Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
May 6, 2004
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff, and Issue Proclamations and a Resolution
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, May 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize citizens and staff for their accomplishments and issue the following resolution and proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Drum Roll, Please
Fairfax Youth Named a Top 2004 Volunteer in Virginia
Alexis Kuiper, of Fairfax City, will be recognized for receiving a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for being a top youth volunteer in Virginia. This award program, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, reviewed more than 20,000 applications from high school and middle school students in order to make the selections for the award. Kuiper was chosen for developing an exposition and training program to encourage Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to consider conservation issues and related occupations.
To Go With Wishbones and
Reston Community Center Wins National Award
Representatives of the Reston Community Center will be commended for their initiative and community outreach by organizing the Thanksgiving Food Drive, resulting in a 2004 Acts of Caring Award from the National Association of Counties. More than 20,000 pounds of dry goods and foodstuffs were collected at designated points throughout the community. Over 100 volunteers gathered Thanksgiving morning to sort the food into categories which was then donated to Reston Interfaith Inc. to replenish its food pantry.
May is Early Intervention Awareness
Recognition of Developmental Delays and Disabilities is Critical
May will be proclaimed Early Intervention Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Early diagnosis
for infants and toddlers born with disabilities or identified as having developmental delays is important to promote the health and well-being of children. Noting that children are our most valuable, precious and vulnerable resource, the Board of Supervisors, through this proclamation, urges all residents to become aware of early intervention services available through the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church.
Fairfax County Public Library Foundation Marks
Promoting the Power and Pleasure of Reading
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation for 10 years of service to the community. The foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation begun in 1994 to provide supplementary support to the county’s public library system. In addition, the Library Foundation funds literacy outreach programs for at-risk youth and English language learners, supports live events for adults featuring famous authors, and attracts donations of bestsellers in English and funding for books in other languages.
May 16 – 22 is Public Works Week in Fairfax
County Staff is Committed to the Residents
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of May 16 – 22 as Public Works Week in Fairfax County, urging citizens to acquaint themselves with the challenges involved in providing public works and to recognize the commitment the employees of the county’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services make to the daily health, safety and welfare of everyone who lives and works in the county. Areas of staff expertise include the operation of systems and programs such as storm drainage, streetlights, walkways, public buildings, sanitary sewers, wastewater treatment, land development services, building construction and solid waste recycling, collection and disposal.