OP3portunities Newsletter
Office of Public Private Partnerships June 2011

Transforming Local Government

OP3 was selected to present as an innovative case study at the Transforming Local Government Conference on June 1-3. Patti Stevens and Karen Fuentes led a workshop on "Partnerships that Produce" to provide an in depth look at the ingenuity and creativity of successful government programs. They also learned about innovative practices from the 540 local government attendees representing 23 states and Canada.

Fairfax County Park Foundation
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) received the National Gold Metal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, the industry's highest honor. The Fairfax County Park Foundation supports the FCPA by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet community needs for park land, facilities, and services. See full profile.
Way To Give Companies That Care Resources & Training
Did you know that more than 44,000 children of low income families in Fairfax County Public Schools receive free or reduced lunch? You can help make sure that these kids do not miss a meal when school is out. Volunteers and host organizations are needed to serve 5,000 children a day through the USDA Summer Food Service. Click here to find out more.
ExxonMobil, McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Westfields Business Owners Association were a few of the companies recognized at the "Celebrate 2011 Business and Community Partnerships Awards" for their contributions to the County and the school system. Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin and Chairman Sharon Bulova presented the awards to the County winners. For photos of the event and to view all the winners, please click here. June 25, 2011 - Boardsmanship 101: Learn how to survive and thrive as a member of a non-profit board of directors. Whether you are already a board member or just thinking about joining one, this half-day seminar will provide the tools you need for success. You will walk away with the knowledge and understanding needed to effectively carry out your role as a member of a non-profit organization's board of directors. For other training opportunities, click here.
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