President’s Message, May 2016

Springtime Greetings from the SCA:

Baseball is well underway as the 2015-16 year for SCA wraps up.  At our May 17th meeting we host Supervisor Jeff McKay and a Congressional Staffer representing Congressman Don Beyer.  This is our elected representatives’ opportunity to report and listen to us.  Topics sure to be discussed are the state of Fairfax County Public Schools, the proposed “Meals Tax” to fix budget shortfalls, and the FBI headquarters relocation.

In May, the SCA also holds its annual Board elections for the 2016-17 year.  Rich Duffy is stepping down as Treasurer after five years of stellar service to the SCA.  Thanks, Rich, for all you've done to improve the Association's fiscal status, not to mention many other myriad tasks you've managed for our Community.  Our books have never been in better shape so transition will be smooth for Rich's successor.  If you are interested in serving on the Board as Treasurer or in another capacity, please contact Alice Merrill, SCA Board 2nd Vice President.

As we finish this year's agenda know that the SCA is always looking for ways to increase its relevancy.  We are in regular contact with the Supervisor's Office, Franconia Police Precinct, Crestwood and Lynbrook Elementary Schools, the Springfield Town Center, and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The SCA continues to be involved with County and magisterial matters like Land Use and the Central Business District's look and feel.  Ideas are always welcomed and encouraged.  

Moreover, the SCA is making a determined effort to increase our social-media footprint, primarily via Facebook and Nextdoor Springfield.  In the end, it doesn't matter how we get our message out, but it does matter that we are relevant in local affairs that impact our lives.  If you have ideas or time to contribute to this effort, please contact any Board member or write to springfieldcivic@yahoo.com.

Yours in Springfield,

Bruce Waggoner