Oakton offers more than just upscale homes, a library and a few small shopping centers. Leaders of the newly formed Greater Oakton Community Association hope to spruce up the community and highlight its attractions and history.

“We’ve got the perfect population to engage in this stuff,” said co-chair Janet Kerr-Tener. “I felt like there were some opportunities here to create a sense of place, a sense of community.”

A cadre of local residents founded the group in January and on May 13 the organization received status as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, making it eligible to receive donations.

The group’s board has been convening as necessary, but leaders eventually hope to hold quarterly meetings. Kerr-Tener did not have

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