The Braddock Beacon: October 2009

In this Edition of the Braddock Beacon

Supervisor Cook Launches Community Engagement Initiative
On Wednesday, October 21st, I will host a Town Hall meeting where I will formally launch this Community Engagement Initiative.  The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Secondary School cafeteria. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and can RSVP with my office at, or by calling (703) 425-9300. During the event, the process and goals of the Initiative will be explained in greater detail, and we will also provide an introduction to the Leadership Institute and Neighborhood Colleges. Attendees will be able to register for these learning opportunities and registration is free. Additionally, several organizations, such as the Braddock District Council, Neighborhood Watch, the Area Agency on Aging, and Emergency Response, will sponsor information booths on opportunities to become involved with your neighborhood.

Braddock District Community Corner
A round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month, Appointments to Boards, Authorities and Commissions, Braddock Land Use Round Up and Braddock Neighborhood News

Make a Difference In Your Community By Becoming Involved
Volunteer Fairfax is now accepting volunteer registrations for its 15th annual VolunteerFest®, to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Hundreds of volunteers are needed at area nonprofits, schools and parks to complete 35 projects on this county-wide day of service. Individuals, families, corporations and civic groups are encouraged to participate.

In addition, year-round volunteer opportunities are presented.

Moving Through the Braddock District
Here you will find information on the HOT Lanes Project, an Update on the Route 7/Route 123 Interchange and Tysons, as well as a schedule of paving to be performed on Olley Lane.

New School Year Brings Changes and Challenges
Braddock District School Board Representative, Tessie Wilson, discusses the Woodson High School renovation and the school system’s efforts to combat the H1N1 virus.

Work Continues at Both Lake Royal and Accotink
A plan to reforest Lake Royal is to be presented on October 26 at Laurel Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria and work on the Lake Accotink Dam/Spillway is well underway.

Important Consumer Resources for Older Virginians
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) oversees jobs which pose a potential for public harm. The mission of DPOR is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Virginia consumers, but focuses its efforts especially on fraud and discrimination against older Virginians, because seniors are always potential targets for unscrupulous business practices.

Fairfax County Clinics Help Fight the Flu
The Fairfax County Health Department is offering seasonal influenza and pneumonia vaccines at its five district offices: Fairfax, Reston, Falls Church, Springfield and Mount Vernon. The closest location for Braddock residents is the Joseph Willard Health Center at 3750 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax City (703-246-7100).





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