Week in McLean

Week in McLean

<b>Accessibility Summit At McLean Bible Church</b>

The 9th annual Accessibility Summit will be held April 4-5 at McLean Bible Church in Tyson’s Corner. The summit annually brings together community resources, government agencies, faith-based organizations and families or caregivers of individuals with disabilities to advance the quest for independence and inclusion of those with disabilities.

The keynote speakers for the event are Coach Jim Johnson, who will share his thoughts on "how dreams really do come true" and Judy Siegle, the gold-medal paralympian and national record holder in the metered events for quadriplegic women, speaking on how to "live without limits." Singer, composer and guitarist, Tony Melendez, who has earned global awards and achievements, will perform at the event.

<b>District To Host Parks Meeting</b>

Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust and Planning Commissioner Jay Donahue along with Park Authority Board Member Kevin Fay will host a Great Parks, Great Communities workshop and open house and Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Langley High School cafeteria located at 6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean.

This meeting will provide an introduction to the planning process. Residents will have the chance to learn more about the parks in this district, to ask questions of park staff and to share ideas on how to strengthen the park system. Residents can also provide thoughts and suggestions online at <a href=http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/greatparks.htm.> www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/greatparks.htm.</a>

<b>Richmond Earns 401(k) Credential</b>

Sharon Richmond, a client relations advisor with NADART in McLean, recently earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). Richmond completed a program covering a range of retirement plan issues. She joins approximately 3,000 retirement plan professionals across the United States who maintain the QKA credential.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics at the University of Maryland and an accredited paralegal certification from Georgetown University.