Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Citizens

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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July 28, 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, Aug. 1, 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.

Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot
Fairfax County firefighters work for the cause
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to thank Fairfax County firefighters for sponsoring the Fill the Boot campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more than 50 years, firefighters across the nation and Canada have supported the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its fight against neuromuscular diseases. In 2004, Fairfax County firefighters led the nation in contributions, raising $340,000 through the Fill the Boot campaign.

Fort Hunt Little League Brings Home State Trophy
Setting the standard
The Fort Hunt Little League 11-year-old All-Star team will be recognized for winning the Virginia state championship in Lynchburg on July 22.

Keys to Success
J.E.B. Stuart High School principal solves puzzle
Mel Riddile, principal of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, will be recognized for his selection by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals as the 2005 Principal of the Year. Through Riddile’s effort and initiative, pupils and staff found the keys
to success for ensuring the education process in a school of great cultural diversity. He has served as principal at the school since 1997.

Send In the Clowns
Juggling the act for one week in August
The Board of Supervisors will designate Aug. 1-6, 2005, as Clown Week in Fairfax County, commending the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide. The United States Congress, by Joint Resolution 26, approved Public Law 91-433 on Oct. 8, 1970, designating the first week of August as National Clown Week.

Springfield American Legion Post #176 is as Good as Gold
Celebrating 50 years of service in the community
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend and congratulate Springfield American Legion Post #176 on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of serving veterans, their families and the community. Post #176 was established in 1955 with the principal mission to see to the needs of the area’s veterans, their widows and orphans. Members of the post practice its maxim of “Serving Our Community” by volunteering more than 30,000 hours each year. Support is given to youth in the community through Boys State, an oratorical contest for high school students, American Legion Baseball and Boy Scout troops.

Best in Class
Reston Homeowners Association wins in a walk
The Island Walk Partnership of Reston homeowners association will be recognized for excelling in all facets of operation resulting in its selection by the Community Associations Institute Washington Metropolitan Chapter to receive a Community Association of the Year Award for 2005. Categories used by the institute to evaluate homeowners associations include building community spirit, developing a sound budget and creating crime prevention programs.

Northern Virginia Swim League
50 years of competing, one stroke at a time
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend the Northern Virginia Swim League on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The league has grown to 103 teams involving 14,000 swimmers, making it one of the largest swimming leagues in the country.

Indicators Show High Performance
HUD rates county housing
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Redevelopment and Housing Authority for receiving a “High Performer” rating from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Evaluation for the rating was based on performance in operating the public housing programs and fulfilling necessary housing needs in 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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