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Tuesday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff February 3, 2015 at 8:00 am 4 Comments

Lake Anne

Seventh Parks Term For Bouie — Reston’s Bill Bouie has been elected chairman of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board for his seventh straight term. Bouie represents the Hunter Mill District. Providence District rep Ken Quincy was elected to serve as vice chairman. At-large member Kala Leggett Quintana will serve as secretary and Sully rep Harold Strickland will be treasurer. [Fairfax County Park Authority]

New At Reston Art Gallery — Lake Anne’s Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS) has a new exhibit, “Little Gems,” which runs from Feb. 2 to March 5. There will be an artists’ reception on Sunday, Feb.8 from at 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 11400 Washington Plaza West.

Preschool Open House — United Christian Parish Preschool is holding an open house Feb, 4, 5, and 6 from 9:30-11:00 am. Priority registration for the 2015-16 school year is due by noon on February 6; Community registration is due Feb. 10. [United Christian Parish]

Two RCC Staffers Earn Credentials — RCC staff members Karen Brutsché and Debbie Heron recently attained the status of Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRP) as governed by the National Certification Board (NCB) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

  • Fairfax Watcher

    Question: Chairman Bouie, now that you are again the Chair would you please disclose where and how the proffer dollars are spent?
    A quick summary follows: the FCPA is “allowed” but NOT required to demand funds from new residential re-zoning developments to provide park services for the new residents. It is not usual that the proffer cash for a new mixed-use apartment to amount to several hundred thousands of dollars. But, where do those proffer dollars really go?

    Comment: The FCPA much like the BOS needs NEW blood at the top. Assuming the FCPA’s culture of indifference and arrogance is driven from the top, then Mr. Bouie should plan next year to step aside so the FCPA has a chance to become a resident friendly organization.

    • Bill Bouie

      Please contact me with your real name and contact information and I will be more than happy to share with you where all of the proffer dollars are spent.

      • Fairfax Watcher

        Dear Mr. Bouie, thanks so much for the reply! I quite happy that you follow the news items on FC Park items. Your position is very important to the health of the FC park system. I am a strong supporter of the FC Parks and I will guess that Parks rank above the FCPS for many of the residents who do not have kids in the FCPS system!
        I asked for your FC e-mail address and I was told that your position does not have an official e-mail address!? How can it be that the Chair of the FCPA Board is not given an official E-mail address? I will use the FCPA e-mail to contact you.
        Best regards!

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