Col. Michael Greenberg, U. S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir commander, addressed the 38th Annual Mount Vernon Town Meeting, Saturday, updating the community on a variety of areas.
“I’m eager to continue to build our relationships with the county and the community,” Greenberg said. “I truly appreciate all that you do for Fort Belvoir.”
He reminded the audience Fort Belvoir is one of the principal economic engines of Fairfax County, with an estimated $15 billion dollars pumped into the community annually.
Greenberg then updated the capacity audience on pending issues affecting the community, including the opening of Lieber Gate on Richmond Highway this spring; the opening of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, set for 2020; and the plans to dismantle and remove the SM-1, a decommissioned nuclear power plant on Fort Belvoir, expected to begin in 2020 and last five years.
Greenberg was one of a panel of speakers at the Town Meeting. The community gathering at Mount Vernon High School is a wide-ranging discussion of community activities involving state legislators, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and local congressmen.