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Little Tots ‘n Little City result in Big Award

Awards—————10 October 2014

S27 congratulates the City of Falls Church for their Virginia Municipal League Achievement Award. This award honors the City for their hard work and collaborative efforts relocating the Easter Seals Child Development Center. An old, disused warehouse was transformed into an environmentally sustainable, strikingly modern pre-school. This new facility provides vital services to the youngest, neediest members of the Falls Church and Fairfax County community.

The Virginia Municipal League Achievement Award recognizes the many people who worked together to make this project happen. The City’s Development Services Department, led by Jim Snyder and Loren Bruce, helped Easter Seals obtain their site plan approvals in record time. The Building Inspection team, led by Doug Fraser and Gary Mullinax, worked closely with Easter Seals to ensure the building could open safely and on time. The City Council appropriated funding for road and sidewalk improvements, and Public Works carried out the improvements in record time. Public Utilities, with Robert Goff in the lead, located a new fire hydrant near the site to improve fire and building safety for the pre-school. 

And, most importantly of all, the Easter Seals team, led by Jon Horowitch and Linda Janulis, showed great resilience and forward-thinking in making this move to keep these services in the City. These are just a few of the people who were involved, and in short, it took many hands working together with Easter Seals to make it happen.

S27 is appreciative of ES and the Monarc Construction team for selecting our studio to support this fast-track design-build undertaking.

The City will accept this Achievement Award at the Virginia Municipal League’s annual conference in early October.

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