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Supervisor Rodney Lusk Fairfax County Board of Supervisors: Proudly representing Lee District

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I'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Community Center in the Lee District. In addition to provi...
04/28/2022

I'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Community Center in the Lee District. In addition to providing accessible recreation, youth programs, and other services, the community center is also the site of the Workforce Innovation Skills Hub (W.I.S.H.), a workforce training and development center.

Fairfax County purchased the facility, originally the Mount Vernon Athletic Club, in May 2020 with plans to establish a multi-service center to meet the immediate needs of neighborhoods in the Buckman Road area on the west side of Richmond Highway in Alexandria. The county made several improvements to the facility, including improving accessibility, capital renewal, safety, and community use updates.

To learn more about this project, visit https://bit.ly/ournewcenter. To learn more about the ribbon-cutting event and register to attend, visit https://bit.ly/LeeDistrictOpening.

Timeline photos
04/26/2022

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A three-cent real estate tax rate reduction, personal property (car) tax reductions, an additional pay step for uniformed public safety employees, and increased funding for affordable housing, parks, the arts and economic initiatives are among the changes in the FY 2023 Budget mark-up package approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 26.

The board will adopt the budget on Tuesday, May 10.

Details: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/tax-relief-affordable-housing-public-safety-compensation-among-fy-2023-budget-mark-changes

Free COVID-19 Vaccines will be available at Groveton Elementary School this Thursday, April 28th. Walk-ins are welcome. ...
04/26/2022

Free COVID-19 Vaccines will be available at Groveton Elementary School this Thursday, April 28th. Walk-ins are welcome.

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card for 2nd / booster dose.

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/39cIh5OThis week's topics include:✅ Earth Day Wrap Up✅ Upc...
04/25/2022
The Lusk Report: April 22, 2022

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/39cIh5O
This week's topics include:
✅ Earth Day Wrap Up
✅ Upcoming MilSpouseFest Event
✅ Historic Huntley Plein Air Event
✅ Congressman Connolly Annual Congressional Art Competition
And more!

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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Friday, April 22, 2022 Dear Eriberto,, Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the creation of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the spirit of Earth

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host three in-person meetings to provide an update on the p...
04/25/2022

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host three in-person meetings to provide an update on the progress of the Richmond Highway BRT.

The next meeting is this Thursday in the Bryant High School Cafeteria. The presentation will begin at 7pm.

More information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt

Every year on April 22, #EarthDay marks the anniversary of the creation of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In...
04/22/2022

Every year on April 22, #EarthDay marks the anniversary of the creation of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the spirit of Earth Day, I joined the NVAR - Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and local residents to bring a community garden to the new Lee District Community Center.

Thank you to the NVAR - Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® for your generous financial support and the programmatic support of our other partners. Residents who live along the Richmond Highway Corridor will gain the confidence to utilize healthy ingredients in their diets and be empowered to eventually grow them at their own homes.

My hope is that this project will eventually evolve into a mobile market with a community growers’ program that will create jobs and increase access to healthy food along the Richmond Highway Corridor.

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/3uRrPjHThis week's topics include:✅ Affordable Housing Rou...
04/19/2022
The Lusk Report: April 18, 2022

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/3uRrPjH
This week's topics include:
✅ Affordable Housing Roundtable with Senator Warner
✅ 2022 Economic Outlook Summit
✅ FCPS Hall of Fame
✅ DMV Connect at the Fairfax County Government Center
And more!

Housing Meeting with Senator Warner and 2022 Economic Outlook Summit Monday, April 18, 2022 Dear {First Name}, Last week, I joined Senator Mark Warner, my board colleague, Supervisor James Walkinshaw,

Reminder: Tomorrow at 7pm, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a meeting for Lee, Mount Vernon, an...
04/18/2022
2022 Paving and Restriping Program | Transportation

Reminder: Tomorrow at 7pm, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a meeting for Lee, Mount Vernon, and Springfield districts to present the 2022 paving and restriping plans.

Information to join the meeting can be found here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/2022-paving-and-restriping/april-19

You can view the 2022 paving map for Lee District in the comments.

Full map VDOT Paving Status Map: https://vdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=fbf86e85fdcb43e482432f41ddbb51c7

Fairfax County, Virginia - VDOT Repaving and Restriping Program 2022

Happy Easter! I hope those celebrating have a safe and blessed Sunday.
04/17/2022

Happy Easter! I hope those celebrating have a safe and blessed Sunday.

I wish a meaningful and joyful Passover to those who observe.
04/15/2022

I wish a meaningful and joyful Passover to those who observe.

I would like to congratulate Carla Claure on being this year's Lee District Community Champion. Carla's exceptional lead...
04/15/2022
Lee District Community Champion 2022 - Volunteer Fairfax

I would like to congratulate Carla Claure on being this year's Lee District Community Champion.

Carla's exceptional leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic has helped community members with vital basic needs such as food, vaccines, and more. Carla has become a role model for her community by making sure that the voice and needs of the LatinX community are heard. Carla’s countless hours of volunteer work have impacted our residents in an immeasurable, positive way.

Learn more about Carla here: https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/copy-lee-district-community-champion/

Carla and other community champions will be recognized at the Volunteer Fairfax 2022 Volunteer Service Awards on Wednesday, April 20th, at 10am.

Register for the virtual event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-30th-annual-fairfax-county-volunteer-service-awards-virtual-event-tickets-302753713507

Home page for Volunteer Fairfax

Last week, I spoke at the 2022 Economic Outlook Summit hosted by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the Southe...
04/14/2022

Last week, I spoke at the 2022 Economic Outlook Summit hosted by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation - SFDC.
I shared with attendees an update on our new workforce development center called the W.I.S.H. (Workforce Innovation Skills Hub) and how it will support emerging technologies in our district.

📰 Lusk aims to leverage emerging technology partnerships to transform lives. Written by Erika Christ of On the MoVe: https://onthemove.town.news/g/mount-vernon-va/n/74081/lusk-aims-leverage-emerging-technology-partnerships-transform-lives

I look forward to sharing more information on the W.I.S.H. in the coming weeks.

📸 Photos courtesy of Stephen Keat [email protected]

Reminder: Tomorrow is the deadline to donate items for Ukrainian refugees. My office, as well as 29 other locations acro...
04/14/2022

Reminder: Tomorrow is the deadline to donate items for Ukrainian refugees. My office, as well as 29 other locations across Northern Virginia, are drop-off locations.

Here's what's needed: new or gently used
🧥 Coats
✔ Blankets
🧦 Sweat/Heavy Socks
🧤 Gloves

Thank you to those who already donated.

More information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/ukraine

Since Thursday, my office has received over 10 boxes of donations in support of Ukrainian refugees. Thank you to those who donated!

For those who have not yet donated, you have until April 15th. There are 29 other donation sites around Northern Virginia.

More information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/ukraine

Here's what's needed: new or gently used
🧥 Coats
✔ Blankets
🧦 Sweat/Heavy Socks
🧤 Gloves

04/13/2022
Bode Technology to expand forensics services operations in Fairfax County, create more than 70 new jobs

Bode Technology, one of the world's leading providers of forensic services, will invest $2 million to expand its DNA testing services lab in Fairfax County to support increased customer demand. The company will hire additional senior and entry-level laboratory technicians, information technology and engineering professionals, and other business support roles, creating more than 70 new jobs.

As an internationally recognized leader in DNA analysis, Bode’s commitment to our community is a textbook example of the benefits of the rich ecosystem of cutting-edge technology companies that choose to base their operations here, especially through its partnership with the Fairfax County Police Department

It was a pleasure to join Senator Mark Warner , my board colleague Supervisor James Walkinshaw, and other local leaders ...
04/12/2022

It was a pleasure to join Senator Mark Warner , my board colleague Supervisor James Walkinshaw, and other local leaders to discuss affordable housing in Fairfax County.

Senator Warner highlighted the $1.5 million in Congressional Directed Spending he secured to expand affordable housing units in Fairfax County. Thank you Senator Mark Warner for meeting with us and sharing your progress at the Federal level on behalf of Fairfax County families.

Starting today, residents can provide input/feedback on the budget during the Board of Supervisor's budget public hearin...
04/12/2022

Starting today, residents can provide input/feedback on the budget during the Board of Supervisor's budget public hearings scheduled for today through Thursday, April 14th.

You can use the speaker's sign-up form to register or learn more about the public hearing process.

🖋 Sign up to speak: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/speakers-form

🗣 Learn more about the public hearing process: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/clerkservices/ways-provide-public-hearing-testimony

You can provide testimony on the FY 2023 budget proposal:

🧍 In person
✍️ In writing
📱 By phone
🎦 By video

Public hearings on the proposal are scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, April 12-14.

Details: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/budget-town-halls-ways-give-input-fy-2023-budget-proposal

Thank you to our Fairfax County Public Safety Communications professionals! Remember, 9-1-1 is only for emergencies. For...
04/11/2022

Thank you to our Fairfax County Public Safety Communications professionals!

Remember, 9-1-1 is only for emergencies. For routine questions or non-emergency situations in Fairfax County, call 703-691-2131. To report road hazards or road-related questions, 24/7, call 800-367-7623.

The Kingstowne Center for Active Adultswill be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 11, 2022 due to maintenance/repairs. The c...
04/10/2022

The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
will be closed tomorrow, Monday, April 11, 2022 due to maintenance/repairs. The center will resume normal operations on Tuesday, April 12.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a series of virtual meetings this month to present paving and ...
04/08/2022
2022 Paving and Restriping Program | Transportation

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will host a series of virtual meetings this month to present paving and restriping plans across the County for 2022. The meetings will be held in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Lee, Mount Vernon, and Springfield's meeting will be held on April 19 at 7 p.m.

📞Call in: 571-429-5982; ID: 652 144 956#
💻 Video meeting link: will be provided shortly.

Each meeting will feature a formal presentation followed by time for questions and comments.

For residents who cannot attend the meetings, a video recording of each event will be available on the paving and restriping webpages, and feedback may be submitted online up to two weeks after the meeting date.

Overall, the paving and restriping program improves roads in Fairfax County each year through maintenance and repaving. At the same time, state and county agencies coordinate restriping efforts to address safety issues for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians through the creation of bike lanes, parking lanes, crosswalks, and more.

More information on the Paving and Restriping Program:

Fairfax County, Virginia - VDOT Repaving and Restriping Program 2022

Together with Inova Cares Clinic for Families, Partnership for Healthier Communities is scheduling free school physicals...
04/07/2022

Together with Inova Cares Clinic for Families, Partnership for Healthier Communities is scheduling free school physicals for uninsured students or have Virginia Medicaid.

This will take place at Inova Cares Clinic in Manassas, VA, and will occur until August. Partnership for Healthier Communities will be on-site to screen and enroll qualifying families in Medicaid.

04/06/2022
Supervisor Lusk Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation 2022

During our last Board of Supervisors Meeting, Providence Supervisor Dalia Palchik and I introduced a proclamation to designate April 2022 as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

As a former Human Services professional, I understand the difficult circumstances families and children experience. We must continue to provide the resources needed to prevent and support abuse victims.

Last year, Fairfax County's Child Protective Services' 24-hour hotline received approximately 11,000 calls for protective services, many from people seeking help, guidance, and referrals to parenting programs and supportive services. Over 2,600 children in Fairfax County were involved with Child Protective Services.

Thank you to the faith community, business community, and volunteers who provide support to victims of child abuse and prevention efforts in Fairfax County.

Frequently asked questions on child abuse: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/children-youth/report-child-abuse

Today the federal reimbursement program for free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing has ended. However, The Fairfax Count...
04/05/2022

Today the federal reimbursement program for free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing has ended. However, The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will continue to provide vaccinations for all at no charge at county-operated clinics, including pop-up clinics held throughout the community.

Individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed are encouraged to take advantage of ordering at-home tests from the federal government at no charge from www.covid.gov/tests

The FCHD’s mobile testing clinics also continues to provide free testing throughout the community at multiple sites throughout the week. Some pharmacies may continue to provide tests at no charge, but residents are suggested to call in advance to check.

🗺 Find a Vaccine Clinic Near you: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

📍 COVID-19 Testing sites: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-testing

Though free testing for the uninsured ended in March and free vaccinations end for this same group on April 5, the Fairfax County Health Department will continue to provide vaccinations for all at no charge at county-operated clinics, including pop-up clinics, held throughout the community. Learn more: http://ow.ly/EfgU50IA7tm

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/3LzNGBIThis week's topics include:✅ Tax Relief Workshops a...
04/04/2022
The Lusk Report: April 1, 2022

The latest Lusk Report is out! View it here: https://conta.cc/3LzNGBI
This week's topics include:
✅ Tax Relief Workshops at the Franconia Governmental Center
✅ Supervisor Lusk in the News
✅ FY 2023 Budget Proposal and Ways to Give Input
And more!

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Community Food Distribution Friday, April 1, 2022 Dear Friend , It has been over two years since my office began coordinating our district-wide food distributions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I wish a blessed holy month of #Ramadan to all who observe.May this Ramadan fill you and your family with peace and joy.
04/01/2022

I wish a blessed holy month of #Ramadan to all who observe.

May this Ramadan fill you and your family with peace and joy.

Community Post: The Springfield Slugline Community has decided to begin an attempt to resume slugging beginning this Mon...
04/01/2022

Community Post: The Springfield Slugline Community has decided to begin an attempt to resume slugging beginning this Monday, April 4th, 2022.

Slugging will be resuming activities at the Springfield United Methodist Church for those going to 18th Street and up and Foggy Bottom. Slug lines will also be resuming the Springfield Town Center line that goes to 14th, 7th, and D (L’Enfant Plaza), Union Station, and Navy Yard.

There will be signage for drivers indicating if they will take only vaccinated riders and their mask preferences. There will also be signage for drivers who are unvaccinated and signs for riders who are vaccinated.

For more information, the Springfield Sluglines have the following social media sites:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SluglinesSpringfield
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFSluglines

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High School students are going back to their schools. Unfortunately, some of them won't go to college in the near future. But they still have a chance. Sign them up for ELP I now. Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmLsNoYYoxzx2GlnU3Ey4AP6miGEhE5OqTJCt__yk-kO9Ziw/viewform They can go to college with our support. Thanks for sharing!
Everyone needs a laugh. This is today's price at the gas station on backlick by Costco. Are the premium prices going up as the houses inflate? How.far can you drive on 2 gallons of premium. https://patch.com/virginia/kingstowne/attorney-general-accuses-springfield-gas-station-price-gouging
Here are some more cars. Hopefully there are enough spaces for those going back in tomorrow.
Fairfax county spends a ton of money on commuter parking that never seems like there is enough. Today I realized why. The sign says no commercial vehicles and commuter parking only. The backlick lot has a van with a jetski hogging 2 spots and half the cars expired months ago..car with a car cover been there since January. Moving truck registered in Maryland. DC Cab been here 5 months.
Yesterday evening the racers attacked VSP officers at the Horner Road lot. A lot of these racers are our neighbors and residents of this county. PW police announced they weren't going to send officers. Why is this continuing to be allowed? Vsp had to use shields and helmets as racers destroyed their cars. Pulled their antennas kicked cars tried to attack cops. Shameful.
Someone saw you on TV today.. we missed it. If you find the link online let us know. Congrats.
Their Delegate sponsored this law and helped write it and now they are going back to see see they can amend it because it did exactly what the people said it would do? Maybe the county can do the same?
This week is special. This week, today, tomorrow, you can support a student in need with his/her school supplies. Back to School brings them joy. You can support them and contribute to their happiness. With school supplies, fun and learn will be the best motivation for a kid. Please click on the link and select one of the kits. Thank you for supporting and sharing.
Saw this on nextdoor. I've reported this garbage when it was just the couch 2 months ago. This is disgusting
Why can't we do something besides a tax. Some of us can't afford more taxes. I copied a link below that is an article about how the community collects bags and with the bags the company Trex collects the bags and then in turn makes them a park bench. If we can work with Trex and would make benches all over the county. Maybe we could make them memorial benches.
At Edu-Futuro, we work hard to bring quality programming to the community, we take care of each other as a family, we value and respect each other, and we enjoy each other’s company while we know our students and families are getting the services they deserve from a dedicated team. Edu-Futuro has been a host site for AmeriCorps members since 2009, through grants managed by the state of Virginia, and has worked in different partnerships to bring AmeriCorps members to serve our Northern Virginia community. Currently, Edu-Futuro was chosen as one of only 12 lead agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the National AmeriCorps Community Service Program. This major accomplishment represents a landmark moment in the development of Edu-Futuro, which has been an AmeriCorps sub-grantee for more than a decade. During the three-year agreement with the AmeriCorps State and Territory, The Commission will allow Edu-Futuro to increase the number of AmeriCorps members on our staff, from 5 to 19. Members of the Edu-Futuro AmeriCorps program serve at Edu-Futuro by facilitating leadership and college readiness workshops, mentoring middle and high school students, as well as providing meaningful programs and experiences for their parents. Edu-Futuro builds partnerships with local school systems and other non-profit organizations to provide college readiness skills and career preparation to the immigrant families in our community. Since 2011, the program has empowered over 2,100 K-12 students and parents from immigrant families in leadership training, college preparation, STEM activities, and parent engagement services. Please check the following flyer for information on how to apply and become part of the Edu-Futuro family this 2021-2022. Thank you for sharing! https://edu-futuro.org/join-our-team/#americorps