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Supervisor Cook Ready to Launch Citizen Governance Initiative with May 5 Conference
Supervisor Cook will launch his Citizen Governance Initiative at an all-day Braddock District Visioning Conference on Saturday, May 5. The Citizen Governance Initiative is an effort to get Braddock residents involved in County policy making. 

Training Center Closure Presents Challenges and Opportunities
On January 27, Governor McDonnell announced Virginia had reached a settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice that will result in the closure of the Northern Virginia Training Center by June 2015.

Board Engages In Productive Discussions During Its Strategic Planning Retreat
On February 6 and 7, the Board of Supervisors met at the Lorton Arts Workhouse Center for a two-day retreat. The time provided an opportunity for Board members to engage each other in a manner that led to thorough discussions on a number of topics, with perhaps the most important conversations revolving around the County’s near-term financial picture and its massive transportation needs.

Braddock District Park Updates
We have a lot going on right now with our parks here in the Braddock District. The following are a few of the upcoming public meetings which might be of interest:

                Monticello Park Public Meeting: February 27 at Kings Park Library 7 pm.
                Park Authority 101: March 5 at Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke 22015 7:30 pm.
                Kings West Swim Club Demolition/Transformation Public Meeting: March 21 at Laurel Ridge Elementary School, 10110 Commonwealth Blvd, Fairfax 22032 7:30 pm.         

Braddock District Transportation Updates
This section is a round-up of transportation articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

                An Update on the Mason West Campus Connector, Mason BOV Acts
                Community Information on Highway 29 Widening Project
                VDOT Releases New Online Tool That Will Show Snow Plowing Status in Neighborhoods
                Report on Our Roads to Keep Them Safe  

Braddock Community Events for February
This section is a round-up of community events articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

                Get Engaged! Give your time to Long-Term Care Residents
                Will you speak for a child? Volunteers Needed!
                Festival Announces 2012 Poster Contest
                Live your Best Life After 50
                Washington Gas Improvements for Braddock Residents
                Ravensworth Home Demolished after Community and County Staff Work Together
                Fairfax County Police Officers Offer Education Workshop to Assist After Recent Senior Scams

Up-to-Date Look at Ongoing Braddock District Land Use Cases
This section is a round-up of land use articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

                Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled on Eleven Oaks
                Community Information Meeting on Terra Centre Elementary School
                Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled on Ridgewood

Supervisor Cook in the Community
This section is a round-up of special events that Supervisor Cook was able to attend in month of January.


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