Supervisor Cook in the Community
On May 1st, Supervisor Cook hosted a community meeting at Laurel Ridge Elementary School which focused on the proposed rezoning of a 4.26 acre residential parcel next to Briarwood off Braddock Road. See more on this project on Page 4.
On May 2nd, Supervisor Cook attended the 25th Anniversary Gala for Leadership Fairfax which was held at the Sheraton Premier in Tysons Corner. Earlier that afternoon, he was pleased to sit down with Jonathan Byrnes and Courtney Hale, members of the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program,who came in to interview the Supervisor Cook for an end of year project.
On May 3rd, Supervisor Cook attended a Senior Recognition Ceremony, which was held at the Fair Oaks Marriott and hosted by The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and the Senior Citizens Council. Later that evening, he attended the Little Run Citizens Association Meeting at Canterbury Woods Elementary School, where he sat on a panel with other local elected officials and discussed local events of interest.
On May 5th, Supervisor Cook participated in the dedication of a historical marker at the corner of Braddock and Dunleigh that honors the Bog Wallow Ambush, a small skirmish during the Civil War.
On May 6th, Supervisor Cook spoke to the members of the Woodhirst HOA which held their annual meeting at Braddock Hall. The next evening, May 7th, he attended the annual meeting of the Canterbury Woods Civic Association which was also held in Braddock Hall.
On May 8th, Supervisor stopped by the Kings Park Library to offer thanks to their volunteers during their annual celebration event. Later that evening, he was present for a meeting held by AT&T about a proposed cellular monopole on the grounds of Lake Braddock Secondary School. After that he stopped by the monthly Braddock District Council Meeting at Braddock Hall.
On May 9th, Supervisor Cook, along with the other members of the Board of Supervisors, paid their respects to our fallen members of Fairfax County’s Public Safety Department who have given their lives in the act of service. The Memorial Ceremony was held at the Rose Garden on the grounds of the Massey Building. Later that afternoon, he chaired the regular meeting of the Mason Campus Advisory Board Meeting held at Fairfax City Hall.
On May 11th, Supervisor Cook was pleased to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Rabbit Branch Park, which is on the grounds of the old Kings West Swim Club.
On May 13th, Supervisor Cook hosted a meeting at Robinson Secondary School which focused on the upcoming dredging of Lake Royal.
On May 15th, Supervisor Cook was present for the University/Community Forum at City Hall. This group meets regularly and centers on issues in and around the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University.
On May 27th, Supervisor Cook attended two memorial Day Ceremonies to help honor our fallen American Service Men and Women. The first Ceremony was held at Veteran’s Amphitheater at the new City Hall and the second was on the grounds of the Burke Centre Conservancy.
On May 29th, Supervisor Cook was pleased to attend a Boy Scout Court of Honor Ceremony at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. This Ceremony was special in that Troop 1131 member Chris Mayhew received the Medal of Merit from the National Court of Honor. This decoration is only given to Scouts who exhibit a selfless act of bravery. Chris earned this by, without thought for his own self, rescuing a passenger from a burning vehicle on the side of the road.