Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Honor Citizens and Issue Proclamation
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Jan. 23, 2003
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to
Honor Citizens and Issue Proclamation
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens for their achievements and contributions to the community. A proclamation will be issued to designate February as African-American History Month in Fairfax County. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Scoring a Home Run for Community Youth
George Chernesky of Centreville will be recognized for his commitment to the youth of the community. Chernesky, president of the Southwestern Youth Association since 1995, organized the commissioners of 11 local youth sports teams into a unified group to offer after-school and summer athletic activities for young people. With the guidance of Chernesky, the association is funding the “Field of Dreams” project, a site of playing fields located in the Centreville area, for youth sports. The “Field of Dreams” is scheduled to open in the fall of 2003.
African-American History Month in Fairfax County
The Board of Supervisors will designate February as African-American History Month in Fairfax County. The proclamation heralds the celebration of African-American heritage within the county and urges all citizens to join in the recognition of members of the African-American community.
John Robinson Completes 22 Years of Service
John Robinson of Herndon will be recognized for 22 years of service as the executive director of the Fairfax County Civil Service Commission. Robinson, the first person to serve in this capacity, created the current procedure for having advisory appeals heard by a hearing officer as opposed to the appeals being heard by the full commission. Instituting this procedure resulted in a significantly reduced backlog of cases to be heard.