Board of Supervisors - Braddock District

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F
703-425-9300 TTY 711
9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015
James R. Walkinshaw
Braddock District Supervisor

The Walkinshaw Advisory

The Walkinshaw Advisory is my weekly newsletter (sent out on Thursday evenings) with time-sensitive notices and events.

2024

  • March 28, 2024: Women of Braddock, Affordable Housing for Older Adults, & GMU Stadium Update
  • March 21, 2024: Veterans and Military Families Commission, Elevated Fire Risk, & Public Safety Update
  • March 14, 2024: Budget Town Hall Recap, Flood Awareness Week, & Luck of the Irish
  • March 7, 2024:  Braddock District Budget Town Hall, Menstrual Supplies Drive, & Connector Status
  • February 22, 2024: Proposed FY 2025 Budget
  • February 15, 2024: Stuff the Bus, Carter G. Woodson: The Father of Black History, & Remembering Victims of Bradfield Drive Crash
  • February 8, 2024: Annandale Teacher wins GRAMMY, Early Voting for Primaries, & Water Main Breaks
  • January 25, 2024: Board Approves Lake Accotink Motion, Veterans and Military Families Commission, & GMU Virtual Town Hall on Proposed Temporary Stadium
  • January 18, 2024: Winter Weather Resources & FCPS Electric School Bus Grant
  • January 11, 2024: MLK Jr. Day, General Assembly Legislative Session, & The Willard-Sherwood Health and Community Center Design Showcase

2020-2023 Walkinshaw Advisories

  • December 21, 2023: Last Advisory of the Year, Long Bridge Funding, & Neighborhood College 2024 
  • December 14, 2023: Board Sworn In, Lake Accotink Findings Report, & Donation Boxes
  • December 7, 2023: Best of Braddock, Lake Accotink Task Force Findings, & Holiday Gift Giving Guide
  • November 22, 2023: Food Insecurity Resources, Rebuilding Together, & VRE Santa Train
  • November 16, 2023: Best of Braddock Ceremony, Woodson High School Renaming, & Commission for Women Report
  • November 9, 2023: Election Results, Veterans Day, & Submissions for Braddock District Publications
  • October 26, 2023:  Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 13 More Early Voting Sites Open, & Lake Accotink Playground Ribbon Cutting
  • October 19, 2023: Burke Centre Parkway, Tax-Free Holiday, Private Trash Service Update, & Board Opposes Withdrawal from RGGI
  • October 12, 2023: Nominate the Best of Braddock, Fire Prevention Open House, & Skate the Wake
  • September 28, 2023: Climate Action Conference, Suicide Prevention Walk, & Oak Hill Day
  • September 21, 2023: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, Oak Hill Day, & Woodson High School Renaming Process
  • September 14, 2023: September is National Suicide Prevention Month, Early Voting and Election Information, & Solar Panel Tax Credits
  • September 7, 2023: Mid-Year Crime Report Results, Burke Centre Festival, & Climate Action Conference
  • August 24, 2023: COVID Variant, Car Taxes, & Community Day at Lake Accotink
  • August 17, 2023: Burke Centre Parkway Meeting Recap, Back-To-School Reminders, & Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Omission
  • August 10, 2023: Burke Centre Parkway Meeting, Free Back-To-School Immunizations, & Emergency Information
  • July 27, 2023: Braddock Road Project Meeting Summary & National Night Out
  • July 20, 2023: Burke Centre Parkway Crash, Upcoming Braddock Rd Multimodal Project Meeting, & Summer Weather
  • July 13, 2023: July is Plastic-Free Month, Plastic Bag Fee Update, LGBTQIA+ Youth Resources, & VDOT Mowing
  • June 29, 2023: Fireworks Safety, July 4th Celebrations in Fairfax, & Braddock Summer Entertainment Series
  • June 22, 2023: Heat Safety Tips, Democratic Primary Election Results, and Lake Accotink Task Force Meeting
  • June 15, 2023: Celebrating Juneteenth, Children's Concert this Saturday, Primary Voting Information
  • June 8, 2023: Class of 2023, 6/10 Shredding Event @ LBSS, & Volunteer at the Braddock Summer Entertainment Series
  • May 25, 2023: Thank you for coming to Braddock Bark, Memorial Day, & Remembering Norma Heck
  • May 18, 2023: Braddock Bark this Sunday, GMU Graduation Traffic Impacts, & Recognizing Spartan Women's Wrestling
  • May 11, 2023:  Budget Adopted, Federal Public Health Emergency Ends, & Braddock Bark Festival Next Week
  • April 27, 2023: Board Receives Lake Accotink Update, Historic Police Academy Class, & Braddock Bark Volunteers Needed
  • April 20, 2023: VDOT Paving Meeting Tonight, Burke Farmer's Market Opening, & Earth Day
  • April 13, 2023: Braddock Bark Coming Up & Free Youth Bus Fares
  • March 30, 2023: Child Abuse Prevention Month, Lake Accotink Pedestrian Bridge Update & Lake Accotink Dam Maintenance Progress
  • March 23, 2023: Swimming Pool Stakeholder Meeting, Burke Centre Library Spring Book Sale & Dark Hour this Weekend
  • March 16, 2023: Citizen of the Month Nominations, Budget Town Hall Recap & Public Hearing Information
  • March 9, 2023: Braddock Budget Town Hall, Board of Education's Public Hearings & Lake Accotink Dam Maintenance
  • February 23, 2023: County Budget, Tax Assessments & Annandale Community Center Opening
  • February 15, 2023: Lake Accotink Meeting Tonight, And the Path Forward
  • February 9, 2023: The Future of Lake Accotink
  • January 26, 2023: Lake Accotink Dredging, Dog Licenses Due 1/31 & Plastic Bag Fee Revenue
  • January 19, 2023: Military Spouse Tax Relief, Lunar New Year Celebration & FCPS Strategic Plan
  • January 12, 2023: Stuff the Bus, MLK Jr. Day & Legislative Session

  • December 22, 2022: Holiday Lights, Safety and Security, & Annandale Food Distribution
  • December 15, 2022: COVID/Flu/RSV, New Community Center, & Toy Drive Success
  • December 8, 2022: Best of Braddock Winners, Holiday Giving, & Speed Camera Program
  • November 23, 2022: Santa Train Tickets, Thanksgiving Safety, & Best of Braddock
  • November 17, 2022: Support over the Holidays, Senior Affordable Housing, & Park Service Awards
  • November 10, 2022: Veterans Day, Election Wrap-Up, & Braddock Road Project Meeting
  • October 27, 2022: Early Voting, Pedestrian Safety, & Volunteer Opportunities
  • October 20, 2022: Lord & Lady Fairfax, Glass Recycling in Burke Centre, & Best of Braddock Nominations
  • October 13, 2022: Rocknoceros Performs at Kings Park Library, Best of Braddock Awards, & Voter Registration Deadline
  • September 29, 2022: Suicide Prevention Walk, Early Voting, & American Disposal Update
  • September 22, 2022: Out of the Darkness Walk, PLUS, & Residences at Government Center Community Meeting
  • September 15, 2022: Action on American Disposal, Oak Hill Day, and Town Hall with the Braddock District Council
  • September 8, 2022: Remembering September 11, Bivalent COVID-19 Booster, & Burke Centre Festival
  • August 25, 2022: Lake Accotink Park Anniversary, Audrey Moore RECenter, & FCPD Update
  • August 18, 2022: Back to School, Summer Entertainment Series, State Mileage Choice
  • August 11, 2022: Audrey Moore RECenter Closure, Trash Update, & Jury Questionnaires
  • July 28, 2022: Fairfax Green Bank Advances, Summer Concerts Roll On, & ADA Turns 32
  • July 21, 2022: The Great Zucchini, Real Estate Taxes Due, & New Library Hours
  • July 14, 2022: Braddock Nights, Slow Down Signs Available, & BA.5 Subvariant
  • July 7, 2022:First Evening Concert, Rocknoceros, & 15% Car Tax Relief
  • June 23, 2022: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Kids Concert Saturday, Vaccines for Young Children, & Look Before You Lock
  • June 16, 2022: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Summer Entertainment Series, Bench Dedications, & Juneteenth
  • June 9, 2022: This Sunday: Join Supervisor Walkinshaw for the First Annual Braddock Bark Festival!
  • May 12, 2022: FY23 Budget Adopted, Online Marketplace Safety Tips, & Mosquito Dunks Available
  • February 24, 2022: New Dog Park Approved, FY 23 Budget Proposed, & Last Call for Comments
  • February 17, 2022: Masks in Schools, President's Day Cleanups, & Help Avoiding Scams
  • February 10, 2022:  Lake Accotink Update Tonight, Black History Month, & Braddock Rd. Comment Deadline
  • January 27, 2022: Masks in Schools, Running Bamboo, & Winter Weather Resources
  • January 20, 2022: Free COVID Tests, Braddock Road Meeting Recap, & FCPS Mask Policy
  • January 14, 2022: New Fairfax Community Testing Center Opens Tomorrow
  • January 13, 2022: Braddock Rd. Meeting Tonight, FCPS Superintendent Search Survey, & Library Hours Adjustment
  • January 2, 2022: Winter Weather Update

  • December 30, 2021: Testing Info, Braddock Rd. Meeting, & Redistricting Finalized
  • December 16, 2021: Red Flag Law, Omicron Variant, & Neighborhood College
  • December 13, 2021: Braddock Road Lane Closure
  • December 8, 2021: Best of Braddock Awards Tonight, Redistricting Approved, & Senior Tax Relief Expanded
  • November 24, 2021: Happy Thanksgiving, Audrey Moore Rec Center Survey, & Best of Braddock Awards
  • November 18, 2021: Stuff the Bus Success, School-Located Vaccine Clinics, & Rolling Rd. Improvements
  • November 11, 2021: Veterans Day, Senior Tax Relief Changes, and Vaccine Info
  • October 28, 2021: Crime Down 13.2%, Early Voting Info, and Halloween Safety Guidance
  • October 21, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Purple Out Day, Early Voting Locations, and Feedback on Highway Names
  • October 14, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Best of Braddock Awards, Sample Ballots, and Mask Donations Needed
  • October 7, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Stuff the Bus Food Drive, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Best of Braddock
  • September 23, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Health Director COVID Update, Suicide Prevention Walk, and Sickle Cell Awareness
  • September 16, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Environmental Progress, Early Voting Begins Tomorrow, and Slow Down Signs Available
  • September 10, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Will I See You Tomorrow? It's Time to Stuff the Bus 
  • September 9, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: 9/11 Anniversary, Stuff the Bus Food Drive, and Podcast with GMU President
  • August 26, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Refugee Support, Women's Equality, and COVID-19 Vaccine Update
  • August 19, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Booster Shots, Mosquito Dunks, and Final Summer Concert
  • August 12, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Dangerous Heat, Juice Box with a Cop, and Emergency Health Profiles
  • August 11, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: ALERT: Braddock Nights Inclement 
  • August 3, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Free Document Shredding, Virtual Lake Accotink Dredging Meeting, and Rocknoceros Set to Perform
  • July 28, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: CDC Guidance, Accotink Dredging Meeting Tomorrow, and New Podcast Episode
  • July 22, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Delta Variant Cases Rise, Lake Accotink Meetings Set, and Concerts Continue
  • July 15, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Plastic Bag Tax, Carbon Neutral by 2040, and Summer Entertainment
  • July 8, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Grant Deadline, Public Safety Events, and Rental Assistance
  • July 6, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: First Braddock Nights Concert Tomorrow
  • June 24, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Pride Month Message, Solarize NOVA Deadline, and Vaccine Clinic Saturday
  • June 17, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Juneteenth Holiday, Sick Bird Update, and Summer Entertainment Series
  • June 10, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Braddock Nights, Government Center Walk-in Vaccinations, and New Podcast Episode
  • May 27, 2021: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Police Pursuit Reform, Vaccine Clinic, and Howrey Field Soldiers Honored
  • May 25, 2021: Braddock Hall Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday
  • May 20, 2021: Braddock Hall Vaccine Clinic, Libraries to Resume Normal Service, and Braddock Hall Reopens to Community
  • May 13, 2021: Ages 12-15 Eligible for Vaccine, Braddock Rd. DMV Meeting Video, & Climate Community Meetings
  • April 29, 2021: FY 2022 Budget Vote Tomorrow, Walk-In Vaccine Clinics, Podcast with Tyler Cowen
  • April 22, 2021: Earth Day Activities, New COVID Guidelines, & Sexual Assault Awareness Panel with Rep. Connolly
  • April 15, 2021: All 16+ Eligible for Vaccine on April 18, New Registration System, and Tax Relief Workshops
  • April 8, 2021: Expanded Vaccine Eligibility, Pickleball Meeting Tonight, and Earth Month Activities
  • April 6, 2021: Braddock Rd. DMV Meeting Tonight, Podcast with Woodson Legend Red Jenkins
  • March 30, 2021: Tonight's Braddock District Budget Town Hall
  • March 25, 2021: New Vaccine Eligibility, DMV Construction Community Meeting, and Budget Town Hall
  • March 17, 2021: Expanded Vaccine Eligibility, Budget Town Hall, and New Bike Lanes Proposed
  • March 11, 2021: Mass Vaccination Clinic, FY22 Top Tax Rate, and Repaving Meeting Tonight
  • February 26, 2021: 63% of Jan. 18 Vaccinated, New FAQs, and Connolly Letter on Pharmacies
  • February 25, 2021: Proposed FY 2022 Budget, GMU Engagement Session, and Braddock COVID-19 Town Hall Recording
  • February 22, 2021: Vaccine Town Hall Tonight with Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu & Senator Marsden
  • February 17, 2021: Braddock District COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall, Winter Weather Warning, and Vaccine Clinic Closures
  • February 12, 2021: New Vaccine Dashboard and Registration Status Tracker Available Now
  • February 10, 2021: Vaccine Transparency, Winter Weather, and Long Branch Watershed Meeting
  • February 06, 2021: Winter Storm Warning
  • February 01, 2021: Vaccine Briefing from Health Director, NVTC Site Demolition Begins, and Food Drive Success
  • January 30, 2021: Winter Weather Update
  • January 29, 2021: Will I See You at Tomorrow's Food Drive? It's Time to Stuff the Bus.
  • January 28, 2021: Vaccine Update, Braddock Voices Podcast, and Upcoming Food Drive
  • January 25, 2021: Winter Weather Update, Zoning Modernization Meeting, and Stuff the Bus Food Drive
  • January 21, 2021: Vaccine Update, Replacement for 29W Bus, and Police Chief Survey
  • January 18, 2021: Online Vaccine Registration Now Available for 65+
  • January 17, 2021: Vaccine Update, MLK Day, and Inauguration Road & Bridge Closures
  • January 15, 2021: Age 65-74 & High-Risk Individual Vaccine Registration Opens Jan. 18
  • January, 14, 2021: Vaccine Rollout FAQs, MLK Day, and Inauguration Security Concerns
  • January 11, 2021: Online Vaccine Registration Now Available for 1a & 1b Populations
  • January 11, 2021: How to get vaccinated when you’re eligible

  • December 15, 2020: Be Prepared for Tomorrow's Snow
  • December 10, 2020: Governor Northam's COVID-19 Briefing, Tonight's Virtual Lake Accotink Dredging Meeting and More!
  • November 18, 2020: Tonight's Community Roundtable, Local Park Authority Project Updates, and Upcoming Food Drives
  • November 12, 2020: Holiday Health Guidelines, Braddock District Council Meeting, and FCPD Virtual Town Halls
  • October 29, 2020: Safe Halloween Activities, Extended Early Voting Hours, and Flu Shots for Seniors
  • October 22, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Just a Drill -- Training Scenario at GMU Tomorrow, Board Update, and BDC Meeting
  • October 15, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Vaccine Planning, RECenter Vandalism, and Voter Registration Extended
  • October 8, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Early Voting this Saturday, George Mason University Engagement Session, and Local Flu Shot Clinics 
  • September 25, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Final Stuff the Bus Food Drive, Police Update on Recent Thefts, and Oak Hill Day Goes Virtual
  • September 17, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Packed Board Meeting, Long Branch Stream Valley Project, and Upcoming Tax Deadline
  • September 11, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Will I See You Tomorrow? It's Time to Stuff the Bus
  • September 9, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Long Branch Stream Valley and Smokewood Park Bridge Meeting Tomorrow, Election Updates
  • August 27, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: The Right to Vote, Climate Change Meeting Tonight, and Upcoming Food Drives
  • August 13, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Braddock Rd. Design Update, SACC Supporting Return to School Program, and Substance Misuse Focus Group
  • July 30, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Childcare Options, Summer Concert Series Starts Tonight, and Don't Plant Unsolicited Plant Seeds
  • July 23, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Braddock Rd. Plan Meeting, FCPS Virtual Start, and Virtual Concert Schedule 
  • July 17, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Board Meeting Actions, Braddock Nights Update, and Bear sighting
  • July 9, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Return to School Updates, Latest COVID-19 Information, and More
  • June 25, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Phase 3 Reopening, Return to School Plan, and Key Braddock Projects Move Forward
  • June 18, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Police Use of Force and Body-Worn Camera Policies, Mosquito Dunks Available, and Boy Scouts Food Drive
  • June 10, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: FCPD Officer Charged With Assault, Bear Sighting, Phase 2 Reopening
  • May 29, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Day One of Phase 1, Outdoor Dining Ordinance, and CVS Drive-Thru Test Centers
  • May 26, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Phase 1 Reopening and Mask Requirement
  • May 21, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: 15685.2 LBS of Food, Parks Parking Lots Reopening, and Non-Profit's Grant Deadline 
  • May 15, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Urgent Need for Food Donations
  • May 13, 2020: The Walkinshaw Advisory: Delayed Reopening, Small Business Grant Program, and Grocery Pickup for Seniors 
  • May 8, 2020: Braddock District Food Drive, Upcoming Elections, and Lane Use Meeting
  • April 24, 2020: Don't Drink Bleach, Budget Public Hearings, and Buy Braddock
  • April 17, 2020: Failed Roll Out of Distance Learning, a Message from Megan Mclaughlin, and Virtual Animal Shelter Adoptions
  • April 13, 2020: Virtual Budget Town Hall Tonight and GMU Master Plan Survey
  • April 08, 2020: Revised Budget Proposal, Timeline, and Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • March 31, 2020: Stay at Home Order, Budget Update, and Changes to Waste Collection
  • March 25, 2020: Tax Payment Extensions, Parks and County Buildings Closed, In-Vehicle Testing
  • March 23, 2020: Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year
  • March 19, 2020: 8 Ways You Can Help
  • March 17, 2020: Local Emergency Declared in Fairfax County
  • March 15, 2020: County Facilities Closed, Food Distribution Site Expansion, Mass Gathering Ban
  • March 13, 2020: Additional Fairfax Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
  • March 12, 2020: Additional Fairfax Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
  • March 10, 2020: Budget Town Hall, Coronavirus Update, and Census Outreach Efforts
  • February 18, 2020: Provide Input on Bus Service Changes
  • February 11, 2020: Please join us this Thursday for the Braddock District Open House
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