Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, TH 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., 2nd SAT (each month except August) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
703-780-7518 TTY 711
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Mt. Vernon, VA 22306
Dan Storck
Board of Supervisor

Town Meeting Mailer 2023

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Dear Neighbor,

I invite you to join us for a Mount Vernon District (MVD) annual tradition – the 36th Annual Town Meeting – on Saturday morning, February 11, 2023, at Mount Vernon High School and streaming on Channel 16 and Facebook. We look forward to engaging with hundreds of you, our highly informed, passionate residents and business owners for this community tradition. You will hear County and District updates, participate in Q & A’s with your local leaders, and learn about available County and community services. The highlight of the morning will be a “virtual tour” of the Mount Vernon District from Huntington to Lorton! Come find out why we’re "THE ONE!"

This newsletter is another of our annual promises to inform you of our key accomplishments of the past year and our focus and plans for the coming year. Please take a moment to view our 2022 photos and mark your calendars for our 2023 events! We encourage you to contact us at MTVernon@FairfaxCounty.gov or 703-780-7518 to tell us what you think of this Advisor. Your feedback is important to us!

This year we launched the MVD Neighborhood College for residents to learn about County government, doubled our affordable housing commitment county-wide, attended hundreds of events and community meetings and announced “The One” Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) brand. In 2023, TEAM MVD and I are committed to engaging even more with each and every one of you. If you have a community event, HOA meeting, religious service or any occasion you would like me to attend or make remarks, please contact our office at MTVernon@FairfaxCounty.gov or 703-780-7518.

TEAM MVD and I are committed to working with you to address your individual concerns, deliver a better quality of life and ensure every Mount Vernon neighbor, community and business has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Respectfully yours in public service,

Supervisor, Mount Vernon District

 

 

Find Out Why
We are "The One!"

36THAnnual Town Meeting

Saturday, February 11, 2023
7:45 a.m. – Noon

9:30 a.m. Program Begins
Mount Vernon High School, Channel 16 & Facebook

 

2022 Major Accomplishments

Community Connections

  • Made 1000s of new connections with you
  • Multi-language communications enhanced
  • Outreach to new residents increased
  • MVD Neighborhood College
  • South County Federation and Mount Vernon Council monthly engagement

FY 2023 Budget

  • Balanced budget and fully funded schools
  • Real estate tax rate reduced by 3-cents
  • 15% tax relief for personal property taxes
  • Tax relief program for seniors and disabled persons expanded

Public Safety

  • New Woodlawn & Lorton Fire Stations
  • Prevent a Gun Tragedy Campaign
  • “Take a Moment” Pedestrian Safety Campaign
  • Community meeting with Police Chief Kevin Davis

Transportation & Land Use

  • Richmond Highway
  • Widening/BRT design and property acquisitions
  • “The One” BRT brand and station design
  • Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District established
  • Huntington Metro Plan Amendment approved
  • Old Colchester Road bridge replaced
  • New Mount Vernon Trail Waynewood bridge
  • New Richmond Highway Lorton CSX bridge funded
  • Modernized permit application processes
  • Nine neighborhood-initiated speed reductions completed
  • Trails, sidewalks and roads improved
  • Washington Mill ES and West Potomac HS renovations

Health, Housing & Human Services

  • Community COVID-19 needs supported
  • County affordable housing commitment increased to 10,000 units
  • Manufactured Housing Task Force recommendations
  • New Lorton Community Center, Senior Center, Library & Park
  • Hollin Hall Senior Center renovations
  • New substance abuse treatment facility approved

Economic Development

  • New Amazon Fresh, Popeyes, Panera, Kia dealership and more
  • Amazon freight distribution center approved
  • Original MVHS interior renovation began
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Fairfax Founders Fund for new businesses
  • Veterans & Military Spouse Career Fairs

Environment & Parks

  • Energy, efficiency and resiliency action plans
  • Plastic bag fee to reduce use/litter
  • MV Rec Center renovations rebid
  • MV Govt Center stormwater and natural landscaping improvements
  • Hollin Hills stream restoration
  • Gum Springs trail funded
  • Wastewater plant upgrades
  • Countywide Solid Waste Management options
  • 18 new pickleball courts

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Potomac Banks tourism branding and local attraction savings package
  • Bunnyman Brewery lease on Workhouse Campus
  • Workhouse Arts Center Master Planning
  • Multiple new public art sites

Actively Engaged

  • Hosted or sponsored 30 events, plus countless community meetings
  • Phone calls 10,200+
  • Emails 30,000+
  • Meetings 2,900+

 

2023 Focus & Investments

Community Connections

  • New connections with you
  • Community Ambassador Program
  • Increase outreach to HOAs and Citizen Associations
  • South County Federation and Mount Vernon Council monthly engagement

FY 2024 Budget

  • Balanced budget and schools fully funded
  • Tax relief program expansion for seniors and disabled persons

Public Safety

  • New Lorton District Police Station and Precinct
  • New Fairfax County Animal Shelter – Lorton Campus
  • Gunston Fire Station design and planning
  • Continue crime reductions
  • School Zone Speed Camera Pilot

Transportation & Land Use

  • Richmond Highway
  • Continue widening/BRT design and property acquisitions
  • Speed study completed
  • Undergrounding funding commitment or alternatives
  • Gum Springs heritage resources study
  • Complete Infill Development Task Force recommendations
  • Complete Lorton Visioning 2040
  • Complete Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail to Richmond Hwy
  • Support GW Parkway Safety Study Phase II
  • Begin community engagement for SSPA/land use nominations
  • Wastewater plant upgrades
  • Trails and sidewalks additional funding

Health, Housing & Human Services

  • New The Arden and North Hill affordable and senior housing (405 units)
  • Implement Manufactured Housing recommendations
  • Affordable Housing preservation plan
  • Design co-located Penn Daw Fire Station, emergency and supportive housing

Economic Development

  • New Lukens Lane 7-11
  • New The Belhaven and Huntington Aventon Apartments
  • Open new commercial development at Liberty
  • Continue Original MVHS renovation
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Support Veteran & Military Spouse Career Fairs

Environment & Parks

  • Airplane noise reduction study
  • Energy, efficiency and resiliency action plans implementation
  • Begin County sites solar installations
  • Paul Springs/Sherwood Hall Lane stream restoration design
  • MV Rec Center construction
  • Complete Grist Mill Master Plan
  • Launch MVD Parks and Rec Advisory Committee
  • Laurel Hill Community Gardens and Park restrooms construction
  • Finalize Waste Management Landfill Park plan

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Launch Tourism Improvement District
  • Continue Fairfax Peak planning
  • Workhouse Arts Center new frontage and courtyard
  • New Bunnyman Brewery

2023 District Events

Jan 1         First Hike

Feb 11      36th Annual Town Meeting

Feb/Mar    District County Budget Forums

Mar/Apr    High School Job Fairs

Mar 7        FY 2024 Maximum Real Estate Tax Rate Set

Mar 26      Ides of Bark Dog Festival

Spring       Mount Vernon Neighborhood College

Apr 15       Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Apr 11-13  FY 2024 Budget Public Hearings

Apr 22       Environment Expo

May 9       Board Adopts FY 2024 Budget

Summer    Mount Vernon Nights Summer Concert Series at Grist Mill Park and the Workhouse Arts Center

Summer    Lorton Police Station & Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting

July 1        Workhouse Arts Center Fireworks

Aug 9        National Night Out

Sept 13     Senior Safety Summit

Sept 28     District Boards, Authorities and Commissions Representatives Meeting

Oct 21       Tour de Mount Vernon Community Bike Ride

Dec 7         Holiday Open House

 

Contact Us!

We’re Here to Help!

Stay Connected

Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2
511 Parkers Lane
Mount Vernon, VA 22306
703-780-7518 (TTY 711)
703-780-1491 (fax)
mtvernon@fairfaxcounty.gov
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Each Month:
Lorton Library: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

MV District Office: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk-ins and by appointment

Community Use Rooms Available
To reserve: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mountvernon/community-meeting-rooms

 

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