Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Honor Citizens and Issue a Proclamation
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Feb. 6, 2003
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Honor
Citizens and Issue a Proclamation and Adopt a Resolution
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and organizations for their achievements and contributions to the community. A proclamation will be issued to designate National Engineers Week in Fairfax County and a resolution adopted commending the volunteer service of the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Linking School and Business to Educate Children
Forest Edge Elementary School in Reston and the Siemens Enterprise Networks Caring Hands Foundation will be recognized for their partnership to help children learn. Participating staff from each institution review profiles of students and prospective mentors to ensure a match for the Homework Shop, career day for sixth grade students and the school intramural program, resulting in a bond linking the school and business community. The partnership was established in 1999.
Principal Not Sheepish About Reading
Christine Lamb, principal of Groveton Elementary School, will be recognized for being selected as 2002 Administrator of the Year by the Greater Washington Reading Council. Lamb has created an awards program for students who meet their reading goals and participate in the Keep Books and Partners in Print program. In addition, Lamb has initiated the Literacy Festival, sponsored open library night for the community and collaborated with a 7-Eleven store for a program that brings books to apartment complexes in the Groveton area.
Volunteers for Volumes
A resolution will be adopted honoring the dedication and commitment of the Friends of the Reston Regional Library for the many hours of volunteer service they provide to the library staff and community. More than 47,000 residents use the services of this library each month. During Fiscal Year 2002, circulation for this branch reached more than 1 million books, making the Reston Regional Library number one in the county library system for volumes checked out. This team of dedicated volunteers designed and coordinated the permit and approval procedure to build a storage shed to store the book collection for the annual fundraiser. This project has resulted in a $2,500 savings per year for the library.
National Engineers Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Feb. 16-22 as National Engineers Week in Fairfax County. The efforts of engineers help drive the economy, protect our environment, ensure public safety and improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. The professional engineer holds major responsibilities for the global benefit of mankind in the areas of public health, welfare, transportation, water, power, communications, structures and the environment.
FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187 OR TTY-703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS