Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff


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 21, 2005

 

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

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, July 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their accomplishments, issue a proclamation and adopt resolutions as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

National Night Out Is Aug. 2
Emphasis on neighborhood safety and crime prevention
The Board of Supervisors will designate Tuesday, Aug. 2, as National Night Out. The Fairfax County Police Department sponsors National Night Out in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch to promote the importance of community-police partnerships, neighborhood safety and public awareness of crime prevention programs. The first Neighborhood Watch program in the nation was founded in Fairfax County more than 25 years ago. Today, more than 500 county communities and tens of thousands of residents continue this tradition of community service.

National Wildlife Federation Awarded
Reston-based company leads area in business alternative
The National Wildlife Federation will be recognized for its 2005 Telework Award given by the Metropolitan Council of Governments' Commuter Connection Employer Recognition Awards program. The organization implemented a telework program for employees using technology to solve the challenge of commuting. The effort resulted in exceeding the telework goal of the region by more than 15 percent.

Robin Smith Sets the Standard
Washington Post's Nurse of the Year
Robin Smith will be recognized for being selected as the Nurse of the Year by The Washington Post. Smith, known for her knowledge and commitment, serves in the high-risk population of 1,500 inmates at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Christian Relief Services Charities Turns 20
Eugene Krizek founded the organization and still serves
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Christian Relief Services Charities and Eugene Krizek, founder, on the occasion of their 20th anniversary. The organization addresses the basic need for food, medicine and affordable housing. In more than 2,800 living units throughout Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia, Christian Relief Services Charities empowers residents to become actively involved in the local community and to develop programs and services to meet specific needs. Through the vision of Krizek, transitional housing for the homeless, working poor and the disabled has been coordinated in Fairfax County.

Easing on Down the Road
County transportation chief to be recognized for service
Young Ho Chang will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for his service as the director of the Department of Transportation. Chang, who served in the capacity for six years, is credited with leading the county's transportation department through the turbulence of regional, state and federal issues, as well as exploring innovative funding mechanisms and new approaches to solve transportation problems.

 

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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