Cook in the Community
On September 1st, Supervisor Cook attended the Lake Braddock
Community Association Labor Day Picnic, which was held at their Community
On September 2nd, Supervisor Cook attended the Labor Day Event at Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church in Fairfax.
On September 4th, Supervisor Cook took part in a live online Q&A session as part of Fairfax County’s “Ask Fairfax” Chat series. People were encouraged to write in with questions on any topic but primarily on the speeding initiative that Supervisor Cook is championing. A link to the archived discussion can be found here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/askfairfax/Archive/ArchiveDiscussion.aspx?roomid=70.
On September 7th, Supervisor Cook began the day by giving opening remarks at the 2013 Burke Centre Festival. After that, he traveled over to an area of sound walls along Leesville Boulevard in North Springfield where he participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a beautification project. With a grant from Fluor Lane, cooperation from the Virginia Department of Transportation, and assistance from our local government, the North Springfield community has worked hard to get this area by the Express Lanes sound walls spruced up.
On September 9th, Supervisor Cook hosted a town hall meeting that focused on rezoning plans for the area around Ox Road Estates.
On September 12th, Supervisor Cook was joined by McGruff the Crime Dog and Officer J.T. Frey from the West Springfield Police Station to raise awareness for children and parents as they walk to school. They were at the corner of Queen Elizabeth and Woodland Way and greeted people on their way to Canterbury Woods Elementary School.
On September 16th, Supervisor Cook, along with other local elected officials, met with faculty and staff of NVCC to discuss cell tower issues on the Annandale Campus.
On September 17th, Supervisor Cook attended and spoke to the members of the Braddock Land Use Committee as they began a new year of meetings to focus on issues in the District.
On September 19th, Supervisor Cook was at the Pinn Center to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Braddock resident Bill Sheads. Mr. Sheads had a distinguished career as a soldier in WWII and also displayed a great amount of heroism when he saved nine children in the great Burke fire of April, 1941. Later that day, Supervisor Cook took part in a meeting of the members of the Fairfax Campus Advisory Board.
On September 20th, Supervisor Cook participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new turf field at Lake Braddock Secondary School, and representatives from the Office attended a turf ceremony at Woodson High School as well.
On September 21st, Supervisor Cook stopped by Braddock Hall to greet attendees of an information session for CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA is a nonprofit network supporting and promoting court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.
On September 23rd, Supervisor Cook hosted a Town Hall Meeting for leaders of Homeowners Associations and Civic Associations in Braddock District.
On September 24th, Supervisor Cook spoke at the annual meeting of the Ravensworth-Bristow Civic Association, which was held at Braddock Elementary School.
On September 28th, Supervisor Cook gave opening remarks at the annual Oak Hill Day Celebration. After that, he headed back to his neighborhood for the Kings Park Oktoberfest.
On September 30th, Supervisor dropped by at the beginning of a Legislative Meet and Greet that was held in the Kings Park Library Meeting Room. After that he headed down to Braddock Hall where he was hosting a meeting of local pool organizations and leaders.