MVCA Membership Mtg March 2020 Minutes

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  Mount Vernon Civic Association

Minutes of Membership Meeting – March 11, 2020

Board Members present: Tom Russell, Sean McCarthy, Karan Cerutti, Dan Rinzel, John Reiser, Gale Curcio, Sarah Fidd, Jorie O’Donnell, Ted Thompson, Kirsten Quackenbush and Lisa Faustlin

Members absent: Dr. Marvin Chadab, Mary Jo Malik, John Hurley, Jason Leaver and Maggie Jones

The President called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM. 

Previous Board minutes were reviewed and approved. 

Our Guest Speaker for the Evening

Alexis de Francisco

Evan Kaufman Director 

Southeast Fairfax DC

Mr. de Francisco gave us an overview of the plan for the EMBARK Richmond. He discussed the plan to bring more retail to the area and bring tech accelerator/co-working spaces to the corridor. 

Since the topic of the Guest speaker was of great interest to the group, the majority of the time was given to him. Board members only gave updates if they had something to add since the publication of the newsletter. 

President’s report: Tom Russell

Sean welcomed our new President to the board. Tom gave an overview of the monuments around the community and distributed a plan for restoration. 

Treasurer:  Sarah Fidd

Budget was reviewed and approved.

Talked about the April 23rd kids and technology event. 

Budget and Finance:  Kirsten Quakenbush 

Gave an overview of the Fairfax County Budget.

Education:  Sarah Fidd 

Nothing to add from newsletter

Environment and Recreation:  Gale Curcio

Nothing to add from newsletter 

Membership:  Maggie Jones

Nothing to add from newsletter 

Neighborhood Watch: Ted Thompson

Ted would like to have more people join the watch. Currently we are at 13, there used to be 16.

There will be an April neighborhood watch training neighborhood.

Planning and Zoning: 2nd VP Karan Cerutti

The Army Museum is to open on June 4th. There will be timed entry tickets and a flyover. 

Block Captains: Jorie O’Donnell

There are a number of block captain openings. Please contact Jorie if you know of anyone that is interested. 

Transportation: John Reiser

Ft Hunt Road – issues with traffic going into wrong lane, etc.

Problem with motorized bikes being used by adults and leaving them on the sidewalk.

Picnic – Mary Jo Malik

Looking at June 6th 

Food options were discussed including a veggie option and byob.

Health and Human Services: Dr. Marvin Chadab

Nothing to add from newsletter

Environment and Recreation: Gail Curcio

Nothing to add from newsletter

Public Safety: John Hurley

Gave a quick overview of the trainings coming up in the area.

Old Business:

None.

New Business:

- Mt Vernon Yacht Club Commission Day May 3rd 2 pm

- Talked with Mt Vernon the civic association being a guest on 5/16

- Maintenance issues on GW Parkway

- Discussion of monuments – move ahead on monuments 1 and 2 (approved by vote)

Adjournment: 

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Faustlin 

treasurer 

Block captain

education and finance

education

environment and recreation

health and human srvices

membership and directory

neighborhood watch

planning and zoning

public safety 

transportation

annual picnic

airtraffic 

mt Vernon estates 

9:13 

About MVCA

The Mount Vernon Civic Association (MVCA) was organized by local residents in 1971 and over the past 40 years has grown from representing approximately 400 households to over 900.  MVCA is a non-profit and consists of volunteers who donate their time and resources to make our community a better place for everyone.  


The MVCA is a member of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations and the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations.  The Association represents its members through direct contact with local elected leaders and through its participation in the Mount Vernon Council and Fairfax County Federation.


The MVCA serves the needs of the local community through service projects, such as the annual community clean-up, neighborhood watch, and support to neighborhood schools and organizations.

About MVCA

The Mount Vernon Civic Association (MVCA) was organized by local residents in 1971 and over the past 40 years has grown from representing approximately 400 households to over 900.  MVCA is a non-profit and consists of volunteers who donate their time and resources to make our community a better place for everyone.  


The MVCA is a member of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations and the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations.  The Association represents its members through direct contact with local elected leaders and through its participation in the Mount Vernon Council and Fairfax County Federation.


The MVCA serves the needs of the local community through service projects, such as the annual community clean-up, neighborhood watch, and support to neighborhood schools and organizations.

About MVCA

The Mount Vernon Civic Association (MVCA) was organized by local residents in 1971 and over the past 40 years has grown from representing approximately 400 households to over 900.  MVCA is a non-profit and consists of volunteers who donate their time and resources to make our community a better place for everyone.  


The MVCA is a member of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations and the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations.  The Association represents its members through direct contact with local elected leaders and through its participation in the Mount Vernon Council and Fairfax County Federation.


The MVCA serves the needs of the local community through service projects, such as the annual community clean-up, neighborhood watch, and support to neighborhood schools and organizations.

About MVCA

The Mount Vernon Civic Association (MVCA) was organized by local residents in 1971 and over the past 40 years has grown from representing approximately 400 households to over 900.  MVCA is a non-profit and consists of volunteers who donate their time and resources to make our community a better place for everyone.  


The MVCA is a member of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations and the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations.  The Association represents its members through direct contact with local elected leaders and through its participation in the Mount Vernon Council and Fairfax County Federation.


The MVCA serves the needs of the local community through service projects, such as the annual community clean-up, neighborhood watch, and support to neighborhood schools and organizations.

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Neighborhoods in the MVCA

The MVCA represents nearly 1,000 households in the following ten neighborhood areas:


  1. Belle Rive
  2. Ferry Landing, Villa, and Ferry Point Estates
  3. Mount Vernon Forest
  4. Mount Vernon Park
  5. Oxford
  6. Riverwood
  7. Vernon Square
  8. Westgate
  9. Wycliffe, Washington Woods
  10. Yacht Haven

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Get Involved

The Association is governed by a Board of elected officers and directors and appointed committee chairs who represent MVCA members' interests in areas ranging from Budget and Finance to Transportation.  Elections are held bi-annually with Board members serving two terms.  General membership meetings are held four times a year in January, March, May, and October.  


If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please click on the link below.

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Important Numbers

Fairfax County Resources

Important Numbers

Woodlawn Fire Station (non-emergency) - 703.780.0110


Mount Vernon Police (non-emergency) - 703.360.8400


Storm Drainage/Sewer Emergencies/Flooding - 703.323.1211


Animal Control - 703.830.1100