The Braddock Beacon: September 2010

Become an Engaged Citizen, Get out into Your Community and Volunteer
In many ways we look at September 1 as the beginning of a new year. The school year begins, as does the year for many of our community organizations. So, I’m asking you to make a new year’s resolution: commit to doing something for your community.

Next Phase of Community Engagement Initiative: Braddock Residents Increase Their Neighborhood Activities
Supervisor Cook’s Community Engagement Initiative provided lessons to over 100 community volunteers in community-building techniques. Now, those volunteers are leading efforts in neighborhoods across the district. Here are some examples:

Braddock District Community Corner
Supervisor Cook in the Community and a number of important upcoming community meetings and forums, including: NVCC/Wakefield Chapel Road Forum, Community Pool Roundtable and Braddock/Fairfax/Mason Forum.

Braddock District Land Use Update
A number of important land use cases will come before the Planning Commission in the next few months, including: Bryce Estates, Danbury Forrest and University Mall.

Back to School Welcome from Braddock District School Board Representative Tessie Wilson
It’s hard to believe that the beginning of school is just around the corner. Where did the summer go? Fairfax County Public Schools will start classes on Tuesday, September 7th.

Fire and Rescue Department Holding Three CERT Classes in September
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT trains County residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. On this page you can also learn about the Secure Communities Program and an AARP driver safety program.

Funding Change Upcoming for Sewer Extension and Improvement Projects
Starting next year, existing homes looking to connect to existing sewer lines will have to bear the costs of such connections instead of current rate payers, under a policy change recommended by the County Executive.


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