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This website is provided for the residents of the Brookfield neighborhood in Chantilly, Virginia. Working in association with the Friends of Brookfield (formerly the Brookfield Civic Association), we want to bring you information relevant to your community.

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Democratic Caucus this Saturday, Nov 17th, 1-4pm, to Choose a Replacement Virginia Senate Candidate

Jennifer Wexton is the current holder of the seat in the Virginia Senate in the 33rd Senate District, encompassing Fairfax and Loudon Counties. (See map: https://www.vpap.org/offices/state-senate-33/district-map/). She ran for US Congress this past November 6th and won with a large margin. As such, she is the Congresswoman-Elect and will sit with the 116th Congress starting November 3rd, 2019.

Since the honorable Ms. Wexton will be vacating her seat in the Senate of Virginia, the Democratic Party will hold a caucus on November 17th, 2018 to nominate a candidate for the special election for her seat. That election will be held on January 8, 2019.

Three candidates are seeking the party’s nomination: Delegate Jennifer B. Boysko (D-86), community activist Charlotte McConnell, and consultant Sharafat Hussain.

There are 4 locations where registered voters in the 33rd district can join the caucus in person to vote. Voting (the caucus) is held this Saturday, November 17, 2018, between the hours of 10am and 4pm ONLY. You can choose any location. You may arrive at any point between 10am and 4pm, cast your ballot, and leave.

QUALIFICATION

If you are a qualified voter residing in the 33rd district, you can join the Caucus to select a senate candidate. Certain rules apply. Here is a summary:

  • Those who attend the caucus with the intent of casting a vote must sign a statement indicating that they will support the eventual nominee.
  • This statement requires that every participant state that they are a registered voter in SD-33, that they self identify as a Democrat, and that they will not support any opponent to the eventual nominee as determined by the results of the caucus.

For full rules, see http://fairfaxdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SD33-Appendix-A-Rules-FINAL.pdf.

CAUCUS LOCATIONS

3 locations are in Loudon County and one in Fairfax County. Bring your ID and prepare to prove you are registered, and live in the district.

FAIRFAX COUNTY:

Herndon Municipal Center
777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA 20170

LOUDON COUNTY:

Tolbert Elementary
691 Potomac Station Drive NE
Leesburg, VA 20176

Cascades Senior Center
21060 Whitfield Place
Sterling, VA 20165

Rosa Lee Carter Elementary
43330 Loudoun Reserve Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148



Republicans meet Sun, Nov. 18 to select their candidate for Jennifer Wexton's former seat

With Virginia Senator Jennifer Wexton's victory in the race for US Congress, her Senate seat in Virginia's 33rd district is open. A special election will be held January 8th, 2019.

Republicans meet this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5pm to pick a candidate. The mass meeting will be held at Fairfax Christian School, 22870 Pacific Boulevard in the Dulles area.

Formally announced candidates for the Republican nomination include Arash Ebrahimi of Herndon (a softtware application designer and the son of a Persian immigrant) and Peter Godston of Sterling (a cyber security entrepreneur and Iraq war veteran). According to LoudonTimes.com, Joe T. May, a former state delegate and owner of electronics manufacturer EIT, said Friday that he was considering a run to return to the statehouse.

QUALIFICATION

If you are a qualified voter residing in the 33rd district, you can join the mass meeting. Voters may be asked to submit to a loyalty oath stating their intent to support the party’s nominee in the election.



Successful Fall Town Hall Meeting and Board Elections

The Friends of Brookfield held a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday evening, November 8, at 7:00 PM. We were pleased to discover that everyone who attended had also shown up for election day just 2 short days prior.

The meeting was well attended, with old friends and new ones. We discussed public safety, snow safety tips for the coming season, and were treated to a real estate update from our resident realtor, Tricia Amstutz, about property values and recent robust sales in the neighborhood (28 sold in 2018, on track for 40 if all homes sell). Contact Tricia Amstutz about real estate information.

Raising funds for Brookfield Elementary. Brookfield hero Lucian Acuff (known locally as the Boxtop$ King) spoke about his collection efforts to raise funds for Brookfield Elementary School. He collects Boxtops for Education; codes from Coca Cola products (and Dasani spring water) found on cardboard beverage cartons, boxes and cases (and imprinted caps); soda tabs; and aluminum soda cans. All the funds benefit students in Brookfield. His efforts have raised over $5,000 this year, used primarily to fund field trips and student activities. Want to help contribute? Email Lucian.

Annual Friends of Brookfield events. We discussed annual Friends of Brookfield-sponsored events such as 2 neighborhood cleanups, the Bike & Hike, National Night Out, and the second annual wine and cheese party Dec 16, 3-6pm (email us for details). We are always happy to have volunteers or receive donated funds for these events, and neighborhood beautification efforts such as the ongoing maintenance of the Brookfield Wall. Recently we spruced that up, scrubbing and power-washing the wall, adjusting the solar light on the flagpole, and trimming and new plantings. Thanks as always to Arthur for his assistance.

Board Elections. We held annual elections to the board, re-electing last year's slate, with no changes. Note that the Friends of Brookfield want to address issues that affect ALL residents of Brookfield, and are open to minority representation. We have volunteer activities and space on our board, and would love to have representatives of the various cultures and perspectives. Email us if you are an interested Brookfield resident.

Membership. Thanks to new and renewing members of the Friends of Brookfield. You can join or update your membership at any time by sending a $25 check (written to "Brookfield Civic Association") to P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582. Membership is per year. All money is spent on the community, including events like our annual Bike & Hike, beautification projects like the Brookfield Wall, National Night out, neighborhood cleanup activities, and so on.

Fire and Life Safety tips from our Guest Speaker. Thanks to Wyleng Lieu, the Fire and Life Safety educator who came and briefed us on fire and home safety tips, especially considering the holidays.

Wyleng provided many fire and safety tips, and discussed many educational and planning resources. Family fire escape planning resources, in English and Spanish, are on the website. The county also can provide free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. See the website or contact the Chantilly Fire Station 15 at (703) 378-5353.

For more information, see the Fairfax County Public Affairs and Life Safety Education website at hhttps://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/educational-topics.

Thanks to all for supporting our fall meeting!



Brookfield Wall Cleanup a Big Success!

Thanks to our volunteers (and our host resident Arthur and his family), the Friends of Brookfield spruced up the Brookfield Wall at the corner of Lees Corner Road and Route 50.

See the difference with these before and after photos!

BEFORE

Before

AFTER:

After



Biggest Bike & Hike Ever!

Great attendance at our second Town Hall meeting

Between 30 and 50 residents of Brookfield, nearby neighbors, and guests attended our Town Hall meeting this past October 26, 2017. The meeting was held in the cafeteria at Brookfield Elementary School from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, and was chock full of open, lively discussion. Topics included intentional community, real estate values, public safety issues, neighborhood events, and outreach to diverse members of our community.

We were lucky enough to host two guest speakers. Our local Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Sabrina Ruck, spoke and answered questions at length about crime (and the relative lack of it) in our neighborhood, and ways to protect yourself and your family; the opioid crisis; neighborhood watch; and useful resources. She invites questions at her email, Sabrina.Ruck@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Afterwards, Senator Jeniffer Wexton of Virginia's 33rd district discussed new legislation, trends, and challenges for our district. Center stage as a discussion of traffic and traffic relief projects and funding. She too discussed the opioid crisis. Other topics included schools (including SOL modernization and alternatives to suspension), the economy, and criminal justice. Attendees had many questions and interesting discussions.

We ended the meeting with elections for the board of directors for the Friends of Brookfield (also known as the Brookfield Civic Association). With the exception of Josh Gayhart, who stepped down, all of last year's directors continue. Local businesswoman and Brookfield resident Tricia Amstutz, a frequent volunteer in past activities, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the first time. The board thanks Josh for his service. (Click here to see the current board.)

If you'd like to join the Friends of Brookfield (Brookfield Civic Association), dues are only $25/year. Write checks to 'Brookfield Civic Association' and send them to BCA, P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.



Successful Stream/Watershed Cleanup

Thanks again to the volunteers who came out on Saturday morning, October 14th, 2017 for our stream/watershed cleanup along Frog Branch Creek.

Despite the construction on the path right behind the Brookfield Swim Club, stalwart volunteers walked the open portion of the path and the stream bed all the way to Stringfellow Road. We collected 6 full bags of trash and 1 bursting bag of recycling items.

Special thanks to Rocky Run student Xavier and his mother for joining us. We also greatly appreciate the cooperation of the Brookfield Swim Club for giving us access to their parking lot for staging and for the use of their trash dumpster. Fairfax County also provided the trash bags, thanks to the efforts of Brookfield resident and project coordinator John Moore.

The Brookfield Civic Association and the Friends of Brookfield coordinate with neighbors once or twice per year to help clean up our neighborhood. Want to volunteer? Contact us at info@brookfieldcivic.org or come to our next General Meeting this October 26th, 7:30pm at Brookfield Elementary.



First town hall meeting well attended

Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.

We had a good mix of old and new friends, and started a great dialogue about future events to plan, public safety issues, neighborhood trends, and outreach to diverse members of our community.



New flag at the Brookfield wall

Thanks to volunteer Jim Rollins for replacing the American flag at the entrance to our Brookfield community at Route 50 and Lees Corner Road.

Out of respect for Old Glory, we've also ordered a new solar-powered light to illuminate the proud symbol of our nation. We hope to have the replacement spotlight mounted sometime in November or December, 2016.

Photos to come...



Safety tips about carbon monoxide in your home

Thanks to Patricia Sarmiento of PublicHealthcorps.org for the following information volunteer about safety tips related to carbon monoxide.

Did you know that on average, nearly 440 people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year? And that’s just in the United States.

I’ve seen a lot in the news lately about the legal side of CO poisoning, but I wanted to make sure people had access to an even more important aspect: safety and prevention. I put together some resources that I really think could help save some lives.

The dangers of CO poisoning are real, so it’s important to have the facts.



Civic Association Election Results: May 31st, 2016

Elections were held at the General Meeting on May 31st, 2016. The attending current members of Brookfield Civic Association re-elected all remaining 2015-2016 board members, and also elected two new association members to the board of directors: Josh Gayheart and Nancy Johnson.

As per our bylaws, at the conclusion of the General Meeting, the board of directors met briefly to determine offices to be held by board members. Current officer positions are listed on our About page.



Successful Brookfield Bike & Hike!

We had sunshine and a gentle breeze for the 7th annual Brookfield Bike and Hike!  This past April 24th, 2016, over 85 residents turned out for food, activities, and to meet their neighbors. Our photographers have posted many awesome photos in two seperate links. Please visit and “like” our Facebook page to see more pictures.

There are so many folks to thank for volunteering: Dustin, Lauren, Linda, Jake, Kylie, John, Jena, Cody, David, Bob, Kathy, Lu Anna, Wendy, Virginia, Deborah, Mark, Gerry, Kathy, Keith, Emily, Officers Lundquest and Culbertson, Sami, Alina, Tova, Kirstin, Keiran,  Aieda, Bonni, and our very generous sponsors: Tricia Amstutz, a Long & Foster realtor that has lived in Brookfield for over 30 years, Patrick (owner of Keough Senior Living, a senior living home here in Brookfield), Harris Teeter,  A-1 Cycling (especially Colin and Amanda), and Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their parking lot for this event.




Check out our Facebook page!

The Brookfield Civic Association has a facebook page with tons of information, pictures, and more. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=brookfield%20civic%20association.



Join our Mailing List. Of the 960+ homes in Brookfield, we only have 200 on our email list. To add your name to our list - used only for communication about issues relevant to Brookfield and NOT SOLD OR GIVEN to any other parties - please send us an email.



Help Us Help You. Help us represent you with paid membership to BCA. Annual membership is $25/year and is fully tax-deductible. You can write a check to Brookfield Civic Association and get it to our treasurer, Marcy Johnston, or mail it to BCA, P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.


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