On September 22, 2021, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, along with Supervisor Dan Storck and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will celebrate the opening of the South County Teen and Senior Centers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Original Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria.
The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. with a speaking program that includes: Supervisor Dan Storck of the Mount Vernon District, Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, Mount Vernon District Representative Karen Corbett Sanders, NCS Director Lloyd Tucker, and Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Director Chris Harrington. Afterward, NCS staff will offer tours of the facility. Refreshments will be available.
Fairfax County acquired the historic Original Mount Vernon High School, located at 8333 Richmond Highway, in fall 2016 and renovated a 9,000-square-foot portion of the building for the Teen and Senior Centers. The combined centers serve as a multigenerational facility to accommodate clients of diverse ages and abilities. A second phase of long-term development is currently underway. This project is managed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.