Both candidates for Dranesville supervisor expressed a willingness to look into a stronger role for the community in the management of the Grange. On October 22, a number of community groups held a general discussion about how to make the Grange a more actively used resource for Great Falls. Jorge Adeler has restarted this inquiry to explore both ideas for more robust activities and for how the community might manage the Grange and Schoolhouse. At the meeting, 12 community groups (including GFCA) discussed how to best pursue this objective. Two working groups were set up: (1) one to look into current management cost & revenue facts and see how other county community centers are managed, (2) the other to survey Great Falls residents and learn how groups might like to use the Grange facilities.
If you are involved in a community group that would like to express an interest in using the Grange, or to contribute to this process, or simply for more information, please contact Laura@pigpenpottery.com.