Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

                           March 13, 2008

Staff Lead:


Catherine M. Heritage, Assistant County Administrator

 County Administration


A Work Session to Discuss the Establishment and Continued Operation of a Computer Clubhouse at Marshall Community Center

Topic Description:

Together with its corporate sponsors, local government and business partners, the Equal Footing Foundation helps fund, launch and sustain Computer Clubhouses that currently serve over 1,500 youth in six (6) locations in Fairfax County. The Foundation provides youth development and educational programming in the clubhouses.

The Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department has received $100,000 in donations from the Equal Footing Foundation to initiate a Computer Clubhouse at the Marshall Community Center (MCC). The Equal Footing Foundation is offering to commit to contribute additional funding. The intent is for Equal Footing to fund the full financial cost of a Computer Clubhouse for the first three (3) years. This includes:

  • Renovation of the basement meeting room at MCC.
  • Purchase of all hardware, software, furniture, and music studio equipment.
  • Network membership.
  • Salary and benefits for one Recreation Program Coordinator (grade 26).
  • Miscellaneous on-going program costs, including education/recreation supplies, postage, printing, advertising, membership dues, uniforms, and mandatory training and travel.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a work session.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The Equal Footing Foundation respectfully requests a commitment that Fauquier County fund the salary/benefits and miscellaneous operating costs beginning in FY 2011. In FY 2009, these costs are estimated to be $54,000. Based on a 3% annual increase in operating costs, the estimated cost the County would incur in FY 2011 would be $58,000.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Parks and Recreation Department

Budget Office


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