Oct. 17 Board of Supervisors
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
Oct. 13, 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, Oct. 17, beginning at 9:30 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.
Virginia State Champions
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the 13-year-old McLean/Great Falls Babe Ruth All-Stars for winning the Virginia state championship. During the seven tournament games, the team stole 43 bases, established a .470 team batting average and allowed only one earned run.
McLean High School
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to congratulate McLean High School on its 50th anniversary. Celebration of the anniversary will occur Oct. 21-23 and it will include tours of the school for the community and alumni. Renovations of the school were completed last year to coincide with the anniversary celebration.
Partnerships Made It Possible
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Christine Gloninger, chair of the Consumer Science Program at Annandale High School; Frans Hagen of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington; John Ponton, principal of Annandale High School; and Tessie Wilson of the Fairfax County School Board for supporting a unique partnership among the restaurant and hospitality industry, the school system, the community and Fairfax County. The initiative resulted in the construction of The Bistro, Annandale High School’s state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant, which provides students with the equipment and facility to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. Gloninger also will be recognized for being chosen as the Fairfax County Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association Teacher of the Year for 2004-05.
Disability Employment Awareness Month
Noting that 2005 marks the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as ADA, and that 112,000 individuals over the age of 5 in Fairfax County and Falls Church have been diagnosed with disabilities, the Board of Supervisors will designate October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County. The ADA has reduced barriers for millions of Americans with disabilities through the mandate to eliminate workplace discrimination. Since the enactment of this law, individuals have been able to participate more fully in the workforce.
Way to Go
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 17, 2005, as United Way Day in Fairfax County. The county will be organizing the combined charitable campaign for county employees that runs from Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 in an effort to raise money for nonprofit organizations through the United Way. As the largest non-government health and human services fund provider, the United Way of the National Capital Area has been bringing together people and resources to improve lives within our community for more than 30 years.
Substance Abuse Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Nov. 14-18, 2005, as Substance Abuse Awareness Week in Fairfax County. The abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a great health concern, impacting thousands of people in Fairfax County. The Board of Supervisors urges all residents to gain awareness of and knowledge about substance abuse.
VolunteerFest Day 2005
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 22, 2005, as VolunteerFest® Day 2005 in Fairfax County. Working together through volunteer service can bridge the differences that separate people and assist in solving problems. In the United States, residents have a well-established tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism to benefit our communities.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October 2005 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council, an advisory body of policy-level public officials and community leaders, is facilitating the development of a comprehensive and consistent communitywide response to domestic violence in the county. All residents are urged to support intervention, prevention and education efforts to promote safety, security and justice for survivors of domestic violence and ensure the accountability of the perpetrators.
America Recycles Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Nov. 15, 2005, as America Recycles Day in Fairfax County. Residents are asked to actively participate in recycling and to purchase products with recycled content. Fairfax County consistently surpasses the Commonwealth of Virginia’s requirement to recycle 25 percent of all trash generated.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Sept. 18, 2005, as Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Fairfax County. Noting that canines enhance the quality of life, provide comfort and unconditional love, residents are urged to practice conscientious care and safety for their dogs.
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, Oct. 17, and may be downloaded. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Nov. 21.