Official news release from the City of Falls Church, Office of Communications.
Susan Finarelli and Clare Casey
703-248-5210 office (TTY 711)
571-402-9102 cell


The City Honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 -- The City of Falls Church commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by declaring Monday, January 20, 2020, a Day of Service and supporting and promoting civic engagement across The Little City.

Day of Service
City Council declared January 20, 2020, to be an official Day of Service in the City of Falls Church. "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'," the proclamation reads. "Each year, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together to serve their neighbors and communities." 

The City will join thousands of communities around the country in a national day of service projects.
  • City Council, board and commission members, and staff will spend time at the Miller House, a home for adults with differing abilities that opened in the City last spring. 
  • Families of students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Mount Daniel Elementary School, or Jessie Thackrey Preschool are invited to Give Day, a PTA-sponsored event, to raise money and collect food for Food for Others, which serves local children in need of food on the weekends. Visit for details.
  • Find other volunteer opportunities by searching databases managed by The Corporation for National and Community Service or All for Good

Road Closures on S Washington St. for March
The City of Falls Church Police advise drivers to expect rolling road closures along S Washington St. (Route 29/Lee Highway) for a Martin Luther King Day, Jr. March on Monday, January 20 from about 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Police expect the northbound lanes (towards Arlington County) and southbound lanes (towards Fairfax County) of S Washington St. will need to be closed at various intervals along these intersections:
  • S Washington St. and Tinner Hill Rd.
  • S Washington St. and Hillwood Ave.
  • S Washington St. and Annandale Rd.
  • S Washington St. and E Fairfax St.
Please visit for the most up-to-date event information.

City Government Holiday Closures
The following City Government offices, programs, or services will be closed or rescheduled in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020: 
  • CLOSED: City Hall and most government offices and services including the Mary Riley Styles Public Library
  • OPEN: Community Center, open 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • CANCELLED: There will be no City Council Work Session the week of January 20. 
  • RESCHEDULED: Planning Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
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