Dranesville Happenings - May 2013

Supervisor John Foust

Supervisor John W. Foust
Dranesville District Office
6649-A Old Dominion Drive • McLean, VA • 22101

703-356-0551, TTY 711 • FAX 703-821-4275
E-mail: dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov
Web: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dranesville

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In This Issue:

Scheduled Activities and Events:


May 2 and 3: Big Truck Days for Town of Herndon

The Town of Herndon’s Department of Public Works hosts its annual “Big Truck Days,” offering children and their parents an opportunity to see the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment on display.  Light refreshments will be served and souvenirs will be provided to children.

Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and
Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Public Works Maintenance Complex
1479 Sterling Road

The event is free.  However, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for the needy. Large groups should call ahead.

For more information, contact the Public Works Maintenance Complex at (703)435-6860 or via email at public.works@herndon-va.gov.

May 5: Great Falls Day Celebrates Georgetown Pike 200th Anniversary

The Great Falls Historical Society is presenting Great Falls Day on Sunday, May 5, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic Georgetown Pike. 

Sunday, May 5
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Great Falls Grange Park
9818 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls

Georgetown Pike began as a buffalo trail, and native Americans used it as a footpath.  Early settlers built their homes, cultivated their farms, and grazed their dairy herds along the road. Two hundred years ago, the construction of "The Pike" began in order to connect Georgetown markets with the rich agricultural land and growing manufacturing interests in Leesburg & beyond.  It took 14 years to complete this vital byway, and since its inception, the windy and picturesque road has been a key connection for local commerce, a magnet for nature lovers, and the heart of the Great Falls community.  The road is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, demonstrating the best of early 19th century road-building engineering standards.  Its engineered roadbed remains intact today.  In 1974, the Pike was named as Virginia’s first Historic and Scenic Byway.  In July 2010, this distinction was commemorated with 4 masonry signs installed along the length of the Pike.

The Great Falls Historical Society is showcasing this local and national treasure by sponsoring a family-friendly event at the Great Falls Grange Park.  The festival will feature 20 history tents of the early families of Great Falls, vividly depicting life along The Pike, work at the grain mills, the farms, and everyday life in the village.  There will be four keynote presentations on the origins and early history of Great Falls, including George Washington's role in the development of the area.  The Historical Society's extensive collection of historic photos will be projected on a large screen throughout the day that will show all aspects of life in our village -- churches and schools, local mom and pop stores of a bygone era, barns, social events, and families across the generations.

Live entertainment, food treats from local noted chefs, historic games for the kids, and more, will be part of the festival.

Friends of Colvin Run Mill will also be participating in the celebration with events that feature the history of Colvin Run Mill and other mills in the Great Falls community. There will be special programs at the Colvin Run Mill site and at the Grange including grinding grain, blacksmithing demonstrations, dulcimer music, woodcarving demonstrations and animals from Frying Pan Park. The Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls.

The Great Falls Historical Society was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit group to share Great Falls history, conduct local historical research, promote historic preservation, and encourage community spirit.

For more information, contact Kathleen Murphy at president@gfhs.org or call 917-673-3149.

May 10: Deadline to Vote for Colvin Run Mill to Receive $100K in Preservation Funding

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced on April 24, 2013, that Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, a Fairfax County landmark, has been chosen to participate in Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative that will award $1 million in grants to Washington, D.C. metro area historic places. As one of 24 historic places selected, Colvin Run Mill is competing to win funding to complete restorations to the 200-year-old grist mill. Residents are invited to visit www.preservedmv.com/competitors/colvin-run-mill to learn about the restoration project and to place their vote for the mill. The site with the greatest number of votes will receive $100,000 in preservation prize money. The campaign ends May 10, 2013.           

How It Works

Colvin Run Mill earns points when residents vote online and via mobile once a day. One vote per day is allowed – and encouraged! The contest also features a social media component. Residents can choose to link up their social media accounts to earn points by sharing posts with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, by checking in on Foursquare, and by tagging their Instagram photos with the hashtag #ColvinRunMill. The site that receives the highest number of points is guaranteed to receive grant funding. At the end of the program, a Partners in Preservation advisory committee comprised of Washington-area civic and preservation leaders will recommend how the remainder of the preservation grants will be awarded. Full details on voting terms and how to earn points for sites can be found at www.PartnersinPreservation.com.

Open House Slated for Sunday, May 5

On May 5, Colvin Run Mill, the only publicly-owned site in Fairfax County competing for funding, will celebrate its history during an open house on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will provide attendees the opportunity to step back in time to see the mill in its glory days. The miller will grind grain, a blacksmith will pound hot iron, a moonshine still will be demonstrated, and Chef Laurie Bell’s scrumptious corn meal creations will be available to taste. Live dulcimer music will be playing as children meet visiting farm animals. Colvin Run Mill is owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The award-winning mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, Va. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

About Partners in Preservation

Launched in 2006, Partners in Preservation is a program in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awards preservation grants to historic places across the country. Through this partnership, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation seek to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of historic preservation and to preserve America’s historic and cultural places.

May 11: Reality Check! Teen Driving Educational Program

Reality Check is a unique program developed by the Inova Regional Trauma Center that promotes safety and education for young drivers and their parents. Each year in our community, approximately 10,000 public high school students take some form of drivers' education. In its safe driver, injury prevention program, Reality Check targets young drivers to reduce teenage driving under the influence (DUI), distracted, and reckless driving, while helping their parents learn to be good mentors and driving coaches.  Attend Reality Check with your teen to help keep them safe from becoming another statistic.

Student Program:

  • Educational program with slide presentation by a Level 1 Trauma Surgeon
  • Trauma Unit Visit and witnessing of a mock resuscitation of a trauma victim
  • EMS Unit Visit with tour of an ambulance unit and Q&A session with fire & rescue personnel
  • Survivor presentation by teen crash survivors who share their experiences

Parent Program:

The parent program is held concurrently with the student program.

  • How to be effective role models to their teen drivers
  • How to coach and teach their teen drivers
  • How to take to their teen about decision making, alcohol, and other difficult subjects
  • How to implement a parent-teen driving safety contract

Saturday, May 11
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Physician's Conference Center
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Course fee:  $35 (includes one teen and up to two parents/guardinans).  Fee discounts or waivers are available based on limited income guidelines.

To register, please call Linda Watkins at 703-776-3259 or email linda.watkins@inova.org.

Spaces are limited.  Register early!

May 11: Fairfax County Document Shredding at Langley High School

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will be sponsoring one secure document shredding event in each supervisory district per calendar year.  These events are open to Fairfax County residents along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton, and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.


Residential material of a sensitive nature such as tax documents, financial records, etc.  (Please recycle junk mail and magazines through your normal collection service.) 

Up to 5 medium-sized packing boxes per vehicle.

Not Accepted:  

Business documents, even if they are brought in by a County resident.

Items that can damage shredding equipment.  

Shredding Event Schedule (all shredding events are held from 8 a.m. - Noon):

May 11: Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean
May 18: Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale
June 22: Braddock District Office, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke
July 20: Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton
August 17: North County Human Services Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston
Sept. 21: Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly
Oct. 19: West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield

For details on accepted and prohibited materials and event procedures please visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/shredding.htm or call 703-324-5230, TTY-711.

May 13: Shepherd's Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church Volunteer Organizational Meeting

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church, an organization that provides services to area senior citizens, invites you to a Volunteer Organizational Coffee.

Monday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
1125 Savile Lane

Prospective new and current volunteers are welcome.

The Shepherd's Center helps senior adults live independently, achieve their potential and contribute to society. Volunteers, both young and mature, develop personal relationships with the Center's clients and are a source of strength for their journey. As a non-profit interfaith organization sponsored by area congregations and community groups, Shepherd's Center serves senior adults in the McLean, Arlington and Falls Church communities, providing direction, and meaning to their lives.

Please RSVP to the Volunteer Organizational Coffee by Tuesday, May 7 to aeversole@scmafc.org or by phone at (703) 506-2199.

May 15: Nominations Due for Herndon's Yard of the Month Award

The Town of Herndon’s Yard of the Month award season is officially under way. Yard of the Month is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of town residents whose yards contribute to the beautification of the town and its neighborhoods. Citizens may nominate their own or their neighbors’ yards for the award. Winners receive gift certificates from Meadows Farms and are recognized by the Mayor and Town Council at public meetings.

The criteria for Yard of the Month Award selection includes the following:

  • yards are generally free of trash and clutter
  • grass, trees, shrubs and plants are well-cared for and aesthetically pleasing
  • rocks, logs, short fences or other decorative elements are in good condition and neatly placed
  • flowers and other vegetation are well-landscaped and make good use of color.

Nominations for the June Yard of the Month Award are due May 15. Nominations are due June 15 for the July award and September 15 for the October award (no awards given in August and September).

Judges for the Yard of the Month Awards program are members of the Town of Herndon’s Cultivating Community committee, a group of citizen volunteers formed to encourage beautification and to enrich the quality of life in the town’s neighborhoods.

Nomination forms for the Yard of the Month Awards are available on the “Cultivating Community” page of the town’s website, herndon-va.gov; see the link on the homepage.  Forms are also available at the Herndon Municipal Center and the Herndon Community Center. For more information, call 703-435-6800 X2084 or email information@herndon-va.gov.

May 17: Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is an annual celebration sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections to encourage bicycling as a “clean, fun and healthy way to get to work.” The event will feature pit stops set up around the region that offer breakfast, entertainment, safety tips and chances to win bicycles and other prizes.

This year, Bike to Work Day will be held on Friday, May 17.  Rain or shine!

The League of American Bicyclists began Bike to Work Day as part of Bike Month in 1956. Over the years, Bike to Work Day has grown into a widespread event with countless bicyclists taking to the streets nationwide in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling to work as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day has grown from a small group of a few hundred in 2001 to over 12,000 participants in 2012.

For more information about the event, pit stop locations, prizes and entertainment, please visit the Washington DC area event website at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

May 18: McLean Day 2013 at Lewinsville Park

Join the fun at McLean’s biggest annual community party!  More fun! More food! More rides! Exhibitors! Enjoy free field and sports games on the baseball field, free tennis lessons on the tennis courts, free pony rides, kiddie rides, balloons, fun activities, and more.  

McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board Elections will be held at the tent at the main entrance between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Vote for your favorite adults and youth member on the MCC’s policy board.

Saturday, May 18
11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lewinsville Park
Chain Bridge Road and Wasp Lane

Community Stage:  11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Two ATM machines this year!   Located at the Park house and at the ride ticket booth.

Shuttle bus Parking Sites:

  • McLean Community Center
  • McLean Baptist Church, in the heart of downtown McLean, across from Langley Shopping Center Redeemer Lutheran Church

International Food Court open from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Bring your appetites!

For more details visit www.mcleancenter.org/special-events/.

May 18: 5-K Walk for Foster Care Appreciation Walk

In celebration of Foster Family Recognition Month, the public is invited to participate in an annual 5K Walk.  The walk will honor the foster families and children of Fairfax County and is sponsored by Fairfax Families4Kids and the BeFriend-A-Child mentoring programs.

Saturday, May 18
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Lake Accotink Park

(rear entrance)

A $30 registration fee per participant includes t-shirt, refreshments for the walk and a picnic afterward. Go to www.fairfaxyouth.org/events.xml to register to walk, form a team or support the event.

Fairfax Families4Kids finds families and lasting relationships with adults for older children in foster care. The program gives our children the opportunity to participate in community educational, recreational and social activities where they can meet potential adoptive families and mentors. BeFriend-A-Child provides mentors for at-risk youth between the ages of 5-12. Mentors make a commitment for one year and are expected to spend several hours a month with their mentee. BeFriend-A-Child offers mentors and mentees monthly social, cultural and educational activities in the community. Children, families and volunteers from both of these programs will be taking part in the walk.

For more information about the walk, and other opportunities to volunteer in support of children in foster care in Fairfax County, contact Beverly Howard, Fairfax Families4Kids coordinator at 703-324-7518 or Andrea Stephenson with BeFriend-a-Child at 703-324-7072.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7758; TTY 703-222-9452.

May 18: Donate Your Used Books to American Association of University Women -- Book Sale in September

The American Association of University Women will be acccepting donations of used books and other items at several Saturdays this spring and summer to prepare for the September book sale.  Bring your books, CD's, DVD's and Software.  (No records, tapes or textbooks, encycolpedias, magazines or books in poor condition.)

Donations are accepted:

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Sun Trust Bank
515 Maple Avenue East

Donations Dates:

May 18
June 8
June 29
July 20
August 10 

McLean AAUW 44th Used Book Sale will take place:

September 20, 21 and 22
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue

Sale proceeds provide scholarships for women. For more information please visit the AAUW website at www.mcleanaauw.org or call 703-527-4206. 

May 23: VDOT Public Information Meeting on Renovation of Towlston Road Bridge

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be holding a Public Information Meeting to present plans to replace the bridge on Towlston Road over Rocky Run in McLean. 

Meeting Details:

Thursday, May 23
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Great Falls Library
9830 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls

The tentative project schedule is as follows:

February 2014 - Advertise for construction
Early Summer 2014 - Road closed and major construction begins
End Summer 2014 - Construction completed

For more details about the project please visit VDOT’s project website http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/towlston_road.asp .

May 27 through June 1: Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

Help our community prevent prescription medicine abuse and accidental poisoning.  Monitor and properly dispose of your unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout May 27 through June 1. Doing this also protects the environment.

The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) is spearheading Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout because of its concern for the growing public health problem of prescription drug abuse, particularly among youth and young adults. UPC is one of seven substance abuse coalitions selected nationwide to pilot a prescription drug takeback program of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and C.A.R.E.S. Alliance, a coalition of national patient safety, provider and drug-diversion organizations.

“More than 70 percent of those who abuse prescription medications obtain them from friends or family, often from the family medicine cabinet,” said Amy Reif, UPC’s health sector coordinator.  “In Fairfax County, the 2012 Youth Survey indicated that more than one in 10 of our students had abused a prescription drug. This event allows local residents to be part of the solution.”

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout is being done in collaboration with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, local pharmacies and the Fairfax County government departments of Health, Police, Public Works and Environmental Services, Office of Public Private Partnerships, and Fairfax County Government Channel 16.

Disposal is free, convenient, confidential and safe.

Drop-off Dates:

Monday, May 27 through Saturday, June 1

Drop-off sites:

Bring unused or expired medications (just pills or liquids – no pressurized canisters or needles) to six local Fairfax County district police stations.

Franconia District Station, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria
Mason District Station, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale
Mount Vernon District Station, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria
Reston District Station, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston
Sully District Station, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly
West Springfield District Station, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield

For more information, contact Amy Reif, UPC health sector coordinator, at areif@upcfairfax.org or visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org.  See the Health Department's Don't Flush page for more information about proper disposal of medications year-round.

May 29: VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program Working Draft Public Hearing

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites your comments about essential highway, rail, transit, transportation demand management, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects in the Working Draft Fiscal Year 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) to be approved by the CTB in June 2013. Public hearings for local/secondary/municipality-maintained roads are held in other forums.  All projects in the SYIP that are eligible for federal funding will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which documents how Virginia will obligate its share of federal funds.Northern Virginia

Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m.
VDOT District Office Potomac ConferenceCenter
4975 Alliance Drive
Suite 1N201

If you cannot attend a hearing, you may send your comments to: Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219, DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov or to Programming Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219, Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Comments must be received by June 12, 2013.

The Secretary of Transportation’s Office ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, call 1-888-508-3737 (TTY users, call 711).

May 30: Fairfax County Public Meeting to Review Tysons Dulles Toll Road Ramp Proposals

Join Fairfax County Department of Transportation staff for a presenation of a detailed operational analysis of proposed Tysons Dulles Toll Road ramps.  Public participation is an important part of this planning study.  Fairfax County wants to ensure that the community's interests are considered when the recommendations are made.

This study is to identify an optimum configuration for increased ramp connections between Tysons Corner and the Dulles Toll Road (DTR).  The additional ramp connections will provide additional access to and from Tysons and the DTR with goals of providing the best traffic flow, being cost effective, and requiring the minimum right-of-way with the least impacts to adjacent properties and the environment.

The study will look at the operational analysis of the proposed ramps, the need for collector-distributor lanes along the DTR, impacts to surrounding properties, the desired urban design for Tysons, and mitigation measures to reduce peak period traffic congestion.  The conceptual ramp plans will be presented at this public meeting.  The public is invited to comment on the concepts.

Event Details:

Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Westbriar Elementary School Cafeteria
1741 Pine Valley Drive

For more information, please contact Seyed Nabavi at seyed.nabavi@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-877-5759, TTY 711.

May 30, June 1, June 2: Herndon Festival 2013 in Historic Herndon

The Town of Herndon, Virginia, Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to host the 33nd Annual Herndon Festival.

Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2
Historic Downtown Herndon
Near Elden and Lynn Street

This is a town-wide event and attracts over 80,000 people from the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. There is no admission fee to enter the Herndon Festival.

Tons of fun for folks of all ages and interests:

Live Entertainment on Three Stages
Carnival Rides and Games
Fireworks Displays on Thursday and Saturday
Arts & Crafts Show including a Fine Arts Division
Children's Entertainment
Children's Hands-On Art Activities
Business Exposition
10k & 5k Races (at the Herndon Community Center)
Model Railway Exhibit
International Foods

For more information visit the festival website at http://www.herndonfestival.net/

June 1 and 2: Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library Book Sale

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library holds regular books sales to benefit the library. Visit these events for a large selection of books, magazines and DVDs for adults and children. Library book sale events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The next book sale will be held on:

Saturday June 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Bag Sale/Clearance is on Sunday June 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church

For additional book sale dates email TysonsLibraryFriends@gmail.com or call 703-790-4031.

Free Concerts at McLean Civic Place Green - Palladium

Once again, residents are welcome to come to downtown McLean and enjoy free outdoor musical performances at Concerts at McLean Civic Place Green, sponsored by The Palladium. 

Concerts are held on spring and summer Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Palladium
Laughlin and Lowell Avenue

Performance Schedule:

May 4 The Seakers
May 11 The Grandsons
May 18 The Folsom Prisoners
May 27 Jody Marshall & Friends
June 1 Rick Thompson Jazz Quartet
June 15 Barbara Martin Trio June 22 Redwine Jazz Band
June 29 Emy Tseng
July 6 The Fretwalkers
July 13 The Grandsons
July 20 Project Natale
July 27 Scott Raminger & the Crawstickers

For more information, contact visit the Palladium’s Civic Place Green Calendar at http://www.thepalladiumatmclean.com/cal2/CalendarGet.asp?cal_id=6844.

Reoccuring Fairfax County Government and Dranesville District Community Meetings Open to the Public

County wide:

    • The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors usually meets two Tuesdays per month in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.  For the schedule of meetings visit the Board’s website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/meetings.
    • The Fairfax County Public Schools School Boardholds regular business meetings at 7 p.m., twice monthly in the auditorium at Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. For the schedule of upcoming meetings visit the Board’s website at http://commweb.fcps.edu/schoolboardapps/meetings.cfm.
    • The Fairfax County Planning Commissionprovides the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and/or the Board of Zoning Appeals with recommendations on land-use policies that will result in orderly, balanced and equitable County growth.  The Commission holds approximately 75 meetings per year and usually meets every Wednesday and Thursday evening, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the Board Auditorium in the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.  For more information, including a calendar of scheduled meetings, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning.
    • The Fairfax County Park Authority Board holds public meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at park headquarters in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, in the 9th floor Board Meeting Room in Fairfax, VA.  For a schedule of meetings visit the Board’s website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/boardagn2.htm.
    • The Fairfax County Community Services Board oversees the establishment and operation of services for people in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. For a schedule of meeting dates and locations visit the Board’s website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/csb/board/schedule.htm.
  • Great Falls:

    • The Great Falls Citizens Association Board ordinarily meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Executive Suites Offices, 774A Walker Rd. (In the Great Falls Village Center). These dates and times may vary.  Please consult the Great Falls Citizens Association community calendar at http://gfca.org for exact meeting dates and times.


    • The Herndon Town Council holds public hearings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, except during June, July, August, and December, during which only one meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Work sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month with the exceptions of June, July, August, and December, during which only one session is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Alterations to this schedule are noted on the monthly calendar listings at http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Government/Town_Council/Town_Council_Meeting_Dates.  All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Herndon Council Chambers Building located at 765 Lynn Street, Herndon.
    • The Herndon Planning Commission Public hearings are conducted on the 1st Monday of each month and work sessions on the 3rd Monday, unless altered by a holiday schedule.  To confirm work session and public hearing dates, please view the 2012 Information Sheet at https://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Zoning/Zoning_Services/Zoning_Applications/2012PCInfoSheet.pdf.


    • The McLean Citizens Association Board typically meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean.  These dates and times may vary.  Please consult the Board’s website to confirm at http://www.mcleancitizens.org/schedule.asp.
    • The McLean Community Center Governing Board ordinarily meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean.  These dates and times may vary.  Please consult the Board’s website to confirm at http://www.mcleancenter.org/about/governing-meetings.
    • The McLean Planning Committee ordinarily meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. 

    Pimmit Hills:

    • The Pimmit Hills Citizens Association (PHCA) usually holds community meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Pimmit Hills Center, 7510 Lisle Avenue, Pimmit Hills.  These dates and times may vary.  Please refer to the PHCA’s website for exact meeting dates and times at http://www.pimmithills.org/pimmit-hills-events.

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