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GFCA To Host Candidate Forum on September 27: Public is Invited
The GFCA is pleased to invite members, friends, and area residents to this year’s Candidates Forum. This occasion marks the return of the GFCA’s tradition of bringing the community together with area candidates for public office who will represent Great Falls.
Location: Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls 22066
Arrival Time: 5:30 pm (Informal Time to Meet the Candidates, Lower level of Grange)
Forum start: 6:30 pm (Upper level of Grange)
Forum conclusion: 9:15 pm
The GFCA is committed to ensuring that this event will be a respectful and inclusive environment and hopes this forum will help play a key role in informing our community and GFCA members about the choices they have in the upcoming election. Attendees should plan on arriving early, as a large turn-out is expected. Written questions are being invited from members in advance of the event. If you would like to submit a question for consideration during the forum, click Here.
Well water testing now available
Registration is now open for the 2023 Fairfax County Well Water Testing Clinic. Due to increased demand, the Clinic expects to sell out. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. The cost per kit is $65.
You can register at https://tinyurl.com/VCE-VAHWQP-FAIRFAX
Mark your calendar!
· Fri, Sep 1: Last day for refunds
· Thu, Sep 14: Registration closes. Space is limited! Register early.
· Mon, Sep 18, 4-7 pm OR Tue, Sep 19, 7-10 am: Pick up sample kit
· Wed, Sep 20, 6-9:30 am ONLY: Collect and drop off sample
· Results will be emailed by the virtual results interpretation meeting Nov 1, 7 pm
For program details, please see details below:
Our goal is to preserve the semi-rural character of our community while addressing practical concerns like traffic, zoning, retail, schools, parks and the environment where problems arise and solutions must be found.
Since Great Falls is not an incorporated municipality like the Town of Vienna, or City of Falls Church, we lack a town/city government to represent our local interests. The GFCA acts in an unofficial capacity to represent the voices of the citizens of Great Falls on these matters, and works with county, state, and national government to get things done. On Great Falls issues, no other organization has GFCA’s influence with elected leaders at the County and State level, or is as respected by them.
Our charter calls for GFCA to "serve as a community organization to promote all aspects of community interest accruing to a common good and, in general, to preserve the historic, low density, semi-rural character of Great Falls and its natural resources."
EP Committee Presentation by Henry Lippincott on the Georgetown Pike Rural Preservation Trust and benefits of Land Conservation Easements
Use & Zoning Committee Chair, Jennifer Falcone's, Video Testimony
before the Fairfax County Planning Commission on zMOD Ordinance
EP Committee Presentation on Fairfax County's recycling Program
Town Hall re: Proposed Dark Sky Preserve at Turner Farm Park Observatory
EP Committee Presentation featuring Tips on Lawn Care from Master Gardener Tony Makara
Town Hall re: Springvale Rd. Bridge Replacement -