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


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March 31 , 2005


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

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, April 4, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Urban Search and Rescue Team To Be Recognized
Team members assisted in tsunami recovery effort

The Board of Supervisors will recognize members of Virginia Task Force One, Fairfax County’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, for bringing their skills, techniques and experiences to the December 26, 2004, tsunami recovery effort.

Up for the Challenge
Firefighters compete with their skills

The Fairfax County 2004 Firefighter Combat Challenge Teams will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for competing with more than 80 teams from the United States and Canada in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge XIII held during the week of Nov. 9 - 13, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Recognition of a Valiant Effort
Robert Mankin’s selfless act

Robert Mankin, of McLean, will be recognized for his personal and selfless act of courage, without regard for his own safety, in making several attempts to rescue the victim of a fatal fire.

Small Business Week
Noting the entrepreneurial spirit

The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of April 25 - 29, 2005, as Small Business Week in Fairfax County.

Public Health Week
Encouraging residents to plan for long-term family health

The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of April 4 - 10, 2005, as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. Residents are urged to plan for the long-term health of their family members; wash their hands frequently to prevent the spread of disease; keep their homes clean, safe and healthy; and ensure that immunizations, necessary tests and physicals of family members are current.

Three Decades Promoting Volunteerism
Volunteer Fairfax celebrates anniversary

The Board of Supervisors will commend Volunteer Fairfax on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Through a network of more than 700 nonprofit agencies, Volunteer Fairfax promotes resident volunteers who provide essential assistance to the success of community service organizations. In 2004, Volunteer Fairfax listed more than 4,500 volunteer opportunities, assisted more than 5,000 volunteers with direct service, provided more than 70,000 volunteer hours and contributed more than $755,000 in volunteer service to the community.

Volunteer Recognition Day
More than 150 individuals and groups to be recognized

The Board of Supervisors will designate Thursday, April 21, 2005, as 2005 Volunteer Recognition Day. More than 150 individuals and groups will be recognized on that day at the 13th annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. Desire to build a better community motivates thousands of residents in Fairfax County to volunteer their time and services to the needs of others each year.

Sign Up with Leadership Fairfax, Inc.
April 20 is Ask Me About LFI Day

The Board of Supervisors will designate Wednesday, April 20, 2005, as Ask Me About LFI Day. Leadership Fairfax, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 to provide programs and opportunities that enhance the quality of life in Fairfax County by developing leaders at the county, state and regional level.

April is Fair Housing Month
Enhancing the quality of life for the community

The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2005 as Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the enactment of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance that provides equal housing opportunities for all residents of the county regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, familial status, age or marital status.

The Curtain Rises
Applause, applause, applause

The Providence Players of Fairfax will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for providing affordable and quality theater to Fairfax County residents and visitors. Through their art, the Providence Players demonstrate the spirit of community theater by encouraging and inviting residents in the county to participate in theatrical productions. These thespians have formed community partnerships with the James Lee Community Center Theater and the Washington Area Theater Community Honors and provided leadership based on theatrical experiences.

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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