The Braddock Beacon, June 2011


Supervisor Cook Set to Launch Citizen Governance Initiative
June 2011 - As a follow-on to my Community Engagement Initiative (CEI), I intend to launch a “Citizen Governance” Initiative.  The CEI was about empowering individuals to work together to improve their own neighborhoods. In this model, government facilitates change, but does not impose it.

Supervisor Cook Announces Fairfax County Will Acquire Closed Kings West Swim Club For Storm-Water Management and Park Use
June 2011 - As many of you may know, the Kings West Swim Club located off of Tapestry Drive has been closed for about five years, having suffered from declining membership. The abandoned pool has been a safety concern as well as an aesthetic blight on the community, but is ideal for storm water management and a neighborhood park.

Remember, Parents Who Host, Lose the Most
June 2011 - June is traditionally a time of great celebration for high school seniors, as well as their families and friends making it essential for teens and their parents alike to keep in mind the importance of having fun and celebrating their achievements in a safe and responsible way. In light of this, Supervisor Cook would like to reiterate his support of the “Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” message.

Braddock Community Corner
June 2011 - This section is a round-up of community events and articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

                Supervisor Cook in the Community
                Important Community Events and Updates in the Braddock District
                Charlie and Dottie Dane Named Lord and Lady Fairfax in Braddock District
                Braddock Resident, Skip Chaples Recognized for his Service
                Positive Aging Coalition Sponsors Lecture

Driving Through the Braddock District
June 2011 - This section is a round-up of transportation articles of importance to the Bradodck District and includes the following:

                Reminder: Zion Drive Will Close this Month!
                Community Information Meeting on Wakefield Chapel Road Signal at NVCC Scheduled for June 13
                Community Information Meeting on Danbury Forest Drive/Wakefield Chapel Road Improvements
                Save the Date: Town Hall on Future VRE Service in Burke

June Environmental Updates: Invasive Plant Removal, Stream Monitoring, Sustainability Workshops and More
June 2011 - This section is a round-up of park and environmental articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following:

                Thanks for Making the Environmental Leadership Institute a Major Success!
                Invasive Plant Removal
                Calendar of Environmental Events in the Month of June
                Workshops Available from George Mason’s Sustainability Institute


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