Fairfax County Board of Supervisors To Recognize Citizens and Issue Proclamations
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 20, 2004
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
To Recognize Citizens and Issue Proclamations
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, May 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize Ashley Ritz and Alta Newman and issue the following proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.
Ashley Ritz Saves a Life
Teen Acted in the Face of Danger
Ashley Ritz, of Falls Church, will be recognized for courageous and unwavering action without regard for her personal safety in rescuing a child from a burning shed. Ritz extinguished the child’s burning clothes with her feet and bare hands, receiving burns herself, to save the life of the child.
Girl Power! Day in Fairfax County
Fulfilling Power Through a Life of Service
The Board of Supervisors will designate Saturday, June 5, as Girl Power! Day in Fairfax County. Girl Power is a substance-abuse prevention program that involves more than 600 young women ages 10 – 15 throughout the county. The program was implemented in partnership with private and nonprofit organizations, as well as county agencies, to provide lifetime benefits for young women.
Alta Newman Gave Back to the Community
Service on the Commission for Women
Alta Newman, of Chantilly, will be recognized for her years of service on the Commission for Women. Newman began her service in 1994, serving as chair of the Commission for Women from 1998 through 2002. Initiatives while serving on the commission include efforts to advance women in the workplace; ensure the safety of women; and increase access for young women in the field of technology, education and health.
Fostering Pride in the Community
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 3 – 6 as Springfield Days in Fairfax County. Springfield Days is an initiative of the citizens and businesses of the greater Springfield area to highlight their community and demonstrate their pride. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfax County Park Authority sponsor the event.
James Lee Community Day
Recognizing History, Culture, Contributions and Achievements
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 22 as James Lee Community Day in Fairfax County to acknowledge the legacies of culture and history and to celebrate the expansion and reopening of the James Lee Community Center.