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Leadership Fairfax Succeeds Because of Members Like You. Haven't Renewed Yet? Do it Today!

Amie Fulcher, Christine Poward, Cheri Danaher - LFI Class of 2015

Calling all alums to renew your memberships today. 

Leadership Fairfax is a community of like-minded leaders who are dedicated to ensuring Fairfax County remains the great place that we know and love.  Leadership Fairfax is your community and we are stronger together. As we re-dedicate ourselves to convening conversations around important issues, we need you more than ever. 

Renew your membership today and take full advantage of all that Leadership Fairfax has to offer.  Membership ensures that the organization continues to provide quality education, leadership development and outreach opportunities through our three premier leadership programs - Emerging Leaders Institute, Leadership Fairfax Institute and Lifetime Leaders Program.

As a member you have exclusive access to our online alumni database that includes over 1,500 successful, inspirational and community-focused individuals who share your passion for service. Membership also gives you invitations to "Members Only" events and discounts to the Northern Virginia Leadership Awards, Board of Supervisors Breakfast and our annual Alumni Reception.

Prove your Class is the Best Class Ever! Renew online , send us a check or call us at (703) 752-7555. When renewing online, login onto leadershipfairfax.org using your mail address and the "Forgot Password" feature then click on "View Profile" in the upper right corner to select your membership level. 

Many thanks to the members who have already renewed. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to the Fairfax community and beyond. 
Elaheh Intern
Leadership Fairfax Thanks Training Futures Intern for Service

Elaheh Hosseinpour has been a dedicated intern in the Leadership Fairfax offices for the last five weeks. As a part of the nationally recognized workforce development program, Northern Virginia Family Service's Training Futures, Elaheh joined our offices to learn about office management, business communications and community involvement, and in return gave us much needed support. 

Training Futures also provides training in office etiquette, computer skills and records management with the goal of helping unemployed and under-employed individuals secure a rewarding career. 
So what's next? Elaheh plans to study accounting and continue to serve her community. Thank you for all of your help, Elaheh! 
2014 NVLA Winners
Northern Virginia Leadership Award Nominations are Open! 

Know an inspiring leader who solves problems through innovation, makes lasting community connections and embodies servant leadership?

These awards honor local leaders for their commitment to community, innovation and inspiration. Honorees are nominated by Leadership Fairfax alumni and fellow community leaders. Awards will be bestowed in five categories, acknowledging contributions across all sectors - public, private and non-profit.

Nominate local leaders here. 

Nominations are due by October 27, 2015.
NVLA sponsorship opportunities are also available. Show your support for the winners and promote your company by signing up here

Dallice Joyner, LFI'09: Executive Coach and Team Advisor
Mentors  Mentors and Coaches - We Want YOU! 

Leadership Fairfax is looking for accomplished mentors and coaches to provide leadership guidance for individual students in the ELI Class of 2016. Mentoring and coaching are an integral part of the development of the class throughout the year. 

If you're interested in mentoring or coaching an emerging leader, please contact Katrina Brauer, Chairman of the Coaching/Mentoring Committee at katrina.brauer@bankwithunited.com 

If interested, please contact Katrina by November 5, 2016. 

Maura Ardike, ELI '16 and Melissa Hendrix, ELI '16
Servant Leadership In Action - Photos from Recent Program Day 

LFI, ELI and LLP explored servant leadership, diversity and managing projects while at University of Virginia Falls Church Campus at the most recent program day on October 15, 2015. 
The classes united at the beginning of the day, and then separated to dig deep into their specific content for the year. 

Speakers included Luby Ismail, Joan Fletcher, LFI '09 Michael Sands, Suzanne Keating, LFI '98 and Colin Callahan, LFI '04. 

Check out the classes in action! 

Michael Sands Presents Project Management
Michael Sands, PMP, Director of Center for Performance Mastery facilitated the ELI Class session on project management.

Founder of Connecting Cultures, Lobna "Luby" Ismail provided training and testimony on diversity and understanding to the LFI students.

LFI Team Sapphire hard at work as they plan their program day.

LLP participants 
charting a new path with  
Suzanne Keating LFI '98

Leadership Fairfax Alumni - Campaigns, Projects and Contributions in the Community
Alumni On the Campaign Trail 

Election Day is fast approaching and Leadership Fairfax is proud to recognize fellow alumni as they campaign for leadership positions in the community. 

We wish each of them the very best in this important leadership endeavor. 

Running for re-election are: 
VA Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, 41st District, LFI'01
Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, LFI'09
Patty Reed Fairfax County School Board, Providence District, LFI'12
John Frey, Clerk of Courts, LFI'96

Running for office for the first time are:
Bettina Lawton, for Fairfax County Clerk of Court, LFI'05
Anna Urman House of Delegates, 43rd District, LFI'14
Danny Vargas, 86th District, VA House of Delegates, LFI'10

Show support, share your voice and be a good citizen. 
Vote on November 3rd!
Stacy Yike, LFI'14 - Hit the Ground Running! 

We asked what our alumni are doing to help the community and you responded! 

Stacy Yike LFI 14
Special recognition goes to Stacy Yike, LFI'14 for being the first alu m to reply. She's currently serving as an LFI Team Advisor and on the Consolidated Community Funding Pool Selection Advisory Committee. 

Stacy also works with National Capitol Region - Arlington - Year Up which connects young leaders with internship opportunities throughout the Northern Virginia Region. 

Great work, Stacy!

Let us know how  YOU are positively impacting your community for a chance to be featured in Destination Leadership.
Respond to:
Lifetime Leaders Looking for an Encore? LLP Spring Program Dates Now Available.

The Lifeime Leaders Program (LLP) connects and invites established leaders near retirement or already retired to learn about encore opportunities in the community, engage in meaningful personal growth and create a plan for leveraging their skills and abilities in service to their community. 

The Spring Dates for our LLP Program have been posted on the websiteAttend an information session to learn more about the program, and stay tuned for more info!       
Calling Volunteers for Carriage Rides! 

Join Leadership Fairfax on December 19 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reston Town Center to manage carriage rides for all ages. 

Each year, the Reston Town Center provides local non-profits the opportunity to earn money for their organizations by managing carriage and train rides in celebration of the holidays. We need 8 dedicated volunteers to make this fun opportunity a success!

Celebrate the holidays through generosity. Please contact susan@leadershipfairfax.org to sign up.

BalletNova Board of Directors Vacancy

Do you love serving the community? Have you demonstrated leadership ability in business, non-profit boards or the arts? Can you think strategically and effectively to support the mission and vision of BalletNova?
BalletNova Executive Director, Caroline Frankil Warren LFI'15, announces a Board of Directors vacancy. The organization is looking to fill one volunteer position with a vibrant, committed and qualified leader. Applications of interest should be sent with a cover letter and resume to the Nominating Committee at fletcherandassociates@msn.com and include subject line: "Last name, First name - BalletNova Board Director or Committee Member."
BalletNova Center for Dance's mission is to provide a center of dance excellence in Northern Virginia, nurturing and training dancers of all ages, and offering superb community performances. 
Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project - Informational Sessions Coming Up
The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) is hosting three informational sessions regarding the  Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project. The sessions will showcase NVTA's preferred alternative for the 25-mile upgrade to I-66 between U.S. Route 15/Haymarket and I-495. 
VDOT will also be on site to provide information. 
Sessions will last from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Presentations start at 7 p.m.: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 
8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136

Moving? Changing Jobs?   
We want to know.
Volunteer Appreciation 1
Doug McDonald LFI'98, CEO Karen Cleveland, LFI'05 and Suzanne Keating, LFI'98 
Did you know you can update your information in the online directory on our website? Use your email address and password to log in. On the top right click on "View Profile," where you can make any needed edits. Feel free to call us with updates too!  
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How Are You Helping the Community?

We want to hear from you!  
We know that Leadership Fairfax Alumni are doing great things in the community but we haven't done a very good job of tracking you. Email info@leadershipfairfax.org
and send us  a list of the boards and/or commissions you are on, as well as any community service awards or appointments you've received.

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