Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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June 17, 2004

 

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

 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 21, 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.

From Library Books to Law Books
Mark Sickles Moves from Library Board to General Assembly
The Honorable Mark D. Sickles, of Alexandria, will be recognized for his service as the Lee District representative to the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees. Sickles left the Board of Trustees when elected as the 43rd District delegate to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Bull Run Elementary Chess Team Takes Title
Checkmate
The Bull Run Elementary School chess team, Centreville, will be recognized for winning the 2004 Virginia State Scholastic Championship.

Patricia Zissios Retires from Crestwood Elementary
Innovative, Energetic, Motivated
Patricia Zissios, principal of Crestwood Elementary, Springfield, will be recognized for more than 30 years of service in education. Zissios, known for her dedication to education and the community, retires at the end of this school term. During her tenure at Crestwood, students achieved higher test scores than in previous years and founded the Crestwood Family Center, a partnership among the school and numerous communities, businesses and government agencies.

Responsible Fatherhood Week
A Sound Investment in a Child’s Future
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 19 - 26 as Responsible Fatherhood Week in Fairfax County to encourage support from the community to assist fathers in fulfilling their responsibilities as role models and meaningful figures in the lives of their children, especially fathers consigned to the criminal justice system. The Fatherhood Collaborative was formed to aid in meeting this goal. The organization is a partnership between Fairfax County agencies, Virginia state departments, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, as well as interested individuals. Resources on prevention, intervention, mediation and education are provided by the collaborative to encourage responsible parenthood.

Hepatitis Awareness Day
Bringing the Issue to the Fore
The Board of Supervisors will declare June 26 as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Representatives of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, the Fairfax County Health Department and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will accept the proclamation. Hepatitis Awareness Day is designated in conjunction with the annual Tim Harmon Run-Walk, an event aimed at educating and raising awareness of the citizens of Fairfax County of the impact hepatitis C is having on individuals and their families. This annual event is held in memory of Timothy Harmon, a past director of Residential Services for Alcohol and Drug Services.


 

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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