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Ask Fairfax! logoAsk Fairfax iconWelcome to Ask Fairfax!, a forum for you and county staff to engage in online discussions about key topics in our community. To participate:

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Upcoming Discussions

 

Inspiring Young Readers to Succeed   Inspiring Young Readers to Succeed   Ask a Question
Thursday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
Across the nation, many celebrate Young Readers this week with school activities and community events. But what can you do here in Fairfax County to inspire your kids-and keep them excited-about reading? Join Gail Wellock from the Chantilly Regional Library on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. to learn more about how to use the tools available to you at home, school and in the library to help young readers succeed as you encourage them to be life-long readers.

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Recent Discussions

 

Trasnportation Bond Referendum   Transportation Bond Referendum: What You Need to Know   Read Transcript
Join Tom Biesiadny on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. to get answers about the $100 million transportation bond referendum on the ballot on Nov. 4. If approved by a majority of voters, this bond will help pay for building roads, missing sidewalks and new bike lanes. For more information before the chat, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bond.

 

   Fairfax County’s Adult Detention Center as Seen on “Lockup Extended Stay”   Read Transcript
Join Randy White, comprehensive transit plan project manager, and Nick Perfili, Fairfax Connector operations and planning manager, on Wednesday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Transit Plan for bus service over the next 10 years. Ask questions about the “Connections 2015” outreach program; make recommendations on how to improve Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service in Fairfax County; and other suggestions on how the regional bus network can better serve your needs.

 

Ask Fairfax! - Adult Detention Center   Fairfax County’s Adult Detention Center as Seen on “Lockup Extended Stay”   Read Transcript 
The county’s adult detention center has recently been featured on MSNBC’s reality show, “Lockup Extended Stay: Fairfax,” which takes viewers inside prisons and jails across America and around the world. On Monday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m., join Lt. Steve Elbert with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at one of the nation’s more unique detention centers.

 

Ask Fairfax - Pledge to Prepare for National Preparedness Month   Pledge to Prepare for National Preparedness Month   Read Transcript 
Fairfax County has experienced a variety of unexpected emergencies in the past few years – an earthquake, hurricane, tropical storm, tornado and a derecho storm all affected the area. September is National Preparedness month, which is the perfect time to prepare yourself, your family and your workplace. Bruce McFarlane and Whitney Kazragis from the Office of Emergency Management will be available to answer questions about recent emergencies and to share best practices for emergency preparedness on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.

 

Ask Fairfax: Election 2014 Election 2014: Learn about New Voting Machines and Photo ID Requirements   Read Transcript
Fairfax County General Registrar Cameron Quinn will take questions on the county’s new voting machines, which will be used in the upcoming November election, and the state’s new photo ID requirements, as well as any more general election questions voters may have.

 

It's Time to Immunize - What You Need to Know Before School Starts                                                         It’s Time to Immunize! What You Need to Know Before School Starts   Read Transcript
August is Immunization Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Vaccines provide a power shield of protection for children and adults are they are best way to prevent many serious diseases. Join the Health Department’s Assistant Director of Patient Care Services Joanna Hemmat, who oversees the School Health Services Program, and Immunization Compliance Nurse Dorothy Randazzo on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. These experts will answer your questions about immunizations, when and where to get immunized, and what parents need to know before school starts. Learn more about the importance of protecting yourself, your family and your community by keeping up-to-date on vaccinations.

 

Silver Line Bus Service Chat Part Two New Silver Line Bus Service   Read Transcript
Our first chat was so successful that we were unable to answer all of your questions, so we're setting a second date! Join Nick Perfili, Fairfax Connector operations and planning manager, Friday, July 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss Fairfax Connector's upcoming Silver Line service. Ask questions about bus route and schedule changes; park and ride options; and other topics related to the Silver Line.

 

Suicide Prevention Ask Fairfax Chat Suicide Prevention - You Can Help!   Read Transcript
Chat with Laura Yager, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's director of partnership and resource development, and Amy Parmentier, coordinator of social work for Fairfax County Public Schools, on Wednesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. about how to talk to someone who is experiencing depression or thoughts of suicide and what you can do to get them the help they need. Learn about a new, free, interactive online suicide prevention training course, a new crisis/suicide prevention text line and other community resources for mental health.

 

New Silver Line Bus Service   Read Transcript
Join Nick Perfili, Fairfax Connector operations and planning manager, and Martha Coello, Dulles Rail project planner, on Wednesday, July 9 at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on Fairfax Connector's upcoming Silver Line service. Ask questions about bus route and schedule changes; park and ride options; and other topics related to the Silver Line.

 

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