Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Dec. 3, 2004


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff for Their Accomplishments


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 6, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

Being a Good Steward
Thinking and acting green
Jeanette Stewart, of Falls Church, will be recognized for being selected as the EcoSteward of the Year by the EcoStewards Alliance. Stewart created a 10,000-square-foot certified backyard wildlife habitat and a green, living roof retrofitted on a 35-year-old building at her condominium residence.

Filling the Boot to Overflowing
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department sets the standard for the nation
Firefighters of Fairfax County will be recognized for raising more than $342,500 in the 2004 Fill the Boot campaign to fight muscular dystrophy. This is the 30th year that the department has participated in the annual Labor Day event, breaking their previous records and setting a new standard for contributions raised by the nation’s firefighters.

Let Freedom Ring
Diligent effort brings memorial to fruition
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Great Falls Freedom Memorial Committee and county staff for their dedication and effort in creating a memorial plaza to honor all who have served the cause of liberty and freedom for our country. The center stone of the memorial says, “The community of Great Falls, Virginia, honors those who have given of themselves in service to the cause of liberty and freedom.” A book that includes the names and backgrounds of members of the Great Falls community who have given their lives for freedom will be on permanent display in the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, adjacent to the memorial.

Making a Big Splash
Kailash Gupta leads division to 100 percent compliance
Director of the Fairfax County Wastewater Treatment Division, Kailash Gupta, will be recognized for his leadership and effort in achieving 100 percent compliance in the administration of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for wastewater treatment. Gupta was selected by the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies to receive a gold Peak Performance Award for 2003 for his accomplishment.

When the Winds Blow and the Rain Falls
Plans and procedures developed to keep county residents safe
County staff will be recognized for their commitment and service to the residents of Fairfax County for updating and implementing procedures to minimize injury, loss and destruction in the path of Hurricane Charley and all future storms. Staff have coordinated and developed a comprehensive and detailed plan of response for natural disasters to be put into effect when danger is imminent.

If You’ve Got a Ticket to Ride
Great customer service
Kim Ifeora and Sung Pyun will be commended by the Board of Supervisors for being chosen by riders of the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR to receive the Best of the CONNECTOR award for 2003. Patrons of the transit system wrote letters to nominate drivers they felt delivered the most outstanding customer service throughout the year.

Working From Here, There and Anywhere
County staff promotes the benefits of teleworking
County staff will be recognized for their efforts to promote telework and other strategies of the Best Workplaces for Commuters Program, resulting in the county receiving a Best Workplaces for Commuters award. The program was established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation to advocate the benefits of teleworking. The program highlights the efforts of many employers to help get employees safely to work, on time and free of commute-related stress. Such commuter benefits also help to reduce traffic congestion and to reduce the environmental impact associated with drive-alone commutes.

The South County Bus Service Plan
Collaborative effort increases bus service
Members of the private and public sector will be recognized for their effort to develop a new plan that increases bus service in the southern part of Fairfax County by approximately 40 percent. The service also adds a new, limited-stop service – the Richmond Highway Express or REX – along the Richmond Highway. This new bus service gives residents more options for midday travel, more frequent peak period service and earlier morning departures to connect with Metrorail. REX service allows riders along Richmond Highway to save up to 10 minutes on their trips by making limited stops, providing easy-to-board, low-floor buses, and equipping buses with transponders to hold green lights. Private and public individuals and organizations participating in the collaboration for the new bus service include:the Northern Virginia congressional delegation including Sen. George F. Allen, Sen. John W. Warner, Rep. Thomas M. Davis, Rep. James P. Moran and Rep. Frank R. Wolf; ACS Telephone Information Center; the City of Alexandria; The CONNECTOR Store; Connex / Yellow Transportation; Fastran; Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas; U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir; Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; Virginia Department of Transportation; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and Fairfax County Departments of Housing and Community Development, Planning and Zoning, Public Works and Environmental Services, and Transportation.




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