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July 2019


Communities of Trust held its second public safety day in Morningside Apartments on June 29. Check out all the pictures from this successful event.


The Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3) has officially changed its name to the Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI) as of July 1, 2019.

As many of you know, following the March departure of OP3 Executive Director Patti Stevens, the County sought to create a new department that would incorporate staff from several offices who have supported work on economic success in Fairfax County.  OP3 was included in this reorganization given that much of their recent work has focused on innovation and economic success strategies.


Project Profiles

Here is a snapshot of a few interesting Fairfax County and DEI projects:

Communities of Trust>>

STEM Opportunities for Youth >>

Autonomous Electric Vehicle Pilot >>

Made in Fairfax Network>>

Disability Inclusion Conference >>

Amazon Charity of Choice >>


Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

Board (not Bored) and Brew: Board Training and Matching Fair
On July 18, Leadership Fairfax and the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (formerly OP3) are hosting an pilot event to match local nonprofits with potential board members. Looking to serve on a nonprofit board? This is your opportunity to learn about what is involved and meet potential nonprofits looking for new members. Boardsmanship training is 2:30p-4:00p and Board matching, beer and fun is 4:00-6:00p. Space is limited to 50 and is free to Leadership Fairfax members; $20 for nonmembers.

Dulles Chamber Annual Golf Scramble
Add July 29th to your calendar and join the Dulles Chamber for a morning of commerce, communication and community while playing 18-holes of golf at a Westfield Golf Club.  Proceeds support @Hope4Warriors at Westfields Golf Club.

CCFP Seeking Selection Committee Members
The Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP), a funding process for human services programs by nonprofits and community-based organizations is seeking volunteers for its FY2021-2022 Selection Advisory Committee (SAC). SAC members review and evaluate proposals and make recommendations for future funding. Visit Fairfax County.gov information and applications. Deadline is July 31, 2019.

Fairfax County Fast Facts             
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova shares her top 10 reasons why Fairfax County is a great place to live, work, play, raise a family, and grow older in place.

Collect for Kids Back to School Drive
Nearly 30% of Fairfax County School students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Help them get started in school with the right supplies! Donate to Collect for Kids today. Any amount helps or sponsor a drive in your office! Learn more at collectforkids.org





Hilton logo

Long known for its commitment to diversity and local causes, Tysons-based Hilton recently launched the Hilton Effect Foundation to become its primary channel for worldwide philanthropy. The foundation is targeting local nonprofits working to improve travel destinations, create higher-skilled jobs, increase economic opportunities for veterans, youth, persons with disabilities, girls, and help communities hurt by water scarcity and natural disasters. The foundation will support Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals to By 2030, Hilton is committed to double its social impact investments and cut its environmental footprint in half worldwide. The reach of the work of Hilton and the Hilton Effect Foundation can be felt worldwide, but locally Hilton is very active! They support Second Story, multiple Boys and Girls Clubs, DC Central Kitchen, Fisher House and the Goodwill Leadership Institute, just to name a few.

Kudos to Hilton for being a good local AND global citizen.



Strategic Plan Update

Fairfax County’s work on creating a countywide Strategic Plan continues. This process will set a clear, unified, community-driven vision for the next 10 years takes into account community feedback and also aligns and integrates existing plans. Earlier this year more than 1,000 people participated in meetings and focus groups, while nearly 15,000 people took an online survey to share their visions for the future of Fairfax County yielding more than 200,000 unique ideas.

Currently, teams of employees are analyzing the community and stakeholder input, reviewing existing plans and demographic data, assessing national trends and benchmarking with other communities. Strategy teams were formed to lead the county's effort in each of the nine priority areas. The goal of the teams is to translate the input received into a clear statement of the challenges Fairfax County faces, the indicators of success, and ultimately, the short and long-term strategies needed to move our community forward in each of the priority areas.

In the fall, strategy development will begin. This phase will include even more outreach to the community, stakeholders and staff, with a continued focus on hearing from all voices.  As always, the emphasis will be on collaboration and community outcomes.  Visit FairfaxCounty.gov or subscribe to Fairfax County’s Strategic Plan newsletter for updates. 



Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.

July 18
Board, Not Bored and Brew
Leadership Fairfax/Fairfax County DEI
Reston Association
Registration Required

July 24
Business Education Series: Break Through the Noise! Marketing Strategies to Attract the Right Leads & Get More Clients
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

July 25
State of Economic Growth
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

August 14
Business Education Series: Small Talk to a Small Fortune
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

August 15
Showing Volunteer Impact
Volunteer Fairfax






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