Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens
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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
March 6, 2003
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens, Issue Proclamations and Adopt a Resolution
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, March 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their achievements and contributions to the community. Proclamations will be issued and a resolution adopted as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Dedicated Al Hillman
Al Hillman, Fairfax Connector employee since 1985, will be recognized for his years of service as a bus driver having advanced to general manager, supervising the daily operations of the Dulles Corridor Express Bus service. Hillman is credited with the successful service that now links the Reston/Herndon area to the Metro system.
Come Celebrate Fairfax!
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Celebrate Fairfax! for its outstanding and effective means of showcasing Fairfax County Government services to the more than 1 million county residents. The public-private partnership of carnival attractions, headliner musical entertainment and county government services has earned the exposition the Silver Pinnacle Award for "Best Community Outreach" presented by the International Festivals and Events Association.
Program Promotes Positive Resolution
A proclamation will be issued designating March as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month in Fairfax County. The county does a number of things through the Fairfax County Employees Alternative Dispute Resolution program to assist in resolving issues in the workplace and in interpersonal relationships such as promoting negotiation, problem solving, consensus building, mediation and conflict resolution. To enhance awareness of dispute resolution, Fairfax County Government, Fairfax County Public Schools and various private schools will join to sponsor the Northern Virginia Regional Mediation Conference on March 11 and 12 to promote peer mediation in the schools.
Cooling the Jets
The Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS), an affiliate of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Fairfax, will be recognized for its commitment to the premise that every problem is best resolved directly by the individuals who are affected. NVMS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has also worked with courts and federal agencies in the region to assist in the development, design and/or operation of mediation programs.
March is Red Cross Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Red Cross Month in Fairfax County. The Red Cross has offered emergency assistance to hundreds of families affected by local disasters in Fairfax County during the past year. Citizens are urged to utilize the services provided by the Red Cross. A current initiative of the organization - "Together We Prepare" - is a program designed to empower members of the community to make disaster plans, build disaster supplies kits, receive training, volunteer and give blood.
Coming of Age
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend the work of the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging (COA) for 30 years of support and noteworthy service to the community. The COA is responsible for establishing more than 35 new programs and services designed to meet the needs of an aging county population. Through the use of community volunteers and student interns, the commission has met the challenges of developing, administering and delivering services to a growing population of seniors.
Many Zeros Spell Relief
Sandra Chisholm will be recognized for her initiative in writing and completing a grant application resulting in a $1 million grant from the Commission on Relief of the United Methodist Church. The grant will benefit faith-based service providers in the Northern Virginia region.