Council Member Theresa Coates Ellis

Councilwoman Ellis


Theresa Coates Ellis has lived and worked in the City of Manassas for more than 30 years. She opened, built and operates Tackle Management, PR and Marketing, a small business in the City.  Theresa graduated from George Mason University with a Business Communication (BIS) degree.  She and her husband George have one son Christopher, USAF, married to Laura Riggles Coates with two young sons, Colby and Jaxon. They have six daughters, Allison, Christine, Natalie, Kathryn, Jillian and Laura Victoria.


Professional Highlights and Associations:

  • President, Inter-Service Club Council Greater Manassas Area (2017-2019)
  • President, Bull Run Rotary Club, City of Manassas (2016)
  • Founder, “Shadow for a Day,” Job, Mentorship, Internship Community Program, 2018
  • Program Director, “Find Your Passion,” Career Education and Networking Program, 2018 - present
  • Founder, Sponsor, Osbourn High School Student Media Team, Community Connection Network (CCN), 2015 - present
  • One Love Manassas Committee, Historic Manassas, Inc.
  • Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation, Marketing (2015-2018)
  • Manassas City Public Schools Career Technical Education Advisory Board (2015-2019) 
  • Bull Run Republican Women's Club
  • City of Manassas Republican Committee
  • George Mason University Community Speaker
  • Member Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • All Saints Catholic Church

 Elected and Appointed Positions and Awards:

  • Manassas City Council Member (2019-2022)
  • Assistant Governor Rotary District 7610, Area 6 (Manassas and Prince William County)
    (2018-2022) 
  • Manassas Regional Airport Commission (4 year term ended 2018)
  • Volunteer of the Year 2016, Bull Run Rotary Club, City of Manassas
  • George Mason University Department of Communications Undergrad Alumnus of the year 2019

Council Appointments

  • Land Use Committee
  • Appointments Committee
  • Economic Development Authority Liaison
  • Solid Waste Committee Liaison
  • COG Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee