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March 2016


Michael Cogburn, Community Services Coordinator for Moose Lodge 2168, with (now retired) Partnership Developer Angie Carrera and Patti Stevens, Executive Director of Office Of Public Private Partnerships showing off the more than 250 items contributed by the Moose Lodge for Team Fairfax Gives

Volunteering Is Valuable for Fairfax County

Led by OP3, Fairfax County has developed a Volunteer Management Database (VMS) to make volunteering for County agencies easier.

With a goal to increase volunteering County-wide, we can report that the value of the volunteers to the Fairfax County government in FY 2015 was $12,630,251. More than 16% of those registered to volunteer are under the age of 18. These stats along with other OP3 data were presented to the Board of Supervisors as part of the Lines of Business (LOBS) review currently ongoing.

In other news Angie Carrera has retired as Volunteer Resource Coordinator. While this position will not be replaced, Dianne Quebral will continue to work through her corporate network to make volunteer connections and Wendy Lemieux will promote the volunteering and the 1650 opportunities to volunteer for Fairfax County in VMS.

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

The Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax (PFHF) is a collaboration of business, government, schools, non-profits and community volunteers whose goal is to improve the health of the community by focusing efforts on changes to policies, systems and the environment to make healthy options the default choice.

PFHF convened in 2010 as a result of a community health strategic planning process conducted by the Fairfax County Health Department and many community partners. This process produced a complete picture of the community's health status and resulted in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

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Companies that Care

Training & Resources

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.


County of Fairfax
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.

March 29
Volunteer Fairfax: Advanced Volunteer Management Boot Camp 201
Franconia Government Center

March 29
Webinar: Collaborative Grantseeking:3 1/2 Secrets for Success

April 7
Creating Partnerships, Strenghening Communities that Keep the Homeless Housed
Free - registration required

April 13
Starting a Major Gifts Program
United Way of the National Capital Area
Washington, DC

April 16
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
(Sponsorships available)









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