June 26, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has brought unprecedented attention to police practices both current and historic. Discussions continue about aligning police departments with community needs. To help address concerns locally I have scheduled a virtual town hall with FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler on July 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. It is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback to both of us. Details on how to participate.
Here are some Police Department resources that may be helpful to review prior to the town hall:

Also, yesterday Chairman Jeff McKay and Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk sent a letter to Chief Roessler about getting additional data on police activities.  
All this local activity follows a series of FCPD reforms begun in 2014. The time is right to review how those reforms have worked, or not. FYI - I have also received thoughtful suggestions on possible additional reforms from the Fairfax County NAACP, ACLU and the NOVA Equity Agenda Coalition.

On the primary topic of this newsletter – our COVID-19 data continues to look promising and we're still expecting the governor to move us to the Phase 3 of reopening on July 1. Take a look at our regional data chart and the data charts below.
Have a good weekend everyone!


Today's Updates (June 26)

Current Number of Cases in the Fairfax Health District
  • Daily reported case information for the Fairfax Health District: here and scroll down to get to ZIP Code data.
  • Daily reported case information throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: here and ZIP Code data look for Data Download bar.

COVID-19 Case Information Chart (as of publication on June 26)
Human Services Update
Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community, June 30,
6 to 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to participate the first in a series of community discussions about mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health within the Black community. Conversations will address the conditions of COVID-19, inequity, racism, trauma, stigma, and other factors that significantly impact the well-being of our Black community. Learn more .

Spiritual Support by Phone Provided by Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services
Are you feeling sad, scared, or overwhelmed because of COVID-19? Speak with a Fairfax County Spiritual Support Team member for spiritual support and care. Call us at 703-324-5185, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Support can be provided in multiple languages. 

Assistance from a Distance
As the county continues to respond to COVID-19, a number of key county services are available online or by phone. Learn more .
Five Things to Know Today
Public Art Reston Launches Public Art Explorer
Public Art Reston has a new online series of art activity pages filled with interactive learning experiences for children and their families. Learn more

Also, a reminder from Public Art Reston that June 30 is the deadline to vote for Thoreau's Ensemble  by Ben Volta, one of the CODAawards top 100 finalists representing the best design and art projects.  Vote here .

Fairfax County EDA Virtual Career Fair for Tech Professionals is July 14
Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and 13 other leading tech companies in Northern Virginia are bringing recruiters to a virtual career fair that the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting July 14 to help mid-career tech professionals find jobs.  Learn more .

Park Authority Launches Outdoor Fitness Classes June 27
The Park Authority is launching a series of outdoor exercise classes starting on Saturday, June 27 at RECenter locations across the county. Learn more .

Fairfax County Independence Day Holiday Schedule
Fairfax County Government offices are closed Friday, July 3, in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Learn more .
If you cannot find county information that you are looking for, please contact my office at [email protected] v and we will be happy to assist you.


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