May 18, 2022


The weather was misty and cool for last Saturday's Tour de Hunter Mill, and it did shower a bit, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the more than 100 bicyclists – including several families – who participated in this fun event. This year the start and finish lines were at the Town of Vienna's Town Green. Thank you very much to Mayor Linda Colbert (to my left in the photo), town staff and your great volunteers for hosting us this year – and a shout out to the Mayor for participating in the ride. There are many volunteers who generously provide their time, energy and passion for their community and bicycling to make this event happen and it is appreciated not only by me and my staff but by all the participants.


Finally, thank you to all our 2022 Tour de Hunter Mill Partners:


If you participated in the event and would like to provide feedback for next year's Tour de Hunter Mill, please send an email to Interested in getting information about next year's event? Use the same email address and put "2023 TdHM" in the subject line and include your contact details. 



COVID-19 Update


Navigating National Infant Formula Shortage 


Many families in our community are being affected by the national infant formula shortage that continues due to a temporary shutdown of the plant that manufactures about half of the U.S. supply. Our Health Department advises that if you have any questions, check with your baby’s physician or healthcare provider, especially if your baby is on a restricted diet or has any medical conditions.

Here are some tips if your formula is hard to find:

  1. Call a store to check on the stock or check the online inventory before going to purchase formula.
  2. Check smaller markets and drug stores when the big box stores and supermarkets are out.
  3. Call your OBGYN or pediatrician to see if they have in-office samples or can suggest a formula that is nutritionally similar to your infant’s typical formula that may be available in stores.
  4. Try a different formula if your baby is not on a restricted diet and has no major health problems. If you are a WIC participant, you may be able to find another type of formula. See the updated substitution form: Updated Formula Substitution Form.
  5. If you choose to shop online, purchase only from well-recognized distributors and pharmacies rather than individually sold or auction sites. You may not know what you’re actually getting, and there is little or no control over pricing.
  6. Do not import formula from overseas. These products will not be FDA cleared, and may contain contaminants or ingredients inappropriate for your baby.
  7. Purchase only a 10-14-day supply each time. It appears unlikely that the supply is going to run out, and hoarding will only make shortages worse.

Learn more

Bike to Work Day is This Friday, May 20 

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This Friday, May 20 is Bike to Work Day. Fairfax County and other local jurisdictions, as well as Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) are hosting this year's event. In addition to residents biking to work, teleworkers are also are also encouraged to bike to a pit stop and then back home to work for the day.

This year, there are more than 100 pit stops around the region, 17 of which are in Fairfax County. Learn more.

Land Use and Transportation Updates 

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Update; Next Meeting May 23

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 to discuss county staff input:

  • Monday, May 23, 7 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: 2341 629 9423. 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

VDOT Virtual Public Hearing Tonight, May 18 on Fox Mill and Pinecrest Road 

The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a virtual public hearing on the Fox Mill Road and Pinecrest Road Intersection Improvements in Fairfax County on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.  This project aims to relieve congestion and improve safety and operations at the intersection. The project includes:

  • Installing a permanent traffic signal (A temporary traffic signal began operating in August 2021)
  • Constructing left-turn lanes on northbound and southbound Fox Mill Road 
  • Adding four crosswalks 
  • Reconstructing sidewalks and curb ramps
  • Constructing an eight-foot-wide walkway and curb ramp at the southeast corner of the intersection

Virtual Public Information Meeting Registration.

Board of Supervisors Update 

The Board of Supervisors held several committee meetings yesterday, May 17. You can review the meeting presentations and watch the meetings below:

The next full Board of Supervisors meeting is next Tuesday, May 24. More information. 

What's News in Vienna

Viva! Vienna! is Back!

Viva! Vienna! is returning on Memorial Day Weekend May 28-30. It's a fun weekend with family activities, local vendors, food and more. Learn more, including how to volunteer. I hope to see you there!

Summer on the Green

Join your neighbors each Friday from June 3 to Aug. 12 on the Town Green at 6:30 p.m. for live music and lots of summer fun! Performer schedule and details.

Public Safety Update
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Reston District CAC Meeting May 25 

The Reston District Community Advisory Committee will meet in person on May 25, 7 p.m. at the Reston District Station, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr.  District Station Commander Rex Pagerie will provide an update on trends and investigations in the community. Detectives will present information about the investigation into catalytic converter thefts in Reston and Fairfax County. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact officer Katy Defoe at  

3 Things to Know Today

Report Streetlight Outages

Streetlights, like light bulbs at home, don’t last forever. One way you can help is by reporting streetlight outages in your neighborhood and in other areas you frequent. Reporting an outage is simple and helps keeps neighborhoods safe; it also helps keep pedestrians visible and safe. Learn More 

Training Available to Prevent Overdose 

The county's Community Services Board's REVIVE! program trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Several trainings are available countywide. Learn more

Mosquitoes are Back; Fight the Bite 

Mosquitoes can breed in as little as a teaspoon of water and we've had a lot of rain recently. The county has a guide to battling mosquitoes, including 12 locations to check for standing water. Learn more

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Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn
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