Braddock District Community Corner
Community Engagement Initiative Coming This Fall
This Fall, Supervisor Cook will launch a Community Engagement Initiative. This multi-phase initiative will provide leadership training to community leaders, encourage people to become more involved and engaged in their communities, help build stronger community organizations and encourage volunteerism.
Supervisor Cook is currently working with County officials, the Braddock District Council board and Volunteer Fairfax to flesh out the specifics of the program.
A “town hall” style kick-off will be held later this Fall. Look for additional information in the October edition of the Braddock Beacon.
Supervisor Cook Out in the Community
On August 5th, Supervisor Cook toured Central Fairfax Services, which provides vocational and developmental services to over 200 residents of Northern Virginia aged 22 and above with developmental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy and physical disabilities.
On August 16th, Supervisor Cook, along with Chairman Bulova and Supervisor Herrity, attended the Pakistan Independence Day Festival at George Mason University, celebrating the 62nd year of Pakistan’s Independence.
On August 19th, Supervisor Cook attended the Glen Cove HOA Board meeting to discuss pending and future issues with its members.
On August 25th, Supervisor Cook, along with Braddock District School Board representative Tessie Wilson, Woodson H.S. principal Jeff Yost, Woodson PTSA president Nell Hurley and other school and administrative staff, toured the grounds of Woodson H.S. to inspect the site in preparation of the grand rededication ceremony which will take place on Saturday, November 7.
On September 1st, Supervisor Cook toured the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (MPSTOC) facility which houses The Office of Emergency Management, The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department as well as the Fairfax County Police Department’s Forensics facility.
Community Dialogues on the 2011 Budget
Sponsored by Fairfax County government and the Fairfax County Public School System the dialogues provide an opportunity to share your thoughts and offer your input on the Fairfax County budget.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:00 PM to 9:00
West Springfield High School
Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:00 AM to Noon
Kings Park Library
What to Expect This Flu Season: Townhall Meetings Scheduled
In order to better prepare residents for the 2009-2010 flu season, the Fairfax County Health Department will host a series of town hall meetings throughout the month of September. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H., Fairfax County Director of Health will give a brief presentation at each meeting before taking questions. Topics covered will include:
- 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
- Individual and community influenza prevention strategies
- Seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccine distribution and availability
- Planning and preparing for flu season
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:00 PM
Kings Park Library
9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA