Sept. 26 Board of Supervisors


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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Sept. 23, 2005

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

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, beginning at 9 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their accomplishments, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

And the Winners Are …
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the following Fairfax County agencies for recent awards from the National Association of Counties for creative programs: Department of Family Services; Department of Finance; Department of Housing and Community Development; Department of Management and Budget; Department of Planning and Zoning; Department of Public Works and Environmental Services; Department of Systems Management for Human Services; Department of Vehicle Services; Health Department; Office of the County Executive; Office of Emergency Management; Office for Equity Programs; and the office of the Providence District Supervisor. The Department of Information Technology will be recognized for winning the 2005 Digital Counties Survey award from the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties as well as a 2005 Governor’s Technology Award recognizing successful technology development and initiatives.

Use Candles With Care
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Oct. 9-15, 2005, as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County. This year’s theme, “Use Candles with Care,” encourages residents to observe simple safety precautions when using candles.

Little League State Champions
The Fort Hunt Little League 11-year-old All-Star team will be recognized for winning the Virginia state championship in Lynchburg.

Softball World Series Champions
The McLean Little League 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Girls’ Softball team will be recognized for winning the Little League Softball World Series. It is the first team from the metropolitan Washington region to win this title.

Preserving Nature’s Green
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the members of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail Task Force and representatives of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Dominion Power for their efforts in successfully negotiating an agreement to enhance tree preservation along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The agreement provides for the protection of thousands of trees and sets a precedent for further environmental and aesthetic enhancements along the trail.

Judy Bowns and Bill Strauss Cap Their Commitment
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend and thank Judy Bowns of Vienna and Bill Strauss of McLean for their commitment in founding the Cappies, a student critics and awards program that celebrates regional high school theater arts.

Dedicated Service to be Honored
Janet Muldoon, of Annandale, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for more than a decade of dedicated service on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.

FACETS Founder and CEO to Retire
Lindy Wimpey, chief executive officer and founder of Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services, will be recognized for her many accomplishments in the community. Wimpey is noted for being the driving force and the vision of the organization.

September Is Food Safety Education Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate September as Food Safety Education Month in Fairfax County. The board members, noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 76 million individuals experience foodborne illnesses each year, resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths, urge residents to promote safe food handling and preparation efforts throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper hand washing and good personal hygiene in the prevention of foodborne illnesses.

Food for Others Celebrates Its First Decade
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 10, 2005, as Food for Others Day in Fairfax County to recognize the 10th anniversary of the nonprofit organization. Food for Others was established by volunteers in 1995 to distribute free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia.

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Note to Editor: A photo and text of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm on Monday, Sept. 26, and may be downloaded. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Oct. 17.


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