Braddock District Community Corner


Welcome Back to School, From Tessie Wilson, Braddock School Board Representative
September 2011 - It’s always a scramble for all of our schools to be ready for the first day, but this year it seems we faced some additional challenges. I am pleased to report that all schools are ready and our staff is eager to welcome back our returning students as well as new students to the buildings.

Braddock Neighborhood News
September 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
            Next University Community Forum Set for October 5
            Shred-It Event Returns to NVCC Annandale
            Do You Know if Your Pool Meets ADA Guidelines? Important Meeting to be Held on September 28
            Annandale Fall Festival: Bigger and Better than Ever

Braddock Neighborhood News
July 2011 - Read about the Best of Braddock Celebration, Nation Night Out Festivities and much more.

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 - See where Supervisor Cook has been the last month, find what important events are going on in Braddock and learn about the volunteer efforts of the Braddock District Lord and Lady Fairfax, Charlie and Dottie Dane as well as Braddock’s Fairfax County Community Champion, Skip Chaples.

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2011 Redistricting Plan
May 2011 - At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Supervisors adopted a redistricting plan that will now be submitted to the U.S. Attorney General for preclearance. Under state law, however, redistricting goes into effect immediately and does not wait for the fall elections.

Braddock District Community Corner
May 2011 - Important Community Events and Updates including: NVCC Wakefield Forum, Schedule of High School and College Graduations at the Patriot Center. This Section also includes Cook in the Community and an article on the Annandale Dialogues on Diversity.

Braddock District Community Corner
April 2011 - Important Community Events and Updates including: Change of Location for Braddock District Council Legislative Forum, University and Community Forum Scheduled for May 4, Zion Drive Will Close this Summer! This Section also includes Cook in the Community.

Take an Active Role in Your Community, Join Me in Becoming a Friend of the Annual Braddock Nights Concert Series
March 2011 - I invite all of you to join me in becoming a member of the Friends of Braddock Nights. By doing so, you will show your support for this popular summer performing arts series, held weekly from June through August at Royal Lake Park, Lake Accotink Park and Ossian Hall Park.

Second Leadership Institute Held, Creating More Engaged Communities
March 2011 - The Braddock District Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) continued on February 26 with a half-day Leadership Institute at the Kings Park Library. The program attracted more than 30 participants from the Braddock District and the County. In this section you can also find the following articles: Supervisor Cook in the Community; Tax Relief Opportunities for Seniors and Disabled Veterans; Braddock Neighborhood News: a Look at Youth Sports and Next Deadline for Capital Beltway Community Grant Program Upcoming

Braddock District Community Corner
February 2011 - Upcoming Community Meetings in Braddock; Supervisor Cook in the Community; Bed Bug Forum Scheduled; Fire Department Offering Training Class for CERT Program; Local Food Pantries Need Help Restocking Their Shelves; 2011 Electric Sunday Schedule Released

Braddock District Community Corner
January 2011 - Upcoming Community Town Halls Scheduled in Braddock; George Mason University Community Forum Scheduled: University Mall, Mason Transportation Planning on Agenda; Support Group Forming for Parents with Deployed Children

Braddock District Community Corner
December 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community; Taste of Braddock Starts Holiday Season; Recognizing Winnie Shapiro for her Community Service; Braddock District Citizen's Budget Review Committe Hard at Work; Seeks Additional Members; Braddock Neighborhood News: Office for Women and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and Commission for Women; Meeting Scheduled on Parking Concerns Along Zion Drive.

Braddock District Community Corner
November 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community; Join Supervisor Cook at this Year's Taste of Braddock: Thursday, December 2nd; Braddock Neighborhood News: ShelterBox; You Have a Voice in the Health of Your Community; Fiscal Year 2012 Do-It-Yourself Budget Toolkit

Braddock District Community Corner
October 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community; Braddock Neighborhood News: Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls; Community Meetings Set for Land Use Cases; Important NVCC/Wakefield Chapel Road Community Forum Set for October 6; Community Round Table for Braddock Community Pools Scheduled: October 13; 25th Annual Lake Braddock PTSA Arts & Crafts Showcase, Saturday, Oct. 16; Sound Wall Replacement at North Springfield Elementary; Transurban/Fluor Capital Beltway Community Grant Cycle Underway

Braddock District Community Corner
September 2010 - 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 Community Corner
August 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community; Save the Date: Braddock Packing Day, October 23rd; Save the Date: Oak Hill Open House, Saturday October 16; Braddock Neighborhood News: Improving the Quality of Care for Loved Ones with Long-Term Needs

Annandale Community Corner
August 2010 - The Future May be Unpredictable, but it Can be Planned; Annandale Fall Festival & Parade, Bigger and Better than Ever; Annandale Neighborhood Food Site Looking for Food, Volunteers

Braddock District Community Corner
July 2010 - Get Ready for the 2010 Best of Braddock Awards! Also, Braddock Nights at Ossian Hall Wins National Award; see what events Supervisor Cook attended in June; Board of Supervisors Proclaims June 25, 2010 Korean War Remembrance Day in Fairfax County and Laurel Ridge Elementary School Celebrates is 40th Birthday

Braddock District Community Corner
June 2010 - Its Party Time! Supervisor Cook encourages you to throw a neighborhood block party; see what events Supervisor Cook attended in June; and find a schedule for both High School Graduations held at the Patriot Center and Area Farmers Markets

Braddock District Community Corner
May 2010 - Supervisor Cook congratulates graduates of the Braddock District Neighborhood College; Discover this month’s Community Engagement Tip of the Month; see what events Supervisor Cook attended in March; read about how the Fairfax County Public Libraries are using technology and learn some Fairfax County history

Supervisor Cook Promotes Financial Literacy, Board Honors Junior Achievement for Their Efforts 
May 2010 - It seems that every day we read another article in the newspaper about American consumers facing one sort of financial hardship or another. Here in Fairfax County we have made a major push in addressing that lack of knowledge. The Fairfax County Public School System has, with the support of local businesses, partnered with Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area, an organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Special Recognition for Lake Braddock Band and Jeff Root Much Deserved 
April 2010 - Lake Braddock Secondary School Serves as Musical Ambassador: Travels to China for Five Performances; Congratulations to Jeff Root, Braddock District Community Champion for 2010

Braddock District Community Corner
April 2010 - Find out how your community group can take the next step in the Community Engagement Initiative; see what events Supervisor Cook attended in March; read about the Board honoring Vietnam Veterans and learn some Fairfax County history

Braddock District Community Corner
March 2010 - Find out how you can still register for the second Neighborhood College; read a message from Braddock School Board Representative Tessie Wilson; see what events Supervisor Cook attend last month and learn how VDOT plans to address potholes caused by winter weather.

Braddock District Community Corner
February 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community, Supervisor Cook Recognizes Braddock District Residents; Braddock Students Shine Academically and Athletically; Braddock District Council to Hold its Annual Information Forum on Tuesday, February 9th; February Meeting of the NVCC/Braddock Forum and Looking Back at Fairfax: Remembering Washington's Birthday

Braddock District Community Corner
January 2010 - Supervisor Cook in the Community; the Cook Family Welcomes Two New Members; Looking Back At Fairfax: Little River Turnpike and Braddock Neighborhood News: Sit Down with the Office of Public Private Partnerships and Fairfax Fish

Braddock District Community Corner
December 2009 - A round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month; get to know Northern Virginia Community College and learn what Supervisor Cook is doing to address parking issues in the communities surrounding NVCC and George Mason.

Braddock District Community Corner
November 2009 - A round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month; meeting time and place for the Wakefield Chapel Road NVCC Forum; a message from Police Captain Bruce Ferguson urging citizens to keep their doors lock and bring valuables inside and an update on the proposed ordinance banning commercial vehicles from residential areas.

Braddock District Community Corner
October 2009 - 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

Braddock District Community Corner
September 2009 - Community Engagement Initiative news; a look at where Supervisor Cook was been in the month of August and information and dates for Budget Dialogues and Townhalls on the upcoming Flu season.

Braddock Community Corner
August 2009 - An upcoming community initiative, a round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month and the Constituent Day at Little Run Elementary School

Braddock District Community Corner
July 2009 - A round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month, the 2009 Best of Braddock Award Winners and recent Appointees to Boards, Authorities and Commissions

Braddock District Community Corner
June 2009 - 2009 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees, Recent Appointees to Boards, Authorities and Commissions and the Schedule of Upcoming High School Graduations at the George Mason University Patriot Center.


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