Supervisor Cook in the Community

On November 4th, Supervisor Cook participated in the Kings Park West Halloween Parade and Fall Festival. The event had been postponed from the previous week due to Hurricane Sandy and, as always, was great fun for all participants.

On November 7th, Supervisor Cook went to North Springfield Elementary School to speak to the North Springfield Civic Association.he then stopped by Wakefield Forest Elementary School for the Wakefield Chapel Woods Annual Meeting. Attending meetings like these is a high priority for Supervisor Cook as he believes that neighborhood organizations are the backbone of a truly engaged community.

On November 8th, Supervisor Cook attended the Leadership Fairfax Northern Virginia Leadership Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Westwood Country Club. This year, the local leaders honored were Terrence “Terre” Jones, President and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation, John Mason, President & CEO of The Workhouse Arts Center and Sean Duffy, teacher at Waples Mill Elementary who received the Educational Leadership Award.

On November 13th, Supervisor Cook participated in the opening ceremony for the new Express Lanes on the Beltway. The event took place at the Sheraton Premier in Tysons and participants included Govenor McDonnell, Congressman Connolly and many other Elected Officials and community leaders.

On November 14th, Supervisor Cook started the day at the American Legion Post 177 for CrisisLink’s Fall Forum. The event was focused on addressing the issue of military service men and women who are contemplating suicide. Later that evening, he attended the opening and ribbon cutting for the George Mason University Mason Enterprise Center. Afterwards, he went to the Braddock District Council Meeting here at the Kings Park Library.

On November 15th, Supervisor Cook attended the annual Care Awards Breakfast at the Waterford at Fair Oaks The Care Awards are given each year to honor companies who embrace family-friendly workplaces. Later, he took part in the Leadership Fairfax “Government Day” at McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center. The day-long event was for the incoming 2013 Leadership Fairfax members and the highlight was a round-table discussion with members of the Board of Supervisors. To round out the day, Supervisor Cook attended the Kings Park Community Volunteer Night at Kings Glen Elementary School.

On November 16th, Supervisor Cook and his wife were guests at the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Dulles Airport which took place in the main terminal.

On November 17th, Supervisor Cook stopped by St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church for its Thanksgiving Grace Ministries session which aids those less fortunate in our area. Afterwards, he went over to Little River Glen to attend the annual Community Day.

On November 24th, Supervisor Cook helped kick off the Annual Drumstix Dash 5k which took place at Burke Lake Park. The event is sponsored by Housing and Community Services and is an avenue for people to raise funds for our homeless population. Later that day, he went over to Fairfax Corner to participate in Small Business Saturday. There he met with some small business owners as well as representatives from the Peterson Company. Small Business Saturday was established to highlight the important roll small businesses play in communities across the country.

On November 26th, Supervisor Cook was a guest speaker at a State and Local Politics class at Northern Virginia Community College. It was a spirited interaction and the students enjoyed the chance to hear from a local elected official. 

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