November: GMBA

Guest Speaker 

Billy Thompson

Introduction to the Greater Merrifield Business Association

Founded in 1984, the Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA) was established to bring businesses together for the betterment of the Merrifield area and provide an avenue for better marketing, networking and growth. GMBA’s current President Billy Thompson will discuss GMBA’s current activities and agenda for growing and expanding opportunities for businesses in Merrifield. Currently a realtor and member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club with Samson Properties, Billy Thompson is also the current President of GMBA. Billy Thompson’s family moved to Vienna in 1960 and 55 years later he continues to reside in Vienna with his wife, Pam. After Graduation from James Madison High School, Billy attended Northern Virginia Community College on a part-time basis. In 1976 Billy was the Founder of All Star Movers, and for 32 years, Billy was successfully the owner/manager of All Star Movers. During this time All Star Movers was recognized by Washington Consumer Checkbook and Washington Business Journal for providing outstanding services. In addition All Star Movers was the recipient of the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Business of the Year Award.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, 22031
Classroom 2 – Upstairs

The presenter’s bio

Billy’s Community Activities include:
1)    Past Chair of Vienna Tysons Chamber
2)    Appointed by Governor Mark Warner to 4 year term on Virginia Small Business Advisory Board
3)    Past President of Vienna Rotary Club
4)    Appointed to Tysons Task Force (planning the Vision of Tysons for the year 2040)
5)    Current President of the Greater Merrifield Business Association
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Preview of the next meeting agendas

A preview of our meeting agendas for fall 2018 to Spring 2019:

PDC is proud to bring a varied and current agenda to offer Providence residents and members the latest, firs-hand information on the most important issues in the community.

September: Updates on I66-VDOT
October: Climate Reality Check
November: The Greater Merrifield Business Association (GMBA)
December: Holiday convening
January 2019: Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan – Providence
March: Budget. County & Schools

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*PDC does not hold regular Meetings in July and August.


The PDC Board opened nominations by members to elect the 2019 Board. Former PDC President Tania Hossain graciously accepted to Chair the Nominations Committee. All our membership received an email with the invitation to volunteer at the Nominating Committee on July 26th and August 4th, 2018.



Join the PDC Board for its traditional summer picnic! Bring your best dish to share and have a good time discussing the issues affecting our Providence community.

to bring a dish

Add this the Date to your Summer Calendar!
DateMonday, August 20, 2018
Time6:30 – 8:00pm

PlaceEakin Park (Shelter)
8928 Glenbrook Road
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Continuing Care, June 2018

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Briefing on the phase I portion of the amendment
related to the development of a new zoning district and use category.

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Providence District Community Center
3100 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Guest Speaker

Donna Pesto
Deputy Zoning Administrator, DPZ, County of Fairfax, VA

Celebrating dedication

We are proud to announce that our very own Fran Wallingford andFlint Webb received public recognition within the last month. Flint, our PDC Membership Chair and environmental steward, received a Fellow Membership Award by the Air & Waste Management Association.


Fran, a Mantua neighbor and Chair of our PDC Land Use Committee, received today the recognition of Providence Lady Fairfax 2018 for her long time engagement and service to the community.

PDC is honored to have you

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Public Facilities Manual & Continuing Care

Join your PDC neighbors in May

What is the PFM and its impact in our community? 

Learn about the Fairfax County Public Facilities Manual on May 9th.

John Matusik, P.E.

Danielle Badra, MFA

Jan Leavitt, P.E.
Fairfax County Land Development Services

Ned Poffenberger
Fairfax County Federation of Citizen’s Associations Representative on the ESRC

The Public Facilities Manual (PFM) is the main source of information and guidance for construction projects. Staff from the Code Development and Compliance Division will discuss the overall purpose of the PFM and where it fits into the land development process. They will also discuss what’s being updated in the Manual and how the public can participate in this PFM update process.

TOPIC: PFM Amendments (see above)

DATE: May 9, 2018

TIME: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:   Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA

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April 25 meeting: 2018 Legislative Updates

Guest Speakers

Hon. Senator Dick Saslaw
Virginia Delegate for the 35th Senate District

Hon. Senator Chap Petersen
Virginia Delegate for the 34th Senate District

Hon. Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
Virginia Delegate for the 41st House District

Hon. Delegate Mark Keam
Virginia Delegate for the 35th House District

Hon. Delegate Marcus Simon
Virginia Delegate for the 53rd House District

*Some representatives will make a drop-in appearance as they will be speaking at several legislative wrap-ups on this evening.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Providence District Community Center
Multi Purpose Room, 1st floor
3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

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2019-2020 Proposed Budget -March Meeting

Wednesday, March 14

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

At the Providence District Community Center

3001 Vaden Drive, Multi-purpose rooms 1 & 2 downstairs

Fairfax, VA 22031

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March PDC Meeting and New URL


The PDC website has had two URLs for the past year, and the older, longer one will expire soon.  Please change your bookmark to .

The next monthly PDC meeting will be held on March 14, 7:30PM and the topic will be the 2019 County and FCPS budgets.  Check back for details later, and watch for the PDC Newsletter email.

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February meeting

Join Providence District Council for a Fairfax County staff presentation 

The proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to Short-Term Lodgings (Rentals)

Guest Speaker

Lily Yegazu
Senior Assistant to the Zoning Administrator,
Department of Planning and Zoning
Fairfax County Government


Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

*Note that PDC meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of every month. This month is an exception

Providence District Community Center
Room 2 upstairs
3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

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New Year’s Greetings

Providence District Council


Dear members and friends, 

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you the best in 2018!

Please join us on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 for an interesting talk on:

WMATA & Metro
Past, Present and Future of the Capital’s Transportation System 
Guest SpeakerMort Downey
Former Chair of the WMATA Board
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Providence District Community Center
Room TBC
3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

Fairfax County General

Assembly Delegation’s Pre-2018 Session Public Hearing

The Fairfax County delegation to the General Assembly will hold a hearing for public comment regarding the upcoming 2018 session on Saturday, January 6. The forum begins at 9 a.m. in the board room of the Fairfax County Government Center. Click here more information.

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