Councilman Ken Elston

Councilman Elston

Ken Elston was elected to the Manassas City Council in 2014. He is Director of the School of Theater at George Mason University, teaching courses in Acting and Directing. Ken has acted and been the Director and Fight Director for stage, film and video. His stage credits include several off-Broadway, regional companies, and universities.  Internationally, Ken has had professional residencies in China, at the Beijing Film Academy, Nanjing University, and the Shanghai Theater Academy.  He has been a guest artist for communicating science at the Lisbon Biological Sciences Institute. Ken is a member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators.  

He has announced the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade with his wife, Molly, for many years. City residents since 2002, they have two children, one a recent graduate of Osbourn High School, and the other a sophomore. He has served on the School Board for Grace Childrens Learning Center, as well as Boards for New York's Oberon Theater Ensemble, Theater of the First Amendment, Footsteps in Time and the Hylton Performing Arts Center, as well as the preservation groups for Aldie Church and “Save Meadowbrook."  He has written several dramatic plays on the Civil War, including the National Jubilee of Peace in 2011 for the City of Manassas and Prince William County, featured by the National Park Service for the war’s sesquicentennial. Committee service for the city includes Personnel, Historic Resources, Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste, and he is the liaison to the Manassas City School Board.


  • City Finance Committee
  • City Personnel Committee Chair
  • Manassas Historic Resources Board
  • Social Services Advisory Board
  • City Solid Waste Committee
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee