Delaney Dispatch 6/22/2018

 

 

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                  The Delaney Dispatch                

June 22, 2018

School is out and summer is upon us. As we all find moments to take a step back and enjoy our warmer weather, I want you to know that I am always working for you. The happenings at the national level cannot stand, and I am using my office to ensure that your values and concerns are amplified in the Commonwealth and advocated for on the federal level. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any concerns. 

Enjoy your summer and I hope to see you soon! 

Delegate Delaney's Day of Play:

Earlier this month, Fairfax County Public Schools announced that they will be utilizing a new Virginia law which will allow them to increase the amount of time dedicated to recess in elementary schools. Fairfax County becomes the third locality to recognize the benefit of play and downtime in our elementary schools. 

 

            

To celebrate the success of the Virginia legislation which has made these increases possible,  Delegate Delaney and, More Recess for Virginians will be hosting a Day of Play on July 1st from 11 AM - 1 PM at Greenbriar Commons Park (13007 Point Pleasant Drive Fairfax, VA 22033), to mark the day in which House Bill 1419  officially becomes law. 

All are welcome!

Budget Town Hall:

On July 2nd from 7-9 PM in Meeting Room B of the Gum Spring Library (24600 Millstream DriveStone Ridge, VA 20105), Delegate Bell and I will host our annual Budget Town Hall. We will give an overview of the biennium budget that recently passed in the General Assembly, and will speak to changes in Medicaid, funding of schools, salary increases, etc.

Please bring your questions and concerns, for we will stay until all questions are addressed. If you are unable to attend but have your questions, please send them to DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov or DelJBell@house.virginia.gov

Finally, due to the size of the meeting room, it is asked that you kindly RSVP to DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov. If we receive a lot of interest in this event, the location may change. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event. 

See you on the 2nd!

July Office Hours:

I invite you to meet with me on July 19th from 6 pm - 8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours will allow you to express your concerns or comments on issues at the state-level and within our district.  To ensure that I am able to see everyone, I ask that you sign-up for a time slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45ADAD29AAFD0-delegate5.

If you are having difficulties signing up or are not able to attend and still wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact me at 703-996-9415 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.

See you on July 19th!

Congratulations, Graduates!:

I was honored to attend the graduation of the Class of 2018 at Westfield, Chantilly and Oakton High Schools. It was such a pleasure to see our next generation of leaders close a chapter in their life and enter a new and exciting one. Please join me in congratulating the class of 2018.                                                                                                                                                             

      

Safe Virginia Initiative:

In response to ongoing tragedies in our country’s schools and lack of meaningful debate on gun safety this past legislative session in Richmond, General Assembly members have joined together to institute the Safe Virginia Initiative. 

Please join us for “Beyond Thoughts & Prayers,” which aims to create community dialogue in order to examine comprehensive gun safety solutions throughout Virginia. This event is an opportunity for civic engagement with local elected officials and faith leaders across Northern Virginia, along with experts from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Commonwealth's  Attorney. Our discussion will include: "What are practical responses to these ongoing tragedies in our country?" "Should guns be allowed in places of worship?" and "What is the relationship between faith and the Second Amendment?" We hope you'll come and be a part of the discussion. 

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers 
An Interfaith Discussion on Gun Safety 
Thursday, July 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The ADAMS Center
46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling VA

Community Announcements:

Summer Meals Program: For many kids, summer is a time of sunshine, playtime, and freedom from homework. But for the Virginia kids who struggle with hunger, summer vacation can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. For many, summer can be the hungriest time of the year. A lack of reliable nutrition during the summer months takes a major toll on children. Kids who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience “summer slide,” forgetting what they learned the year before.

The Summer Meals Program (also known as the Summer Food Service Program, or SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides FREE meals to youth 18 years old and younger when school is not in session. The program is intended to fill in the gaps for students who count on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, but lose that resource in the summer.  The Virginia Department of Education administers the program. Please share the graphic and information below. 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project Update: (From Supervisor Smith's Office) Construction activities for a new park access road at the Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) Ellanor C. Lawrence Park began on Monday, June 18, 2018. The new road is needed to provide access to the park when the existing traffic signal and entrance from Route 28 are eliminated.

As part of the park access, and in conjunction with the project, roadwork will also include a new Poplar Tree Road across Route 28 connecting to the new park access and to Stonecroft Boulevard; that is expected to get underway later this year. This work is part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. You can find information regarding this project online at Transform 66.

 
FCPA has been working closely with VDOT and its Design-Build Contractor, Ferrovial Agroman US Corp, Allan Myers VA, Inc. (FAM Construction). Tree clearing will be visible on the west side of Route 28 and from the existing parking lot north toward Stonecroft Boulevard. Actual construction of the access road is not scheduled to begin until later this year. There are no scheduled impacts to the existing entrance from Route 28, the ball fields, or parking lots during this phase.

Community Events:

It has been a pleasure to see you around the 67th District. If you would like me to attend any of your community organization's events, please send an invitation to DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.

                  

           Touring Beer Wholesaler Facility in Chantilly          Ceremonial Signing of the "Recess Bill" 

               

    Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Petersen and Del. Keam              June Office Hours 

              

 Welcoming New United Airlines Summer Interns @ Dulles    Literacy Council of Northern VA's                                                                                                                                    Award Ceremony

            

           Presenting a Commending Resolution to the       Virginia Delegates Being Recognized at 

         Westfield High School's Field Hockey Team              CASA Justice Awards Night              

                                                             

                                     Speaking at the Indian American Forum for Political Education Event 

 

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Email: DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov

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