City of Falls Church Government

City of Falls Church Government The City of Falls Church, Virginia, is an independent, full-service city six miles from the nation's capital. "The Little City" is small in area (2.2 square miles) with a population of 16,000.

We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments. "The Little City" is small in area (2.2 square miles) with a population of 14,000.

Mission: The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government and is one of the two geographically smallest cities in Virginia, at only 2.2 square miles. With a population of 12,332, the City is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.

Operating as usual

Nonprofits that serve residents in The Little City could qualify for Community Services Fund (CSF) grants to support hum...
11/17/2020

Nonprofits that serve residents in The Little City could qualify for Community Services Fund (CSF) grants to support human service programs and activities. Applications are due December 11 and can be found at www.fallschurchva.gov/HHS.

Thanks to the pandemic, Thanksgiving will look very different this year. Last week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter ha...
11/16/2020
Tough Love, Tender Turkey

Thanks to the pandemic, Thanksgiving will look very different this year. Last week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter had some ideas for families to stay connected while physically apart.

We're two weeks away from Thanksgiving, a holiday meant to bring people together through food and fellowship. There's just one, seemingly insurmountable problem with that this year: a raging virus. And unlike leftover slices of pecan pie at your grandma's house, this pandemic is not disappearing ove...

PLEASE SHARE :: Governor Northam announces new #COVID19 restrictions, in effect midnight, Sunday, November 15. In short:...
11/13/2020

PLEASE SHARE :: Governor Northam announces new #COVID19 restrictions, in effect midnight, Sunday, November 15. In short:

--no more than 25 people together inside or outside
--people ages 5 and up must wear masks
--enforcement of masks, social distancing in essential retail
--10pm cutoff for alcohol in bars, restaurants, etc.

More at www.fallschurchva.gov/COVID19

Open gym registration is back for City of Falls Church residents. Households can reserve a basketball hoop at the Commun...
11/12/2020

Open gym registration is back for City of Falls Church residents. Households can reserve a basketball hoop at the Community Center gym for 45 minutes on select Saturday afternoons. Registration is open for this Saturday, November 14. Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/OpenGym for full details and to reserve a hoop.

Looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity? Consider serving on a Board or Commission. You'll be able to share your o...
11/10/2020

Looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity? Consider serving on a Board or Commission. You'll be able to share your opinions, thoughts, and ideas with the City Council and help shape the future of The Little City.

There are currently vacancies on several Boards and Commissions, including:

➡️ Aurora House Citizens' Advisory Committee
➡️ City Employee Review Board
➡️ Economic Development Authority
➡️ Historic Architectural Review Board
➡️ Urban Forestry Commission

See a full list of vacancies and learn how to apply at www.fallschurchva.gov/vacancies

✅ Putting your recycling (and trash) carts on the curb tonight for collection on Wednesday (November 11). 🚫 Putting any ...
11/10/2020

✅ Putting your recycling (and trash) carts on the curb tonight for collection on Wednesday (November 11).

🚫 Putting any plastic bags (or any type of flexible plastic) in your recycling cart. Plastic bags of recyclables will be put in the trash. Take a minute before you bin it: keep your recyclables loose in the recycling cart.

Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. 🏤 City government offices and services will be closed, including the Mary Riley ...
11/09/2020

Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day.

🏤 City government offices and services will be closed, including the Mary Riley Styles Public Library.
🗑️ Trash and recycling curbside will be picked-up normally on Wednesday. Curbside compost will be picked-up on Friday,
November 13.
🇺🇸 A pre-recorded Veterans Ceremony will air on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on FCCTV channels (Cox Channel 11, RCN Channel 2, & Verizon Channel 35) and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fcctvweb

11/06/2020
Special Leaf Collection Saturday, November 7

Special Leaf Collection on Saturday, November 7 :: If you live south of Broad Street, you will probably see City crews vacuuming leaves on Saturday. Make sure your leaves are prepared correctly! Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/Leaf for more information and the full leaf collection schedule.

Thank you for your patience as crews make up for lost time. They were critical to polling place set up and clean up, and there was a rainy day or two that slowed their work!

With polls open for another 3(ish) hours in Virginia, over 81% of voters in The Little City have already cast their ball...
11/03/2020

With polls open for another 3(ish) hours in Virginia, over 81% of voters in The Little City have already cast their ballot in this election. Be in line at your polling place by 7PM to join them.

In addition to the 24/7 Ballot Box outside City Hall (300 Park Ave.), each polling place will have a Ballot Box on Elect...
11/02/2020

In addition to the 24/7 Ballot Box outside City Hall (300 Park Ave.), each polling place will have a Ballot Box on Election Day from 6AM-7PM.

All ballots (not postmarked and mailed) must be in a Ballot Box or at the Elections Office in City Hall by 7PM on Tuesday, November 3 to be counted. Remember to put your completed ballot inside Envelope B before dropping off at a Ballot Box!

See the list of polling places here: www.fallschurchva.gov/140/Polling-Locations

11/02/2020

FYI: City government offices will be open on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3), but there will be no curbside Mary Riley Styles Public Library service tomorrow since TJ Elementary serves as a polling place.

So there's an election tomorrow. Polls are open 6AM-7PM. 📍Find your polling place: vote.elections.virginia.gov🗳️Review t...
11/02/2020

So there's an election tomorrow. Polls are open 6AM-7PM.

📍Find your polling place: vote.elections.virginia.gov
🗳️Review the ballot: www.fallschurchva.gov/sampleballot
🆔Bring a valid Voter ID: elections.virginia.gov/registration/p…
😷Remember to wear a mask.

Have you heard of the Fellows Property? It's a nearly 2 acres parcel of land located at 604 S Oak St. that the City of F...
11/01/2020
Fellows Property | Falls Church, VA - Official Website

Have you heard of the Fellows Property? It's a nearly 2 acres parcel of land located at 604 S Oak St. that the City of Falls Church purchased last year, with the intention of turning the land into a City park. Before that happens, we need to create a Master Park Plan for the property - and the City, with support from the Advisory Board of Recreation and Parks, wants your feedback before doing so.

The first public comment opportunity is this Wednesday, November 4 during the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board virtual meeting.

Sign up to speak at the meeting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C67K93S

Learn more about the Fellows Property: http://www.fallschurchva.gov/fellowsproperty

Learn more about the Fellows Property project on Oak Street.

It's spooky season, but there's nothing scary about staying safe this Halloween.
10/30/2020

It's spooky season, but there's nothing scary about staying safe this Halloween.

Tomorrow is the last day of In-Person Early Voting before Election Day. If you're registered to vote in the City of Fall...
10/30/2020

Tomorrow is the last day of In-Person Early Voting before Election Day. If you're registered to vote in the City of Falls Church, vote early at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hi, it's Focus from the City of Falls Church. With less than five days before the Election, can we count on you to read ...
10/29/2020
Happy Election Day Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve

Hi, it's Focus from the City of Falls Church. With less than five days before the Election, can we count on you to read this Newsletter?

We regret to inform you this will probably not be the last Election Day email to grace your inboxes before (or after) Tuesday, November 3. But hey, at least we don't text you about pledging your support to read the Focus each week...unless you'd be into that sort of thing.  We also hate to drop the...

Ready to submit your Mail-In Ballot? Remember: ➡️ Virginia does not signature match for Mail-In Ballots. ➡️ Witness sign...
10/27/2020

Ready to submit your Mail-In Ballot? Remember:

➡️ Virginia does not signature match for Mail-In Ballots.
➡️ Witness signatures are not required for this election (due to COVID-19).
➡️ Include your ballot inside "Envelope B" even if dropping off at the Ballot Box outside City Hall (300 Park Ave.)

It's the final week of In-Person Early Voting before Election Day. Vote at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on weekdays from 9:...
10/26/2020

It's the final week of In-Person Early Voting before Election Day. Vote at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and this Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Remember: you no longer need an excuse to vote early. Just bring a valid Voter ID and wear a mask.

Halloween is creeping up on us. This week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter has safety tips for keeping things scary-go...
10/22/2020
Don't stop, Halloweeeen'en

Halloween is creeping up on us. This week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter has safety tips for keeping things scary-good and not hauntingly-bad this year.

In The Before Times, the scariest thing you could return home with after Trick or Treating on Halloween was a bag full of Mounds bars and pencils. This is not up for debate. Also not up for debate: there are far more frightening things you can bring home this year compared to fun-sized coconut-fil...

Whether you're voting early in-person or on Election Day, you'll need to bring an acceptable Voter ID - which now includ...
10/22/2020

Whether you're voting early in-person or on Election Day, you'll need to bring an acceptable Voter ID - which now includes your Voter Information Notice (aka Voter Card) or an official document (like a utility bill) with your name and registered address on it. www.fallschurchva.gov/vote

ROAD CLOSURE ON SAT. 10/24: The 600 block of W. Broad St. (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike) will be closed in both directions from 5...
10/21/2020

ROAD CLOSURE ON SAT. 10/24: The 600 block of W. Broad St. (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike) will be closed in both directions from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Portions of W. Broad St. will be down to one lane. Police will be present to direct traffic. The suggested detour uses N. Lee St., Park Ave., and Pennsylvania Ave.

The City of Falls Church Police Department appreciates the patience and understanding of motorists.

Can't decide which Halloween Pop-Up activity to choose from?If your child is avid about avians, we recommend the Hallowe...
10/20/2020

Can't decide which Halloween Pop-Up activity to choose from?

If your child is avid about avians, we recommend the Halloween Pop-Up: Bird House Painting activity.

Though if your kid cries foul at fowls, we suggest going with the Halloween Pop-Up: Scarecrow Making activity, instead.

But if your fledgling is neutral on nestlings, then the Halloween Pop-Up: Pumpkin Painting activity should be a hoot.

Flock to www.fallschurchva.gov/halloween to learn more, or migrate to www.fallschurchv.gov/pop-up to register right away.

October is Urban Agriculture Month. The Virginia Cooperative Extension has reported that if every family in Virginia spe...
10/19/2020

October is Urban Agriculture Month. The Virginia Cooperative Extension has reported that if every family in Virginia spent $10 a week on fresh, local food and farm-based Virginia products, more than $1.65 billion in economic impact would be generated to strengthen more localized food production.

Lucky for The Little City, the Falls Church Farmers Market is open year-round with dozens of Virginia-based vendors. See for yourself this Saturday from 8AM-noon. And check-out other Urban Agriculture Month activities here: https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/programs/urbanag.html

Want to vote by mail? You have less than a week to request a mail-in ballot. Don't wait until October 23. Request your b...
10/17/2020

Want to vote by mail? You have less than a week to request a mail-in ballot. Don't wait until October 23. Request your ballot on the Virginia Department of Elections website today: vote.elections.virginia.gov

Beleaf it or not Facebook fronds, leaf collection begins this Monday. Needle-ss to say, there are a pile of leaf puns in...
10/15/2020
Carpe Leafage

Beleaf it or not Facebook fronds, leaf collection begins this Monday. Needle-ss to say, there are a pile of leaf puns in this week's Focus on Falls Church newsletter.

Ahh, autumn. The most Instagrammed season of all. *Scroll*  leaf pic *scroll*  baby pic *scroll*  tree full of leaves pic *scroll*  baby holding leaf pic *scroll* dog jumping in pile of leaves video *scroll*  baby dressed in a leaf costume hugging a dog dressed in a tree costume pic *...

There's literally just one more day to take the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations will now...
10/14/2020

There's literally just one more day to take the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations will now end tomorrow, October 15. Do not be left out: my2020Census.gov

Voter registration has been extended to tomorrow, October 15. Visit the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal ...
10/14/2020
Governor of Virginia

Voter registration has been extended to tomorrow, October 15. Visit the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/ to register or update an existing voter registration.

BREAKING: Virginia's voter registration deadline has been extended until Thursday, October 15 at 11:59pm.

If you still need to register or update your information, you can do it online at https://vote.virginia.gov—you can also register and vote early at your registrar's office.

10/13/2020

Today (October 13) is the last day to register to vote and the Virginia Department of Elections online Citizen Portal is having technical difficulties. City of Falls Church citizens can register to vote in-person at the Elections Office in City Hall (300 Park Ave.) until 5:00 pm today. Any mailed Voter Registration forms will be accepted as long as they are postmarked today (October 13).

Even though the annual Halloween Carnival is canceled this year, the Recreation and Parks Department isn't ghosting you ...
10/08/2020
We're still creepin' it real this month. 🎃

Even though the annual Halloween Carnival is canceled this year, the Recreation and Parks Department isn't ghosting you this month. This week's Focus on Falls Church Newsletter has the scoop on two upcoming events that keep both the "low" and "wee" in Halloween ("low", for low-risk, socially distant activities; "wee" for weeeeeeee!)

Let's start with the bad news first: there's not going to be a Halloween Carnival at the Community Center this year. Shocking, isn't it? What's so bad about an indoor gymnasium filled to the brim with hundreds of sugar-crazed kids shrieking with delight alongside grown-ups shouting to be heard abo...

City of Falls Church offices and services will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day...
10/08/2020

City of Falls Church offices and services will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day. There will be no In-Person Early Voting at City Hall on Monday, October 12.

More details about the Coat Drive benefitting the Pine Ridge Reservation here: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/indigenous-peoples-day-2020

A good reminder from Mayor Tarter: it's not a time to let up on our fight against COVID-19.
10/07/2020

A good reminder from Mayor Tarter: it's not a time to let up on our fight against COVID-19.

Statement from NVRC Chair and City of Falls Church Government Mayor David Tarter re: #COVID19. 😷

One week left to register or update an existing voter registration for the November 3 General Election. Check your statu...
10/06/2020

One week left to register or update an existing voter registration for the November 3 General Election. Check your status on the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal before October 13: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

There are currently two vacancies on the Economic Development Authority. Interested in applying? You'll need to (virtual...
10/05/2020

There are currently two vacancies on the Economic Development Authority. Interested in applying? You'll need to (virtually) attend a meeting before joining, and there's an EDA meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about the EDA, including details about tomorrow's meeting, at www.fallschurchva.gov/EDA

Find out more about serving on a City Board or Commission here: www.fallschurchva.gov/bc

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300 Park Ave
Falls Church, VA
22046

General information

The City is part of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located only six miles from the Nation's Capital and inside the Capital Beltway. The City's downtown is situated at the intersection of Virginia Route 7 and U.S. Route 29. The City is served by Interstate 66, the East Falls Church and West Falls Church Metro stations, and by several convenient bus routes. Falls Church dates back to the late 1600s as an early Colonial settlement shared with Native Americans. The community was established around The Falls Church (Episcopal) that was founded in 1734. Falls Church became a township in 1875 and an independent city in 1948, when parents successfully obtained its separation from Fairfax County in an effort to establish a highly acclaimed school system. More information about the City's storied past is available at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Local History Room. FACEBOOK POSTING POLICY This page is intended as a means of sharing matters of public interest in the City of Falls Church. Followers of this page are encouraged to reply to postings with questions, comments and concerns. Responses from followers are moderated to ensure proper and timely answers to questions as well as to ensure that messages foster participation and encourage civil discourse among followers. The City reserves the right to reject, delete, disable or remove any content that does not comply with these guidelines. Per the City’s Social Media Posting Policy, posting that include any of the below are expressly prohibited on this page and will be removed. ◾Personal attacks or threats against other users or individuals; ◾Libelous, harassing or abusive statements; ◾“Trolling”, or the repeated posting of inflammatory, extraneous, or off topic messages; ◾Submission of personal information or likenesses of other persons without their consent; ◾Attacks on individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or other classification; ◾Obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit language or images, including masked words (***), acronyms and abbreviations; ◾Commercial product promotions or off-topic messages; ie: spam, links to other sites, chain letters, pyramid schemes, false claims of affiliation with any third party, or any other fraudulent or deceptive messages; ◾Information affiliated with or promoting political campaigns; ◾Copyright infringing material or any material who’s posting on our site could result in infringement of any third party intellectual property or privacy of publicity rights. The City reserves the right to remove postings that might violate any law, infringe upon any rights of third parties, subject the City to liability for any reason and/or adversely affect the City’s public image, reputation or goodwill. Site administrators have the final say in interpreting these rules. Disclaimer: Please note that public comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinion and position of the City of Falls Church government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please send them via email to [email protected]

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