Annual Neighborhood and Community Conference


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Presentation Topics

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Learn about the most common types of concerns within a community and how Fairfax County uses available ordinances and codes to bring properties into compliance. Find out more about the enforcement process and how to report a concern/complaint about a property.

  • Community Development Best Practices

Learn all about lessons learned, principles, tips on how to work effectively with neighborhood and community residents. Learn about community development tools used to highlight a community’s strengths and assets. Also, learn about proven successes in reaching out to diverse communities. Learn about specific strategies that have been employed in engaging community residents around issues that are important to them.

This discussion shares practices and strategies that support an effective community association. See examples of engaging neighbors in community decision making, recruiting neighbors to assume a more active role, and utilizing county resources. The presentations will also provide strategies and examples regarding managing conflict in their neighborhood.

  • Community Connectedness

Neighbor-to-Neighbor support, often referred to as Villages, helps communities become thriving places to live for a lifetime. The idea is simple, neighbor helping neighbor. By helping coordinate and deliver services and support within their neighborhoods, those who need “a little extra help,” such as older adults, can remain in and stay connected to their communities. The type and scope of villages varies widely and may include a broad range of services. Attendees will hear first-hand from local village leaders about how their neighbors came together and created service structures so they have things like rides to doctors, lawn maintenance, someone to fix their computer, reliable home health care workers when necessary and other services. The panelists’ will show how you can engage your neighbors to help each other and find service providers so your community members can age confidently in their own homes.

  • Emergency Management & Preparedness

Ready and Resilient: Planning to be Prepared! As community and neighborhood leaders, what can you do to help prepare your neighborhoods and communities for emergencies and disasters? There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, trainings, and programs available to the public. The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management will provide an overview of these opportunities as well as discuss basic preparedness principles to help educate you to build a stronger, more resilient community!

  • FCDOT

See an overview of what the Fairfax County Department of Transportation is all about. You will be introduced to the county’s Transit Services and the Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP) which assists communities in evaluating and controlling traffic and parking in area neighborhoods. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the county’s bicycle and pedestrian programs.

Download a Fairfax County Police Department one page information sheet that contains important numbers and social media information to stay connected.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for more than 12,655 miles of road way in northern Virginia and preserving this infrastructure is a core function of VDOT. Take this opportunity to learn more about VDOT’s maintenance budget and issues such as filling potholes, drainage culvert cleaning and repair, guardrail repair, signs, traffic lights, animal, tree and debris removal and shoulder repair.

  • Zoning

Certain noise is a hazard to the public health, welfare, peace, safety and quality of life of the citizens of Fairfax County. See an overview of the newly adopted Noise Ordinance.

Do you know when a building or trade permit is required?  Do you know how to validate whether a contractor is properly licensed through DPOR?  Do you know how to research the history of permits for your property?  Land Development Services helps you answer these topics and other information pertaining to the land development process.

The presentation will give an overview of the Community Revitalization program in Fairfax County and how this program fits in with the county's overall growth management policies and strategic plan for economic success. Recent program accomplishments as well as initiatives that are underway will be highlighted.

Need More Information?

For more information contact the Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance by email or at 703-324-1300, TYY 711.

 


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