Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

July 8, 2004

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens, Staff and Adopt a Resolution

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, July 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments and adopt a resolution. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

Dogwood Elementary Principal Wins National Award
Ricki Harvey Loves Her Work
Ricki Harvey, principal of Dogwood Elementary School, Reston, will be recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for being chosen as Virginia’s Distinguished Principal for 2004 by the U. S. Department of Education and the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals. Hallmarks of Harvey’s tenure as principal include the institution of multi-age classes, a modified extended school calendar, an increase of 20 to 40 points in each category of the Standard of Learning tests and earning a Fairfax County Public School’s Project Excel Silver Award.

Shooting Hoops
Of Senior Citizens and Full-Court Presses
The Nova Senior Womens’ Basketball Teams (ages 50-54 and 55 +) and the Northern Virginia Hawks Senior Mens’ Basketball Team (ages 65-69) will be recognized for their accomplishments at the 2004 Virginia Senior Games held on May 15, 2004, in Virginia Beach, Va. Each team qualified to participate in the 2005 National Games in Pittsburgh, Pa., and will enter the 2004 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, opening Sept. 18, 2004, in Falls Church, Va.

Jean VanDeVanter White Retires from Fairfax County
A Tenure of 25 Years
Jean VanDeVanter White will be recognized for her 25 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. For nearly 20 years, White served as the director of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs. For the last three years, White has continued to serve Fairfax County as the executive director of the Fairfax County Park Foundation. During her tenure with the Park Foundation, she developed, incorporated and established the foundation and its first board of directors while raising $1.3 million dollars for the foundation and an additional $500,000 for open-space land preservation.

Liz and Bill Faria To Be Recognized
Community Involvement Heads the List
Liz and Bill Faria of Alexandria will be recognized for their community involvement and years of service to county residents. Both individuals have served in the Burgundy Citizens’ Association as president and newsletter editor. In addition, Bill Faria has represented Burgundy Village on the Lee District Land Use and Transportation Advisory Committee, the Telegraph Road Interchange Stakeholder Panel and the Telegraph Road Corridor Task Force.

Barry Brady Serves the Community
Active Citizen and Community Businessman
Barry Brady of Springfield will be recognized for more than 40 years of service in Fairfax County as a citizen and businessman. During these four decades, Brady has actively supported the greater Springfield business and residential community in his positions as hotel manager and chamber of commerce president, showcasing the vitality of Springfield businesses during the Mixing Bowl construction.

Affordable Housing in Fairfax County
Briarwood Trace Includes Single Family Detached Housing
The Christopher Companies, Habitat for Humanity, the Briarwood Citizens’ Association and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development will be recognized for their effort and commitment to affordable housing in Fairfax County. Through the diligence of these organizations, the Briarwood Trace development has been brought to fruition and includes the only single-family detached, affordable housing units in Fairfax County.

Looking to the Future
20 Years of Commitment and Foresight
The Annandale Central Business District Planning Committee will be recognized for 20 years of work on behalf of the Annandale community to ensure that Annandale is a great place to live, work and play. The organization met for the first time in July of 1984, initially focusing on the clean-up and beautification of the Annandale business district. Three years later members envisioned a larger mission for the organization, and today the committee works closely with the Fairfax County Office of Revitalization on growth for the Annandale Commercial Revitalization District.


 

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