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The Springfield Civic Association (SCA) welcomes you as we enter a new era, a Springfield Renaissance, if you will. The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that the new headquarters for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be built in Springfield (https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/08/24/gsa-picks-a-new-headquarters-site-for-the-tsa.html). The TSA will only spur further interest in Springfield and expedite development of Phase II of the Springfield Town Center, et al. New hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, residences and office space should be on the rise bringing new activity and a welcome breeze of renewal. The SCA has helped to make this happen by partnering with the Fairfax County government, local businesses, adjoining civic associations, and homeowner associations. SCA’s tradition of community activism and grass roots engagement is alive, well, and looking to the future. Come be a part of it! There is something for everyone and your contributions will only make us a more vibrant community.

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The Future of Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink Public Comment Deadline Extended

From FCPA: The Park Authority is extending the public comment period for the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan Revision. We are very pleased to see robust discussion and interest regarding options for Lake Accotink! Throughout the master planning process, our goal has been to maximize community engagement and to hear from as many people as possible. After first presenting the lake management options to the community in May 2016, we received only a smattering of comments from residents.

Subsequent to the January 22, 2018 community meeting, attended by more than 100 citizens, we have received more than 400 responses to our online survey and nearly 50 individual emails from citizens sharing their preference and perspective. Each person’s input is valuable in determining the management of the lake which, in turn, will influence the character of Lake Accotink Park in the future. We recognize that this is a very complex issue, and so, with that in mind, we have decided to keep taking public comment about the future of the lake through Monday, May 28, 2018. This extended comment period will allow more residents to consider the options and share their thoughts before any decisions are made.

If you have not shared your opinion regarding the lake management options, please go to the Lake Accotink Park Master Plan Revision project webpage at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/planning-development/lakeaccotink to review the options under consideration. We ask for your response to a quick online survey that will indicate your preference for the future of the lake. You can also share additional comments through the survey page or send your comments separately to Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Help us spread the word! Lake Accotink Park is a countywide resource, providing recreational opportunities and the chance to connect with nature to all county residents. All of us can help shape the future vision for this well-loved park, so please share this email or a link to the project page.

Upcoming Seminar: Refuse To Be A Victim

Safety experts agree the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the conscious decision to Refuse To Be A Victim®. You stand a much better chance of preventing a criminal attack if you develop a safety plan before you need it. The seminar teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. In just two-and-a-half hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:
o The Psychology of the Criminal Mind
o Home & Phone Security
o Automobile & Travel Security
o Personal & Technological Security
o Self Defense Devices and Training Options
o And more!
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm (registration begins at 6 pm) Pre-registration is encouraged. Location: Public Safety Headquarters 12099 Government Center Parkway Fairfax. Va. 22035 Parking: Herrity Building garage, adjacent to Public Safety HQ
Cost: FREE SEMINAR
For more information or to pre-register please contact: Gerry Kirwin at Gerald.Kirwin@fairfaxcounty.gov, phone:703 246-3824

January 16, 2018 Membership Meeting

At our next membership meeting, we’ll be discussing volunteer opportunities within the Springfield community.  Representatives from organizations needing volunteers will detail their programs and show how you can “give back” to our community.

Also on the program will be an update on the progress of the St. James Athletic Club which, when completed, will house a sports, fitness, and wellness facility in addition to offices for sports medicine providers.

The evening begins at 7:00 with social time and snacks.  The meeting begins at 7:30 sharp.  See you there!  Bring a friend!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 SCA Membership Meeting

Are you interested in hearing about the future plans for the Springfield Town Center?  Would you like to hear more about the construction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Headquarters?  And what about the progress of the St. James Sports Complex?Come to the SCA meeting Tuesday, November 21.  The topic of the meeting will be Springfield Revitalization and our speakers include Nancy-jo Manney from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and Doug Loescher from the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization.  Take a break from your Thanksgiving preparations and get all the Springfield updates.  See you there!

Another Exciting SCA Year Begins September 19, 2017

Come help us kick off SCA’s 2017-2018 year beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2917.  Detectives Hulse and Corbean from the Franconia Police Station will be a the meeting to share their insights into gang and drug activity in Fairfax County.  It should be a very interesting and informative meeting.

Social time with light refreshments begins at 7pm and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm.  Do you know someone who doesn’t know about the SCA?  Bring them with you!  We love newcomers!!

Dues for this year are $15.00, payable by cash, check or PayPal (use the link to the right).  Paying dues in September helps us fund projects all year long.

 

16th Annual Springfield Community Bridgewalk

Join us for our annual Springfield Community Bridgewalk! There will be entertainment, refreshments and several prizes donated by our sponsors.

Family dogs are welcomed! (Leashed please)

WHEN: Tuesday, August 29,2017 at 7 pm

WHERE: Intersection of Bland Street and Amherst Avenue (FedEx Parking Lot)

For more information, please contact Supervisor McKay’s office: 703-971-6262

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

Sponsored by:  Springfield Days, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Hilltop Golf Club,

Homewood Suites, VFW Auxiliary, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce,

Kings Park Concert Band, Wegman, TAGS of Greater Springfield, Royal Pawn

 

 

 

Springfield Reporter May 2017 Now Available

The latest edition of the Springfield Reporter is here!  You'll find plenty of information and news about the Springfield community including articles from  ECHO, the Springfield 5k Run/Walk and the Crestwood Stitchery Club.  Also of interest is an article concerning the upcoming SCA elections. Click here to read all about what's going on in Springfield, Va.