Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-478-0283 | TTY 711

1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Walter L. Alcorn, Hunter Mill District Supervisor

WHAT WE DO

Supervisor Walter L. Alcorn represents the residents of the Hunter Mill District, which includes Reston, Vienna, and parts of Tysons and Herndon. The Board of Supervisors establishes county policies and ordinances, sets local tax rates, and approves budget and land use plans. The Hunter Mill District Supervisor's Office provides constituent services for residents, and supports the supervisor in the mission of governing the district and the county.

What's New Now: Summer 2022

Slow Down Signs Slow Down Sign

My office has a number of the county's Slow Down yard signs available for residents to pick up from my office during business hours. If you would like to pick up signs (limit of 5 per person) for your yard or neighborhood, call my office at 703-478-0283. The address for the North County Governmental Center is 1801 Cameron Glen Dr. in Reston. Please call first to ensure we have signs - there is a limited supply. 

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Update

County staff review of the Task Force’s interim recommendations on the 14 areas of the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study is underway. There are ongoing Task Force meetings through July to discuss county staff input and for Task Force members to endorse drafts of various comprehensive plan chapters. The chapters that have been preliminarily endorsed by the Task Force can be found here. However, please note that these are still considered drafts and may not be the final chapters that are presented to the community in the fall.  

To learn more about the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study and the Task Force, visit the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study webpage. The archive of meeting details and agendas is here. The video archive of all past task force meetings can be found on my YouTube page.

Town of Vienna

Video Archives of Hunter Mill District Meetings 

 

About Supervisor Alcorn

Supervisor Walter L. Alcorn began his term Jan. 1, 2020, representing the Hunter Mill District. Learn more about him. 

Latest News

April 28, 2022
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn is hosting the 2nd annual Tour de Hunter Mill on Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, including a five-mile family route and a 18-mile route, begins in the Town of Vienna at the Town Green, located at 144 Maple Ave. East. “This is a great opportunity for bicyclists at all levels to enjoy a scenic ride with neighbors,” said Supervisor Alcorn. “The ride showcases Unity in our Community, as together we discover or revisit the many hidden treasures, cultural and environmental resources in the Hunter Mill District.” The registration fee is $30 per rider, which includes Tour de Hunter Mill socks and a contribution to the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, which provides operational support. Please note that the event is rain or shine. More information and to register. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck (left) and Chairman Jeff McKay (right) joined Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn at the 2021 Inaugural Tour de Hunter Mill. 2022 Tour de Hunter Mill Partners: Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling Town of Vienna Nova Parks Reston Community Center Reston Association Public Art Reston Tysons Partnership Fairfax County Police Department Town of Vienna Police Department

April 5, 2022
On the long road to prevent and end homelessness, I appreciate the help from Reston Strong to bring renewed public attention to the needs of Reston’s unhoused – and to bring a renewed sense of urgency.  Using federal pandemic funds, and in response to direction from me and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County was able to house nearly 2,000 residents needing safe shelter in hotels over the past 24 months. While the initial focus was to protect the health of this community during the pandemic, the county and nonprofit partners provided extensive support services, including assisting with placement of 745 residents from hotel rooms into permanent housing with family and friends, subsidized housing, and other resources. It should be noted that even before the pandemic, the ending of the winter hypothermia shelter program during the past decade has been a challenge for our unhoused needing overnight shelter. The end of the two-year hoteling program last month made this year much more difficult. While I pushed to extend the hoteling program later into the spring, the lack of trained staff to manage this program caused the program to end.  While the hoteling and other “band aid” solutions are important, it is imperative for all to understand that the underlying challenge is a severe lack of affordable housing, not just for the chronically homeless and other residents sheltering in tents but also for our essential workers.  Reston is not alone in this challenge – it is countywide, regionwide, and nationwide. I have asked our Office to Prevent and End Homelessness to ramp up efforts to find housing options for all who have asked for help, as well as to those sleeping outside who have not asked for housing.  As for Reston Strong’s request to place port-a-johns on site, I have also confirmed that bathroom facilities in the Embry Rucker shelter by my office are available 24/7. While I enthusiastically embrace the political message and support Reston Strong’s right to direct political action, I do not support allowing the creation of a new tent city with the biohazards and assaults experienced by the community several years ago. With the passage of time, this has proved counterproductive in our collective efforts to fund, site, and build permanent affordable housing.  We need to move forward with a badly needed new homeless shelter, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing for working families.  

March 31, 2022
 Statement From Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn: The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) has received an unsolicited proposal and advertised for competing proposals to develop affordable housing and a regional library at the intersection of Bowman Towne Drive and Towne Center Parkway. The unsolicited proposal aims to redevelop an existing 2.89-acre property owned by FCRHA with new affordable multifamily units for working families, a new Reston Regional Library, and free parking for residents, visitors, and library users. It will also include additional affordable housing located on the surface parking lot used currently by Reston Police District Station officers and staff, as well as a new multilevel garage for police use.  All told as many as 400 new affordable units could be built under this project. Once FCRHA completes their procurement under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA), the proposal will be reviewed under necessary zoning and land use approvals. Partial funding for a new regional library was approved by voters in a bond referendum in 2012. This project would help finance the necessary additional funds for constructing a new library while keeping the existing one open for the community.  This announcement is an exciting step forward for a much-needed new Reston Regional Library and the sustainable and socially responsible redevelopment of Reston Town Center North.   ###      
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