Call for Volunteers - Azalea Park Steering Committee

We are currently seeking 10-12 volunteers to participate on the Azalea Park Steering Committee. The Committee will meet 2-3 times over the course of the next few months to help organize and guide the efforts of the Fairfax County Park Authority to revitalize Azalea Park. Interested GHCA members are encouraged to email or reach out through the GHCA website. Azalea Park Steering Committee members will be named the first week in April.      

GHCA Community Meeting Draws a Crowd, Offers Exciting Look at Things to Come

Scores of Greater Hillwood residents gathered at the Kastle Systems complex on Monday evening for the first Greater Hillwood Citizens Association (GHCA) meeting of 2018. Along with some more mundane agenda items including updates on GHCA communications and financials, as well as a vote to increase the dues (from $10 to $15 per year) while decreasing them (from $10 to $5) for retirees in the community, attendees were treated to news of some exciting new developments on the horizon in the Greater Hillwood community.

Free LED Lightbulbs! No, Really...

Free LED Lightbulbs! No, Really...

To save you money and protect the planet, Fairfax County is giving away up to five, free LED lightbulbs at six Fairfax County libraries in April and May.

Everyone can get one free LED and if you bring in up to four of your incandescent or compact fluorescent lightbulbs, they’ll exchange them for LEDs. The ENERGY STAR®-certified LEDs being given away offer a warm white light that’s equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent lightbulb.

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

Greater Hillwood Citizens Association
Monday, March 12, 2018
Quarterly Meeting Minutes

Board Members in Attendance:
Ryan Keedy – President
Alex Strong  – Vice President
Mike McCarthy – Treasurer
Mariel Cortese - Secretary
Jeff Hilton – Officer at Large

Thank you to everyone who attended the March 2018 meeting.  We had an excellent turnout and were happy to see so many smiling faces!

Proffer Funds Update
Fourteen suggestions have been submitted to date.  All can be viewed at within the December 2017 meeting minutes.  If you’d like to request the current list for review or add to the list, please email  Remember, we will all need to vote and rank this list.  Your input is important.

Target Store Opens in Falls Church

In the long and storied tradition of ceremonial and obligatory ribbon cuttings to welcome new businesses in the City of Falls Church, Tuesday night’s marking the opening of a new major national brand retailer, Target, was unusually festive. Mayor David Tarter was on hand to deftly negotiating the scissors, as usual, and most members of the City Council and Economic Development heavies were among the City’s A-listers present.

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