Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F, TH 5PM-7:30PM, 2nd SAT (each month except August): 9-11:30AM at Lorton Library, 12:30-3PM at office (2511 Parkers Lane)

703-780-7518
TTY 711

Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Mt. Vernon, VA 22306

Dan Storck,
Board of Supervisor

District Accomplishments

2019 Major Accomplishments

  • Opened Artemis House Region 1 Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Initiated Fairfax Green Initiatives
  • Launched CECAP and JET
  • Advocated for new County Energy and Environment Department
  • Completed the Huntington Levee
  • Launched planning and design for Embark Richmond Highway
  • Fully Funded BRT and held many community input meetings
  • George Washington Parkway Safety Study Underway
  • Launched Lorton 2040 Visioning Task Force
  • Balanced budget with no tax rate increase and increased funding for environmental efforts
  • Engaged in comprehensive County Strategic Planning
  • Fully funded schools
  • Completed zoning approval for Lorton Community Center & Library
  • Adopted recommendations from Embark Housing Committee Report and the Affordable Housing Resource Panel
  • Tourism Task Force collaboration and branding study
  • Strategic Economic Development Task Force focused on bringing new development to the Richmond Highway Corridor

2019 Minor Accomplishments

  • Renovated Cherry Arms Bus Stop
  • Expanded Purple Bin Glass Recycling to MVDGC
  • CRD Updates
  • Presented Living in a Floodplain
  • Kicked off Grist Mill Park master planning
  • Held Successful Events – Town Meeting, Job Fairs, Ides of Bark

2018 Major Accomplishments

Community Connections

  • Launched integrated District Economic Development Team
  • Created interactive Embark Richmond Highway Corridor Presentation
  • Developed new website, increased and improved all communication channels

FY 2019 Budget

  • Adopted balanced budget and fully funded schools
  • Increased teacher and police officer funding
  • Audit Committee efficiency review

Public Safety

  • Conducted the police body camera pilot at the Mount Vernon Station
  • Completed community design outreach for future South County Police Station and Animal Shelter
  • Hired 17 new police officers for future station

Transportation & Land Use

  • Approved Embark Comprehensive Plan Amendment, leading the way for $1B+ investment in transportation and revitalization
  • Secured $389M in NVTA funding for Richmond Highway widening, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and CSX/Route 1 replacement bridge
  • Partnered with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and FCPS to establish community college classes at OMVHS
  • Began Lorton 2040 Visioning
  • Transitioned new Planning Commissioner, Walter Clarke
  • Implemented short term lodging ordinances
  • Supported renovation schedules for Stratford Landing ES, Hollin Meadows ES, Waynewood ES, Belle View ES, Newington Forest ES and Silverbrook ES
  • Oversaw closure of Waste Management CDD Landfill
  • Improved trails, sidewalks and roads throughout the District

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Established new emergency housing and increased support for victims of domestic violence
  • Championed additional affordable and workforce housing
  • Completed community design outreach for new Lorton Community Center
  • Drove development of North Hill work force housing
  • Launched Embark Housing Advisory Group
  • Community School at Whitman MS

Environment and Parks

  • Created District Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Hosted first Environment Expo and advocated for stronger County action
  • Oversaw Fairchild property storm water management design completion
  • Advocated to decrease airplane noise
  • Initiated County-wide refocus on natural landscaping practices on County properties
  • Implemented natural landscaping at Mt. Vernon Governmental Center

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Launched Workhouse Arts Center Development Team and issued RFI to initiate new Campus investments
  • Initiated Tourism Task Force
  • Established Cultural Cultural Arts District between Workhouse Arts Center, Town of Occoquan and Occoquan Regional Park

Actively engaged with District Residents

  • Hosted or sponsored 65 events, plus countless community meetings
  • Phone calls 13,900+
  • Emails 30,000+ 
  • Meetings 1,100+

2017 Major Accomplishments

  • Original Mount Vernon High School open and renovation planning started.
    • New Fire Marshal Office
    • New School Student Registration Office
    • Gymnasium open with organized youth activities
    • Community Steering Committee established to drive renewal
  • Police Body Camera Pilot Program approved for Mount Vernon District Station.
  • One Fairfax to promote social equity launched.
  • Northern Virginia Cultural Arts District established around the Workhouse Arts Center.
  • Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary celebrated.
  • First lease under the Resident Curator Program for the Lorton Stempson House.
  • Major new redevelopment projects started, including: Lorton’s Liberty, Huntington Club, Novus Kings Crossing and Riverside Apartments.
  • Multiple transportation initiatives achieved:
    • Comprehensive Plan language draft complete to enable future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Metrorail on the Richmond Highway Corridor
    • Richmond Highway widening from Jeff Todd Way to Telegraph Road
    • Lorton Road and Workhouse Way widenings completed
  • District Domestic Violence Committee established to open a local shelter, while increasing awareness and support systems.
  • South Flow Alliance created to advocate for and secure decreased airplane noise.
  • Lorton Community Center and South County Police Station and Animal Shelter Community Steering Committees established.
  • Covanta Fairfax Energy-from-Waste Facility reopened with improved safety features and an enhanced public communication plan.
  • Actively engaged with District Residents
    • Hosted or sponsored 50 events, plus countless community meetings
    • Phone calls 12,500+
    • Emails 25,000+ 
    • Meetings 850+

Additional 2017 Accomplishments

Increased Connections

  • Remote video testifying to Board.
  • Video recording and streaming of all BoS public meetings.
  • New website launched.

Balanced FY 2018 Budget

  • Higher school funding to support teachers.
  • Increased police funding for officers.
  • More community development funding.

Public Safety

  • Police Commission recommendations continued implementation.
  • Independent Police Auditor hired.
  • Police body cameras pilot at the Mount Vernon District Station approved.
  • New South County Police Station on schedule.
  • Hire 15 net new police officers for new station (5 hired in 2017, 20 planned for FY 2019).
  • Police Civilian Review Panel appointed.

Land Use

  • Development schedules still on track for:
    • Original MVHS occupancy and development planning
    • ESI Lorton CDD Landfill closing- 2018
    • North Hill opening- 2019
    • Richmond Hwy widening- 2025
    • Embark BRT operating- 2028
  • Land Use Community Council engaged.
  • Major initiative to modernize zoning ordinances (zMod) launched.
  • Short term rental zoning ordinance review started.
  • Huntington Levee groundbreaking.

Transportation

  • Improved trails, sidewalks, and roads throughout the district.
  • Mason Neck Trail new segment opened.
  • Quander Road improvements started.

Schools

  • South County High School Teen Job Fair highly successful with over attendees.
  • Bucknell Elementary School renovation completed.
  • Woodlawn Elementary School renovation completed.

Health & Human Services

  • Increased County services in Mount Vernon District area, including local fire marshal office and new school student registration office.
  • Increased support for domestic violence victims and families through local County support team.
  • Enhanced senior independence, development and engagement through Senior Safety Summit.

Environment/Parks

  • Renovate Fairchild property storm water management (ongoing).
  • Belle View area sewer rehabilitation completed.
  • Several storm water initiatives begun.
  • Board Environmental Vision updated.
  • Environmental Advisory Committee established.

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Cultural Corridor planning underway.
  • Mount Vernon Historical Society established.

2016 Major Accomplishments

  • Built a responsive Mount Vernon District Team with new communication tools and increased outreach
    • Facebook
    • Monthly newsletter and public meeting reminders
    • Board meeting updates
    • Extended evening and weekend hours
  • Initiated Legislative Roundtable with District elected representatives
  • Initiated District County Boards, Authorities and Commissions appointees' Guidance and Expectations and annual meeting
  • Approved FY 2017 Balanced Budget, fully funding schools
  • Increased Police communications, transparency and civilian oversight
  • Initiated spot improvements for District roads and trails
  • Human Services Bond passed funding Lorton Community Center and Kennedy Homeless Shelter renovation
  • Actively engaged with District Residents
    • Hosted or sponsored 40 events, plus countless community meetings
    • Phone calls 6,800+
    • Emails 18,500+ 
    • Meetings 700+
  • Launched the Inaugural Tour de Mount Vernon – a 50 mile bike ride through the District

 

 

 

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