The first section of HRA homes opened in October of 1951. We will celebrate throughout this coming year with special anniversary events.
Be sure to check the Events page, read The Holmes Runner, and watch for more announcements. Hope you will join in the celebrations of your unique and special community.
We have a rich history, which you can read about in "The History of A Community, Holmes Run Acres", Volumes I, II, III on our Historical Images and Documents page. These are also available in our HRA archives at the Fairfax County Library Virginia Room. Paper copies can be requested.
CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF COMMUNITY!
Proposed Fairfax County redistricting maps explained:
In June 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed a 20-member Redistricting Advisory Committee to recommend new electoral maps that will affect the makeup of the Board of Supervisors, school board, and Fairfax County planning commission.
The committee released a 400-page report in early November. To help neighbors better understand the contents of the report, HRACA has compiled a 64-page excerpt designed for printing and reading on mobile devices.
The Civic Association and the Providence District Council - an umbrella organization of local civic associations - will be speaking on behalf of the Acres, and Woodburn precinct, remaining in the Providence District at a November 9 public hearing.
Fairfax County encourages residents to submit input or comments on these plans before the hearing, as well as provide testimony on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Submit input by email, mail, video or phone, or sign up to speak at the public hearing.
Of the 64 proposed electoral maps, 24 were submitted by the committee, and 40 were proposed by the public.
The committee’s redistricting plans included:
Currently, there are nine Board of Supervisors and School Board election districts. By state law, Fairfax County may have as few as five electoral districts or as many as 11.
Select Saturdays are scheduled work days. There will be no work on Christmas Day.
Round One Collection to Begin
Round Two Collection to Begin
Round Three Collection to Begin
Yellow vacuum leaf collection signs will be posted in participating neighborhoods. These signs will list an estimated date for collection. Unfortunately, various factors make it impossible for us to provide exact collection dates. Remember to rake your leaves out in advance of the date posted.
*DISCLAIMER: Specific collection dates are difficult to project as they are affected by weather, rate of leaf-drop and various other factors. Dates will be posted on this website and neighborhood signs, as soon as they are determined. Thank you in advance for your patience.
More info at:
Time to put the finishing touches on those costumes, or make plans to run out this week to find whatever accessory your kid must have to transform into ______ because this Saturday, October 23rd, at 10 am, it's the annual HRA Halloween Parade!
More details on the Events Page
Happy October! Fall is definitely in the air. And with the change in seasons comes… the annual Holmes Run Acres Civic Association Membership Drive!
If you are a current resident of Holmes Run Acres, you’re eligible to join the Civic Association. Membership supports HRACA programming and events and our neighborhood’s voice in civic affairs. What kind of events? Well, things like the Halloween Parade happening later this month! Membership benefits include a subscription to the Holmes Runner, the directory, and the ability to vote for Board members and matters.
We are a wonderful, truly unique community with a great sense of engagement and neighborliness. This year, we are celebrating our 70th anniversary as a neighborhood. The first homes in HRA opened up in October 1951 and we’ve been growing community ever since. I hope you’ll consider joining or renewing your membership.
Current residents should have received a packet of membership materials - and announcements of upcoming events - in their mailbox. You can submit your membership online here: https://www.holmesrunacres.com/civic-association-membership-form.html, or you can return your form and payment to your Area Lead in the envelope provided, or drop it off at 7638 Holmes Run Dr. The Membership Drive runs through the end of the month, but why wait? Get your membership in now. And thanks to those who have already joined!
For more information see:
Deer Management Program Webinar - August 2021:
The 2021 HRACA Virtual Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, May 19. Speakers included Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik and Stephanie Leedom, Director of Planning and Development, Fairfax County Park Authority.
A big congratulations to Lynn Rozental who was awarded the 2021 HRACA Community Service Award and to Haleh Peterson who was awarded the 2021 HRACA Distinguished Citizen Award.
A recording of the meeting is available below [UPDATED (6/30/2021) - Link expired. To view the recording contact Mitch Toda]:
Also here is a copy of Stephanie Leedom's presentation.
And lastly congratulations to the newly elected HRACA Board members and alternates:
Many vintage HRA documents and photos have been scanned and added to the archives, including architectural drawings, pool brochures, advertisements, and more.
Enjoy: Historical Images and Documents
The Holmes Runner Archives page has received a big update featuring scans of select old issues and a cover gallery including gems such as these:
In January 2020, the Board of the Holmes Run Acres Civic Association (HRACA) established the Holmes Run Acres Community Survey Committee. Its purpose was to conduct a survey of all adult Holmes Run Acres residents to gather some basic demographic information about the community and to obtain information about the areas of concerns for the community in order to establish some priorities for the Board of the HRACA to address. By the end of October 2020, a total of 273 responses were received with an estimated response rate of 38.9%. At the beginning of 2021 the survey responses were compiled and a summary report was created to present the results.
View the report here.