LFI Information Sessions
Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Institute and the Leadership Fairfax Inc. (LFI) programs at upcoming info sessions. Meet staff and alumni and learn how LFI can help you grow as a community leader. Dates: April 6th at the Fairfax County Government Center and April 14th at the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.
New Tools from Fairfax County
2015 Demographics Report: A Valuable Planning Tool for Programs, Services and Development in Fairfax County is now available online. This annual report includes population estimates and forecasts, housing units and their characteristics, residential development activity, commercial and industrial gross floor area. The information is broken down by supervisor districts, towns, planning districts, human services regions, zip codes and census tracts
Library to Conduct Community Engagement The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees has initiated a countywide public engagement initiative to obtain comprehensive feedback from residents to determine community needs for library services and a path for the future. The feedback will be the foundation of a new strategic plan. Visit the link for dates and time in March and April.
Team Fairfax Walks the Talk
Fairfax County government encourage corporate responsibility amongst our partners and we also encourage it amongst our employees. Serving 1.1 million residents with 11,000 employees, Fairfax County is one of the largest employers in the region. Fairfax County merit employees can use up to 16 hours of "volunteer activity leave" (V-16) each year to give back to their community. V-16 may be used for volunteer activities and initiatives to support the neighborhoods in which employees live and work.
Last year using their V-16 leave County employees gave more than 26,000 hours to their community – a 12% increase and a value of $667,444!
Recognizing that employee volunteerism builds teamwork, skills and morale, OP3 recently organized a "Team Fairfax Gives Back" event. Dubbed "Baby It's Cold Outside", County employees solicited donations from local businesses to create "personal care" bags for homeless clients of Cornerstones. Together they packed over 1800 items, including hoodies, rain ponchos, deodorant, breakfast items and other personal goods, into nearly 80 bags and delivered them to the Embry Rucker Shelter.
Kudos to Team Fairfax for giving back.
Volunteer Fairfax: Advanced Volunteer Management Boot Camp 201
Franconia Government Center
Webinar: Collaborative Grantseeking:3 1/2 Secrets for Success
Creating Partnerships, Strenghening Communities that Keep the Homeless Housed
Free - registration required
Starting a Major Gifts Program
United Way of the National Capital Area
Live Well Aging Summit
Explore aspects about aging and living well at this first ever free forum in Fairfax County for individuals, family members, community, health care, industry professionals.
Free, registration required