success with your career and family moving forward but know that my family will miss seeing your name at the top of the page. All the best, The Tyrrells (Timmy, Tina & Mini)
Erin Gibson (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Hi Tina, thanks for your kind words. It is people like you and Timmy who made my job so rewarding and fun. I wish you and your family continued success in what you are doing to help families. When my kids get a little older I will definitely bring them by one of Timmy's races for a life lesson they can't live without. Thanks!
Angela F September 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM
So sorry to see you go Erin! You have been great!
Al Radford September 06, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Erin, good hearing from you yesterday. Thanks for everything and good luck to you in whatever's next for you! ;)
All About Real Estate by Susan September 06, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Sad to see you go :( Best of luck in the next chapter of your life. Stay in touch.
Erin Gibson (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Thanks very much, Al. Susan, I will be emailing you today as well! Talk soon and thanks for being one of our greatest contributors!
Cindy Brookshire September 06, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Thanks so much, Erin, for going out of your way to cover neighborhood improvement projects like 1 By Youth in Point of Woods in words, photos and video, and all the articles about how youth are taking an active role in this city and making a difference, whether it's through their clubs, groups or school activities or as individuals. If Patch is the web, you've been the community weaver!
Lisa Sievel-Otten September 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Thanks Erin for doing such a great job of keeping us informed and valuing local news. Best of luck in your new endeavors.
Robyn M Johnson September 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Congrats and God Bless in this next chapter of your life. Thank you for always being so responsive to comments.
Steve Randolph September 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Erin, Sad to learn you are leaving. You have been a first rate editor and a tremendous plus for the Manassas community. You will be missed. Best wishes for the future.
Mary Stachyra Lopez September 06, 2012 at 11:11 PM
It's been a pleasure working with you over the past two years. Thanks for the hard work and dedication. Keep in touch!
Jamie M. Rogers (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I am soooooo sad to see you go Erin. You've been my Patch neighbor, my literal neighbor and a great friend for a long time now. I will miss you and I don't know what I am going to do without you. Guess I'll have to harass Mary S. of the Centreville and Chantilly Patch sites now. :P I LOVE you girl!


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