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”

The history and process of renaming streets in the City of Fairfax

  Did you know that street names in Fairfax have changed from time to time? In 2004 the City changed the name of Lee Hwy. (Rt. 50 & Rt. 29) to Fairfax Blvd. as part of a rebranding effort. The City also changed Rebel Run to Lion Run in June 2020. This change coincided withContinue reading “The history and process of renaming streets in the City of Fairfax”