Announcements and Events

Friends of Lake Accotink Park 12/19

posted Dec 19, 2019, 9:19 AM by Cathy Gruber

(ALL are invited) 

DATE:  December 19th Thursday
TIME: 7:30-8:30pm
LOCATION (Ravensworth Farm): Community of Christ, 5610 Interchapel Road, Springfield VA 22151

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Charles Smith, Branch Chief, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Planning Division, Watershed Projects Implementation Branch. He will discuss Lake Accotink dredging, the Flag Run stream restoration, the Long Branch Central Watershed Management Area restoration, and other projects in the Accotink watershed.

Donations: FLAP P.O. Box 1023 Springfield, VA 22151

FLAP NEWSLETTER: In this issue (Our Project/Programs/Impacts/ Honoring John Cook / Dedicating The Margaret Kinder Education and Pollinater Garden/ Welcoming Sara Oberther, Acting LAP Mgr/ and much more..   

January 8, 2020 General Meeting

posted Dec 13, 2019, 11:42 AM by Cathy Gruber

The next BDC meeting is on Wednesday, January 8, at 7:30 pm in Braddock Hall, where we will have a Meet and Greet and short Q&A session with James Walkinshaw, the new Braddock District Supervisor.

December 18 Taste of Braddock

posted Dec 13, 2019, 11:42 AM by Cathy Gruber

Remember to join us for Supervisor Cook's Taste of Braddock on Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Braddock Hall and the Kings Park Library Meeting Room, 9002 Burke Lake Rd, Burke. 

RSVP at 703-425-9300 or

November Meeting Canceled - Come to Taste of Braddock

posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:13 AM by Cathy Gruber

We will not be meeting in November, and our next meeting will be January 8. As is our tradition in December, we hope everyone will attend Supervisor Cook's Taste of Braddock:

From the Braddock Beacon:

Join Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook for his last community event, along with other community leaders, residents, and county employees at the annual "Taste of Braddock," a holiday celebration of the food and spirit of the Braddock District. Food donated by Braddock District businesses. Come join this celebration of community.

Please RSVP if you intend to join us
Call 703-425-9300 or E-mail us at

Location: Braddock Hall and the Kings Park Library Meeting Room
9002 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Time: Wednesday, December 18th

From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

October 16, 7:30 pm General Meeting

posted Oct 25, 2019, 5:41 AM by Cathy Gruber   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 5:42 AM ]

Stormwater Management Presentation 

Join us for a presentation that includes a brief overview of what the Stormwater Management Program does, current projects in the Braddock District, and slides of some completed projects in Braddock, followed by Q&A.  

Join us in Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, Va.

September 11, 2019, 7:30 pm General Meeting

posted Sep 11, 2019, 5:06 PM by Cathy Gruber

Summer break is over, and I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. As fall begins, a new BDC program year begins. Come share your ideas for the year ahead. What presentations would you like to see? What worked this past year, and what did not? How can the BDC help your Association?

July 10, 2019, Best of Braddock Awards and BDC Picnic

posted Jun 19, 2019, 12:14 PM by Cathy Gruber   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 5:46 AM ]

On Wednesday, July 10, the Braddock District Council will be hosting their annual Best of Braddock Awards and Braddock District Council Picnic. 

Each year, the BDC and the Braddock District Supervisor’s office join efforts in recognizing those in the Braddock District who contribute to making our community a better place to live and work, while also sharing a meal provided by the BDC. The event takes place at the Braddock District Supervisor’s office, 9002 Burke Lake Road. The picnic is from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the recognition ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.

Best of Braddock Award Winners 2019

Young Persons of the Year - Students from the North Springfield Community

Elizabeth Porter, Anna Balbuena, Ella McGinty, Evyn Vanbrunt, Megan Brown, Liam McGinty, Katie Pope, and James Kendall

Organization Making a Difference in the Braddock District

The Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke

Neighborhood Enhancement or Beautification - Individual

John "Craig" Willet, Burke Centre Conservancy

Neighborhood Enhancement or Beautification - Community Association

Melissa and Jarrett Stark, Hickory Farms Community Association

Outstanding Individuals

Steven Shapiro, Burke Centre Conservancy
John Firsching, Olde Forge/Surrey Square Civic Association
Todd Skipper, Little Run Citizens' Association
Michael O'Dell

Braddock District Citizen of the Year

Joan Bishop, Olde Forge/Surrey Square Civic Association

June 12, 2019, General Meeting

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:19 PM by Cathy Gruber   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:15 PM ]

Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 pm


7:30 Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Amendment to Bylaws (see below)

Election of BDC Officers

7:45 Presentation by Matthew Marquis on the Community Emergency Response Guide

The current bylaws can be found at

Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, Va.

May 9, 2019, Braddock Supervisor Candidate Forum

posted May 8, 2019, 9:08 AM by Cathy Gruber   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:15 PM ]

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm
Braddock Supervisor Candidate Forum

Come meet and ask questions to the candidates running for Braddock Supervisor:

Carey Campbell (Independent-Green Party)
Irma Corado (Democratic)
Jason Remer (Republican)
James Walkinshaw (Democratic)

7:30    Best of Braddock Awards Committee Selected
    BDC Officers Nominating Committee Selected 
7:40    Approve April Meeting Minutes
7:45    Braddock Supervisor Candidate Forum
9:00    Meeting Adjourns

Join us in Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, Va.

April 10, 2019, Virginia General Assembly Legislative Forum

posted Apr 25, 2019, 6:59 PM by Cathy Gruber   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:15 PM ]

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 pm
Virginia General Assembly Legislative Forum

Collectively Braddock District's 120,000+ residents are represented in Richmond by three State Senators and five Delegates. This is your opportunity to interact directly with our elected officials, ask questions and express concerns, like the interesting General Assembly session that just occurred in Richmond. This is also an opportunity to ask about the state of our potholes in Braddock.

Confirmed: Senators Dick Saslaw and David Marsden and Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn, David Bulova, and Kathy Tran (will have a representative) 

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