Supervisor Cook in the Community
On October 1st, Supervisor Cook hosted his quarterly public meeting at the Sprague Center for residents who live near Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) and Wakefield Chapel Road. These regular meetings seek to address the concerns of the residents living near NVCC.
On October 2nd, Supervisor Cook attended the Northern Virginia Aging Network Legislative Breakfast at the Marriott at Fair Oaks before heading over to the Government Center for various Board of Supervisors Committee Meetings.
On October 3rd, Supervisor Cook hosted a meeting of the University/Community Forum which focuses on the area of George Mason University and neighboring communities. Agenda topics included the Eleven Oaks Land Use case and transportation projects such as the Connector Road and improvements to Braddock Road.
On October 5th, Supervisor Cook took part in the Homecoming Parade at Woodson High School. This was the first time that Woodson had done a parade in 11 years, and was part of the school’s weeklong celebration of Woodson’s 50th Anniversary.
On October 10th, Supervisor Cook attended the Braddock District Council Meeting. The topic for the evening was Aging in Braddock and a presentation was given by the Braddock Aging Committee.
On October 11th, Supervisor Cook hosted a meeting at Kings Park Library with representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. The meeting laid out the transportation challenges the County faces and engaged residents by asking them to complete a survey regarding how and if transportation funds should be raised.
On October 12th, Supervisor Cook took part in the Homecoming Parade for Lake Braddock Secondary School and then stopped in for the Bite of Braddock in the school parking lot.
October 13th was a busy day for Supervisor Cook. He started out at Lake Accotink and gave remarks before the annual CROP Hunger Walk which raises money for Church World Service and supports programs around the world to fight hunger and poverty. After that, he stopped by the open house for the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department before going to Wakefield Park to give remarks at the closing ceremony for the annual Verizon Children’s Health Festival. That evening, Supervisor Cook attended the Library Jubilee! at Oakton Library and finished off the evening by attending the ARC of Northern Virginia Gala at the Fairfield Park Marriott.
On October 17th, Supervisor Cook spoke at the Bonnie Brae Civic
Association annual meeting which was held at Bonnie Brae Elementary
On October 18th, Supervisor Cook hosted a reception for all of the Braddock residents who serve on the various County Boards, Authorities and Commissions, as well as members of the newly formed Braddock Land Use Committee.
On October 20th, Supervisor Cook gave remarks at the Troop Treats Packing Event at George Mason University. Troop Treats is an organization that helps support our deployed troops by sending packages of snacks as well as hand written notes of encouragement. After that, he was present for a special tree planting ceremony for the 40th Anniversary of Kings Park Library. The day rounded out with a visit to the Kings Park Civic Association Octoberfest.
On October 21st, Supervisor Cook took part in a dedication ceremony for the Ravensworth Civil War Trail Marker. This marker honors the historic Fitzhugh Mansion near the present day Port Royal Road.
On October 23rd, Supervisor Cook attended the Champions of Character Awards Reception. This ceremony honored residents from each Magisterial District who are student athletes and adult coaches/volunteers who have excelled in their particular area and displayed excellent sportsmanship and character.
On October 25th, Supervisor Cook gave welcoming remarks at the Fairfax County Roundup. This event was sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax and included members of faith communities, local nonprofits, HOA’s and the private sector who discussed their roles before, during and after disasters.
On October 26th, Supervisor Cook took part in another Homecoming Parade, this time at Annandale High School. Luckily, the weather was perfect for all three parades that he participated in this year.