The South County Federation, formerly known as the Federation of Lorton Communities, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established to represent the interests of the residents of southeastern Fairfax County. The Federation is an "umbrella" group composed of many homeowners, civic and citizens associations. Representatives from the individual associations meet each month to :
- Facilitate the regular exchange of views and information on local, regional, state and national matters of interest to its members
- Cooperate with and promote activities relating to the common interests of other citizens' associations
- Review land use applications and provide recommendations to the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on those applications
Homeowners, civic, and citizen associations within the South County area are invited to be members. The Federation's membership area is bounded on the south by the Occoquan River, on the north by Fort Belvoir, the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways, on the east by the Potomac River, and on the west by Lee Chapel Road. Residents of neighborhoods that do not have a formal association are also invited to join the Federation and participate in its activities through a non-aligned caucus. Click here for information on joining the South County Federation.
Starting in January 2013, The Federation will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except in August, at 7:30PM in the Media Center of the South County Secondary School , 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA. Visitors are welcome to observe our meetings. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the monthly meetings, various activities, such as the annual Lorton Fourth of July parade are sponsored by the South County Federation.
Important Message for weekend of 8/20: On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Fairfax County Police Department of Search and Rescue Team (SAR) will host a large-scale training exercise on behalf of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government, Police Chiefs and Search Operations work group. This drill will take place at South County Middle School from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect to see officers from different agencies in a vast stretch of parklands and residential neighborhoods in the Lorton, Springfield, Fairfax Station and Burke areas of the county. The training is not only intended to practice and assess basic search and rescue skills, such as land navigation and various search methods, but also test the entire Incident Command Structure, new software and technology, mutual aid partnerships and operational period changeovers. For further information go to: https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/multi-jurisdictional-search-and-rescue-drill-puts-the-system-to-the-test/