Delaney Dispatch (Reconvene Session Overview - April 11, 2019)
Submitted by Denver on May 23, 2019
April 11, 2019
Since being back from Richmond, it has been a pleasure to see you all in the community. From having you at my office hours or town halls, or seeing you and anniversary celebrations, and at my Entrepreneur Fair, it has been a pleasure to connect with you.
As we prepare for the next legislative session, I would enjoy meeting with you and hearing about ways I can help you or any challenges you are facing in the community. My office is here as a resource and wants to assist you in dismantling any state-barriers before you in the Commonwealth.
I am always here to help you and hear your concerns, comments or questions. Do not hesitate to contact me at 703-996-9415 or DelkDelaney@house.virginia.gov
2019 Reconvene/Veto Session Overview:
Last Wednesday the General Assembly reconvened to hear bills in which the Governor either vetoed or amended. In total, we heard 64 pieces of legislation, 17 vetoes and 47 recommendations (a.k.a amendments or subsitute bills).
The vetoes we sustained this reconvene session did the following:
I invite you to meet with me on April 23rd from 6 pm - 8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours will allow constituents of the 67th District to express their concerns or comments on what's happening at the state level and within the district.
If you are having difficulties signing up or are not able to attend and still wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact my office at 703-996-9415 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
Loudoun Small Business Conference:
Join small business experts and innovators at the Loudoun Small Business Conference at the Dulles Marriott on May 6th!
The keynote and breakout sessions are designed to help you gain valuable insight into trends affecting today’s small businesses and to give you tools to help your business thrive. This full-day event offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities with a wide range of business-critical topics such as hiring employees, sales strategies, social media, finding advisors and mentors, marketing strategies, ways to grow your business, creative ways to finance your business and much more! Learn more at https://loudounconference.com.
Fairfax County Public Information Meeting on I-66:
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold two public information meetings on the planning and implementation of the off-corridor portions of the I-66 Outside the Beltway Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail. The meetings will include an overview of construction on I-66 by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and a review of the proposed trail along the I-66 corridor, including the off-corridor segments being funded by Fairfax County.
The meeting will also include an interactive exercise with attendees to explore possible names for the new trail. Attendees will be asked to submit names and weigh in on a sampling of names that have been suggested. FCDOT will narrow the list and host an online survey of names and invite the public to vote for their choices. The final names will be presented to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board for consideration and approval. The online survey will be available May 14-June 30, 2019.
Public Information Meetings
Both meetings will include the same information and presentation:
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host nine meetings across the Commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding, as well as other transportation initiatives. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.
The NoVA District Meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, starting at 6 PM at the Northern Virginia District Office (4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA 22030).
You can also submit your comments via email or mail by May 27, 2019, to:
For roads and highways: Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
For transit and rail: DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov or Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.
Sorensen College Leaders Career Conference:
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for their 2019 College Leaders Career Conference.
The College Leaders Career Conference (CLCC) will help politically engaged college students in Virginia build relationships with each other and among the people who will play key roles in Virginia public life. They will explore the politics of the Commonwealth, tackle the fundamentals of ethical political leadership, learn how to lead across-the-aisle collaboration, and finish with some solid training to help land an internship or job in politics, policy, or government.
The early bird application deadline is midnight Monday, April 15th and the final deadline is midnight Wednesday, May 1st.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services in partnership with statewide partners and Cox Communications will host the 2019 Virginia Women Veterans Summit to be held Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th, 2019.
You are invited to be a part of this impactful event that brings together veterans, community leaders, employers, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans.
The summit will also host exhibitors whose mission involves the wellness and wholeness of women veterans and feature notable presenters.
In addition to dynamic panel discussions, speakers and vendors representing various agencies and employers, this is a powerful time for networking and connecting.
It's great to reconnect with you all in the District. If you are holding an event or meeting or would like to sit down with me one-on-one, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at DelKDealney@house.virginia.gov or 703-996-9415.
Attending a Child Abuse Policy Round Table Talking w/ Vendors at my Entrepreneur Fair
Chatting w/ 67th District Residents at an ARC event Presenting an Award at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of NVTC
Hosting a Community Town Hall w/ Senator Petersen Recognizing our Service Men and Women at the Valor Award