Fairfax County Board of Supervisors To Recognize Citizens and Staff

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Dec. 4, 2003


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors To Recognize Citizens and Staff, Adopt Resolutions and Issue a Proclamation


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, adopt two resolutions and issue a proclamation. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

James Allred to Leave Architectural Review Board
James Allred, of Reston, will be recognized for his years of leadership and service on the Architectural Review Board.

Herndon High School Girls’ Cross Country Team
The Herndon High School Girls’ Cross Country team will be recognized for its outstanding accomplishments during the 2003 season. The team’s principles of teamwork and sportsmanship resulted in winning the AAA Division State Finals at the Great Meadows course in The Plains, Va. Members of the team include: Meghan Ashworth, Jessie Erickson, Heather Fisher, Carleigh Gregory, Kristin Hart, Bailey Jensen, Megan Keeling, Colleen Lear, Jenny Miller and Sarah Sieb. Michael Maloney is the head coach and Sinclair Adam Seavey and Peter Sherry are the assistant coaches.

Launching Civic Duty
Nearly 300 students from schools in Fairfax County will be recognized for participating as election pages or election officers in county polling places for the Nov. 4 General Election. Students attended a disability awareness class as well as an election training class in order to assist voters. The Fairfax County program received national recognition from the Election Center in 2002 and serves as a model for other jurisdictions in the country.

Dewey Bond to Be Recognized for Service
Dewey Bond will be recognized for 16 years of service on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. During Bond’s tenure, innovative ways of protecting and enhancing the county’s natural resources evolved in response to changing conditions and opportunities. Bond championed improved site design techniques, stream restoration efforts, conservation planning and public outreach activities.

Giving a Business a Good Start
The Incubator Program of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce will be recognized for the support provided to new and small businesses. Features of the program include access to a consultant bank, educational programs, mentoring accountants, networking opportunities and office space. The program began in 1999.

A Bright and Shining Star
The Morning Star Program of Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect will be recognized for the many years of effective and nurturing service it has provided to youth in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Culmore communities.

A History of Service and Commitment
The United Christian Parish, Reston, will be recognized for 30 years of service to the Reston community as well as missions in foreign lands. The church, established in 1973 as a local ecumenical experiment, has become a national ecumenical model. The United Christian Parish successfully combines the traditions, customs and beliefs of four distinct denominations that include the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ. The congregants assist with community needs through the Work-Sunday Program, clothing drives and collecting food for those less fortunate.

Suzanne Rudiselle to Be Recognized
Suzanne Rudiselle will be recognized for her 15 years of service as the pastor of the United Christian Parish, Reston.

Let the Games Begin
The Reston Triathlon Association will be recognized for its effort in organizing the Reston Triathlon. Engaging more than 400 athletes of all ages swimming in Lake Thoreau, cycling along the roads and running the trails of Reston, the triathlon is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Reaching Out to Help Children
The Medical Care for Children Partnership will be recognized for providing medical resources for children of working poor families through partnerships with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, fee for service physicians, dentists and the Fairfax County Office Partnerships. More than 1,400 uninsured children are able to receive medical care through the partnership. The Medical Care for Children Partnership was selected as one of the eight high performance partnerships in the United States by the National Academy of Public Administration.

January is National Mentoring Month
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim January 2004 as National Mentoring Month in Fairfax County. The proclamation notes that adult-to-child mentoring is a proven, effective strategy to match caring, responsible adults with students to provide guidance, build confidence, give stability and lend direction. The Board of Supervisors urges all citizens to volunteer as mentors and promote awareness, involvement and support of mentoring programs.

Karate Team Represents U.S.
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the American Amateur Karate Federation Karate Team for its accomplishments at the XIII Pan American Traditional Karate Championships held in Goiania, Brazil, Nov. 15 - 16. Among the members selected for the team representing the United States, seven trained at the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean through instruction offered by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Urban Forestry Division – 30 Years and Growing Strong
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to recognize the Urban Forestry Division on its 30th anniversary. For the past 30 years, the Office of the County Arborist, now known as the Urban Forestry Division, has worked to ensure the vitality of the county’s forest and preservation of the natural environment. The division also leads the fight against gypsy moths and other forest pests and assists in the efforts to battle the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus. The county’s commitment to preserving trees has brought impressive results. Although the county population has exceeded 1 million, high-resolution satellite imagery reveals that in 2000 about 45 percent, or 105,750 acres, of Fairfax County’s 235,000 acre landmass was covered with trees. In 2002, Fairfax County received its 20th consecutive Tree City USA Award, plus a second Tree City Growth Award for significant improvements to its urban forestry program and local ordinance. The Urban Forestry Division is part of the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.



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