Town of Herndon
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The town's downtown business district was swept by a large fire that destroyed 16 businesses and two homes on March 22, 1917.
In 2005, the town attracted both protests and significant media attention with the opening of the Herndon Official Worker Center, a taxpayer-funded center for day laborers. The Center closed after 21 months, on September 14, 2007.
Herndon operates under a Council/Manager style of government, where a council is elected to set policies for the town, and a town manager is appointed by the council to carry out policies and oversee basic operations.
- ↑ Netherton, Ross De Witt, and Nan Netherton. Fairfax County in Virginia: A Pictoral History. Norfolk: Donning, 1986. Print.
- ↑ Mauro, Chuck. "Looking Back to 1879." Herndon, VA Patch. Patch.com, 6 Feb. 2011. Web. 17 Feb. 2012. http://herndon.patch.com/articles/looking-back-to-1879
- ↑ "A History of Herndon, Virginia". http://herndonweb.com/community/history_hern.html. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
- ↑ Aizenman, N. C., and Timothy Dwyer. "Words Fly at Day-Laborer Center in Herndon." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2005. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/14/AR2005121402308.html>.
- ↑ Brulliard, Karin. "'What We Had Here Was a Family'" Washington Post. The Washington Post, 15 Sept. 2007. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/14/AR2007091401051.html>.
- ↑ Town of Herndon Government, Town of Herndon Website, http://www.herndon-va.gov/Content/Government/, Retrieved 17 February 2012
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