Vice Mayor Sheryl L. Bass

Councilwoman Sheryl Bass Vice Mayor Sheryl Bass has lived in the City of Manassas since 1982. She currently works as an Optometric Practice Manager, Drs. Bass and Rose.  She is a RYT 200 Yoga instructor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the College of William and Mary. She and her husband of 40 years, Dr. Robert L. Bass, have two daughters, Jessica Bass Bosworth, married to Captain Matt Bosworth, their daughter Marie and Kimberly Bass Chonko, married to Tim Chonko.

Career Highlights and Associations:

  • Charter Member, George Mason University Sci-Tech Campus Advisory Board
  • 2014/15, and 2016/17 President, Manassas Host Lions Club
  • District 24-A Lions Cabinet - Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation, District Rep.
  • 2014 Lions of Virginia Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian
  • 2012 Woman of the Year, City of Manassas
  • 2013 Citizen of the Year, Manasseh Lodge 182
  • Past President, Inter-Service Club Council of Greater Manassas, Virginia
  • Historic Manassas, Inc.
  • Prince William County 4-H
  • Bull Run Republican Women's Club
  • City of Manassas Republican Committee
  • Manassas Host Lions Club
  • District 24-A Lions Cabinet
  • Prince William Committee of 100
  • College of William and Mary Alumni Admissions Network
  • Manassas Ballet Theatre
  • Friends in Fortune Investment Club of Manassas
  • Congregation Olam Tikvah

Elected Offices:

  • Manassas City Council Member (2014-2018)
  • Manassas City Public Schools School Board Member (2000-2012)
  • Virginia School boards Association Northern District Chairman (2009/10)
  • Manassas City Council Member (2009-2012) appointed to serve remaining term of Judge Steve Smith


  • Virginia Municipal League State Policy Committee - Education Chair; Finance
  • City Finance Committee Chair
  • City Economic/Community Development & Land Use Committee
  • City of Manassas Economic Development Authority
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Region Forward Coalition Chair
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