Supervisor Cook Announces Technology-Focused Town Hall

     Join Supervisor Cook on June 1 for a town hall meeting on how to take advantage of technology to connect with your community. Communities now communicate via email listservs and other Web-based tools, not to mention Facebook and Twitter. New technologies have helped make Fairfax County more transparent and accessible than ever before: Board meetings and important documents are posted online; supervisors update constituents via email, Twitter and Facebook; and residents can find a wealth of important information online, without ever having to walk out the door or pick up a phone.

    The event will start at 9:00 a.m. with remarks from Supervisor Cook. A panel of Braddock residents will then speak about how they use the Internet to keep their communities more civically engaged and informed. An information session on how to easily navigate the County’s website will follow the panel.

    Finally, a number of breakout sessions will be offered with more information on how to use technology to improve and enhance your relationship with your local government. Sessions will include: “Using Technology to Assist Resident’s Needs”; “Emergency Management Technology”; and “How to Use Tablets, Smartphones and Apps.” Each breakout session will be held twice, so you’ll be able to attend more than one session if you’d like.

    The event will wrap up with a final presentation on what we can expect in the future. Rick Smyre, founder of the Center for Communities of the Future, will help us peer a few years down the road to see where rapidly advancing computer technology will take us. See more about him at
The town hall will be held June 1 in the beautiful Finance Park at the Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Look for more information in the next edition of the Beacon.

Help Keep Fairfax Beauitful During Springfest 2013!

Springfest 2013!
April 27, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
At Workhouse Arts Center
Pony Rides • Petting Zoo • Reptiles Alive • The Kickoff of Farmers’ Market Season • Recycling Pirates: Good Life Theater Puppet Show Games • Music •Arbor Day Celebration • Billy B Singing Songs about the Environment • Rock Climbing Wall • Crafts Environmental Workshops • Gigantic Inflatable Obstacle Course • Art Demonstrations and MORE!
At Occoquan Regional Park
Kayak and Bike Rentals • Family Fishing • Nature Scavenger Hunt and MORE!

    Clean Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, the Fairfax County Park Foundation, the Fairfax County Park Authority, Fort Belvoir, Fairfax Water and the Workhouse Arts Center present SpringFest 2013, a celebration of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and a Cleaner, Greener Fairfax at The Workhouse Arts Center 9601 Ox Road, Lorton,Virginia. For more informatation:


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