PDC Annual Picnic

Please check back at this web site for confirmation of the date of the annual PDC picnic.  An announcement will be sent to our email list.  If you are not on the list and would like to be included, please sign up by filling out the following form.

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PDC May Meeting Announcement

PDC May Meeting Announcement

Report from Richmond
Election of PDC Officers

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Agenda
7:30 pm – welcome
7:45 pm – Nominating Committee presides
Election of PDC Officers
8:00 pm – Report from Richmond

Providence Community Center
Classroom 1 (upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

 

The Providence District Council Officers Nominations are now open for 2016 – 2017.  Anyone residing in Providence District may be nominated for the PDC Officers positions, including current Officers of PDC.  The Nominating Committee Chair is Charlie Hall and all intent to serve statements should be sent to him directly via email.  Please take a look through our by-laws should you be interested in serving PDC.  Thank you for your consideration.
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April Meeting Announcement

PDC April Meeting Announcement

Fairfax Forward: Discussion on Land Use
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
starting at 7:30 pm
Providence Community Center – Classroom 1 (upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Marianne Gardner, Planning Division Director, Fairfax County Department of Planning, will speak about the Fairfax Forward planning process, which is a function of the comprehensive plan review.  For more information, see http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/fairfaxforward/

The Providence District Council Officers Nominations is now open for 2016 – 2017.  Anyone residing in Providence District may be nominated for the PDC Officers positions, including current Officers of PDC.  We will provide more information next week from our Nomination Committee Chair, Charlie Hall.  In the meantime, please take a look through our by-laws should you be interested in serving PDC.  Thank you for your consideration.
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2017 Fairfax Budget Discussion

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2017 Fairfax County & School Budget Discussions with Supervisor Linda Smyth and School Board Member Dalia Palchik

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
starting at 7:00 pm

Providence Community Center – Multipurpose Room
8001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Providence District Council is honored to host the Budget Town Hall Meeting in Providence District.  We are privileged that Supervisor Smyth and School Board Member Dalia Palchik will be joining us along with Staff from the County’s and School’s Budget Offices.  PDC looks forward to our continued working relationship on this budget cycle and welcome all residents of Providence District to participate in this process.

Resources
Fairfax County Public School’s 2017 Advertised Budget


Fairfax County’s FY 2017 Advertised Budget Plan

fy2017-budget-timeline

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PDC February 2016 Meeting Notice

PDC February Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Providence Community Center
(Classroom 1 – Upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Agenda
7:30 pm – PDC Admin
8:00 pm – Program
Laura Grape – Presenter
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Laura Grape will discuss ongoing NVSWCD programs, provide updates on activities completed in 2015 and highlight past stream restoration projects.

Please note that all PDC regular meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of the month unless announced otherwise. Thank you for penciling us in your calendar in advance.

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January Meeting – Code Enforcement

PDC January Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Providence Community Center

(Classroom 1 – Upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Agenda
7:30 pm – PDC Admin Agenda
8:00 pm – Program
Chip Moncure and Joan Maguire – Presenters
Fairfax County Code Enforcement


The Department of Code Compliance investigates most neighborhood quality of life complaints in the county, including parking in the grass, junk in the yard, too many people living in a home, uncut grass, building without permits, and hoarding. It enforces zoning, property maintenance, building, blight, grass, fire and health codes all within in a single department.

There’s a new noise ordinance on the books that will silence things like loud late night parties and early morning leaf blowing. The regulations will become law on Feb. 17, 2016.
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PDC Holiday Party!

Providence District Council wishes our members, neighbors, and friends a happy and safe holidays and hearty cheers for the New Year!

PDC Holiday Party!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
from 7 pm to 9 pm

Providence Community Center
(Classroom 1 – Upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax

Join PDC for our holiday party get together!  Please feel free to bring your family, friends and neighbors along with a small sweet or savory dish or dessert to share.  PDC will have a couple of main dishes for all to enjoy.  All our events are free and open to the public.

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PDC November Meeting

PDC November Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 18 , 2015

Providence Community Center (Classroom 1- upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax
starting at 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Agenda

7:30 – 7:45 pm
PDC Business Meeting

7:45 – 8:00 pm
Vacancy on the Advisory Social Services Board with
Chairman Alan Schuman and John Ruthinoski, Legislative Liaison

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Legislative Program with the Federation with Federation President Tim Thompson and Second Vice President Bill Barfield, who will be discussing the 2016 Federation’s legislative agenda. The Federation’s 2016 Legislative Package is circulated to all Fairfax County delegation. The Federation promotes the interests of citizens associations in Fairfax County to further the common good and general welfare of the citizens.

Vacancy on the Fairfax County Advisory Social Services Board

Message from Chairman Alan M. Schuman, Advisory Social Services Board

I am reaching out to you as the chairman of the Fairfax County Advisory Social Services Board (ASSB). This citizen board advises the Board of Supervisors on issues related to the services provided by the Department of Family Services (DFS). Currently there is a vacancy in your district for the Advisory Social Services Board. To facilitate appointment, I am forwarding the roles and responsibilities of board members to help assist in attracting the right candidate who is knowledgeable in the area of human services.

Board members represent the community’s perspective on DFS issues and services, review and provide input to the DFS Director on policy, budget, and legislative issues, and advocate for the services provided by DFS. DFS services are wide ranging and include:

· Self Sufficiency Services (Public Assistance and Employment & Training)
· Services for Children, Youth and Families (Foster Care & Adoption, Protection & Preservation Services, Family Engagement, Child Protective Services, and Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention)
· Adult & Aging Services (Area Agency on Aging, Adult Services, Disability Services Planning & Development)
· Office for Children (School Aged Child Care (SACC), Child Care Assistance & Referral, Community Education & Provider Services, Head Start)
· Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

If you are aware of anyone in your community who meets the criteria attached and you feel would make an excellent contribution to our efforts, please forward me their contact information and we will work with the supervisor’s office on the next steps. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Nannette Bowler, the Director of the Department of Family Services. If you think it would be beneficial for one of us to attend one of your meetings to present this opportunity in person to your members, we would happy to do so. Thank you for your assistance.

Alan M. Schuman, Chairman
Advisory Social Services Board

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PDC October Membership Meeting

The PDC October Membership Meeting
was held
Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm
Providence Community Center
(Classroom 1- upstairs)
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax
Agenda
7:30 – 8:00 pm – PDC Business Meeting
8:00 pm Presentation
Learn How to Cope with an Emergency
Joe Loong

What do you do if, during a major disaster, you call 9-1-1 and no one responds?

The Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program prepares regular citizens to safely help themselves, their families, and their communities during major emergencies where first responders are delayed.

Joe Loong, a Fairfax County CERT member since 2010, currently serves on the Outreach team as volunteer social media specialist. In his professional life, he is a digital strategist, helping organizations engage audiences using social media and online content and community tools. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and History.

* To be notified for upcoming CERT training classes, you can register for the “Interested in CERT” opportunity on the Fairfax County volunteer management system. You must register for a free account — full instructions and more info about CERT training are at

http://www.fairfaxcountycert.org/p/about-fairfax-county-cert-training.html

* For any additional questions about the CERT program, contact Jeffrey Katz at jeffrey.katz@fairfaxcounty.gov

* To learn more about getting CERT training for your community organization, you can also contact James Sobecke at training@fairfaxcountycert.org. You need

– 12 people to commit to the training, and

– to provide a meeting place like a clubhouse or community room.

* To see more about the CERT program, visit http://www.fairfaxcountycert.org, or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FairfaxCountyCERT.

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PDC September Meeting Notice

The PDC September Meeting was held

Wednesday, September 16 , 2015
Providence Community Center
(Classroom 1- upstairs)

3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax

Agenda
7:30 – 8:00 pm – PDC Business Meeting
8:00 pm – Discussion on Air Quality

with Dr. Sunil Kumar, Principal Environmental Engineer
at MWCOG

Dr. Kumar discussed air quality historical trends, the air quality over the most recent ozone season and what the models are projecting. He also talked generally about how transportation projects are incorporated into the air quality projections. See his presentation here.

About Dr. Sunil Kumar
Dr. Sunil Kumar is a Principal Environmental Engineer at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) in Washington, DC. He holds M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Sciences & Engg. from a premier university in India and has pursued his post-doctoral research in the field of Environmental Engg at Texas A& M university during the period 2000 through 2002. Besides pursuing research, he also taught two courses in air pollution and was a mentor for a few graduate students pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees there. He joined MWCOG in October 2002 and has been working there since then.

Dr. Kumar currently manages air quality forecasting program and reporting of air quality data to public as part ofa Clean Air Act grant program. He is also involved in the development of emissions inventories for all air pollution sources and coordination of air pollution modeling effort for the Washington region. He coordinates with state air and transportation agencies and local governments to develop air quality plans and air pollution control measures. He manages metro DC area air quality technical advisory committee and helps in the management of the metro DC area air quality policy committee comprising of local elected officials and state and local government officials. He presents results of his technical work needed for planning purposes along with recommendations for appropriate planning options and other related issues to the above committees. He also assists his department in greenhouse gas and climate change efforts.

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