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Today we are no longer in the campaign business, choosing instead to focus on community issues, supporting quality schools & city services and maintaining our independence as the Little City.

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ANNOUNCING A SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM SPONSORED BY CITIZENS FOR A BETTER CITY AND THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH PTAs

Thursday, October 21 - 7:30-9:00
Featuring Cecily Shea as Moderator and Hal Lippman as host
Candidates are: Jerrod Anderson, Tate Gould, Courtney Mooney, David Ortiz, Ilya Shapiro, Lori Silverman, and Kathleen Tysse

This event will be a Webinar and can be access by the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/SchoolBoardDebate

AND -- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT HERE IS THE LINK TO THE RECORDING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM -- https://tinyurl.com/councildebate2021

Candidate and polling place information is available by entering your address at www.vote411.org.

  • Request a Vote By Mail ballot for this election on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

  • In-person early voting is available at City Hall from September 17 to October 30; available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open two Saturdays, October 23 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • October 12 is the last day to register to vote.

 

  • Mailed registrations must be post-marked by the 12th. In-person registrations must be submitted by 5pm in the registrar’s office. Online registrations will end at 11:59 p.m.

FCC City Council Candidates (voters choose four)

  • Marybeth D. Connelly

  • Scott C. Diaz

  • Caroline S. Lian

  • Debora "Debbie" Schantz-Hiscott

  • David F. Snyder

  • Stuart M. Whitaker

FCC School Board Candidates (voters choose four)

  • Jerrod F. Anderson

  • Tate O. Gould

  • Courtney C. Mooney

  • David S. Ortiz

  • Ilya Shapiro

  • Lori K. Silverman

  • Kathleen E. C. Tysse

Check out scenes here from the successful Falls Church Women's History Walk

Affordable Housing Falls Church:  Problems & Prospects

Falls Church CBC partnered with the Falls Church League of Women Voters on three Affordable Housing Forums.  A panel of Falls Church leaders from government and industry gave an overview of efforts to address affordable housing from 1980 to today highlighting successes, failures and lessons learned. 

View the February 28, 2021 forum with panelists H. Alan Brangman, former Mayor, Falls Church; Katherine Emmons, former leader, Falls Church Housing Corporation; Brian O'Connor, former Mayor, Falls Church; and Robert Young, president of The Young Grouphere.

The second forum that took place Sunday April 25th, 2021 can be seen here.

The third and final forum that took place on July 26th, 2021 can be seen here.

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CBC gives inaugural "Shout-Out" Award to Bob Young, Chair of the Falls Church Economic Development Authority, for EDA's business grant program during the Covid pandemic. Stay tuned for more Shout-Out Awards!  Read article here.

CBC Youth Reps

 

 Our Youth Reps program matches the City's high school students with a City Board or Commission which they are interested in serving on.  Click here to link to the CBC Youth Representatives Initiative.

Document Center

 

Click here for CBC documents, such as CBC By-Laws and other docs

CBC Meetings

 

CBC holds monthly meetings of the Ex Comm. ALL members are welcome to attend! Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month.