Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens, Staff and Issue Proclamations


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March 4, 2004

 

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens, Staff and Issue Proclamations

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, March 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments and issue the following proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

March is Including People with Developmental Disabilities Month
Public Knowledge and Understanding are Key
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim March as Including People with Developmental Disabilities Month in Fairfax County. Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, autism, mental retardation and other cognitive disabilities constitute one of America's largest groups of citizens having disabilities. The proclamation states that residents are urged to recognize the potential and value of people with developmental disabilities and to include them in all aspects of community life.

Richard Combs to be Recognized
Serving the Lee District
Richard Combs, of Alexandria, will be recognized for more than 12 years of service as the Lee District principal representative to the Athletic Council of Fairfax County.

Service on the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments
Representing Nearly 40 Years of Combined Service
James Winston Bray and Richard F. Mortimer, both of Fairfax, and Frederick W. Suffa, of Alexandria, will be recognized for their years of service on the Fairfax County Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments. Bray served more than 10 years; Mortimer served more than 13 years; and Suffa served more than 15 years.

In Times of Trouble and Disaster
March is Red Cross Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Red Cross Month in Fairfax County. In the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel, the Red Cross assisted in housing more than 300 Fairfax County residents and distributed thousands of meals to residents of Belle View and New Alexandria. The Board of Supervisors urges all citizens to avail themselves of the emergency preparedness opportunities provided by the Red Cross and to support this organization with time and resources so that it may continue to assist the community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Innovative Thinking Wins Praise of the Board
Well Designed Facility is Asset to the Community
The Board of Supervisors will commend the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development and the Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the development of Gum Springs Glen, an innovative mixed-use facility that includes 60 units of affordable independent senior housing and a Head Start program operated by the Office of Children. The facility has gained national recognition and has won the annual Award of Excellence for Affordable Housing by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development and the Virginia Housing Award for 2003 for Best Housing Development.

March is Women's History Month
Extraordinary Achievements of Women Throughout History
The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Women’s History Month in Fairfax County. Women's History Month highlights the many accomplishments of women throughout history.

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, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS.

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