Coming Soon: 37th Annual Mount Vernon District Town Meeting
Engage in Our Community at the Mount Vernon District Town Meeting!
By Supervisor Dan Storck
Come learn more about why the Mount Vernon District is “The One” at our 37th Annual Town Meeting! This year's event on Super Bowl Saturday will be filled with important District information, delicious food and engaging activities for the whole family, proving that the excitement of the weekend extends beyond just football. Established by my predecessor, Gerry Hyland in 1988, the Town Meeting has become a cherished community tradition that I am fortunate to host year after year.
Join us Saturday, February 10 from 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School (MVHS) (8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd.) to see your neighbors and engage and learn about the County budget, public safety and other issues important to you. Our popular Exhibit Hall runs from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. featuring many County agencies and local service providers. Take a moment to check out the KidBiz Young Entrepreneurs Expo which features many “small” business owners. The Fairfax County Health Department will have flu vaccines available and Public Health Nurses will be onsite to answer your questions about childhood and adult vaccines. Don’t forget to grab some coffee and treats from the MVHS Athletic Boosters Club while listening to the MVHS Chamber String Quartet.
The program runs from 9:30 a.m. – noon featuring a “virtual tour” of the District with updates on recently completed, current and future projects, followed by Q&A panels with local leaders and special recognitions. You will hear from Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay, County Executive Bryan Hill, Mount Vernon School Board Representative Mateo Dunne and other local elected leaders who will be speaking and answering questions from residents. Special this year we will hear about the state of education funding in the Commonwealth.
After the program from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m., please join us for a Taste of Mount Vernon! Sample dishes from local restaurants such as Dishes of India, Della J’s Delectables, Grandma’s Famous Kitchen, 2 Jefes Tex-Mex, Domino’s, Ruby’s Jamaican Kitchen and many more. This new addition has become a beloved portion of the Town Meeting and we hope you will stay to find your new favorite local restaurant.
Join us in-person or stream from your home on Facebook @SupervisorDanStorck and Channel 16 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/stream. We are excited to show you all that is happening in the District.
By this point you should have received your annual Advisor mailer in your home mailbox, highlighting major accomplishments and projects from the past year, as well as our focus for 2024. Looking forward, our goals for the coming year include: advocacy to increase state funding for schools, reducing large truck parking on our roadways, increasing housing options for all, beginning exterior construction on Original Mount Vernon High School, launching a new Mount Vernon business forum, completing the Lorton Visioning process and opening Bunnyman Brewery at the Workhouse Arts Center. Be sure to check it out and if you have any questions, comments or want to connect with Team MVD, be sure to join us for the 37th Annual Mount Vernon District