Supervisor Cook in the Community
On June 1st, Supervisor Cook hosted a Town Hall Meeting which focused on
Community Communication in the Digital Age. The event was held at the
Junior Achievement Finance Park. In case you missed it, here is a link to
information that might be useful:
On June 2nd, Supervisor Cook was a judge at the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Accotink Park. This event is always a highlight of the Springfield Days Celebration.
On June 4th, Supervisor Cook was pleased to honor the Braddock Lord and Lady Fairfax recipients at a ceremony at the Government Center in the morning and then at an evening reception also at the Government Center. This year’s honorees were Mark O’Meara and Catie Morales. Find more about them here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/newsletter/2013/june/lordladyfairfax.htm.
On June 6th, Supervisor Cook stopped by Kate’s Irish Pub in Springfield, which was one of the locations for an area wide fundraising event called Do More 24 to help non-profits in the National Capital Region. At this particular location, local resident Skip Chaples was trying to raise money for an organization he works with called Guitars not Guns, which uses music to keep teens out of dangerous gang activity.
On June 8th, Supervisor Cook was at Celebrate Fairfax for the Community Spirit Scholarships Recognition Ceremony. This ceremony honors one young adult from each Magisterial District who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the communities of Fairfax County. This year’s Braddock winner was Kailey Leinz of Lake Braddock Secondary School. Later that afternoon, Supervisor Cook attended an Eagle Scout Ceremony at Lord of Life Lutheran Church to recognize William Palfey of Troop 1000.
On June 10th, Supervisor Cook hosted a meeting of the Wakefield/NVCC Forum, which focuses on issues in and around the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
On June 11th, Supervisor Cook spoke to members of the Colony Park Community Association in Springfield.
On June 13th, Supervisor Cook was honored to participate in two High School graduation ceremonies. First was Robinson Secondary School, which was held at the Patriot Center. Later that afternoon was Woodson High School, which was held at Robinson Secondary School.
On June 19th, Supervisor Cook attended another Graduation Ceremony at the Patriot Center, this time for Lake Braddock Secondary School. After that he headed to the McLean Hilton for the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Ceremony which was sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. Later that evening he attended a recognition ceremony for all of the hard working election officers who volunteer their time to ensure that the voting process is smoothly run on Election Day.
On June 20th, Supervisor Cook spoke to members of the Woodlands Retirement Community in Fairfax.
On June 26th, Supervisor Cook attended an open house at the Government Center for the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. The public was invited to come and voice their opinions on the many new projects that are proposed that affect Northern Virginia.
On June 29th, Supervisor Cook gave welcoming remarks at the National Capital Region CERT Convention which was held on the Annandale Campus of NVCC. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety; light search and rescue; team organization; and disaster medical operations.