NOVA Parks (then Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) meets with members of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and offers land for a suffrage memorial at the Occoquan Regional Park. League members agree to fundraise under the League’s 501(c)(3) foundation for a memorial wall in honor of the suffragists.
The scope and name of the project changes to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (TPSM) to better identify its purpose and to recognize the importance of the suffrage movement with a large scale garden-style memorial.
The concept of the memorial is approved by the NOVA Parks. The Architectural design is completed by Robert Beach and Associates and approved by TPSM and the NOVA Parks. The Interpretation and Design Committee is established to complete the details of the design.
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (TPSMA) becomes incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and begins using the Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation for funds management.
A memorandum of understanding is signed between TPSMA and the NOVA Parks for the development of the memorial in Occoquan Regional Park, and the operation and maintenance by the NOVA Parks in perpetuity.
TPSM achieves national attention when TPSMA joins a coalition of national groups to organize and participate in the centennial celebration of the first suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.