Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services is seeking public input on a new name for the Providence Community Center in Fairfax, VA. The center will be named in honor of former Providence District Supervisor James M. Scott. The public may vote on the following options through June 23, 2023:
- Jim Scott Community Center at Providence
- Jim Scott Providence Community Center
- Jim Scott Community Center
Online voting is available at Vote to Rename Providence Community Center Survey.
Votes are due by Friday, June 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Votes are limited to one vote per device during the voting period. Additional votes are being collected in person at Providence Community Center and in the Providence district.
On October 22, 2022, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to rename the Providence Community Center in honor of Mr. Scott and his legacy of community-first representation. NCS is coordinating this process in accordance with the Board’s renaming policy. A public vote will be held June 1-23, 2023, to help select the best name for the Providence Community Center.
James M. “Jim” Scott was a dedicated and respected public servant. First elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1971, Jim served as Providence District Supervisor for 14 years and then represented Fairfax County in the Virginia House of Delegates for 22 years. He championed formation of the School Age Child Care program, which provides Fairfax County children in kindergarten-sixth grade with high-quality before- and after-school educational care.
Rep Gerald E. Connolly, former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, credited Jim as a “gentle but forceful advocate for all who feel powerless.”
For more information on Jim Scott or the renaming effort, visit the Renaming of Providence Community Center.