Third Annual Doggie Dip

Board Matter

Recognition of Kala Quintana, President Burke Centre Board of Trustees

Madam Chairman,

I would like to recognize an individual, and a community organization that has engaged their community, strengthened neighborhood connections by bringing people together and in the process raised $700 dollars for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

For three years now, Kala Quintana and the Burke Centre Board of Trustees has played host to a Doggie Dip, an event in which residents bring their dogs for a swim at a local pool. The Oaks Community Pool was home to this year’s festivities where more than 80 dog owners brought their best friend for a day of swimming and watersliding. More importantly, this gathering, in the words of attendee Ana Ka’ahanui, was able to bring “not only dog owners, but the community, together.”

Another important goal of this annual event is to ensure that all Burke Centre pets are properly licensed. Each year several folks show up, unaware of the requirement, but they go that day to get their dogs licensed so that they can be allowed to swim.  

Therefore, Madam Chairman, without objection, I ask that the Board of Supervisors direct the Office of Public Affairs to invite Ms. Quintana as well as Lauren Williamson and Meghan Hoffman of the Burke Conservancy to the October 19 meeting to be recognized for organizing this event, and so that they may present the funds raised for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

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