Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Holland worked for the Washington Examiner
Taylor Holland, formerly of the Washington Examiner, has been hired as the chief of staff for Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay. Holland covered Northern Virginia, and was formally hired on April 2. “Taylor will be a tremendous asset to our Lee District team and I am glad to have him on board,” said McKay in a press release. Holland, who takes the job from Mike McClanahan (who held the position for just over a year) previously reported for the Selma Times-Journal and the Tuscaloosa News in Alabama. He received his degree in journalism from the University of Alabama. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” said Holland. “This is an exciting time for Lee District and South County, especially with construction of the Springfield Town …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Supervisor McKay, Lee District School Board Rep Tammy Kaufax will host the meeting in Franconia.
Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, Lee District School Board Representative Tammy Kaufax, and county and school budget staff will host a presentation and Q and A session on the proposed Fairfax County budget Wednesday night. "Over the past decade we’ve worked hard at diversifying our economy but between 10 and 20 percent of our local economy is related to defense or federal contracting to the tune of about $25 billion," McKay said in an email sent to constituents on Monday. "With a substantial amount of the county’s workforce involved in some way with what happens on the federal side, that’s a lot of potential drop in retail sales, car purchases, home sales, and the like." The budget presentation and Q and A will take place from 7 - 9 p.…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Supervisor McKay says Fairfax County will 'weather the storm' and people wouldn't tolerate this kind of indecision on a local level.
Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay weighed in on sequestration and how it will affect his district. Like many, McKay says Congress' indecision is unacceptable. "On the fact that they can't make a decision, it's absurd. It's ridiculous, and if we acted that way at a local government level people wouldn't tolerate it and they shouldn't tolerate it," McKay said. "It's kind of an embarrassment to the country that people with different minds can't sit down together and come up with an agreement. We do it every day in Fairfax County, and it's not the easiest thing in the world, but it's what people expect." President Obama dropped by Virginia on Tuesday, railed against Congress for this "manufactured crisis" -- this time sequestration 2013 -- …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lawmakers return from Richmond to meet with constituents for town hall meeting Saturday. Got any questions about pending legislation and the future of the Commonwealth?
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly is in full swing, and members of the Northern Virginia delegation will return to hold a town hall meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. Virginia State Del. Mark Sickles (D-43rd), Sen. George Barker (D-39th), Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36th) and Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay will speak to constituents at the Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., about pending legislation and answers about the General Assembly session. Opening remarks by the representatives will be followed by a Q&A.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
McKay now oversees the 20-person Commission.
Lee District supervisor Jeff McKay was elected chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission on Jan. 3. “This is a critical time for transit," McKay said in a statement. "We move more people in Northern Virginia by bus and trains than anywhere else in the state. We need better state support to ensure transit continues to be a large part of Northern Virginia’s economic success. Transit creates jobs, moves people to jobs, and creates enormous economic development opportunities. In light of the economic and political challenges there is no time more important than now to support transit as a key transportation and economic driver for our region.” McKay replaces former NVTC Chairman and Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Supervisor Jeff McKay welcomes residents at annual open house.
Lee District residents will have an opportunity to meet Supervisor Jeff McKay and the his staff at the Lee District Open House Saturday. Visitors will also be able to peruse the annual Springfield Art Guild Show. Contributions of non-perishable food items are welcome and will be donated to local charities. Light refreshments will be served. The open house will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Helen Wilson Community Room in the Franconia Governmental Center.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
With third straight year of zero funding for program, cyclists say some transportation improvements are threatened; county to look toward Arlington for model
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors formally adopted a $6.7 billion budget Tuesday morning, a spending plan which put aside more money for human services, schools and employee pay but, for the third consecutive year, not bicycle programs. Although the county funds a full-time bicycle coordinator in its transportation department, the bicycle program has gone without funding since fiscal year 2011, according to Fairfax County staff reports provided to supervisors this year. The county's formal bike program was launched in 2006 as the Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative. Early projects included developing the county's first bike route map, retrofitting connector buses, and adding bike racks to county park and ride lots. The program received…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
District Supervisors Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon) and Jeff McKay (Lee), along with School Board Member Dan Storck, shared updates Wednesday with the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.
Fairfax County's budget, development and traffic along the Route 1 corridor, and the possibility of a county meals tax were the focus of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce's "Breakfast with the Supervisors" on Wednesday morning at the Belle Haven Country Club. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay and School Board Member Dan Storck updated chamber members on recent developments in the districts and the county before fielding questions from the audience. Fairfax County Budget Storck kicked off the morning by framing the county's budget, a large portion of which goes to public schools. "I know that it is a lot of money," Storck said. "But I also know that it makes a huge difference in …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Local educators say more cooperation and collaboration needed in Virginia to prepare for changing job market.
This is the second of a two part series about the Feb. 25, 2012, joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board. Part I, Board of Supervisors, School Board Team Up, was published Monday. __________ Providing a skilled work force for the next decade is going to require collaboration between public school systems, community colleges and four-year universities, according to local educators. Dana Kauffman, director of College Government Affairs at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), said local communities need to grow their own front-line work force. He addressed the joint retreat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board Saturday. A 2011 study conducted by Dr. Stephen …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Forum was sponsored by the Springfield Civic Association
The Springfield Civic Association hosted a candidates forum on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Crestwood Elementary School. The event, which was attended by about 30 Springfield residents, is a tradition in the community. The speakers made opening statements and took questions from the audience. The speakers were: A story on the forum will be posted on Patch on Wednesday. Enjoy the pictures!