Braddock Community Events for February

Next NVCC Wakefield Chapel Road Forum Meeting Has Been Scheduled

The next quarterly meeting of the NVCC Wakefield Chapel Road Forum will take place on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the Wakefield Forest ES library. Current topics of interest including parking issues and events taking place at NVCC will be discussed. All interested residents are most welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Sharp at 703-425-9300 or

Save the Date: Supervisor Cook’s Next Transportation Town Hall Scheduled for March 6 at Kings Park Library

This town hall will focus on pedestrian connectivity in the Braddock District. Speakers from the County, as well as Braddock District Appointees, will present information on trails, sidewalks and bike paths in the district. More information will be forthcoming. 

February Edition of Braddock Neighborhood News Takes a Look at Our Schools

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 Megan McLaughlin, the Braddock Representative serving on the Fairfax County School Board, and Judy Dioquino, the Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA President. The education that our children get is second to none and wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our dedicated teachers, PTSA volunteers and School Board members.
The show airs 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.

Free Real Estate Tax Relief Workshops to be Held in March

Fairfax County is hosting a series of free tax relief workshops in March at several locations. Staff from the Department of Tax Administration (DTA) will be on-site to assist residents with filling out the application form, as well as answering questions.

Real estate tax relief is available for older adults and people with disabilities who meet certain qualifications; qualified residents also may be eligible for car tax and rent relief.
For more information on tax relief, go to, or call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594.

Braddock District’s Workshop: March 12 and 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Location: Kings Park Library, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-425-9300

BDC Hosting an Information Forum on Community Security on Wednesday, February 13

Representatives of the Fairfax County Police Department will be part of Braddock District Council’s annual Information Forum, held in the Kings Park Library meeting room, to discuss topics that involve community safety. Speeding through Neighborhoods, Security Support for Senior Citizens, Illegal Parking of Trucks and Trailers, Vandalism & Tagging, Solicitors (door-to-door) and other issues are all of concern to Braddock District residents. Captain Joe Hill, commander of the West Springfield Police District, and other officers will be available to address these and other timely topics.

Social time will begin at 7:00 p.m. with sandwiches and drinks. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. and adjourn at 9:00 p.m. All residents of the Braddock District are welcome to attend.

The BDC Aging in place Committee to Host Informational Meeting on February 20

The Braddock District Council’s Aging in Place Committe will host a meeting at Lake Braddock Secondary School (9200 Burke Lake Road) on Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will provide answers and actionable items for older adults concerned about potential scams. Discussion topics will include, how to protect yourself and what documents (legal and financial) you need to keep and for how long.

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