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


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Feb. 4 , 2005

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff, Adopt Resolutions, and Issue a Proclamation

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, adopt two resolutions and issue a proclamation as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Out of This World
World studies teacher is first class

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Joseph Hills, of Springfield, for his selection as the recipient of the 2005 Virginia Teacher of the Year Award. Hills, a world studies teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, has taught in Fairfax County Public Schools for more than 40 years.

Strike up the Band
Brass, drums and all that jazz

The Edison High School Marching Eagle Band and Guard, Alexandria, will be recognized for combining musical excellence, discipline, leadership technique and a visual program, resulting in placement among the top 10 bands, out of more than 100 bands, that participated in the 2004 Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Finals. Erik Richards is the director.

Merrifield Fire and Rescue Station 30
A quarter of a century of service to the community

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Station 30, Merrifield, will be recognized for its 25th anniversary. The station house opened on Dec. 1, 1979. Firefighters and paramedics provide steadfast and courageous service 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to the residents of Fairfax County.

Ingebritsen and Bethke Supply the LINK
Dynamic duo provided nearly 40 years of combined service

Karl Ingebritsen and Sue Bethke of Reston, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for providing leadership, administration and dedication at LINK. As part of the transportation plan for Reston Town Center, LINK works with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation to provide transportation schedules and information to the Reston Town Center retail office and commercial business employees to encourage use of public transportation. Ingebritsen retires as the first director of LINK; Bethke provides administrative support.

Planning a Watershed Initiative
Little Hunting Creek Steering Committee to be recognized

The Little Hunting Creek Steering Committee will be recognized for their work in providing input, review, forums and support activities for the Little Hunting Creek Watershed Plan. Efforts of the committee resulted in reduced stormwater runoff in primary tributaries, diminished nutrient loadings in the streams and an improved waterway habitat.

Of Santa, Trains and Sleighs
The reindeer had the day off

The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to thank the Virginia Railway Express and the Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains team for developing a program that enabled Santa to give the reindeer a day off, board a train and join with nearly 7,000 northern Virginia residents for the eighth annual Operation Lifesaver Santa Trains. During this year’s trip, residents donated to Santa more than 1,000 toys and a dozen bicycles for the Toys for Tots program. The trip also included a message of train safety for children. Local and state police greeted the children on the train, along with Santa, and distributed coloring books to the children that promote train safety.

When Only a Harley Will Do
Look out, Rudolph

The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend the Fairfax County Police Department Motor Squad and Office of the Sheriff, the police departments of the Town of Vienna and the City of Fairfax, and the Virginia State Police Department for their coordination of the annual Santa’s Ride. Santa, for 16 years, has lead a motorcycle cavalcade throughout the county to gather boxes of toys donated by county employees for distribution to sick and underprivileged children in Fairfax County. The generosity of county employees resulted in providing an abundance of toys this year to Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax; the Hispanic Community Center, Annandale; the Ronald McDonald House, Fairfax; and Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help, Reston.

Engineers’ Week
Raising public awareness of positive contributions

The Board of Supervisors will proclaim Feb. 20 - 26, 2005, as Engineers’ Week in Fairfax County. Engineers use their scientific and technical expertise in creative and innovative ways to fulfill the needs of our society, turning ideas into reality. Young students interested in math, science and engineering are encouraged to enter the profession through mentoring programs to meet the challenges of the future. The Board of Supervisors urges all residents to join in recognition and tribute to engineers and their ongoing contributions to Fairfax County.

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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