Board of Supervisors - Braddock District

Fairfax County, Virginia

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9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015

James R. Walkinshaw,
Braddock District Supervisor

Supervisor Cook in the Press

Fall 2019

Lake Accotink Lives On (Connection) September 26, 2019

Commentary: County Announces Plan to Save Lake Accotink (Connection) September 26, 2019

Fairfax to embark on countywide provision of police body cams (InsideNOVA) September 25, 2019

Fairfax County approves purchase of 1,210 police body cameras (The Washington Post) September 24, 2019

Fairfax Officials Question Budget Implications of Police Body Cameras (Reston Now) September 18, 2019

Fairfax County Considers Posting Signs to Discourage Panhandling (NBC4) September 17, 2019

Fairfax Officials Raise Concerns About Silver Line Phase 2 Safety (Reston Now) September 10, 2019

Summer 2019

Discussions underway on a community resource center at Heritage Mall (Annandale Blog) August 29, 2019

Fairfax County Fines Collection Company $2,500 for Failed Trash Pick-Ups (Tysons Reporter) August 23, 2019

Commentary: Helping Start the School Year Safely (Connection) August 22, 2019

Commentary: National Night Out (Connection) July 23, 2019

Using smartphone as SmarTrip is still in the cards for Metro, but other transit agencies are getting antsy (WTOP) July 19, 2019

Fairfax County Looking to Curb Panhandling (Tysons Reporter) July 18, 2019

Best of Braddock Honored (Connection) July 18, 2019

Proposal would ban panhandling at medians, intersections in Fairfax County (WTOP) July 16, 2019

Auditor, review panel largely upbeat on Fairfax police performance (InsideNOVA) July 16, 2019

Opinion: Commentary: Mason’s Role in Founding the Nation(Connection) July 4, 2019

Fairfax County OKs Process Behind Drone Program Expansion (Tysons Reporter) June 27, 2019

Fairfax County and The Arc Host Forum on Disability Inclusion (Fairfax News) June 26, 2019

Spring 2019

Opinion: Commentary: Lessons from the Greatest Generation (Connection) June 6, 2019

Opinion: Editorial: Help the Class of 2019 Celebrate Graduation Safely (Connection) May 29, 2019

Fairfax County plans to take legal action against trash collection company (WDVM) May 15, 2019

Trash Troubles (Connection) May 14, 2019

Former county supervisor lauded for service to Fairfax, education (Inside Nova) May 13, 2019

Fairfax moves toward more affordable housing, pay raises with new budget (Washington Post) May 1, 2019

Stand-out residents, groups honored at Volunteer Service Awards (Inside NoVa) April 26, 2019

Opinion: Editorial: Empowering Victims of Sexual Assault in Fairfax County (Connection) April 10, 2019

Leadership Fairfax Hits a Home Run (Connection) April 10, 2019

Controversial immigrant defense fund proposed in Fairfax County (WJLA) April 10, 2019

County launches Community Emergency Response Guide (Fairfax Times) March 25, 2019

Commentary: A+ Primer for Our Neighborhoods (Connection) March 12, 2019

Winter 2018-2019

Fairfax Co. considers shutdown help, may need to find millions (WTOP) January 23, 2019

Commentary: It’s Time for Virginia to Ratify ERA (Fairfax Connection) January 11, 2019

More Than 400 Enjoy Taste of Braddock (Fairfax Connection) January 3, 2019

Paid Parking Under Consideration for Reston, Tysons (Reston Now) December 12, 2018

Fairfax board chair Bulova to retire, launching new political era in Va.’s largest jurisdiction (Washington Post) December 6, 2018

Veteran Fairfax County supervisor announces her retirement (Washington Post) December 4, 2018

Cook Won’t Seek Re-Election (Connection) November 22, 2018

Fall 2018

Fairfax County could be headed for political transformation (Washington Post) November 17, 2018

Opinion: Commentary: Helping Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence (Connection) October 29, 2018

Fairfax County Urges Public to ‘Make the Call’ (Connection) October 9, 2018

Communities Urged to ‘Step Up 4 Kids’ (Connection) October 9, 2018

Fairfax County Steps Up for Kids (WDVM) September 27, 2018

Commentary: Expand Criminal Fine Reform (Connection) September 25, 2018

Retirement Aging Down in Fairfax County? (Connection) September 5, 2018

Summer 2018

Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement in Fairfax County (Connection) August 23, 2018

Shop with The Sheriff Adventure (Connection) August 23, 2018

County limits short-term rentals to 60 days, six adults; New regulations take effect Oct. 1  (Fairfax Times) August 10, 2018

Commentary: Back to School Safety Tips (Connection) August 9, 2018

Legalizing Short-Term Rentals in Fairfax County (Connection) August 8, 2018

Honoring ‘Best of Braddock’ (Connection) July 30, 2018

Burke Neighborhood Celebrates July 4th (Connection) July 12, 2018

Commentary: The Welcoming Inclusion Network (Connection) July 12, 2018

Pedestrian Bridges Could Cross Braddock Road (Connection) June 29, 2018

Supervisors narrow down pension-reform options (InsideNoVa) June 28, 2018

Photos: Lake Braddock Class Of 2018 Graduates  (Patch) June 12, 2018

Spring 2018

Commentary: Keep Teens Safe for Summer (Connection) May 28, 2018

About Time or Déjà Vu at American Legion Bridge? (Alexandria Gazette) May 16, 2018

Fairfax lauds outstanding volunteers for community service (InsideNoVa) May 3, 2018

Celebrating the Magic of Giving Back’ in Fairfax County (Connection) May 2, 2018 

Campaign for Lake Accotink Goes On (Connection) May 2, 2018

Fairfax County Police roll out chase criteria (Local DVM) April 4, 2018

Fairfax Co. police roll out car-chase guidelines; some supervisors skeptical (WTOP) April 3, 2018

Tensions over immigration heat up between Trump administration and Virginia’s largest jurisdiction (Washington Post) April 3, 2018

Winter 2017-2018

Fairfax government preps hearings to regulate Airbnb-style rentals (Inside Nova) March 27, 2018

Springfield Residents Form Nonprofit to Save Lake Accotink (Fairfax Times) March 26, 2018

Teen Job Fair Held at Woodson High (Connection) March 18, 2018

Fairfax County Public Safety Heroes Honored (Connection) March 12, 2018 

The Conversation Begins in Fairfax County: Budgeting Words (Connection) March 12, 2018

Old-Time Self Advocacy in Springfield (Connection) March 8, 2018

New Kids in Town in Fairfax County (Connection) Feb 27, 2018

Fairfax County budget proposal includes raises for teachers, county employees (Washington Post) Feb 20, 2018

Community Fights to Save Lake Accotink in Fairfax County (WJLA) Feb 10, 2018

Fairfax Co. considers changes to police pursuit policies (WTOP) Jan 11, 2018

Busy and Eventful (Connection) Jan 4, 2018

The Braddock District's Year in Review (Connection) Dec 12, 2017

Fairfax to allow office-building conversions in certain areas (Inside NOVA) Dec 11, 2017

Fairfax County Police To Add Body Cameras (Connection) Dec 5, 2017

Fairfax supervisors OK pilot program for police body cameras (Inside NOVA) Nov 27, 2017 

Fairfax Co. supervisors back changes for traffic-clogged Braddock Road (WTOP) Nov 22, 2017

Supervisors Expand Options for NVTC Site (Connection) Nov 16, 2017

Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters Unites Departments (Connection) Nov 1, 2017 

Fall 2017

New Fairfax public-safety HQ allows for better teamwork, honors the past (Inside NOVA) Oct 30, 2017

NAACP grades Fairfax County criminal justice system (Fairfax Times) Oct 6, 2017

Arlington Co. allows Airbnb rentals, Fairfax Co. may be next(WTOP) Oct 3, 2017

Teen Suicide: Who to Call for Help in Fairfax County (Connection) Sep 27, 2017

Fairfax officials react to NAACP report card (Inside NOVA)  Sep 24, 2017

This Fairfax planning amendment could speed conversions from office to ... something else (Washington Business Journal) Sep 21, 2017

Oak Hill Mansion Opens its Doors to Visitors (Fairfax News) Sep 13, 2017

Summer 2017

Changes Approved to Capital One Tysons Campus (Connection) Jul 24, 2017

Battle of the Bands in Fairfax (Connection) Jul 19, 2017

Fairfax supervisors allot carryover to reserves, infrastructure (Inside NOVA) Jul 14, 2017

Fairfax Co. police citizen complaint panel now ready to act (WTOP) Jul 12, 2017

Spring 2017

Combatting Domestic and Sexual Violence (Connection) April 11, 2017

School Budget Goes Before Board (Connection) March 30, 2017

Gangs actively recruiting in local schools (Annandale Blog) March 23, 2017

With gang recruitment increasing, Fairfax police say crime is up in every district (Washington Post) March 21, 2017

Leadership Fairfax Hosts Breakfast with Supervisors (Connection) March 16, 2017

Winter 2016-2017

Fairfax County Executive Proposes $4.10 Billion Budget (Connection) February 15, 2017

Fairfax, Va's largest county, again trims budget requests as revenues stay tepid (Washington Post) Feburary 14, 2017

Fairfax Co. budget, tax rate proposal signals new normal (WTOP) February 14, 2017

Costs to fix Metro could bog down budgets for schools, police (WTOP) February 15, 2017

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Feb. 8 (Connection) February 10, 2017

Intersection improvements proposed to relieve congestion on Braddock Road (Annandale Blog) Feburary 7, 2017

Fairfax County: Deadline Reached for Civilian Review Panel Nominations (Connection) February 2, 2017

Fairfax County: Body-Worn Cameras for Police Coming Closer (Connection) February 2, 2017

Burke Community Outlook 2017 (Connection) January 27, 2017

Rising pension costs a growing problem in budget-weary Fairfax County (Washington Post) January 27, 2017

Reducing Braddock Road congestion to be discussed Feb. 6 (Connection) January 26, 2017

Fairfax: Police Auditor and Civilian Review Panel to Become Reality in 2017 (Connection) January 6, 2017

More time needed to decide on VRE to Gainesville, Haymarket (Prince William Times) December 25, 2016

Editorial: History in Police Reform Part 2 (Connection) December 16, 2016

Fairfax County: Filling Oversight Positions (Connection) December 16, 2016

Ad Hoc Commission Recommendations: 88 Percent Implemented (Connection) December 15, 2016

Supervisors Establish Fairfax County’s First Police Civilian Review Panel (Connection) December 7

Quarterback Promotes "Phones Down, Touchdown" Initiative (Connection) December 8, 2016

Supervisors approve townhouses at Heritage Mall (Annandale Blog) December 8, 2016

Board of Supervisors establishes Police Civilian Review Panel (Annandale Blog) December 7, 2016

New Civilian Panel to Review Police in Fairfax County (Patch) December 6, 2016

Fairfax supervisors vote to establish civilian police review panel (Fairfax News) December 6, 2016

Jail diversion program a more compassionate way for mental health treatment (NewsOK) December 4, 2016

Phones Down Touchdown (RedNova) November 29, 2016

Fairfax supervisors revamp field-allocation rules, seek longer gym hours (Inside Nova) November 4, 2016

Fairfax County: Breaking Down the Bonds (Connection) October 27, 2016

Va's largest jurisdiction pursues civilian police panel amid shootings nationwide (Washington Post) October 26, 2016

Supervisors to Vote on Civilian Review Panel Dec. 6. (Connection) October 26, 2016

Fall 2016

Walk to School Day in Burke (Connection) October 14, 2016

Meals Tax Statement Debated During Joint Budget Meeting (Connection) October 6, 2016

Fairfax County Approves Independent Auditor for Police (Fairfax Times) October 3, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Fairfax Times) October 3, 2016

Independent Police Auditor Marks History (Connection) September 28, 2016

Celebrate the Past at Historic Oak Hill (Patch) September 16, 2016

Supervisors to Vote on Independent Auditor Office (Connection) September 15, 2016

Policing with Compassion (Connection) September 14, 2016

Community Leaders to Talk Police, Race Relations at Forum (Reston Now) September 8, 2016

Summer 2016

Welcome Neighbors! (Connection) August 26, 2016

VDOT Crews Undertaking Latest Round of Mowing in N. VA (Inside Nova) August 8, 2016

Helping Make Democracy Work (Connection) August 3, 2016

Communities Observe National Night Out (Connection) August 3, 2016

Fairfax Supervisors Press VDOT to Step up Mowing Efforts (Inside Nova) August 1, 2016

Braddock's Best Honored (Connection) July 22, 2016

Fairfax County: Support for Police Auditor, Civilian Review Panel (Inside Nova) July 21, 2016.

Fairfax Police Release Use of Force Data as Board Takes up Civilian Oversight (WTOP) July 19, 2016

New Fairfax police procedures aim to protect ‘sanctity of life’ (Inside Nova) June 29, 2016.

Supervisors Endorse Police ‘Re-engineering’ (Connection) June 22, 2016

Editorial: Support for Police in Reforms (Alexandria Gazette Packet) June 15, 2016

Treatment, not Incarceration, for our Troubled Heroes (Fairfax Times) June 10, 2016

Fairfax Co. Board Debates Role in Metro Transformation (WTOP) June 8, 2016

Winter/Spring 2015-2016

Fairfax County: Supervisors Review Use of Force Guidelines (Connection) May 26, 2016

Fairfax: Promoting Native Plants (Connection) May 26, 2016

Police to Continue Improving Transparency (Connection) May 11, 2016

Commentary: Goal - Involving Public in Police Use of Force Review (Connection) May 5, 2016

Fairfax County Budget Approved (Connection) May 4, 2016

New Fairfax Co. mental health program diverts 100 from jail (WTOP) April 28, 2016

State of the County Presented Over Breakfast (Connection) April 27, 2016

New decision-making training meant to alter how Fairfax County police officers approach use of force (Connection) March 31, 2016

Springfield: Lake Accotink Park ‘Loved to Death’ (Connection) March 17, 2016

Fairfax Co. leaders want to fix blizzard mistakes (WTOP) February 2, 2016

Townhouses planned for Heritage Mall (Annandale Blog) January 27, 2016

Fearing anger from Trump voters, Va. school district may close for the primary (Washington Post) January 12, 2016

2016: The Year Ahead in Burke (Connection) January 8, 2016

FXCO working group exploring new uses for old office buildings (Annandale Blog) January 4, 2016

Fairfax County takes aim at filling vacant office space (Washington Business Journal) December 21, 2015

Summer/Fall 2015

Seeking new uses for old spaces (Washington Post) December 20, 2015

Taste of Braddock Showcases Local Cuisines (Connection) December 17, 2015

Local restaurants featured at annual Taste of Braddock (Annandale Blog) December 14, 2015

N.Va. Transportation Commission OKs I-66 pact (Inside Nova) December 4, 2015

Editorial: Riders, officials hail Spotsylvania's VRE station ( November 23, 2015

When to widen I-66? Fairfax supervisor says stop ‘kowtowing to Arlington’ (WTOP) November 18, 2015

Fairfax, Arlington at odds on aspects of I-66 toll plan (Washington Post) November 17, 2015

Fairfax County: Republicans Celebrate the Victorious (Connection) November 5, 2015

Big wins for incumbents, Democrats in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction (Washington Post) November 3, 2015

Incumbents prevail in 2015 Fairfax County local and state elections (Fairfax Times) November 4, 2015

The Washington Post’s endorsements for Virginia (Washington Post) November 2, 2015

Despite fights over education budget, school issues are not motivating voters (Washington Post) October 28, 2015

For Fairfax Board of Supervisors (Washington Post) October 16, 2015

Burke: Meeting the Braddock District Candidates (Connection) October 15, 2015

Fairfax County: Sexual Violence Task Force Presents Recommendations (Connection) October 15, 2015

First Decoding Dyslexia 5K Held at Burke Lake (Connection) October 15, 2015

Panel recommends broad changes to police practices in Fairfax County (Washington Post) October 14, 2015

Cardinal Bank Builds New Office in University Mall Center (Patch) October 8, 2015

Braddock Supervisor John Cook to Host Volunteer Fair Thursday (Patch) October 8, 2015

Purple Is the New Black: Campaign Raising Domestic Abuse Awareness (NBC4) September 24, 2015

Fairfax leaders send letter to VDOT with concerns (WTOP) September 23, 2015

Column: Helping Create Safe School Environment (Connection) September 17, 2015

School funding is main issue at supervisor candidates forum (Annandale Blog) September 3, 2015

Burke: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update (Connection) August 28, 2015

Fairfax County Police committed to CIT Training (Fairfax Times) August 18, 2015

Fairfax County launches initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill in jails (WTOP) August 17, 2015

Fairfax County kids go shopping with the sheriff (WTOP) August 17, 2015

Fairfax County Seeks Partner to Develop Training Center Property (Connection) August 7, 2015

Residents of Olde Forge-Surrey Square Rally for Playground (Connection) July 31, 2015

World Police, Fire Games had healthy economic impact (Inside Nova) July 31, 2015

Board of Supervisors approves Seven Corners redevelopment plan (Annandale Blog) July 29, 2015

Surrey Square Park Playground To Reopen Saturday (Patch) July 27, 2015

Braddock District Supervisor outlines road widening plan (Fairfax Times) July 24, 2015

Burke & Springfield: New Giant Draws from Virginia Farms (Connection) July 23, 2015

Burke: Volunteers and County Workers Recognized at Best of Braddock Awards (Connection) July 16, 2015

Fairfax: Billy Coulter Rocks Lake Royal (Connection) July 16, 2015

Commentary: Braddock Nights Concerts Kick Off July 10 (Connection) July 13, 2015

Residents with disabilities move into new group house on Gresham Street (Connection) July 2, 2015

Springfield: New Giant Opens at Kings Park (Connection) June 25, 2015

Winter/Spring 2014-2015

Supervising Public Safety (Connection) June 11, 2015

Lake Braddock Fastest Ever: ‘They Earned That Title’ (Connection) June 11, 2015

A heartfelt thanks to our Greatest Generation (Connection) June 9, 2015

Fairfax: Northern Virginia Training Center Property Put on Market (Fairfax Times) June 4, 2015

Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Burke Centre Conservancy (Connection) May 28, 2015

Lord and Lady Fairfax Crowned (Connection) May 20, 2015

Saturday T-Ball Anyone? (Connection) May 13, 2015

Fairfax supervisors and school officials can’t stop fighting over money (Washington Post) May 12, 2015

Column: Farmers Markets Revisited (Connection) May 6, 2015

Students Celebrate Burke School’s 75th Anniversary (Connection) April 30, 2015

What’s Coming in Burke? (Connection) April 30, 2015

County looks to improve mental health programs (Fairfax Times) April 29, 2015

Completed Sidewalk Connects Burke Commons Road to Roberts Parkway (Connection) March 23, 2015

Child abuse has countless victims (Fairfax Times) April 21, 2015

Fairfax budget would leave schools, county workers a little short (Washington Post) April 17, 2015

Board may restore funding for some programs (Fairfax Times) April 17, 2015

U.S. Rep. Comstock, Regional Officials Address Local Human Trafficking at Mason (GMU News) April 17, 2015

Fairfax County Task Force to Recommend Sexual Assault Education Reforms (Connection) April 16, 2015

VRE gives new life to Haymarket rail line (Prince William Times) April 10, 2015

Register to Be an Organ Donor (Connection) April 8, 2015

Leadership Fairfax Hosts Supervisors Breakfast (Connection) March 17, 2015

Column: The World Comes to Fairfax (Connection) March 13, 2015

John Cook Announces Re-Election Bid for Braddock Supervisor (Connection) March 12, 2015

In Fairfax, accountability goes only so far (Washington Post) March 9, 2015

Fairfax deputy county attorney could lose job over handling of Geer case (Connection) March 5, 2015

Facing budget deficit, Fairfax officials find ‘small change’ savings that add up (Washington Post) February 19, 2015

All the choices in Fairfax’s budget plan are bad ones, says county executive (Washington Post) February 17, 2015

Sixth Friends of Sadie Blood Drive in Burke draws more than 200 donors. (Connection) February 12, 2015

VRE proposes fare hikes, outlines long, long-term expansion (WTOP) February 9, 2015

Fairfax County must stand up for its veterans (Fairfax Times) January 30, 2015

The Changing Face of Burke (Connection) January 29, 2015

Board Approves Supervisor Cook's Proposal on Electronic Data (Connection) January 24, 2015

VRE Announces Operations Board Officers (Connection) January 24, 2015

VRE board elects 2015 officers (Progressive Railroading) January 19, 2015

Celebrating Life of Aldo Leopold in Alexandria (Connection) January 15, 2015

Burke Centre Festival, World Police and Fire Games, and Neighborhood Enhancements among top events and developments. (Connection) January 7, 2015

Fairfax County considers changing child care fees (Fairfax Times) December 17, 2014

95 Express Lanes Open (Connection) December 17, 2014

Taste of Braddock Kicks Off Holidays (Connection) December 17, 2014

Local restaurants take part in annual Taste of Braddock reception (Annandale Blog) December 16, 2014

Summer/Fall 2014

Commentary: Changing Society’s Perception of Sexual Assault (Connection)December 12, 2014

Fairfax County Leaders Outline Plan To Address On-Campus Sexual Assaults (WAMU)December 8, 2014

John Geer case moves to Justice Dept. civil rights division, Fairfax County remains silent (Washington Post)December 8, 2014

A Fairfax County motion to curb sexual assault (WTOP) December 3, 2014

Program aids vulnerable residents during cold winter months (Fairfax Times)December 2, 2014

Supervisors OK resident-curator program to save historic sites (Inside Nova) November 20, 2014

County takes next step on curator program (Fairfax Times) November 20, 2014

Traveling purses raise domestic violence awareness around Fairfax County (Connection)November 14, 2014

Commentary: Resources and Support for the Caregiver (Connection)November 14, 2014

Fundraising campaign launched for Korean Community Center (Annandale Blog) November 11, 2014

Healing from Domestic Violence (Connection) November 7, 2014

Addressing Domestic Violence (Connection) October 30, 2014

Unusual candidate Micah Edmond carries torch for GOP in Va. congressional race (Washington Post) October 27, 2014

Focus on Domestic Violence (Connection) October 24, 2014

Burke schools participate in National Walk to School Day (Connection) October 16, 2014

New pay plan for Fairfax County employees (Fairfax Times) October 16, 2014

Fairfax Police Department Makes 'Slow Down' Signs Available for Burke Neighborhoods (Patch) October 9, 2014

Supervisors Break Ground on New Public Safety Headquarters (Connection) September 26, 2014

Historic Oak Hill Property Opens Its Doors to The Public (Patch) September 25, 2014

Purple Is the New Black: Campaign Raising Domestic Abuse Awareness (NBC4) September 24, 2014

Public Safety Headquarters Groundbreaking Ceremony (Fairfax County) September 24, 2014

Historic Oak Hill Property Opens Its Doors to The Public (Fairfax Times) September 23, 2014

Fairfax officials break ground for modern public-safety HQ (Inside Nova) September 18, 2014

Construction begins on public safety building (Fairfax Times) September 18, 2014

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month (Connection) September 18, 2014

Olympic fever gains hold with some Fairfax supervisors (Inside Nova) September 12, 2014

Board of Supervisors Approves 2014 Budget Carryover Package (Connection) September 12, 2014

Fairfax County Kicks Off Campaign to Curb Speeding Through Neighborhoods (Annandale Blog) August 29, 2014

Police Step Up Neighborhood Anti-Speeding Efforts (Centreville Independent) August 29, 2014

Fairfax County Kicks Off Campaign to Curb Speeding Through Neighborhoods (Patch) August 29, 2014

County education campaign targets speeding (Patch) August 29, 2014

History Commission should value accuracy (Fairfax Times) August 22, 2014

Northern Virginia Community College rolls out new parking policies (Fairfax Times) August 22, 2014

Neighbors, Police, Firefighters Promote Safe Neighborhoods (Connection) August 11, 2014

Honored by Supervisors(Connection) August 11, 2014

Celebrating the ‘Best of Braddock’ (Connection) July 17, 2014

Fairfax Updates Green Building Policy (Connection) July 10, 2014

Candidates Speak at Lakeside Cookout (Connection) July 3, 2014

Fairfax County supervisors raise concern about 'war on cars' (WTOP) June 18, 2014

Eat. Drink. Pay? (Connection) June 12, 2014

Column: To Fairfax County Graduates - Do Not Lose Sight of Community(Connection) June 12, 2014

Community Champion (Connection) June 5, 2014

100 New Citizens Welcomed in Fairfax County (Connection) May 29, 2014

Residents Learn the Ins and Outs of Fairfax County (Connection) May 29, 2014

Column: You and I Should Lead in Mental Health Response (Connection) May 22, 2014

Stormwater management issue spills over (Fairfax Times) May 21, 2014

A new Potomac River crossing: A smart choice for the region’s future (Fairfax Times) May 21, 2014

Supervisor Cook honors Little Run Citizen’s Association (Connection) May 15, 2014

What’s Obamacare doing in a debate over a Fairfax County water agency appointee? (Washington Post) May 14, 2014

Cook to Host Neighborhood College (Connection) May 8, 2014

Supervisors Pass County Budget (Connection) May 7, 2014

Tax hike another sign of broken system (Fairfax Times) May 2, 2014

Winter/Spring 2013-2014

Seeking more money, Fairfax convenes meals-tax task force (Leesburg Today)April 25, 2014

Fairfax budget amendments include larger tax bills for homeowners (Fairfax Times)April 23, 2014

Earth Day Offers Opportunity to Reflect (Connection) April 9, 2014

Budget Dialogue Continues in Braddock District (Connection) April 3, 2014

Medicaid debate continues to stall Virginia budget (Fairfax Times)March 28, 2014

Board weighs budget cuts as an alternative (Fairfax Times)March 26, 2014

Balancing needs a challenge for supervisors (Fairfax Times) March 26, 2014

Parking problems continue for NOVA neighbors (Fairfax Times) March 26, 2014

Letter: More on School Budget (Connection) March 14, 2014

Proposal to keep Lorton landfill open longer causes a rare rift among Fairfax supervisors (Washington Post) March 14, 2014

Listening Tour Concludes at Lake Braddock (Connection) February 27, 2014

Bulova may seek higher Fairfax property tax cap after $3.7 billion budget plan is proposed (Washington Post) February 25, 2014

County executive proposes slight increase in spending (Fairfax Times) February 25, 2014

In Fairfax, a grand Silver Line bus plan is ready (Washington Post) February 15, 2014

‘Friends’ Create Community of Hope (Connection) February 14, 2014

Supervisor Looks at Year Ahead (Connection) December 30, 2013

Summer/Fall 2013

Photo of the Day: Santa Claus, Firefighters Spread Christmas Cheer (Patch) December 17, 2013

A Taste of Braddock Holiday Party (Connection) December 12, 2013

Fairfax schools may create 2 new auditor slots (Washington Post) December 11, 2013

Committee hunts for dollars for infrastructure needs (Patch) December 6, 2013

Sweet Saturday (Connection) December 6, 2013

Cook, Residents Mingle at Annual Taste of Braddock (Patch) December 5, 2013

Library’s Beta Plan: Dead on Arrival (Connection) November 26, 2013

In Fairfax, school board may seek new taxes (Washington Post) November 25, 2013

In Fairfax, a lengthy battle over school funding (Washington Post) November 25, 2013

See You on the Train (Connection) November 14, 2013

School repair costs adding up (Fairfax Times) November 7, 2013

Forum Highlights Domestic Violence (Connection) October 24, 2013

‘We won’t be Fairfax anymore’ (Washington Post) October 21, 2013

Fairfax schools facing massive deficit (WUSA9) October 21, 2013

Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts (Washington Post) October 20, 2013

Local Officials, Residents Speak Out Against Domestic Violence (Patch) October 18, 2013

Supervisor Cook, Local Charities to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Fundraiser Thursday (Patch) October 17, 2013

Fundraiser at Kilroy's supports domestic violence victims (Annandale Blog) October 16, 2013

Burke Residents, Local Officials Visit Burke Fire Department Open House (Patch) October 16, 2013

Residents, Burke Historical Society Celebrate Burke's Roots (Patch) October 16, 2013

Time to up the ante on domestic violence (Fairfax Times) October 16, 2013

Raising Awareness, Money To Stop Domestic Violence (Connection) October 9, 2013

Braddock Supervisor John Cook to Host Volunteer Fair Thursday (Patch) October 7, 2013

Braddock Supervisor John Cook and McGruff Educate Students about Pedestrian Safety (Patch) October 7, 2013

Long shutdown could lead to real hardship in affluent suburbs (WTOP) October 3, 2013

Board doesn’t support revisiting transportation bill now(Patch) October 2, 2013

Annandale Residents, Local Officials Celebrate Oak Hill History Day (Patch) September 29, 2013

County to seek additional public input on residential studios proposal (Fairfax Times) September 27, 2013

Fundraiser to Help Stop Domestic Violence (Connection) September 18, 2013

Annandale Man Among Navy Yard Victims (Patch) September 18, 2013

October event marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Fairfax News) September 17, 2013

Braddock Supervisor John Cook and McGruff Educate Students about Pedestrian Safety (Patch) September 13, 2013

Putting Brakes on Neighborhood Speeding (Patch) September 13, 2013

Fairfax County develops plans to target speeders (WTOP) September 12, 2013

Supervisors call for extensive public outreach before library changes proceed (Annandale Blog) September 12, 2013

Board of Supervisors Approves Penn Property Rezoning Application(Patch) September 12, 2013

Annandale VA: Supervisors call for extensive public outreach before library changes proceed (Annandale Blog) September 11, 2013

Fairfax County employees to receive bonus (Fairfax Times) September 11, 2013

Recusal advice leads 7 of 10 Fairfax supervisors to skip Inova zoning vote (Washington Post) September 10, 2013

New Effort Could Slow Down Drivers in Virginia (NBC4) September 10, 2013

In Photos: Day 1 of the 36th Annual Burke Centre Festival (Patch) September 8, 2013

Board evaluates spending surplus funds (Fairfax Times) September 5, 2013

Be a Braddock Insider (Connection) September 2, 2013

What in the World Does a Supervisor Do, and Why Should We Care? (Connection) September 2, 2013

Fairfax County School Board often has millions in extra cash to spend (Washington Post) August 23, 2013

Fairfax County Public Libraries: Version 2.0? (Connection) August 14, 2013

Virginia Supreme Court ruling could impact land-use cases (Fairfax Times) August 14, 2013

Group examines school renovation costs (Fairfax Times) August 8, 2013

Annandale communities come together for National Night Out (Annandale Blog) August 7, 2013

Cops on the Block (Connection) August 7, 2013

It’s critical that our local history be depicted accurately (Fairfax Times)August 2, 2013

Fairfax Supervisors Vote 7-2 to Advance Columbia Pike Streetcar Project (Sun Gazette)August 1, 2013

Amidst Rising Urban Centers, Burke Tries to Find Space of Its Own (Patch) July 29, 2013

What’s in a Name? A Look at Burke’s Roots (Patch)July 29, 2013

Parents of disabled adults fighting center's closing (WUSA9)July 26, 2013

Braddock Supervisor John Cook, Residents Break Ground at Wakefield Run Stream (Patch)July 25, 2013

Celebrating Community Spirit (Connection) July 17, 2013

Braddock District Residents Recognized at Best of Braddock Awards (Patch) July 11, 2013

Winter/Spring 2012-2013

New task force will address student parking on streets near NVCC (Patch) June 14, 2013

Near Wakefield Chapel, A Parking Problem That Won't Budge (Patch) June 12, 2013

Boy Scout Earns Medal of Merit (Connection) June 6, 2013

Being Connected in a Positive Way (Connection) June 6, 2013

Connecting with Communities: Town Hall Meeting June 1 (Patch)May 31, 2013

Five Minutes with Braddock District Supervisor John Cook (Patch)May 20, 2013

Fairfax County a ‘Trailblazer’ in Using Social Media (Connection) May 20, 2013

Opening Doors for Neighbors in Need (Connection) May 16, 2013

Child care providers fight new permit (Fairfax Times)May 15, 2013

Braddock Residents, County Officials Discuss Dredging of Royal Lake (Patch)May 15, 2013

Braddock Nights Concert Series Returns June 21 (Patch)May 14, 2013

May 24 Naturalization Ceremony to Mark Asian American Month (Patch) May 14, 2013

Supervisor Cook to Host Community Meeting for Royal Lake Restoration Project Monday (Patch) May 13, 2013

Fairfax Co. Residents Asked to Fly Flags to Honor Local Soldier (Patch) May 13, 2013

Braddock District Residents, Local Officials Celebrate Opening of Rabbit Branch Park (Patch) May 13, 2013

Residents, AT&T Representatives Discuss Proposed Cell Phone Tower at Lake Braddock Secondary School (Patch) May 10, 2013

Burke Civil War Marker Unveiled (Fairfax Times) May 10, 2013

Fairfax County History Commission Commemorates Bog Wall Ambush? in Burke (Patch) May 8, 2013

Fairfax County schools facing $30 million shortfall after tax decision (Washington Post) May 3, 2013

Underage Drinking: Officials Warn Parents Who Host (Patch)May 2, 2013

Fairfax County Union Officials Say Board’s Budget Fails Staff, Residents (Connection) May 2, 2013

Opening Doors for Neighbors in Need (Connection) May 2, 2013

Mason District Station Officer Dinh Talks Recovery, Support at Fundraising Event (Patch) April 29, 2013

Supervisors Nudge Up Real Estate Tax Rate, Nix Raises for Most County Employees (Sun Gazette) April 29, 2013

VRE to Burke Centre Station Riders: Do Not Cross Train Tracks as a Shortcut (Patch) April 26, 2013

VRE officials warn against deadly shortcut (WTOP) April 26, 2013

Tax increases in Fairfax County (WTOP) April 24, 2013

In Difficult Year, Fairfax Budget Makes 'No One Happy' (Patch) April 24, 2013

Fairfax Board of Supervisors amends budget (Fairfax Times) April 24, 2013

Fairfax County Budget Reflects ‘Increasing Needs, Decreasing Revenues’ (Connection) April 24, 2013

Rise in student population puts Fairfax to the test (Fairfax Times) April 4, 2013

Column: Paying More for Less (Connection) April 4, 2013

One Week Left to Build Your Own Fairfax County Budget (Patch) April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Connect2Mason speaks with Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook (Connect 2 Mason) April 1, 2013

Building boom fuels region's economic rebound (Examiner) April 1, 2013

Design Your Own County Budget? (Connection) March 21, 2013

Build Your Own Fairfax County FY2014 Budget (Patch) March 21, 2013

Are you smarter than a Fairfax supervisor? John Cook invites residents to figure out county budget (Washington Post) March 21, 2013

Virginia County Tells Residents: Balance Our Budget Yourselves (Daily Finance) March 20, 2013

Brand-new Fairfax County fire station likely to remain closed through next year (Examiner) March 20, 2013

Va. Residents Invited to Balance County Budget Themselves (ABC News) March 19, 2013

Sharks Take a Bite Out of Cancer (Connection) March 14, 2013

Supervisor John Cook Talks Fairfax County Budget with Braddock District Residents (Patch) March 14, 2013

NVCC’s growing creates parking pains for neighbors (Fairfax Times) March 13, 2013

EPA Will Not Appeal Court Decision on Accotink Watershed (Connection) March 13, 2013

Washington Bemoans Tours Lost to Sequester While Locals Have Other Woes (ABC News) March 8, 2013

Sequester at Home: Uncertainty in DC Suburb Means Higher Taxes to Come (ABC News) March 7, 2013

Cash-strapped Fairfax County rushes to spend $500k on firefighter uniforms (Examiner) March 7, 2013

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors questions need for tax increase (Examiner) March 6, 2013

Average Fairfax County Tax Bill Could Jump $262 (Patch) March 5, 2013

Supervisor John Cook to Host Reddit AMA Chat (Patch) March 5, 2013

Property taxes set to rise all across Northern Virginia, possibly Maryland (Examiner) March 2, 2013

Fairfax battles black market for studio apartments (Examiner) March 1, 2013

Fairfax County to Police Illegal Signs, Fine Offenders (Patch) March 1, 2013

Supervisor John Cook to Host Town Hall Meetings on County Budget (Patch) March 1, 2013

School funding bolstered under Fairfax County budget (Fairfax Times) February 28, 2013

Bulova: Move in the Right Direction (Connection) February 28, 2013

Local Leaders Praise Transportation Funding Bill (Connection) February 28, 2013

Wakefield Chapel Residents, NOVA Faculty Talk Parking, Speeding Woes (Patch) February 27, 2013

Fairfax County considers allowing income-controlled studio apartments (Fairfax Times) February 20, 2013

Officials: New Fairfax Employee Pay Plan Needs More Work (Patch) February 20, 2013

Fairfax County board, workers push back on proposed pay plan (Examiner) February 20, 2013

Braddock District Supervisor John Cook Attends Friends of Sadie Blood Drive (Connection) February 15, 2013

From Community Eyesore to Community Asset (Connection) February 6, 2013

Fairfax County considers how to hike taxes on Tysons Corner residents (Examiner) February 5, 2013

Fairfax County begins effort to reduce stormwater runoff (Examiner) January 30, 2013

Supervisor John Cook, Residents Break Ground at Site of New Park (Patch) January 30, 2013

Keep Gas Tax; Cut Meals Tax; Add ‘Sausage’ (Connection) January 30, 2013

Fairfax County water plan could block homeowners from adding on (Examiner) January 26, 2013

Fairfax begins Burke-to-Tysons bus service (Fox5) January 12, 2013

Planning officials see buses at center of transit network serving Tysons Corner (Washington Post) January 12, 2013

Fairfax supervisors pass tax hike for Tysons transportation improvements (Washington Post) January 8, 2013

County Prepares to Launch Bus From Burke to Tysons (Patch) January 7, 2013

Local Leaders Predict Hot Topics in 2013 (Connection) January 4, 2013

Coming in From The Cold (Connection) January 3, 2013

Fairfax considers overhauling county pay system (Examiner) December 26, 2012

Summer/Fall 2012

Taste of Braddock Kicks off Holiday Season (Connection) December 12, 2012

Column: No Free Lunch on Transportation Funding (Connection) December 12, 2012

Supervisors to Press General Assembly for Transportation, Education, Law-Enforcement Aid (Sun Gazette) December 7, 2012

2012 Annual Taste of Braddock Open House (Patch) December 6, 2012

Supervisors, School Board Grapple with Budget Shortfalls (Patch) November 28, 2012

Small Business Saturday Celebrated in D.C. (NBC4) November 25, 2012

Fairfax County approves commission to examine Election Day problems (Washington Post) November 20, 2012

Fairfax votes to save Tysons' 'last forest' (Examiner) November 20, 2012

Change in federal funding could doom VRE (WTOP) November 20, 2012

Fairfax Board Requests VRE Funding from Richmond (Patch) November 20, 2012

Evacuated Huntington residents back home after Sandy (Examiner) October 30, 2012

Fairfax board may reverse itself, save Tysons trees (Examiner) October 29, 2012

Fairfax storm water bond draws criticism (Examiner) October 24, 2012

What Would $155 Million Bond Package Buy? (Connection) October 18, 2012

Column: Volunteerfest Provides Opportunities for All Interests (Connection) October 11, 2012


Mason and local elected officials meet to discuss new policies and projects (Connect2Mason) October 1, 2012

Fairfax weighs new taxes to fund transportation (Examiner) September 22, 2012

Supervisor Cook, County Police Promote 'Operation Blue Guardian' (Patch) September 14, 2012

County Seeks Citizen Input on Transportation (Connection) September 13, 2012

Combating Speeding (Connection Letter to the Editor by Supervisor Cook) September 13, 2012

ServiceSource opens new disability center in Fairfax County (WJLA) September 12, 2012

McGruff the Crime Dog Visits Laurel Ridge (Patch) September 12, 2012

Supervisor Cook, County Police Promote 'Operation Blue Guardian' (Patch) September 12, 2012

Wakefield Skate Park Expansion Opens (Patch) September 11, 2012

Supervisor Cook, Boy Scouts Open Burke Centre Festival 2012 (Patch) September 8, 2012

Burke Dancer Offered Prestigious Scholarships (Connection) September 7, 2012

Shopping with Sheriff (Connection) September 7, 2012

Fairfax Sheriffs Take Kids Back to School Shopping (Patch) August 30, 2012

Fairfax County says it will revisit sign rule that sparked church lawsuit (Washington Post) August 30, 2012

Braddock District Backpack Collection (Patch) August 16, 2012

Fairfax County, VDOT File Suit Against EPA (Connection) July 20, 2012

Welcoming Dr. Angel Cabrera (Connection Letter to the Editor by Supervisor Cook) August 8, 2012

BBQ, Republican-Style (Connection) August 2, 2012

Fairfax County, VDOT File Suit Against EPA (Connection) July 20, 2012

Honoring Best of Braddock (Connection) July 18, 2012

Eight Honored for Braddock District Service (Patch) July 12, 2012

Addressing the Shortfall (Connection Op-Ed by Supervisor Cook) July 11, 2012

Officials Ponder Future of Fairfax County (Patch) June, 29, 2012

Discover Burke VRE-Pohick Stream Valley Trail. (Connection) June 27, 2012

Winter/Spring 2012

Groundbreaking at Robinson for Turf Fields (Connection) June 21, 2012

BOS Supports Actions Against Unsafe Driving (Patch) June 20, 2012

Red ink at Fairfax County’s arts center in Lorton forces change (Washington Post) June 19, 2012

Community Engagement Includes Philanthropy (Connection) June 14, 2012

Supervisors take stance against E-ZPass fee (Fairfax Times) June 8, 2012

Fairfax board clashes over Tysons Corner housing (Examiner) June 7, 2012

Inaugural Ride, Ribbon-Cutting for Pohick Stream Valley Trail (Patch) June 4, 2012

Infill development sparks debate (Fairfax Times) May 24, 2012

Voters to weigh in on bonds (Fairfax Times) May 23, 2012

Fairfax officials dismayed by social service cuts (Examiner) May 22, 2012

Supervisors Approve Flood Protection Bond Referendum (Patch) May 22, 2012

Building Confidence in Ourselves (Connection) May 16, 2012

Grassroots Government 101 (Connection) May 10, 2012

Services for at-risk community on the chopping block (Fairfax Times) May 10, 2012

Residents Discuss Braddock District Issues (Annandale Patch) May 8, 2012

Board Adopts Final 2013 Fairfax County Budget (Falls Church Patch)

Virginia, Maryland punt on billions needed for roads (Examiner) April 29, 2012

Fairfax County in Brief (Fairfax Times) April 27, 2012

Funds for Services Boosted at Budget Markup (Reston Patch) April 25, 2012

Fairfax County tentatively OKs budget, tax increase (Examiner) April 24, 2012

Supervisors Endorse Advertised Budget (Connection) April 24, 2012

Budget plan boosts taxes in Fairfax County (Washington Times) April 24, 2012

FANFARE Eatery Opens at Fairfax Corner (Connection) April 19, 2012

Interest in Budget Slows as Economy Picks Up (Connection) April 12, 2012

Fairfax County 'In' For Dulles Metrorail Phase 2 (Burke Patch) April 10, 2012

Fairfax County backs Dulles Rail despite concerns (Examiner) April 10, 2012

Fairfax Board Reaffirms Silver Line Phase 2 Support (NBC4) April 10, 2012

Community Discusses Recent Assaults, Proposed Woodson Security Fence (Burke Patch) April 5, 2012

Kings Park West bids adieu to eyesore (Fairfax Times) March 23, 2012

Cook Presents Transportation Plan (Connection) March 22, 2012

Police to Address Assaults at Robinson Meeting (Fairfax City Patch) March 22, 2012

Supervisor Cook Calls Community Meeting in Response to Sexual Assaults (Fairfax News) March 20, 2012

Supervisors Split on Setting Tax Rate (Sun Gazette) March 8, 2012

Board of Supervisors, School Board Team Up (Burke Patch) February 27, 2012

Fairfax weighs meal tax to pay for roads (Examiner) February 25, 2012

Residents Propose Off-Leash Dog Park in Burke (Burke Patch) February 24, 2012

Burke Centre Parkway Gets Facelift (Connection) February 22, 2012

County Considers Meals Tax Referendum (Connection) February 15, 2012

Fairfax County supervisors discuss meals tax, roads, other issues at retreat (Washington Post) February 11, 2012

Fairfax GOP ready to raise taxes for roads — but it wouldn’t be easy (Washington Post) February 11, 2012

County facing persistent fiscal challenges (Fairfax Times) February 10, 2012

Virginia To Close 4 Institutions for People With Disabilities (NBC4) January 26, 2012

Fairfax should consider boosting retirement age to protect pension system, consultants say (Washington Post) January 18, 2012

Braddock District Town Hall on New County Executive (Burke Patch) January 6, 2012

Public pensions, pay move to fore as search gets underway for new Fairfax County executive (Washington Post) December 21, 2011

Summer/Fall 2011

School repair costs adding up (Fairfax Times) November 7, 2013

County Officials Celebrate Opening of Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road I-495 Bridges (Burke Patch, August 30, 2011)
Terra Centre Sidewalk Ready for Back-to-School (Connection, August 29, 2011)
After Renovations, Pinn Community Center Re-Opens (Burke Patch, August 28, 2011)
Supervisor Cook Tours Rt. 236 and Braddock Overpasses (Burke Patch, August 22, 2011)
Burke Centre VRE at Hub of Transportation Plans (Burke Patch, July 26, 2011)

Fairfax Supervisors Back Dulles Rail Compromise, With Conditions (Washington Post, July 26, 2011)

VDOT Opens Improved Pedestrian Bridge in Annandale (Annandale Patch, June 22, 2011)

Robinson Military Enlistees Honored at Ceremony (Burke Patch, June 14, 2011)

Coffee Connections Helps Adults With Disabilities Connect With Community (Connection, June 14, 2011)

Winter/Spring 2010-2011

Burke VFW Commemorates Memorial Day (Burke Patch, May 31, 2011)

First Braddock Bike Day Promotes Bicycle Safety (Connection, May 31, 2011)

Community Pools Struggle to Stay Afloat (Washington Post, May 25, 2011)
Fairfax County Supervisor Cook Backs New Tax Breaks for Nonprofits (Washington Post, May 18, 2011)
Going Green Can Be Easy To Do (Connection, May 11, 2011)

Community Engagement Can Help the Environment (Connection, May 9, 2011)

It's Time for Local Control of Local Roads (Fairfax Times, March 9, 2011)

University Mall To Go Upscale (Connection, March 3, 2011)

"Mental Retardation" to be Removed from County Documents (Burke Patch, February 8, 2011)

Engaging Our Neighbors with Disabilities (Connection, December 16, 2010)

New Beltway Sound Wall Built at North Springfield Elementary School (Annandale Patch, December 2, 2010)

Summer/Fall 2010

Volunteers Create Care Packages for Soldiers (Burke Patch, October 24, 2010)

New Playground Dedicated at Kings Park (Connection, July 22, 2010)

Supervisors Honor Volunteers, Activists (Connection, July 22, 2010)

Braddock Recognizes Its Finest (Connection, July 15, 2010)

Winter/Spring 2009-2010

Winning the Fight: Braddock District sees a decline in the number of illegal boarding house complaints (Connection, May 27, 2010)

Cook Asks To Restrict Parking On Roberts Road (Connection, April 29, 2010)

Finding a Better Way To Do Business (Connection, April 2, 2010)

Fairfax supervisors battle over resurrected vehicle fee (Washington Examiner, March 10, 2010)

Snow volunteers pitch in to shovel as schools try to open (Washington Post, February 16, 2010)

Strengthening Civic Leadership (Connection, January 27, 2010)

Community Engagement Initative Pushes On (Connection, January 6, 2010)

Supervisors Ask for Policy Review: Cook concerned over bus stops near sex offenders (Connection, December 16, 2009)

Summer/Fall 2009

Community Engagement Initiative Kicks Off (Connection, October 28, 2009)

Cook Launches Community Engagement Initiative (Connection, October 7, 2009)

In marked shift, Fairfax County turning from housing buys (Washington Examiner, July 5, 2009)

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