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02/23/2020
Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and County Executive Bryan Hill -- “Connect with County Leaders” Podcast

On the latest edition of “Connect with County Leaders,” Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay and County Executive Bryan Hill talk about the new board and collaboration, the importance of regionalism and Census 2020, as well as priorities for the Chairman, such as One Fairfax, affordable housing, education and the environment.

Click the link below to listen to the full audio!

The “Connect with County Leaders” podcast is a monthly opportunity to meet and connect with Fairfax County leaders, to learn about the latest county news and...

You're more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Take a M...
02/22/2020

You're more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Take a Mental Health First Aid class to learn warning signs and how you can help adults, older adults and children.

The next two-day class is on February 26 and 27. Learn more and register here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/ereg/Registration.aspx?groupID=47

Spotting potholes? Check out the link below to find out who to contact to report them.
02/21/2020
Here's How to Report Those Pesky Potholes in Fairfax County

Spotting potholes? Check out the link below to find out who to contact to report them.

Potholes happen. Our cars don't like potholes, so take a few minutes to report any you encounter in Fairfax County. VDOT fills most potholes in the county.

Happy Friday! Plan your weekend with the Fairfax County Weekender— we've got a bird feeder workshop for kids, a spelling...
02/21/2020
Fairfax County Weekender -Feb. 21-23, 2020 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Happy Friday! Plan your weekend with the Fairfax County Weekender— we've got a bird feeder workshop for kids, a spelling bee, opportunities to connect with nature, and more!

Feb. 21: You Need to Cut It Paper Heroes: Craig Tinsky pushes the boundaries of the papercut medium by creating work that resembles paintings, screen prints, etchings and photographs. Drawing inspiration from black-and-white photography as well as digital pixilation, Tinsky introduces his signature....

Fight hunger, feed hope – local food pantries need our help! Stuff the Bus will be collecting food and household item do...
02/20/2020
Stuff the Bus | Neighborhood and Community Services

Fight hunger, feed hope – local food pantries need our help! Stuff the Bus will be collecting food and household item donations on Saturday, February 22, at the Fox Mill Giant in Herndon.

Find out more about collection hours and the program below.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Help us feed Fairfax families! Stuff the Bus is a public-private partnership effort to provide needed assistance to local food pantries providing critical food supplies to local individuals and families in need.

Slowing down and staying off your phone are two ways you can keep our community safe when you are behind the wheel.Check...
02/19/2020
What We Can Do to Prevent Pedestrian Crashes - and Fatalities

Slowing down and staying off your phone are two ways you can keep our community safe when you are behind the wheel.

Check out the link below for additional safety tips.

On Oct. 25 and 26, there were two pedestrian fatalities in Fairfax County. So far in 2018, there have been 100 pedestrian crashes and 10 fatalities. In 2017, there were 189 pedestrian crashes with five fatalities.

In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox, proudly presents "Embracing, Celebrating...
02/19/2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox, proudly presents "Embracing, Celebrating and Educating: Our Significant African American Culture" on Friday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill will be this year's keynote speaker. The evening's program will recognize historically black churches in Fairfax County, highlight historic African American communities and teach how to trace genealogy.

Learn more about this free celebration here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/black-history-month-celebration-set-feb-21-government-center

Did you know according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 93% of Fairfax County households have access to the internet? That wil...
02/18/2020

Did you know according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 93% of Fairfax County households have access to the internet? That will come in handy for Census Day on April 1st. For the first time, you can respond online!

For more information on the upcoming census, visit http://bit.ly/2Z20uKb

Fairfax County is updating our outdoor lighting standards to reduce glare and excessive illumination. This can improve t...
02/18/2020
Outdoor Lighting Standards Changed To Reduce Glare - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Fairfax County is updating our outdoor lighting standards to reduce glare and excessive illumination. This can improve the quality of life for county residents and is more energy efficient... it's lit 💡! Learn more at the link below.

Fairfax County is updating our outdoor lighting standards to reduce glare and excessive illumination and match the expanded use of LED lights, which can improve the quality of life for county residents. On Feb. 11, the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the outdoor lighting regulations....

Fairfax County Government offices are officially closed today, Monday, Feb. 17, for the George Washington's Day/Presiden...
02/17/2020
George Washington's Day/Presidents Day Holiday Schedule Feb. 17, 2020 | Public Affairs

Fairfax County Government offices are officially closed today, Monday, Feb. 17, for the George Washington's Day/Presidents Day holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary.

Please check the link below for more information.

Fairfax County Government offices are officially closed Monday, Feb. 17, for the George Washington's Day/Presidents Day holiday.

It’s never too late! Get your high school diploma and train for an in-demand career in just 18 months with Career Online...
02/16/2020

It’s never too late! Get your high school diploma and train for an in-demand career in just 18 months with Career Online High School, free through Fairfax County Public Library!

Learn about this supportive, online program: http://bit.ly/fcpl-hs-diploma.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is providing compassionate help through group therapy - Fairfax County’s Story Clo...
02/15/2020
Story Cloths Speak for Survivors of Trauma | Family Services

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is providing compassionate help through group therapy - Fairfax County’s Story Cloth Group - focused on healing and empowering survivors.

The 12-week group therapy starts Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Herndon. Learn more about story cloths and how to join the group.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Department of Family Services - Community Corner - Story Cloths Speak for Survivors of Trauma

It’s Valentine’s Day and we hope you remember to show love for your community by completing the 2020 Census on April 1st...
02/14/2020
Census 2020 | Topics

It’s Valentine’s Day and we hope you remember to show love for your community by completing the 2020 Census on April 1st! Learn more about the Census in Fairfax County at the link below.

Fairfax County, Virginia - The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

Brr! It's going to be a chilly Valentine's Day so we hope you have a special someone to keep you warm! How about spendin...
02/13/2020
Fairfax County Weekender - Feb. 14-16, 2020 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Brr! It's going to be a chilly Valentine's Day so we hope you have a special someone to keep you warm!

How about spending some time around a campfire or indulging in some tea and chocolate? Or maybe they make you so hot, you'll need a fan to cool off!

We've got lots of events to make this a Valentine's Day to remember in the Fairfax County Weekender!

Feb. 14: Love is in the Air Courtship in the Animal World Campfire: Turtles, frogs, insects, birds and even fish all have unique techniques for finding that special someone. Learn more and enjoy a short hike before sitting around a campfire to roast marshmallows. From 6 to 7 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawre...

Fairfax County is a great place to do business, and it keeps getting better! Now, commercial building owners can take ad...
02/13/2020
Fairfax County Launches Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resiliency Program | Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County is a great place to do business, and it keeps getting better! Now, commercial building owners can take advantage of a new Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resiliency (C-PACE) program to make energy, water and resiliency improvements to their properties with little or no up-front cost. Good for business. Good for the community. Learn more at the link below.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County announces a new Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program

The need for food is REAL in Fairfax County. Help us fill the shelves of area food banks. Stuff the Bus will be collecti...
02/13/2020
Stuff the Bus | Neighborhood and Community Services

The need for food is REAL in Fairfax County. Help us fill the shelves of area food banks. Stuff the Bus will be collecting donations on Saturday, February 15, at grocery stores in Springfield, Herndon and Fort Hunt.

Find out more about specific locations and collection hours and the program below.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Help us feed Fairfax families! Stuff the Bus is a public-private partnership effort to provide needed assistance to local food pantries providing critical food supplies to local individuals and families in need.

Fairfax County Government offices are officially closed Monday, Feb. 17, for the George Washington's Day/Presidents Day ...
02/13/2020
George Washington's Day/Presidents Day Holiday Schedule Feb. 17, 2020 | Public Affairs

Fairfax County Government offices are officially closed Monday, Feb. 17, for the George Washington's Day/Presidents Day holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary.

Please check the link below for more information.

Fairfax County, Virginia - County Government schedule for George Washington's Day/Presidents Day, Feb. 17, 2020

Do you know how to speak your child’s love language💞? The Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs sta...
02/11/2020
Speaking Your Child’s Love Language | Family Services

Do you know how to speak your child’s love language💞? The Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs staff suggests five ways to show your children how much they mean to you.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Department of Family Services - Community Corner - Nurture Yourself in The New Year

Register by March 3, 2020 for the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network's Tier One training, a 16-hour orientation on...
02/11/2020
Fairfax County DV Network’s Tier One Training - HSCODE - Fairfax County, Virginia

Register by March 3, 2020 for the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Network's Tier One training, a 16-hour orientation on the dynamics of domestic & sexual violence, the criminal & civil justice systems and available resources. These trainings will be held on March 7 and 14.

The first day of Tier One training provides participants with an overview of domestic violence. Topics include the impact of domestic violence on children, assessing for lethality or risk in domestic violence cases, and domestic violence in immigrant communities. Day one also will focus on supportiv...

Fairfax County teens are invited to a "Know Your Worth Valentine Dance" at Mott Community Center on February 14, 2020! T...
02/10/2020
Know Your Worth Valentine Dance for Teens | Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County teens are invited to a "Know Your Worth Valentine Dance" at Mott Community Center on February 14, 2020! This free event includes haircuts and make-up application, dinner, a DJ and more!

This event is part of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month activities organized by the Department of Family Services.

Registration is required. Learn more at the link below!

Fairfax County, Virginia - Know Your Worth Valentine Dance for Teens

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
02/08/2020

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Units currently on scene scene of a Four Alarm fire in the 2800 block of Poag Street. Five-story building under construction. Route 1 shut down in both directions around area. Please avoid area. No reported injuries at this time. #FCFRD #FairfaxCounty

Fairfax County is at a crossroads when it comes to affordable housing - particularly for low- or moderate-income househo...
02/08/2020
2020 Housing Challenge Seeks Innovative Policy Solutions to Increase Affordable Housing - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Fairfax County is at a crossroads when it comes to affordable housing - particularly for low- or moderate-income households. To find creative affordable housing solutions, Fairfax County and the George Mason University School of Business are holding a policy hackathon on Wed., March 11, called the 2020 Housing Challenge.

We’re seeking new ideas from residents, students, housing advocates, industry professionals and policy experts, and this event aims to come up with innovative policies to address affordable housing.

Fairfax County is at a crossroads when it comes to affordable housing — particularly for low- or moderate-income households. The number of people spending more than 30% of their monthly income on housing is growing: more than 44% of renters and about 23% of homeowners. Rents are also rising at a f...

We will be holding our 2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Resume Building Workshops during the month of March. These...
02/07/2020
2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs | Board of Supervisors - Springfield

We will be holding our 2020 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Resume Building Workshops during the month of March.

These events are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities or tips to build their resume. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will be available for younger students looking to begin to build their resume.

The first of the Teen Job Fairs takes place on March 7, 2020.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Dates and Registration Information

It's about that time, Fairfax County! Learn how to make a Valentine's meal and card for your sweetie, share a night unde...
02/07/2020
Fairfax County Weekender -Feb. 7-9, 2020 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

It's about that time, Fairfax County! Learn how to make a Valentine's meal and card for your sweetie, share a night under the stars, or get steamy with some flamenco. And there are also some special animal valentine events because animals need love too! All this and more in the Fairfax County Weekender!

Feb. 7: Rocket Power Rockets Away: Nativity Rocket Stars demonstrate how to create rockets and help children make their own. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Ages 6-12. Free. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Also on Friday: A Very Un-Valentines: Not in the Valentine’s Day mood....

Is clean energy a hot topic for you? Fairfax County has a blog for that! Check out the latest news from the Office of En...
02/06/2020
Clean Energy News | Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Is clean energy a hot topic for you? Fairfax County has a blog for that! Check out the latest news from the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination on our solar power purchase agreements and other timely topics.

Fairfax County, Virginia - The latest news on clean energy stories and trends from Fairfax County.

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Housing? Healthcare? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau helps inform plannin...
02/05/2020
Census 2020 | Topics

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Housing? Healthcare? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau helps inform planning efforts in Fairfax County for all these important community resources.

To learn how census data impacts you and your community, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census
#FFXCounts #BeCounted #2020Census

Fairfax County, Virginia - The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

Great financial news for Fairfax County, as we retain our Triple-A rating, the highest bond rating from all three nation...
02/05/2020
County Retains Triple-A Rating; Completes Successful Bond Sale - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Great financial news for Fairfax County, as we retain our Triple-A rating, the highest bond rating from all three national ratings agencies!

What does that mean? Well, it means that Fairfax County demonstrates the strongest creditworthiness and that funds generated from the sale of its municipal bonds can be used to renovate and build schools and police stations and other critical infrastructure needs!

Great financial news for Fairfax County, as we retain our Triple-A rating, the highest bond rating from all three national ratings agencies: Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service. “This is a terrific accomplishment for Fairfax County and speaks to our fiscal respons...

This Saturday, February 8, we'll be collecting donated food and household items for Stuff the Bus at Annandale Giant, Fa...
02/05/2020
Stuff the Bus | Neighborhood and Community Services

This Saturday, February 8, we'll be collecting donated food and household items for Stuff the Bus at Annandale Giant, Fairfax Walmart and Falls Church Giant! Check out the Stuff the Bus webpage for more details.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Help us feed Fairfax families! Stuff the Bus is a public-private partnership effort to provide needed assistance to local food pantries providing critical food supplies to local individuals and families in need.

We're focusing on affordable housing for seniors with a new 100% affordable housing project approved by the Board of Sup...
02/04/2020
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Approves 150 Units of Affordable Senior Housing | Housing and Community Development

We're focusing on affordable housing for seniors with a new 100% affordable housing project approved by the Board of Supervisors!

The Oakwood Residences will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments located near the Van Dorn Metro and will be designed to meet the needs of adults ages 62 and older!

Learn more about this new development: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/news/2020/jan28-supervisors-approve-oakwood-affordable-senior-housing-development

Fairfax County, Virginia - Oakwood Residences to bring 150 affordable independent senior housing units to Alexandria.

Hey gardeners! Does this sixty-degree weather make you excited for spring?? Well, you can discover ways to expand the be...
02/04/2020
Eco-Savvy Symposium | Park Authority

Hey gardeners! Does this sixty-degree weather make you excited for spring?? Well, you can discover ways to expand the beauty in your garden at the 16th annual EcoSavvy Symposium scheduled for Feb. 15 at Green Spring Gardens: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/eco-savvy-symposium/021520

Fairfax County, Virginia - (Adults) Discover ways to expand the beauty in your garden at the 16th annual EcoSavvy Symposium: The Four Season Garden-Sensational Ornamentals and Edibles All Year Long.

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