June 22, 2022


Summer officially began yesterday with the summer solstice and even with today’s stormy weather we are entering the best time of year to embrace the many fun events and amenities we have in our Hunter Mill District community. These are several of my favorites: 

Farmers Markets – Our popular famers markets are not only a great way to buy locally produced food and produce, but they're also a community gathering place. I encourage you to visit one if you haven't already.

Free Outdoor Music – Whatever type of music you enjoy, it doesn't get much better than spending a summer evening listening to great music with your family and friends.

Family Fun – Every day this summer there are many opportunities to choose from to keep kids (and grownups!) of all ages active and entertained. 

I hope you and your family enjoy a great summer!



COVID-19 Update

Children Under Age 5 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Keeping Your Home Safe

During Summer Travels 


A lot of Hunter Mill neighbors are making plans to go on long-awaited summer vacations and for many this may be your first time vacationing since before the pandemic. The county has provided the following tips to help ensure your home and your belongings stay safe while you are away.

  • If possible, keep a vehicle parked in your driveway or regular parking spot.
  • Make your home appear occupied; use timers/apps on lights, TVs or radios to automatically power electronics according to normal daily use.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor, relative, friend or pet sitter pick up mail and newspapers; remove all flyers, doorknob hangers and advertisements that have been placed at your door or mailbox.
  • Do not leave door keys under flower pots or doormats, inside an unlocked mailbox, over the doorway or in other obvious places.
  • Consider having someone mow your yard and water your outdoor plants. 
  • Keep all doors and windows locked, especially on the ground floor.
  • Avoid posting vacation plans on social media, especially more public ones like Twitter. Share photos from your trip only after you return home.

Summer Meal Kits for Kids 

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services launched the 2022 Summer Food Service Program last week. Free meals are being provided countywide to all children on a first come, first served basis at multiple locations, including many Fairfax County Public Schools. Please share this information with parents and caregivers who may benefit from this free meal program. Learn more

Land Use Updates 

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Update; Upcoming Meetings are June 27 and June 29

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 meetings to discuss county staff input and endorse final drafts of various comprehensive plan sections:

  • Monday, June 27, 5 p.m. The meeting is hosted on Webex, Use this link to attend and participate. Call in and listen to the meeting: dial 1-844-621-3956, and use access code: 2349 950 4624. 
  • Wednesday, June 29, 5 p.m. The meeting is hosted on Webex, Use this link to attend and participate. Call in and listen to the meeting: dial 1-844-621-3956, and use access code: 2333 378 6145.

The meetings can also be viewed on YouTube.

Important Note: Meeting dates are subject to change, non-Task Force members can receive notifications about changes to scheduled meetings. To sign up for email updates, visit the Email Subscription page, enter your email address and select Reston Study & Plan Amendment News.

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.

What's News in Vienna

Liberty Amendments Month Events 

It was an honor last weekend to be a part of the opening events for Vienna's Liberty Amendments Month program. Make sure you check out the full slate of events and programs to celebrate the 13th,14th 15th and 19th Amendments: Liberty Amendments Month Calendar. 

Public Safety Update 

Car Seat Safety Inspections June 24

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is providing free car seat safety inspections on Friday, June 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Look for the inspection area in the Target parking lot, 14391 Chantilly Crossing Lane in Chantilly. No appointment needed; first come, first served.

Register Now for National Night Out Aug. 2

The Fairfax County Police Department is celebrating National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Aug. 2. It's simple to participate: plan a fun HOA or community gathering, invite your neighbors and register your event hereFor more information, contact Reston District Station officer Katy Defoe.

3 Things to Know Today

Get the Buzz on Protecting Pollinators

Protect pollinators by providing them with the right environment for plant pollination and avoiding the use of pesticides. Learn more about pollinators, and Fairfax County Park Authority programs and events.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Service for Hearing Disabled 

A new communication device called UbiDuo is now available at all DMV customer service centers to help DMV employees better serve customers who are hearing disabled. UbiDuo is a wireless electronic device that allows real-time conversation without the use of an interpreter. Learn more.

Music in the Gardens is Sunday, June 26

The Virginia Chamber Orchestra’s “Music in the Gardens” ensemble concert will be presented at 3 pm on Sunday, June 26, in the Korean Bell Pavilion at Vienna’s Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Concerts are free with admission the park ($3 to $6). Seating is not provided and attendees should bring a bag chair or blanket, or sit on the grass. Learn more

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Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn
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