Thanks for visiting Citizens for a Better City. CBC was founded in 1959 in order to establish a first-class school system in our newly independent City and to identify quality candidates for City Council and School Board and help them seek election.
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.
In Falls Church, the excitement never ends! On Sunday, May 1st: The 2022 Falls Church Women's History Walk
For a preview, check out the video of The 2021 History Walk and "Herstories" of Falls Church City. Made by Girl Scout, Greta Hermann, for her Gold Award project. It's terrific!
More info at:
Volunteers are needed to help with the Walk – especially directional docents! If you’d like to sign-up, please click on the link for our Sign-Up website:
Looking forward to seeing you there!
CBC recently awarded a shoutout award to Suzanne Hladky and Adena Williams for their outstanding contributions to the community as masterminds of Falls Church Better Together (FCBT). Through sales of its now famous signature t-shirts and other apparel, FCBT has raised more than $50,000 to assist those in need during the pandemic. Ingeniously, these efforts also have helped more than 90 local businesses and restaurants in their time of need, using the funds raised to purchase gift cards from them which, in turn, were distributed by local non-profits to individuals and families to be used for food, clothing, and other essentials.
Held Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Video below:
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 Group, here.
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.
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.
Click here for CBC documents, such as CBC By-Laws and other docs
CBC holds monthly meetings of the Ex Comm. ALL members are welcome to attend! Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month.