An invitation to participate from the City of Fairfax’s name review team

This is a message directly from the City of Fairfax to residents. Fairfax City Seeks Applicants for Community Engagement Stakeholder Group Fairfax City has launched Connecting Fairfax City For All, a candid and open dialogue around issues of racial and social equity. We invite you to participate in the first step of this initiative by applying toContinue reading “An invitation to participate from the City of Fairfax’s name review team”

Civil War Summary, Part 2: Major Battles

As our neighborhood explores our relationship with our street and community names, the Community Forward team has researched and written about topics deemed contextually relevant. This blog post is the second in a two-part series providing a very brief summary of the civil war. Read Part 1: A Fight Over Slavery and explore more contextContinue reading “Civil War Summary, Part 2: Major Battles”

Civil War Summary, Part 1: A Fight Over Slavery

As our neighborhood explores our relationship with our street and community names, the Community Forward team has researched and written about topics deemed contextually relevant. This blog post is the first in a two-part series providing a very brief summary of the civil war. Read Part 2: Major Battles and explore more context posts onContinue reading “Civil War Summary, Part 1: A Fight Over Slavery”

City launches engagement process on racial and social equity and nomenclature

The City Council has launched a community engagement process to address racial and social equity and nomenclature in Fairfax City. Working in conjunction with George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the City Council will provide a platform for facilitating community engagement on the topics of confederate-related street andContinue reading “City launches engagement process on racial and social equity and nomenclature”

Community Forward Listening Sessions: A Respectful Place to Share Common Values

Community Forward completed the first round of listening sessions in October and we are coming up on the last seven sessions in November. We are pleased to report that positive and thought-provoking discussions were had in an environment of respect and curiosity. We are also pleased to report that participants varied in age from 13Continue reading “Community Forward Listening Sessions: A Respectful Place to Share Common Values”

Our Second Annual Turkey Trot is Coming Up!

Looking for a great way to keep perspective in this challenging season? Sign up to participate in the 2020 Mosby Woods Turkey Trot & Sidewalk Stroll: a celebration of our families, our health, our community, our beautiful neighborhood, our neighbors, our friends, and all that we are so thankful for. In light of the ongoing pandemic,Continue reading “Our Second Annual Turkey Trot is Coming Up!”

Halloween Decorating Contest October 30

You may have noticed that Halloween decorating started a little earlier than usual. It seems we all need some fun things to focus on this year, so we’ve decided to revive the Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Get your family and the neighborhood into the festive spirit by decorating your home for the holiday. Judging will take place on theContinue reading “Halloween Decorating Contest October 30”