Supervisor Cook in the Community

  On November 7th, Supervisor Cook spoke on a panel that consisted of State and Local elected officials who came together to discuss the outcomes of the November 5th election. The event was hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and took place at the Alexandria NVCC Campus.

On November 12th, Supervisor Cook attended the VDOT Dialogue on Transportation, which took place at the Government Center.

On November 13th, Supervisor Cook attended the monthly meeting of the Braddock District Council at Braddock Hall.

On November 14th, Supervisor Cook attended the 21st Annual CARE Awards Breakfast which was sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Services. The CARE Awards recognize companies in Northern Virginia who are leaders in providing innovative and supportive, family-friendly policies, programs and services.

On November 16th, Supervisor Cook attended the annual Community Day at Little River Glen

On November 21st, Supervisor Cook took part in the Leadership Fairfax Government Day at the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center. This event featured a round-table discussion with members of the Board of Supervisors and the recent class of Leadership Fairfax class members.

On November 25th, Supervisor Cook was on hand as the Braddock office was a ticket sales point for the annual VRE Santa Train. This is always a very popular event and this year tickets were sold out at the office in 25 minutes and online in one minute!

On November 30th, Supervisor Cook made opening remarks at Burke Lake Park for the annual Drumstix Dash which was sponsored by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. From there he went over to Fairfax Corner and visited a few establishments as they took part in Small Business Saturday which is a counterpart to Black Friday.

Braddock Neighborhood News Hosts Court Clerk John Frey

    Supervisor Cook hosts a monthly television show, Braddock Neighborhood News, on Fairfax County Channel 16 which is available on most cable networks. Each month, Supervisor Cook invites topical guests on to share pertinent and informative items with the viewers.

    This month’s show features John Frey, the Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court, the largest circuit court in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was first elected in 1991and has held the seat ever since. John T. Frey, was recently given an open government award from the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

    Mr. Frey was given the honor for making court opinions available online for no charge, making him a trail blazer in that regard. Open and transparent government is absolutely essential in a well-functioning Republic, and court records in particular should be made available to the general public. The Virginia Coalition for Open Government is a nonprofit alliance formed to promote expanded access to government records, meetings and other proceedings at the state and local level. Founding members of the coalition include USA Today, Associated Press, the Freedom Forum, the Virginia Genealogical Society, Library of Virginia, and more.

    The shows air throughout the month and can be seen Sundays at 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 5:00 p.m.

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