Braddock District Community Corner

Supervisor Cook in the Community

On June 1, Supervisor Cook attended the appreciation dinner for our Lords and Ladies Fairfax, part of the “Celebrate Fairfax” Festivities.

On June 3, Supervisor Cook met with members of the communities surrounding the George Mason University area at the Mason - Braddock District Forum.

Supervisor Cook hosted a meeting of the Braddock Road/Route 123 Forum to discuss the future of that interchange.

Supervisor Cook was one of several local officials attending the Shelter Housing Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on  June 9.

Along with members of the local community, the School Board and other Supervisors,  Supervisor Cook witnessed the Groundbreaking for the new Junior Achievement Center at Frost Middle School on June 11.    

That same day, he addressed the Burke Centre Conservancy’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting.

He also attended the annual meeting of the Braddock Road Youth Club.

On June 12, Supervisor Cook addressed a celebration of employee diversity at the Northern Virginia Training Center.

On June 13 he was one of many celebrating the first anniversary of the Burke Centre Library. Over fifty people dropped in to discuss issues or just to say ‘hi.’

June 14 found Supervisor Cook hosting his first Open House at the Braddock District Office.

On June 16, the Supervisor had the honor of attending both the Lake Braddock Secondary School and Robinson Secondary School graduations.

Supervisor Cook attended the  Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Luncheon honoring Senator John Warner and Congressman Tom Davis on June 17.           

The first Citizens Budget Review Committee meeting was held June 23 with about 20 constituents and a very lively discussion.

Congratulations goes out to the 2009 Best of Braddock Award Winners

  We in the Braddock District are fortunate to have so many individuals and groups that do so much to make our neighborhoods better places to live.  The Best of Braddock Awards were designed to recognize the efforts of those people, who by special projects or just by the way they live their lives, have made an impact in our communities. They are nominated by you, the residents of our district, who see what good is being done in our communities.
  This year the Braddock District Council honors nine different people and groups with it’s Best of Braddock Awards.

  I congratulate all of the award winners, and realize what an impact they make here in the Braddock District.  Please let them know that you do too.

Citizen of the Year - Bruce Wallachy from Kings Park West

Young Person of the Year – James Lewis from Kings Park West

Neighborhood Enhancement or Beautification Award – The Oak Hill Citizens Association

Commercial Beautification or Improvement – Jim Albertson and the team of Volunteers from Ilda Pool in the Little Run Community

Most “Can-Do” Public Employee – Jim Lewis of the U.S. Postal Service who for over 15 years served the residents of the George Mason Forest area

Outstanding Business Person - Mark O’Meara, owner of the University Mall Theatre

Club or Organization Making a Difference – The Burke Centre 55ers

Award for Personal Achievement - Emily Smith from Burke Centre

Special Community Service Award: Awarded Posthumously – Mr. Sherril Pomeroy of Canterbury Woods

Appointments to Boards, Authorities & Commissions

Marcia M. Pape Daniels - Athletic Council

Kenneth B. Malmberg - Comission on Aging

Thomas Kennedy - Trails and Sidewalks Committee

Jessica Burmester - Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

If you live in the Braddock District and are interested in serving, I encourage you to submit your resume addressed to me. If you have questions or are looking for additional information about a particular group please feel free to contact my office or visit the Boards, Authorities and Commissions page on my website.

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