Braddock Neighborhood News
Connect and Engage with Fairfax County in 2013
Fairfax County tries to make it easy to get all the latest on local news
and events, community issues, and more. Here’s how you can stay in touch
with Fairfax County: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/. This
comprehensive news and engagement website allows you to receive County
information on your terms. With the NewsWire, you can see all County news
on one webpage or view news by selected topics and locations that
And for those of you with friends and neighbors looking for more Braddock District news, remind them to sign-up for the Braddock Beacon. They can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “subscribe.”
There are multiple ways to get news, such as:
•E-mail newsletters: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/email
•More than 40 RSS news feeds: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/rss
•Mobile options http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/mobile
•Social media sites, including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr
Connect and engage with your government on Ask Fairfax: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/askfairfax, social media sites and social voting http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/socialvoting opportunities.
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Contact Fairfax County: County Directory of Departments and Programs: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/contact/Default.aspx. Or call 703-FAIRFAX (703-324-7329), TTY 711
The Transurban Grant Program Will Continue in 2013
Transurban and Fluor, the private partners on the 495 Express Lanes
Project, have awarded over 85 grants to organizations in Fairfax County
through its 495 Express Lanes Community Grant Program. Launched in 2009,
the program is aimed at supporting organizations that serve communities
adjacent to and most affected by construction. The partners will continue
to provide small grants to community groups through this program through
The Grant Program is designed to support communities and programs that are located in the neighborhoods surrounding the Express Lanes project corridor that will: Promote safety; Enhance or protect the environment; or Support the amenities, economic development or well-being of communities. Past grant recipients have focused on a range of program objectives including: enhancing the safety of neighborhoods and bicyclists; improving aesthetics of neighborhoods directly impacted by Express Lanes construction; improving quality of life through cultural events, early childhood education and care, and by providing furniture to families in need; and promoting sustainable living and protecting the environment through an organic vegetable garden and website to centralize County-wide environmental coordination efforts.
Interested communities may access the grant application package online at: http://www.495expresslanes.com/grant-application. Applications are awarded on a quarterly basis.
Congratulations to Braddock Neighborhoods Who won Neighborhood Enhancement Awards
The Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program (NEPP) was developed as
a tool to encourage partnerships between the county and neighborhood
based organizations to assist in improving the quality of life in
neighborhoods. It is a competitive application process to enhance the
quality of life in neighborhoods by supporting projects and initiatives
that assist in achieving the county’s vision elements.
The partnership program’s goals are to:
•Promote healthier, safer and cleaner neighborhoods.
•Enhance neighborhood appearance.
•Encourage or create a culture of engagement, including facilitating communication and connections in neighborhoods between individuals, youth and families.
•Build or nurture community leadership within a neighborhood.
To view some completed projects using NEPP funding or to learn more about the program, go to the following site: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cex/nepp. You can find answers to frequently asked questions by visiting: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cex/nepp/faqs.htm. In FY2013, $100,000 was budgeted for the program, and 42 proposals were reviewed by a Selection Advisory Committee composed of County residents. Twenty-nine proposals were recommended for funding including three in Braddock District. Congratulations to the following communities:
Country Club View Civic Association: $1,700 to involve younger
residents in revitalizing the community;
North Springfield Civic Association: $2,500 to reforest community property inside the Express Lanes Sound Walls;
Woodbury Woods Community Association: $3,700 to reconstruct an asphalt path on common property land.
State Senator Petersen, Delegate Bulova on the January Edition of Braddock Neighborhood News
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 State Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate David Bulova. In preparation for Virginia’s General Assembly going into session the second week of January, Supervisor Cook thought this would be a good time to catch-up with a couple of the elected officials who help shape the course of our Commonwealth and also to inform constituents of their roles and responsibilities.
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.