- The Sully District Council of Citizen Associations, followed by a brief Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting, will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 23 April 2014 in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
The meeting will be canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
- Time to renew your association's membership in the Sully District Council. Our membership application can now be submitted on line! Please complete it, and then print a copy to enclose with your check.
Has yours made plans to join us in 2014?
- Sully District Council Tweets!
- Follow us at @SullyDistrict!
- For transportation and related issues, follow the Sully District Transportation Advisory Commissioner at @SullyTAC
- Membership Presentation:
- Membership Topic: Update on Westfields Corporate Park
- Land Use and Transportation Committee: will be held if necessay
- Old Business
- Revised Sully District Community Outreach Report
- The revised Sully District Community Outreach Report containing an addendum with comments from the 2/26/2014 SDCCA meeting has been posted to the FCA study website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxcenter/comm_outreach_rpts/sully_report_complete_final_3.26.2014.pdf. The comments from that meeting are highlighted on pages B-4 and B-5.
- Also, the next Springfield District working group meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm in Conference Room 232 of the Government Center. At this meeting, the group will further discuss land use ideas that were presented at the March 19 meeting, which will then be formulated into land use alternatives to test. The areas they will be discussing are along Lee Highway, as highlighted in this map: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxcenter/springfield_south_poster.pdf.
- If you have any questions about the report, please let Kimberly Rybold know at
- New Business
- Items of General Interest:
- At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Super Science Saturdays every second Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This series is made possible by the generous support of FBR.
- "Flights of Fancy" Stories for Children on a variable schedule
This series is made possible by the generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
- Ask an Expert Gallery Talks on the second and fourth Thursdays, 12:30 pm
- Author Book Signings on variable schedule
- Imax Movies
Variable titles, schedules, and prices
- Phil Itquik, with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), would like to encourage you to report potholes.
- Crews are out in full force patching potholes following our recent winter storms. Patching operations are prioritized by pothole severity and location, with potholes on high-traffic roads filled within 24 hours of being reported.
- To report a pothole in Fairfax or Loudoun Counties, citizens should visit Report a Road Problem or call VDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). TTY users, call 711. Northern Virginia drivers can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Six-Year Improvement Program
Investing in Virginia’s Transportation Future
- Each Spring, a DRAFT SYIP is presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Each Spring, a DRAFT SYIP is presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. There are also a series of Public Hearings scheduled to obtain public comment on the DRAFT SYIP. All hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are scheduled as follows:
- Meeting Date and Location in the Northern Virginia District
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
- The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' Associations Fairfax County Citizen of the Year
- Fairfax County Federation of Citizens' Associations requests the pleasure of your company at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Awards Banquet
- 2013 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year: Janyce Hedetniemi
- 2013 Citation of Merit Honorees: Tena Bluhm and Kathy Kaplan
- 2013 Special Gratitude Award Honorees: Jim Moran, Jim Scott and Frank Wolf
- On Sunday, the twenty-seventh of April at the Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia
- Cocktails 5:30 p.m.
- Program 6:30 p.m.
- For more information, or to RSVP or pay in advance refer to the Federation Citizen of the Year page.
- Fairfax Committee Of 100 meets on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 to discuss “How Will We Get The News? Journalism and the News Media in a Time of Rapid Change”
- Our distinguished speakers:
- Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
- Shelby Coffey, Vice Chairman, Newseum
- Some Background and Food for Thought
- This is a time of turmoil and transition for journalism and the news business.
- Print newspapers are in decline. Digital news sources are growing rapidly.
- Yet, despite recent doom and gloom, there is a new level of energy in the news business with new technology, new types of news sources, new revenue streams, and new entrepreneurs and investors such as Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post.
- Our speakers come to us with long and very distinguished careers in the news business.
- Come hear them tell us how the times are changing and what lies in the future for journalism and for reporting and disseminating the news.
- What has happened to the incredible shrinking newspaper?
- Print journalism and newspapers have been in decline in recent years. Circulation has fallen. Advertising revenues have decreased rapidly. Content has been reduced. Staffs have been significantly reduced. Budgets have been slashed. Many daily newspapers have even reduced the size of their pages.
- The large majority of people producing original reporting are still in the print newspaper industry, but those jobs are far from secure. Full-time professional newsroom employment has been declining in recent years.
- So how will we get the news in the future? The number of digital news outlets has grown rapidly. There are now nearly 500 digital news outlets, most created in the past half-dozen years. These sites employ roughly 5000 full-time professionals. 30 of these sites account for 3000 of these jobs. International news is a significant area of current investment.
- So what do these rapid changes mean? Will print newspapers survive? Can digital news sources take up the slack? Can news reporting remain neutral and unbiased under the new conditions? Will the young generation pay attention to the news? How will we get our news?
- Meeting Details:
- Amphora Restaurant, 377 Maple Avenue, West, Vienna, VA 22180
- Cost: Members - $39, Non-Members - $49
- Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations, reservations will be honor in the order received with reservations made by Committee of 100 members given preference over non-member reservations.
- Schedule: Pre-Meeting Festivities starting 7 PM followed by dinner and program from 7:30-9:30 PM
- RSVP today by sending an email to: wwhanks @ cox.net or by calling: 703-385-3753. Please state your entrée preference: Beef, Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian
- AHOME HOUSING HALL OF FAME Fundraising Reception
- May 1, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Capital One Atrium, McLean, Virginia
- Featured Speaker: Congressman Jim Moran
- The Honorable Gerry Connolly: A champion of affordable housing
- Carson Lee Fifer, Esq.: An advocate for affordable housing
- Carl E. Auvil: A trailblazer for affordable housing
- To buy tickets visit AHOME's web site
- Homeowner Association Seminar
- Thomas Davis Rust, Member, House of Delegates, 86th District, invites you to attend a FREE Community Association Education Seminar where industry leaders will discuss the recent legislation that will impact homeowners and condominium association communities and board members. There will also be an open forum discussion where attendees can ask any questions they would like about association issues.
- DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014
- TIME: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- LOCATION: Mary Ingram Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 20170
- SPEAKERS: William A. Marr Jr., Attorney and Betsy Johns, MCCA PCAM
- Key topics to be addressed include:
- Common Interest Community Leadership Responsibilities and Tips for Problem Solving and other essentials for Board Operations
- This year's legislative changes, especially regarding violation charges
- Much more....
- This seminar is open to everyone and is also sponsored by the Herndon Community Association Coalition. You are welcome to forward this email to other board members as well.
- He hopes you will be able to attend this meeting as he believes it will be informative for all. If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact his legislative aide, Carol Sinclair, at CSinclair@TomRust.org or 703-437-9400.
- May Green Breakfast
- 69th Green Breakfast Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10: a.m. - noon at Huntley Meadows Park (Please note meeting location)
- Celebrate the Restored Wetland, Huntley Meadows Park Wetland Restoration Project, Grand Opening
- Twenty-two years of planning, 60 public meetings, and a cutting-edge design equals biodiversity restored, wildlife habitat returned, and a rejuvenated experience for visitors!
- The Huntley Meadows Wetland Restoration Project has been featured at several past green breakfasts. Now complete, it's time to celebrate the restored wetland and showcase this renewed resource.
- 10 a.m. Meet at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center for light snacks and project photos - please note that breakfast will not be served at this FREE event.
- 10:30 a.m. Ceremony on the boardwalk
- 11:15 a.m. Behind the scenes walking tours
- Huntley Meadows Park: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. (The Green Breakfast Series will return to Brion's Grille for its July forum.)
- The Huntley Meadows Wetland Restoration Project is a partnership between the Fairfax County Park Authority, Wetlands Studies and Solutions Inc., Friends of Huntley Meadows, and Fairfax County Government. For more information contact the Fairfax County Park Authority's Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. If accommodations or alternate formats are needed, please call 703-324-8563, TTY 703-803-3354.
- If you have any questions, please contact the "Northern Virginia Conservation District at email@example.com.
- Public Comment Period Begins for Proposed 2014 Fairfax 50+ Plan
- The Public Comment Period for the Proposed 2014 Fairfax 50+ Plan extends to May 15. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to review the proposals and tell us what you think.
- Go to the Proposed Fairfax 50+ Plan Now!
- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, together with the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging, has been working with the community to create the 2014 Fairfax 50+ Plan since early last year.
- During the summer of 2013, over 750 residents participated in community forums and many more emailed comments. Work Teams composed of community members and county staff then reviewed the comments and wrote the proposals.
- Following the comment period, the proposals will be submitted to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for their consideration.
- For more information contact Grace Lynch, Manager, Communications, Division of Adult and Aging Services, Fairfax County, VA or visit their website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults
- Next Membership Meeting 28 May 2014:
- Membership Topic: Report from Richmond
- Land Use and Transportation Committee
- 9:00 - Comprehensive Sign Plan for the Timber Ridge Residential Development
- Proponent: Sara Mariska,, Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh PC
- Action: Comprehensive Sign Plan
- Location: Timber Ridge Residential Development west of Centreville Road North of Wall Road and East of the Extension of the Air And Space Museum Annex Parkway.
The Comprehensive Sign Plan for the Timber Ridge residential development was officially accepted by Fairfax County for processing. The plans should be scheduled for public hearing in July. If some initial feedback is provided from Staff in April, it makes sense for us to come to the Council in April. If we do not have any initial feedback, we will postpone the presentation to May.
- 9:30 - Akridge Westfields Development
- Proponent: Lori R. Greenlief, Senior Land Use Planner, McGuireWoods LLP
- Action: Development
- Location: Westfields
Akridge woulkd like to discuss their plans for their property in Westfields. They have not filed anything with the County as of yet but are intending to file within 4 to 6 weeks
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council