Fairfax County Named an Official Virginia 2007 Community


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Jan. 10, 2005

Fairfax County Named an Official Virginia 2007 Community

Fairfax County has been recognized by Gov. Mark R. Warner as an official Virginia 2007 Community as part of the Virginia 2007 Community Program, established to expand tourism, economic development and educational opportunities throughout the state in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Virginia and Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.

As part of a growing list of communities participating in this program, Fairfax County has agreed to follow a five-step process consisting of creating a citizen planning committee; adopting a project that highlights the county's history; examining the county's strengths and weaknesses to discover ways to make it a better place to work, live and visit; adopting a project to be completed in 2007 that will be a lasting legacy for present and future citizens of the county; and planning activities in 2007 that will invite visitors from around the world to visit Fairfax County.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the Citizen Planning Committee and has appointed citizens to represent the diversity of communities and resources in the county, including the African American, Hispanic and Native American communities and representatives from Fort Belvoir , Wolf Trap, George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Convention and Visitors Corporation. The goal of the committee is to generate involvement of community groups to sponsor events, programs and projects during 2007 and then assist in publicizing these events throughout the community. In addition, county events that already take place, such as Celebrate Fairfax and programs in the parks and libraries, will be tailored to reflect the Virginia 2007 anniversary theme.

“Participation in this program is an opportunity to celebrate our heritage through a variety of projects and bring international recognition to the county as we highlight our unique contributions to Virginia 's history,” said Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

The Virginia 2007 Community Program is sponsored by Jamestown 2007. Additional details about all communities and their proposed projects can be found on the Jamestown 2007 Web site at www.jamestown2007.org . For information about the Fairfax County Virginia 2007 Community Program, contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

 


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