July 27, 2022


Making our roads safer, especially for pedestrians and bicyclists, has been a high priority for me as your Supervisor, as well as Chair of the Board of Supervisors Transportation Committee. While much work is being done, we need to do better. There have been 11 pedestrian fatalities to date this year in the county, while last year there were seven by July. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, we average more than 6,700 vehicle crashes countywide annually. Many of those are caused by speed and distracted driving. 

With Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) beginning classes next month and traffic patterns changing, I encourage everyone to slow down in our neighborhoods and be mindful of the people (especially children) walking and biking on our streets. We all need to take personal responsibility to give driving our full attention – lives depend on it.

The Hunter Mill Transportation Advisory Committee met this morning to discuss pedestrian and bike safety issues, with representatives from VDOT, the Reston District Police Station, Fairfax County's Department of Transportation and my staff. There were presentations on infrastructure projects, speed enforcement efforts and other related topics. Watch the meeting.  

Highlights of safety projects underway:

  • Per my Dec. 7, 2021 Board Matter, the county and FCPS are working on a pilot program to use speed cameras in school zones and stop-arm cameras on school buses. More information is forthcoming.
  • The county, FCPS, VDOT and county public safety agencies are working together on a comprehensive and ongoing communications strategy to enhance messaging already in place regarding pedestrian and bike safety. The launch of the campaign is expected in early fall. 
  • Safe Streets for All Program
  • Active Fairfax Transportation Plan 

Finally, you may have noticed an electronic signboard out above Baron Cameron on the Fairfax County Parkway. Our county police officers are proactively enforcing violations on the Parkway that can lead to dangerous crashes, including: 

  • Failure to stop fully before turning right on red.
  • Turning right on red where prohibited.
  • Speed (50 means 50).
  • Hands Free violations.
  • Virginia Move Over Law.
  • Reckless driving.
  • Equipment violations.


Please be safe out there! 



Note: The newsletter is taking a two-week break and will be returning Aug. 17. Thank you for subscribing and for your input on articles and issues, it is much appreciated! 

COVID-19 Update

9-8-8 National Hotline Now Available 

new national 9-8-8 mental health crisis and support hotline is now active, including here in Fairfax County. The 9-8-8 number operates through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, which comprises over 200 locally operated and funded crisis lines across the country.

Dialing 9-8-8 will connect you to behavioral health care and support 24 hours a day. Virginia continues to invest in building capacity to enhance community-based crisis services. Further updates will be provided in the upcoming months.

In addition, county services include emergency services (open 24/7) at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health, operated by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. You may access emergency services by calling 703-573-5679 or going to 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive in Fairfax.

Learn more

Board of Supervisors Update 

The Board of Supervisors held several committee meetings yesterday, Tuesday, July 26. You can review the presentation materials below and watch the meetings here.  

A full meeting of the Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2. You can review the meeting materials here

Land Use Updates 

Statement from Inova: 

Demolition at Former Inova Cameron Glen Nursing Home Site to Begin

Over the coming weeks, demolition at the former Inova Cameron Glen Nursing Home site will begin, starting with tree removal next week. The building, which has not been in use since 2014 when the nursing home beds were relocated to Oakton and Leesburg, was deemed unfit for occupancy in 2021 by the Fairfax County Fire Marshal.

Inova has worked collaboratively with Fairfax County for over a decade to support the new vision for Reston Town Center North. The demolition of the Cameron Glen building is an important step toward that vision, making way for 3+ acres of open space encompassing the new central green. This rare opportunity to return developed land to open space is a unique and valuable component of the larger community redevelopment plan. Inova, local community partners, law enforcement, and the Hunter Mill Supervisor’s Office have worked together in recent weeks to promote community awareness and to ensure the safety of the demolition site.

Looking forward, we are eager for the completion of the Reston Town Center North redevelopment and the valuable community facilities and housing that will be enabled by the project.

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Update; Upcoming Meetings 

County staff review of the Task Force’s interim recommendations on the 14 areas of the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study is underway. The next Task Force meeting:

  • Thursday, July 28, 5 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Webex. Use this link to attend and participate. Call in and listen to the meeting: dial 1-844-621-3956, and use access code: 2335 903 0777.

The meeting can also be viewed on YouTube. To learn more about the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study and the Task Force, visit the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study webpage. The archive of meeting details and agendas is here. The video archive of all past task force meetings can be found on my YouTube page. If you have questions or would like to provide input, please email restonplantaskforce@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Reston Planning & Zoning Virtual Meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Reston P&Z meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Use this link to attend and participate. You may also call in and listen to the meeting, dial 571-429-5982 and use conference call ID: 206 991 644#. For more information contact Shruti Nallappa703-478-0283

Hunter Mill Land Use Committee Virtual Meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.

The Hunter Mill District Land Use Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. use this link to attend. You may also call in and listen to the meeting, dial 571-429-5982 and use conference call ID: 125 472 608#. For information, contact Shruti Nallappa, 703-478-0283.

What's News in Vienna

Drop Off Locations for Old Batteries 

Town residents can bring your old batteries to the Vienna Community Center120 Cherry St. SE or Town Hall127 Center St. S, for recycling. The Town accepts single-use and rechargeable batteries, even those weighing up to 11 pounds, so long as they are not leaking. Put them in a plastic bag, and drop them in the box.

Public Safety Update 

National Night Out is Aug. 2 

The Fairfax County Police Department is hosting the county's National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2. There are many communities throughout Hunter Mill District that are gathering on Tuesday evening for this opportunity for officers and the communities they protect to come together. Plans include ice cream socials, hot dogs and soft drinks giveaways, games and other fun activities. National Night Out is a great way to gather with your neighbors, get better acquainted, and talk about issues of common concern. I am planning on stopping by several NNO events and look forward to seeing you!

3 Things to Know Today: Back to School 

Two Ways to Donate to School Supply Drives

Fairfax County Public Schools begins classes Aug. 22. There are many students who need supplies for a successful school year. If you can, consider donating to one of these two school supply drives: 

Become a Substitute Teacher: Virtual Job Fair is Tomorrow, Thursday, July 28 

Fairfax County Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers and student monitors. Compensation is $24.86/hour for long-term substitute teachers and $18.50/hour for daily substitutes. Join the virtual job fair tomorrow, Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here. 

Families Can Apply for Free and Reduced Meals 

Free and reduced-price meal applications are open for the 2022-23 school year. Any family interested in free or reduced-price meals must submit a new application, even if your child has received free meals in the past. Apply today

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