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
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
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.
SUMMER PICNIC 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.
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
Donna Pesto Deputy Zoning Administrator, DPZ, County of Fairfax, VA
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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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
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.
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.
The Providence District Council meets starting at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesdays of the month in Classroom 2 - Upstairs at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031.
In addition, to our regularly scheduled monthly meetings, we take a summer break and host special events. Please check your latest email for meeting information as well as refer to our website or Facebook to stay updated.