Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Issue Proclamations


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Sept. 25, 2003

 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
to Recognize Citizens and Issue Proclamations

 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, beginning at
9 a.m., will recognize the following for their achievements and contributions to the community. Proclamations will be issued as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187,
TTY 703-324-2935.

The Brightest and Best
The eligible high schools in Fairfax County will be recognized for making Newsweek Magazine’s list of “The Best High Schools in America.” Fairfax County is the only large jurisdiction in the country to have every eligible high school on the list. Those schools to be honored are: Annandale High School, Annandale; Centreville High School, Clifton; Chantilly High School, Chantilly; Edison High School, Alexandria; Fairfax High School, Fairfax; Falls Church High School, Falls Church; Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria; Herndon High School, Herndon; Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke; Langley High School, McLean; Lee High School, Springfield; Madison High School, Vienna; Marshall High School, Falls Church; McLean High School, McLean; Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria; Oakton High School, Vienna; Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax; South Lakes High School, Reston; Stuart High School, Falls Church; Westfield High School, Chantilly; West Potomac High School, Alexandria; West Springfield High School, Springfield; and Woodson High School, Fairfax.

Stepping Up to the Plate
The McLean Little League 9-10 and the McLean Little League 11-12 Softball All-Stars will be recognized for winning the Virginia State Little League Championship. The McLean Babe Ruth Boys’ U14 All-Stars will be recognized for winning the Virginia State Babe Ruth Championship.

Citizens Share Time and Expertise
James Edmondson of McLean, William Ehlman of Fairfax Station and Robert Greenburg of Reston, will be recognized for their many years of dedicated service to the Health Systems Agency Board.

Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation declaring the month of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County. In the proclamation, the Board of Supervisors note that Oct. 15 is Disability Mentoring Day which will provide the opportunity for students with disabilities to learn about the career options available to them. During Mentoring Day, students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer mentors who can offer insight and advice about career paths.

Mental Illness Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 5-11 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fairfax County. The Board will issue the proclamation to promote greater understanding throughout the community and to urge all citizens to increase their awareness of serious and persistent mental illness.

Fire Prevention Week
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 5-11 as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County. The county’s Fire & Rescue Department has adopted the National Fire Prevention Association’s theme of “When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!” The theme emphasizes the importance of having a home escape plan and practicing it regularly.

Voter Education Month
Recognizing the importance of all eligible citizens being registered to vote and voting at every opportunity, the Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation declaring October as Voter Education Month in Fairfax County. There are more than 590,000 registered voters in Fairfax County with an additional 130,000 citizens eligible to vote but who are not yet registered. The county has replaced outmoded voting equipment with new state-of-the-art touchscreen machines that meet all federal government requirements and provide an easier voting experience for citizens with disabilities. The Board urges all eligible citizens to register to vote and to follow through by participating at the polls in each opportunity they have to cast a ballot.

 

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

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