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2016 Women’s History Month
Honoring Women in Public Service and Government

The Fairfax County Commission for Women marked 2016 Women’s History Month with a reception and a proclamation by the Board of Supervisors.
The 2016 Women’s History Month proclamation recipient was Patricia Harrison, Deputy County Executive for Human Services,
on behalf of all women employees of Fairfax County.


County of Fairfax, Virginia Women’s History Month 2016 Proclamation
March 1, 2016

WHEREAS, women employees of Fairfax County daily demonstrate their character, creativity, and commitment in serving residents and show determination,
courage and tenacity as part of the Fairfax County workforce; and
WHEREAS, women in public service in Fairfax County have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of civil service for generations to come; and
WHEREAS, women in public service inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage all to respect the depth and diversity of their service;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Commission for Women,
does hereby proclaim March 2016 as Women’s History Month, a time to recognize all women in Fairfax County whose tireless efforts toward equality continue to benefit the community.

View the 2016 Women's History Month Community Celebration Toolkit.

Fairfax County Commission for Women honors women in public service. Learn more about their stories.


Women's History Month Video

Women's History Month PSA Audio 30 seconds

Women's History Month PSA Video

Women's History Month PSA Audio 60 seconds



Women's Suffrage in the 20th Century

View the Commission for Women's video created with the
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and produced by Fairfax County Channel 16.

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