The 2009 Olde Forge / Surrey Square Civic Association annual meeting was particularly productive. We elected new board members, viewed a presentation by VDOT representatives on the ongoing changes to the Beltway including the Braddock Road interchange, met Ann Sharp, the new constituent representative from Sup. Cook's office and learned details on the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Pickett Road.
Congratulations to the new board members, and thank you from the rest of us for volunteering to make ours an active, fun and connected community. Karla Leavelle was elected the new president. She is currently president of Human Capital Advisors, a board member of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and an adjunct professor at GMU. Karla's email is karla at leavelle.com and 703-978-4468.
Other board members for 2009-2010 are Rob Wood, who will continue as the first vice president, George Klein, the second vice president, Kathy Augustine, treasurer and Rhonda Shoemaker, secretary.
Ann Sharp, Senior Staff Assistant for Constituent Services is our first point of contact for Braddock Road Supervisor John C. Cook. You can reach her at 703-425-9300 or ann.sharp at fairfaxcounty.gov
The update on the Beltway/Braddock Road construction was very comprehensive. The changes are many and very innovative. Details are available at http://www.vamegaprojects.com/ and http://www.virginiahotlanes.com/ or by contacting Jamie Breme, public affairs manager for VDOT at j.breme at vamegaprojects.com.
Many thanks to Molly Sharkey and the other outgoing officers and transition team, for all their hard work. We hope that they will continue to stay involved in the neighborhood and encourage every resident to find a way to contribute to our community. There are many ways, big and small, to help make this a great place to live.
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