Wednesday, April 10, 2013
All winners will be recognized at the annual gala on April 27.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations (MVCCA) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Citizen of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Student of the Year awards. Citizen of the Year: Becky & Jeff Todd have been stars in the Mount Vernon community for over 30 years. Prior to Jeff Todd’s death in 2011, together they championed those in need and local athletic teams and helped Richmond Highway to revitalize and grow. Since the death of her husband, Becky has continued to work tirelessly, carrying on the work they started. Organization of the Year: Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce (MVLCC) and the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC). Both the SFDC and MVLCC, are under the directorship of Volunteer Boards of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Parking was the biggest concern among Mount Vernon residents.
Mount Vernon District residents support moving the Mount Vernon Farmers Market to another location, according to a recent survey performed by the Consumer Affairs committee of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations. The Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place at Sherwood Regional Library from May to November. The survey found that parking was the biggest concern not only for the number of parking spaces but vehicle and pedestrian safety. Sixty-seven percent of respondents support moving the Mount Vernon Farmers Market to another location. Alternative locations discussed in the survey include Fort Hunt Park, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Grist Mill Park, George Washington RECenter, and the grounds of INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital. The …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Deadline is March 13.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations is now accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year. Eligible nominees are those persons or organizations which have had a positive impact on the Mount Vernon District. Dr. Glenn Fatzinger received the Mount Vernon District Citizen of the Year award in 2012. The Girl Scout Association 53 was recognized with the organization of the Year Award in 2012. The forms are available at www.mvcca.org. The deadline for nominations is March 13.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The MVCCA Consumer Affairs Committee is asking residents to take a short survey.
The MVCCA Consumer Affairs committee is seeking resident feedback concerning the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. The online survey is about extending the hours or extending the season or retaining the current hours and season, and moving the location for an extended season. Click here to take the 10-question survey. The survey will close on Feb. 20. The Consumer Affairs committee surveyed all 12 farmers market vendors during the 2012 season, and convened more than one public meeting to include one with a representative from the Sherwood Hall Library. The Mount Vernon board member of the Fairfax County Park Authority has been invited to a teleconference on Feb. 5 to discuss this matter. Residents may participate in the teleconference by …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The deadline is Jan. 18.
Students may now apply for the 2013 MVCCA Student of the Year Civic Award. The award is based on community involvement. Students at Mount Vernon and Lorton high schools may apply. Applications must be submitted to high school counselors by Jan. 18. Last year's winners were: Eugene Coleman III (Mount Vernon HS), Megan McDaniels (South County Secondary School), Sarah Jane Underwood (West Potomac High School). For more information, email Queenie Cox.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Three new co-chairs were elected on Nov. 28.
The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations elected three new co-chairs on Nov. 28. Co-chairs Jim Davis, Chris Low, and Gretchen Walzl were elected to the board. MVCCA Treasurer Trish Gowland and Secretary Carol Coyle were also re-elected. The MVCCA December Council Meeting will take place Dec. 19. Until Whitman Middle School is available, the council is meeting at South County Center in one of the 2nd floor meeting rooms.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Alice Ferguson Foundation awards local environmental steward.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) recognized Stratford Landing resident Elizabeth “Betsy” Martin as an environmental steward and litter prevention champion at the seventh annual Trash Summit in Silver Spring, Md., on Wednesday. “Elizabeth has partnered with us during the Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup for more than 10 years and last year she coordinated 10 sites along Little Hunting Creek,” said Lori Arguelles, AFF’s executive director. “Martin has engaged her community and raised awareness, building local stewardship efforts surrounding the litter problem. Though her cleanup efforts are extraordinary in themselves, what makes her a true champion is her continued work outside of cleanups.” Martin served on the advisory committee …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Baywood Hotels, Belle Haven Towers will deliver presentations on zoning plans.
Representatives from Belle Haven Towers and Baywood Hotels will deliever presentations at the MVCCA Planning and Zoning Committee meeting Monday night. Belle Haven Towers The owner of Belle Haven Towers, located at 6043 Richmond Highway, is seeking the committee’s comments and concerns on a preliminary plan to construct a fourth building where a parking lot currently stands. The project proposes a five-story building containing 145 multi-family units that will be located southeast of the buildings on the property. Baywood Hotel Keith Martin will give a presentation on the proposed rezoning from C-6 to C-8 with a special exception to build a hotel at 8668 Richmond Highway. The 92-room, four-story hotel will be LEED Silver certified and …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The 23rd annual celebration honored notable citizens, associations, and students of the Mount Vernon District.
Outstanding Mount Vernon District residents were honored at the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations 23rd Annual Gala Saturday night at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton. Dr. Glenn Fatzinger was honored for his numerous contributions to the Mount Vernon Distric and Fairfax County, including his role as one of the founding members of the MVCCA and acquiring Grist Mill Park. Girl Scout Association 53 was named the Mount Vernon District Organization of the Year for its role in developing the leadership skills of thousands of young women in the district. Mount Vernon High School senior Eugene Coleman III, South County Secondary School senior Megan McDaniels, and West Potomac High School senior Sarah Jane Underwood were all honored …