Photo courtesy of the Potomac District Supervisor Office
Supervisor Andrea Bailey has plans for the Potomac District.
Area residents learned about them through a Virtual Town Hall that was held on Saturday.
She discussed her vision, which is to grow and revitalize the Potomac District.
Updating older schools in the community, such as Dumfries Elementary School, is one idea that was mentioned.
She also plans to improve transportation by working with the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE).
Mental health is another topic the Potomac District representative talked about.
“I’ll be working with my colleagues to assure that we’re addressing mental health, we’re addressing autism in our school systems, we’re providing professionals, counselors and social workers within our communities — particularly the Potomac community — that will address the holistic approach in healing minds within in our community,” Bailey said in the Virtual Town Hall.
Bringing the district together is her main focus.
“My predecessor, Supervisor Maureen Caddigan, did an awesome job in making sure that sustainability and making sure that the community was whole,” Bailey explained. “And so, I will continue that legacy, but I will also improve and enhance that within the county and that within the Potomac District.”
Bailey plans to host more virtual town halls and in-person town halls in the future.
She also mentioned that an Open House has been scheduled for Wednesday.
It will be held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Suite 145 at the Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge.
“I want the community to have an opportunity to come together and get to know each other — from the eastern part of the community to the western part of the Potomac District — and shake a hand and get to know each other even better, so that we can move in concert forward in improving our community,” Bailey said.
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