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.