Friday, January 6, 2012
Meeting and panel discussion will be held Monday, Jan. 9.
Friday, January 6, 2012
With County Executive Tony Griffin's impending retirement on April 12, 2012, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is in the early stages of finding his successor. Braddock District Supervisor John Cook is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, to solicit input from county residents. The meeting will be held at Kings Park Library from 7:30 to 9 p.m. "We should consider what background, personality and experiences need to be brought to the table," Cook said. "In thinking through this 'job description,' it will be beneficial to have the thoughts and comments of Fairfax County residents." The Town Hall will be in two halves. The first will include a panel discussion, moderated by former board member Stu Mendelsohn. The panel will…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Holiday open house at Braddock District Supervisor's office featured food donated by local restaurants.
More the 300 people attended the Annual Taste of Braddock holiday open house at the offices of the Braddock District Supervisor John Cook. Annandale High School's culinary arts department provided the desserts, and the students worked as servers. Bill Barfield, chairman of the Braddock District Council of Community Associations, organized the food for the event. He thanked the 25 local businesses which participated.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Operation Lifesaver Santa Train tickets go on sale Monday, November 28, beginning at 9 a.m.
Tickets for the Virginia Railway Express annual Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains go on sale Monday, November 28, at 9 a.m. VRE said the tickets sell-out within hours. Tickets for the Burke Centre Santa Trains will be sold at Braddock District Supervisor John Cook's Office as well as online at the Burke Centre Purchase Tickets/Ticket Status page. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride VRE trains on Saturday, December 10, to promote rail safety through Operation Lifesaver’s Look, Listen and Live campaign. Santa’s helpers also will be on board, distributing candy canes and coloring books. VRE's Burke Centre, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Woodbridge stations also will serve as drop off sites for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. These are the …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Cook, who faced strong competition from challenger Janet Oleszek, narrowly won on Tuesday evening
Updated 3 p.m. Wednesday Republican incumbent John Cook was re-elected to his second term as Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening in what was largely considered one of the most contended races in the county. "There are independent voices in the Braddock District, and our voices are going to be heard on the Board of Supervisors,” said Cook in his victory speech at the Fairfax County Republication Committee party at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church. "This race became a referendum on if a non-Bulova person could hold office in the Braddock District. The answer is yes,” said Cook. Cook, who is focused on community empowerment and engagement and on transportation, particularly Fairfax …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Parking of boats, motor homes and trailers will soon be prohibited on Zion Drive between Jib Lane and Guinea Road.
A new Community Parking District along Zion Drive between Jib Lane and Guinea Road was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors at their October 18 meeting. Braddock District Supervisor John Cook made the motion after several communities expressed their concern over the number of recreational vehicles and trailers parked in the area. Many did not belong to residents, and were both limiting available parking spots and creating line of sight issues for drivers. Cook said the new regulations will improve the ability of community members to park in their own neighborhoods. The Community Parking District (CPD) will prohibit parking of boats, motor homes and trailers along Zion Drive between Jib Lane and Guinea Road. The Fairfax County…
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Historic property provides recreation and meeting space for the community.
Tarika Simmons participated in activities at the David R. Pinn Community Center as a child. Last week she took her daughter Bianca to the ribbon cutting for the renovated center. "I got to see the center change from -- lets just call it the old look -- and now it looks like a coffee shop," said Simmons. "We definitely didn't have any flat screen TVs before!" Braddock District Supervisor John Cook joined residents Friday at the grand re-opening. The renovations reflect the efforts of the Sideburn Civic Association and the Little Bethel Baptist Church. "The Pinn Center is practically an institution in and of itself in the Sideburn and Bonnie Brae communities," said Supervisor Cook. "It's historic, it's open to the community, and now that …