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WFCCA

<bt>* The Western Fairfax County Citizens Association (WFCCA) is a local citizens' activist group which has shaped much of the development in the Centreville area.

The organization comprises representatives from more than 50 homeowners and civic associations in the Centreville and Little Rocky Run area. It serves as an umbrella organization for homeowners in the area from south of Route 50 and west of Stringfellow/Clifton roads to the Fairfax County line.

Each community with an active civic, community or homeowners association sends a representative to the WFCCA to serve on one or more of its committees. New communities and those not currently represented are urged to participate.

The group meets quarterly — January, April, July and October — the third Monday of the month, at 7 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The meetings are open to the public. Ted Troscianecki of Virginia Run is president.

One of the group's main purposes is to get residents involved with issues facing the community. It focuses attention on land-use, transportation, environmental and educational issues. This nonpartisan group provides a forum where citizens may meet with county and state officials, developers and other groups whose decisions can affect the quality of life in Centreville and Chantilly. Call secretary Carol Hawn at 703-266-6872.

The most active committee in the WFCCA is the Land-Use Committee, which meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., also in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Land-Use Committee, chaired by Jim Katcham, reviews development plans covering everything from architecture to landscaping to road improvements. It also hears and tries to resolve residents' concerns regarding proposed projects.

When the WFCCA is satisfied that a project meets its environmental, transportation and density standards — and is in keeping with the county's Comprehensive Plan — it recommends endorsement by the county Planning Commission, a body of appointed officials that reviews development and rezoning requests prior to the county Board of Supervisors' review.

The Planning Commission usually follows the WFCCA's recommendations, but the Board of Supervisors normally has the final say. Call Jim Katcham at 703-803-8177 or email landuse@wfcca-sully.org. Also see www.wfcca-sully.org.

<sh>Sully District Council of Citizens Associations

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations (www.sullydistrict.org) is a citizen-run organization whose members are Sully District citizen organizations. Those organizations choosing to join the Sully Council select their representatives to participate in the Council's various activities.

Regularly scheduled, monthly meetings are held in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., in Chantilly. The general membership and Land-Use and Transportation Committee meet the fourth Wednesday of the month (except when the meeting would be on a holiday or close to a holiday — see the schedules available on the Web site for the exact days). Meetings start at 7 p.m.

Over the past year, the Council has sponsored a candidates night and heard presentations on: Transportation Improvements in or near Sully, Neighborhood Policing in Sully, Development along Route 50 in Loudoun County, Fairfax County School Budget, Fairfax County FY ‘09 Budget, a Report from Richmond from the state legislators, and Supervisor Michael Frey's Report on the state of Sully.

Any citizens organization based in Sully may request membership using the application on the Web site. The members look forward to hearing from new members and seeing them at the meetings.