American Disposal Pickup Delayed Due To Holiday:

We have been notified by American Disposal that they will close on Monday for the 4th of July holiday.  Crews will be operating on a one-day delay the entire week of July 4th.

  • Our normal Monday trash service will be on Tuesday, July 5th 
  • Our normal Thursday trash and recycling service will be on Friday, July 8th 
Please check their Web site for more details:

Board Membership Change:

On Thursday, June 30, the President of the Board of Trustees, Patricia Lewis, resigned from the board.  We thank her for her work supporting the community over the last few years and wish her well on future endeavors!  The new officers are now:
  • President: Wendy Doumas
  • Vice President: Carol Miller
  • Treasurer: Joe McDonald
  • Secretary: Ted Winograd


We’re always looking for volunteers! Elections for the Board of Trustees are held at the Annual Meeting in May. However, the Board may appoint members throughout the year. If you’re interested in potentially joining the Board of Trustees, please attend a meeting and talk to the current members.

Traffic Calming Task Force:

Community members are seeking three to four additional individuals to join a Traffic Calming Task Force in an effort to work with Fairfax County officials on implementing traffic calming measures for Alder Woods Drive. Please send an email to if you would like to join. Thank you!

HOA Board Meetings:

Meetings are generally scheduled for the last Thursday of the month January through October, with the November/December meeting usually determined at the October meeting.


Please join the email list to get up-to-date information about location and connection information for the board meetings.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7pm
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7pm
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7pm
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7pm
  • The November and December meeting will be determined at the October 27 meeting and usually occurs early December.


The ARB meetings will be the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at a member's home, unless there is unanimous consent for all applications or no applications were received. Volunteers are always welcome to join. Email the ARB with any questions and to confirm the meeting location, as the meeting is subject to the availability of the committee members and received applications.

Architectural Baseline:

The board has contracted with CiS to take photos of each home and develop a baseline of the paint colors, decks, and other architectural aspects of the community that are in existence at this point in time.

Please Lock Your Cars!

As one of Fairfax County's Crime Prevention Officers has posted on NextDoor:

"Eery night in Fairfax County many cars are left unlocked, which makes it easy for criminals to steal from you. These criminals will steal anything in the car, including the car itself. Lock your car, take out all valuables, and don't leave your keys in the car."


Dear Fair Woods Homeowners:


A number of homeowners have questioned the Board about why a change in management was made effective July 1, 2021.  This was a unamimous decision made by the Board after experiencing service problems over several years.  The decision was made in part after complaints from homeowners, Board members, and contractors, due to numerous and frequent changes in staff, lack of notification of ARB requests and complaints, unauthorized movement of designated Reserve Funds used to repair/replace/restore capital assets, non-fulfillment of the terms of the management contract and not receiving support from upper management when requested throughout the last several years.


We hope this answers any questions you may have.


Fair Woods Board of Trustees


Effective July 1, Rosewood Management is providing community management services. Please refer to the welcome letter they are sent to all homeowners via USPS.


If you have any questions,our Association Manager is Kathy Gately, CMCA ®, AMS ®, PCAM ®, Executive Vice President. Kathy may be reached at 703-778-4480, ext. 109, or via email at Amanda Taylor is her Executive Assistant; she can be reached at 703-778-4480, ext. 111 or via email at

Digital versions of the documents are available on this site below. Your homeowners account number is on the Ways to Pay, and auto-debit forms that were sent out in the mail.

Rosewood Intro Letter
Adobe Acrobat document [151.5 KB]
Ways to Pay Details
Ways to Pay.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [170.4 KB]
Auto Debit Form
Auto Debit Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [103.0 KB]
Resident Information Form
Resident Information Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [99.2 KB]

VISITOR Policy Reminder

Please recall that resident vehicles may not park in VISITOR parking spaces.  VISITOR spaces are intended for short-term guests to the community.  Guests may park in the VISITOR spots from 6:00 AM through 1:00 AM each day.  Any cars parked after 1:00 AM will be towed.

There is an exception to this policy on Waythorn Place, as all parking spaces on that street are marked VISITOR.  These are open to all guests of the community 24 hours a day and are not limited to guests of Waythorn Place residents.


Trash and Recycling Updates:

Per our community's guidelines, trash should not be placed out any earlier than 6:00 PM the day before (Sunday or Wednesday). All trash receptacles need to be removed by the end of the day. For large items pick-up, please contact American Disposal at: 703.368.0500. More information can be found at


Trash pick-up: Monday and Thursday

Recyclables pick-up: Thursday


Inclement Weather:

During inclement weather, areas that are deemed unsafe due to snow or ice will be suspended for collection. If American Disposal is unable to provide collection, services will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. Be on the lookout for the red alert bar on their website to see if service will be affected due to inclement weather.



Parking rules and regulations can be found in the Architectural Standards & Guidelines (see Section IV-A, pages 17-18)

Trash and Recycling Guidelines
Fair Woods Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [182.2 KB]

Recycling Dos and Dont's: Please check American Disposal's "Waste Wizard" to see if something is recyclable.

Want to Help?

We need your help. We are looking for volunteers for multiple committees, including Grounds and Landscaping, the Architectural Review Board, and to assist with the website. If you have experience, please come visit us at our next Board meeting or send an email to our community manager, Kathy Gately

Contact Information

To contact Fair Woods Homeowners Association, please email Kathy Gately or visit the contacts page.

Trash Violation?

If you see a trash violation, please email our service management company through the Contacts page here. Please provide as much information as possible: either an address or a section of addresses (e.g., 13150-13158).


If you or a visitor has been towed, contact Battlefield Towing at 703-378-0059. Battlefield will also provide services to residents (on Fair Woods property only), including jump-starts, tire changes, and unlocking doors.

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