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Scheduled Events


Most public events are canceled due to COVID-19, but some events of interested are included here.

 


Following is a list of scheduled events. Details to follow when available. You can also check out our Facebook page!

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - Brookfield Neighborhood Watch Training (Zoom) (see details)
  • Tuesday, January 12 & Thursday, January 14th, 2021 - Practice Traffic Stops! (see details)

Look back and see some of our old events described...

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 - Santa Claus' Visit to Brookfield (see details)
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Election Day, including the presidential election.
  • January - February 2020 Sock Drive - (See details.)
  • Saturday, Jan 18th, 2020, from 10am - 12PM - Rocks With Cops 2 - (See details.)
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - Fall/Winter General Meeting. The Friends of Brookfield held its annual general meeting, with community news, events and information, board elections, and Guest Speaker Grelia Steele, who presented about Emergency Preparedness (see details).
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - National Night Out, sponsored by the Friends of Brookfield and local businesses (see details).
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Democratic Primary (Brookfield's polling place is the gym at Brookfield Elementary School) (see details)
  • May 18, 2019 - 10th annual Bike & Hike event! (see details)
  • May 9, 2019 - Friends of Brookfield Spring Town Hall Meeting (see details)
  • April 27, 2019 - National Drug Take-Back Day (see details)
  • April 7, 2019 - Community Fair for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
  • Saturday, December 10, 2018 - Wine, cheese, and conversation (see details)
  • November 8, 2018 - Fall Brookfield Town Hall Meeting. (see details)
  • November 6, 2018 - 6am to 7pm - Mid-term elections. Local voting place: Brookfield Elementary School.
  • August 7, 2018 - Brookfield National Night Out (see details)
  • June 7, 2018 - Spring Brookfield Town Hall
  • April 29th, 2018 - 9th Annual Bike & Hike (see details)
  • April 28th, 2018 - Scam Jam and Shred Fest (see details)
  • April 28th, 2018 - Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout (see details)
  • December 10, 2017 - Neighborhood Wine, Cheese & Conversation
  • December 9, 2017 - Coffee with a Cop! (see details)
  • October 28th, 2017 - Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout(see details)
  • October 26, 2017 - Friends of Brookfield/BCA Fall General Meeting (see details)
  • October 14th, 2017 - Fall Cleanup 9:00 AM (see details)
  • October 4, 2017 - Neighborhood Watch Training Wednesday
  • August 1st, 2017: First annual National Night Out
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016 - First Town Hall Meeting (see details)
  • April 24th, 2016 - 7th Annual Bike & Hike (see details)


Upcoming Events

Brookfield Neighborhood Watch Training

MPO Sabrina Ruck, our Crime Prevention liaison, is hosting a Neighborhood Watch training session for the Brookfield Community on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative effort between the police department and your community. It is conducted by volunteers who want to create closer and safer communities.

The meeting is conducted remotely over Zoom (using your computer, mobile phone or tablet). You can also attend via landline home (audio only).

Neighborhood Watch Training

For more details, please contact:

Zoom Meeting Info:


 

Practice Traffic Stops

People with disabilities will have the opportunity to practice traffic stops on January 12th and 14th, 2021 from 10 AM-12 PM at Edison High School.

Practice Traffic Stops

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management is supporting the Fairfax County Police Department in conjunction with Lee District, Rachna Sizemore Heizer (School Board Member), and The Arc of Northern Virginia with the Lee District Disability Traffic Stop Training Pilot Program.

This pilot is an opportunity for people with disabilities to practice interacting with the police in a traffic stop.

To participate, flease fill out the form at https://form.jotform.com/202654149663055. Participants will need to bring a vehicle. The practice traffic stop will be with a real police officer in a controlled environment for 20-30 minutes. People who sign up will be assigned a time in that range.

Participants may bring a support person. Please note that everyone must be masked, and everyone must stay in the vehicle at all times.


Recent Neighborhood Activities and Events

Santa Claus Came to Brookfield

Escorted with honor by the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue (Company 21), Santa Claus drove through Brookfield on Sunday, December 20th, waving to the young, and the young at heart!

Arriving around 10am and prompted by his elves to move onto his next stop before noon, Santa made time to stop at 6 locations in our neighborhood:

  • Brookfield Elementary School (10 AM)
  • Brookfield Swim Club (Approximately 10:20 AM)
  • Corner of Currey Lane & Brookfield Drive, near the library (Approximately 10:35 AM
  • Newport Drive in center of townhomes (Approximately 10:50 AM)
  • Corner of Galesbury & Lynncroft Drive (Approximately 11:05 AM)
  • Valley Country Drive (Approximately 11:20 AM)

He is so busy this time of year, that thanks must be given to the Jolly One himself, and all of those who made it possible: the brave women and men of Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company 21, Mrs. Claus, the the Elf Toymaker Union, and Robert Muskett (from whom I stole this photograph).

Santa FireTruck

Fair Oaks 21


 

Valentine's Day Sock Drive

The Sully Station Police Department thanks our neighbors who donated new socks for needy Fairfax County students.

Socks were collected from January through February 10, 2020 at the Fairfax County Police Department, Sully Station, c/o PFC Hawins, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Thanks to PFC Megan.Hawkins@fairfaxcounty.gov.



Rocks With Cops 2

Thanks for joining us for Rocks With Cops 2. Folks gathered on Saturday, Jan 18th, 2020, from 10am - 12PM at the Sully District Community Room, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd in Chantilly to paint rocks with the police.

Thanks to Megan Hawkins for organizing.

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Coffee with a Cop

Thanks to those who joined us for Coffee with a Cop on Sunday, Feb 3rd from 10am-12:30 pm at the Starbucks in Chantilly Crossing.

Thanks to Megan Hawkins for organizing.

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Winter 2020 General Meeting - Jan 14th, 2020

Thanks to the 14 people who attended the Friends of Brookfield General Meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in the Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria. The meeting ran from 7:00pm to about 8:30.

Meeting Highlights

  • Neighborhood news & information. We started off the meeting with information about upcoming events, recycling, and public safety.
  • Board elections. We held annual elections to the board of the Friends of Brookfield civic association. In addition to Patrick Keough joining the board, the previous slate was re-elected. See board members.
  • Emergency Preparedness Guest Speaker: Grelia Steele, Community Engagement Manager of Fairfax County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), spoke about the county's Emergency Preparedness programs, including the Community Resilience Group (CRG). We discussed about approaches to make our neighborhood become a network unto itself and a resource for its citizens in the event of emergencies. We will post information about this program on our website in the near future.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019: National Night Out celebration

For our second annual National Night Out celebration, we pulled out all the stops.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
National Night Out posterWe took over the front of our local Brookfield Elementary School with an event that ran from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Cold drinks, snacks, and ice cream galore were on hand, along with:

Local Business Vendors & information. In the side parking lot, we had tables and pavilions for local businesses, civic organizations, and local politicians and candidates to share information with Brookfield residents about their services. These included:

  • Fairfax County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Deparment offered voluntary child fingerprinting for residents at National Night Out.
  • The League of Women's Voters - Fairfax. Representatives from this civic organization provided materials in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese about voting and voter registration in Fairfax County.
  • Sunshine Contracting provided information about professional exterior remodeling services to homeowners across Northern Virginia.
  • GreenTPyro Productions, a Friends of Brookfield sponsor, provided a sound system and terrific music as well as information about their entertainment and A/V business services.
  • Keough Senior Living shared information about the senior care they provide right here in our neighborhood. Pat Keough is also a frequent Friends of Brookfield volunteer. For more information, email  info@ksliving.com.
  • Tricia Amstutz of Samson Properties brought information about neighborhood property values and more. Trish is a volunteer member of the Friends of Brookfield, and as a resident realtor, she can be reached by email at  t@tisthekey.com. Trish is also a Friends of Brookfield sponsor.
  • Boxtop$ king Lucian Acuff, Brookfield Elementary's champion fundraiser, was on hand to collect Coke caps, Boxtops for Education, and more, in support of the elementary school. Thanks, Lucian!
  • Thanks to MacGruff the Crime Dog for scheduling his walk at our event.
  • If you participated and I left you out, email me and I will add a quick blurb.

 

Games & Activities. On Ballfield 1, we hosted games, sports and activities. Ringtoss, bean bag toss, water sports, cornhole, youth soccer, hula hoop contests, and more. Over in the parking lot, we had sidewalk chalk and bubbles galore.

Meet & Greet with First Responders. Before the surprise rainshowers, we had visits from a wide range of members of the Fairfax County Police Department, including the chief, with squad car tours and various equipment. Shortly after our "half time" rainshower, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue brought trucks and crew and kids got tours, hats, and more.

Big Raffle Winners. Each of the business sponsors brought raffle prizes, making the event a win-win for all who attended.

Thanks for making this event a huge success. Let's do it even bigger in 2020.



June 11, 2019 Democratic Primary Election Results

Fairfax County held a Democratic primary election for local and state offices on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The following offices were on the ballot:

  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman
  • Board of Supervisors, Braddock District
  • Board of Supervisors, Hunter Mill District
  • Board of Supervisors, Lee District
  • Board of Supervisors, Providence District
  • Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Virginia Senate: 31st, 33rd and 35th Districts
  • Virginia House of Delegates: 38th and 49th Districts

RESULTS

Following were the results of the elections held in Brookfield's districts:

Fairfax County supervisors: Jeff McKay
Commonwealth’s Attorney: Steve Descano
Virginia General Assembly 33rd District: Jennifer Boysko

2019 June Primary winners

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit this link to check with Virginia Department of Elections that you're registered to vote.

See this link for detailed results from primaries for both parties

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Successful 10th annual Bike & Hike!

Thanks to all who participated in our Friends of Brookfield Bike & Hike on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

Although we had a smaller crowd this year, people really seemed to have fun with our nature walk and guided bike hikes along Frog Branch Creek, and this year's raffles were the biggest ever, with 7 winners.

We had games and excitement, professional face painting and a balloon twister, and people came and stayed for the afternoon to enjoy snacks, and meet and have conversations with their Brookfield neighbors!

Activities included:

  • Bike safety inspections from A-1 Cycling
  • Talk to the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department members and tour the truck/li>
  • Professional Facepainting and balloon twisting
  • Grilled Hotdogs & Snacks
  • Hikes along Frog Branch Creek
  • Short bicycle hikes along the bike path
  • 7 exciting 50/50 raffles (the only paid event, a fund-raiser to support all of these activities)

Sponsored by the Friends of Brookfield civic association.

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Good turnout at our May 9th Town Hall Meeting

Many thanks to our 3 elected representatives and 25 guests who attended our May 9th Friends of Brookfield Town Hall Meeting.

We enjoyed news-worthy updates and spirited conversations about local and state matters, and each Guest Speaker contributed to answering questions from the audience.

Our next Town Hall meeting will be held in autumn. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Drug Take-Back Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thanks to the Fairfax County Police for once again hosting Drug Take-Back Day this past Saturday, April 27, 2019.

During this twice-annual event, you can rid your home of expired or unwanted prescription drugs. Each local Fairfax County Police Department hosted this event at the station, providing a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

Check this website or call the police non-emergency number to hear about the next date for Operation: Medicine Cabinet Clean-out.

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2018 Neighborhood Wine, Cheese & Conversation


As a founding member of the Friends of Brookfield and the Brookfield Civic Association, board member Margie Wheedleton is a strong believer in intentional community. In an effort to get to know her neighbors better, she hosted a "Getting to know you" wine and cheese gathering. The event took place Sunday, December 10, from 3 to 6pm. Only Brookfield residents demonstrably aged 21 and over were served wine.

Margie looks forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. Come celebrate the Brookfield community.

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Fall Brookfield Town Hall Meeting

On November 8, 2018, from 7pm-8:45pm, we held our twice-annual Town Hall meeting. The event was held in the Brookfield Elementary Cafeteria and was well attended. Thanks to our guest speakers! We had to cut them off because we ran out of time.

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Biggest Bike & Hike Ever!

Our 9th annual Bike & Hike event. was held on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. This free event had the biggest turnout ever. What a great opportunity to get out in the sun (and wind) and meet your neighbors.

As usual, we had short bike expeditions and nature hikes along the trails on Frog Branch Creek. Plus, join us for optional group nature hikes in the woods. Is that all? NO WAY! We have loads of fun activities in store for you, including:

  • Games, face painting, and bubbles galore
  • A real, old-fashioned cotton candy machine, served up by Chef David
  • Fresh-grilled hot dogs (thanks to Cathy and Jim)
  • Cookies and snacks
  • Cool bottled water and beverages
  • Meet two Neighborhood Patrol Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department
  • Free bike safety inspection courtesy of A-1 Cycling

Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

The Friends of Brookfield thanks our local police officers and the fire engine company that led tours.

Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

And thanks to Bonni Epstein for coordinating once again.

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Free Scam Jam and Shred Fest - April 28th, 2018

Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force brought together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Shred truck from 8am to 12pm)
Where: Fairfax County Government Center – Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

The presenters discussed scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams. Light refreshments and lunch were served.

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Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - April 28th, 2018

Want to safely dispose of unused or expired medications? Concerned about the environment or afraid disposing of your meds will harm others?

Visit any Fairfax County Police Station on Saturday, April 28th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off unused or expired medications. Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe.

For more details, see the attached PDF.

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Coffee with a Cop! Sat, Dec 9th, 12-2 at Starbucks Chantilly Crossing

Join your neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation! Bring the whole family, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will be onsite with their FREE child ID program, Caring Angels Therapy Dogs, McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance, kids activities and much more…

If interested, come to:
Starbucks, 14423 Chantilly Crossing Lane, Chantilly, VA 20151
12pm to 2pm

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Safely discard old medications! - Sat, Oct 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm


This semi-annual event was held on Oct 28th. When new dates are available, we will post here.

You can also obtain drug disposal kits to safely dispose of some medications from the county. See Drug Disposal Kits Available at Health Department Offices and Other Locations. Click here to see a video demonstrating how the biodegradable pouches work.

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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.

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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.

Fall cleanup 2017

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.

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Neighborhood Watch Training Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 7-9pm

This event was held at the Sully Police Station. If interested in training, contact our local Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Sabrina Ruck at Sabrina.Ruck@fairfaxcounty.gov or call her at 703-814-7051.

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August 1st, 2017: First annual National Night Out

The Friends of Brookfield and the Brookfield Civic Association celebrated our first annual National Night Out on August 1st, 2017.

Thank you everyone who came out to support our community, law enforcement, and local fire safety workers.

A team of Brookfield neighbors and volunteers greeted residents in the neighborhood along the main stretch of Lees Corner Road a block down from the elementary school. We handed out free cotton candy, snacks, bubbles and treats for the kids.

As special guests, we had visits from over a dozen members of our local first responders, with police car tours, a chance to talk to officers, fire fighters and rescue workers.

We had a huge showing from our Sully District Police Station, who had revolving teams of officers to meet and greet residents. Kids were also thrilled to see Fairfax County Fire and Rescue (Chantilly # 15), who brought one of their fire engines and greeted kids and parents. Here's a big shout out to both groups, you women and men are just amazing!

Thanks too for all who volunteered. See you again next year!

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Fun all around

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November 17, 2016: Friends of Brookfield/BCA Fall Meeting

We had our fall meeting on Nov 17th, 7:30 pm at the Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria. Thanks for all who attended.

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Spring General Meeting: May 31st, 2016

We held our Spring civic association general meeting on Tuesday, May 31st, at 7:30 pm at the Brookfield Elementary School cafeteria.

We discussed future fun events, zoning updates, community outreach projects, and even nominated and approved two new Board members.

Spring meeting

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Brookfield 8th Annual Bike & Hike

April 30th, 2017 - Attendance was a little lower this year due to the weather but the fun level was high!

Someone please email me a picture of 2017 Bike & Hike so I can post it.

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Brookfield 7th Annual Bike & Hike

April 24th, 2016 - We had a great time at this year's Bike & Hike event. Held from 1pm to 4pm in the parking lot of the Brookfield Swim Club, over 85 residents turned out for food, activities, and to meet their neighbors.

7th Annual Bike & Hike group shot

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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 dialgue about future events to plan, public safety issues, neighborhood trends, and outreach to diverse members of our community. management Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016Come join us at the caefeteria in Brookfield Elementary School next Thursday, November 17th, at 7:30 pm. We will have an informal discussion about upcoming neihborhood events, public safety efforts, and other items of interest to the community. This meeting is expected to run from 7:30pm to about 9:00pm.

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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.

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Successful 7th Annual 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.


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Brookfield 6th Annual Bike & Hike

6th Annual Bike & Hike group shot

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Brookfield 5th Annual Bike & Hike

5th Annual Bike & Hike group shot

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We Want You!


We are striving for diversity, and welcome input and participation from any groups that feel that they are not well-represented in our organization. If you are interested in participating in the Friends of Brookfield civic association, there are opportunities for individual or group discussions. To express interest, sign up, or for more information, please email us.