Nov. 21 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
Nov. 17, 2005
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, and Issue Proclamations
Note to Editor: A downloadable photo and text of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm on Monday, Nov. 21. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Dec. 5.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their accomplishments and issue the following proclamations listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
The Boot – Filled to Overflowing
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fire and Rescue Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 2068, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Sun Trust Bank for their efforts in the 2005 Fill the Boot Campaign. Each year the Fire and Rescue Department and the International Association of Firefighters sponsor the campaign to support the fight against muscular dystrophy. This year, the fire service included in its efforts support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The public responded with overwhelming generosity to contribute more than $580,000. Not only was this a record for Fairfax County but it set the record across the nation for the 2005 Labor Day weekend campaign.
Winning the Gold One Stroke at a Time
Katie Ziegler, of Great Falls, will be recognized for her accomplishments at the U.S. Summer Nationals in Irvine, Calif., and at the World Aquatics Championship in Montreal, Canada. Ziegler distinguished herself on the national and international level by winning the gold medals in the 1500-meter with the third fastest performance in history in the 800-meter freestyle races.
Founder and Pastor to Be Recognized
Bud R. Calvert, founder and pastor of the Fairfax Baptist Temple, will be recognized for 35 years of service to the faith community, residents of Fairfax County and the surrounding areas. Calvert, a native son of Virginia, returned to Northern Virginia in October 1970 after a tour of duty in the U.S. Army and upon graduation from college, founding the church that is today the Fairfax Baptist Temple.
November is American Indian Heritage Month
Noting that American Indians, Alaska natives and native-born Hawaiians are an important part of our nation’s past and will play a role in America’s future, the Board of Supervisors will designate November 2005 as American Indian Heritage Month in Fairfax County.
Recognizing Good Deeds
The Board of Supervisors will recognize those who have developed the Fairfax Families Care Coalition, a coalition formed in the region of government, school, business and civic leaders to offer long-term assistance to evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. The initial goal of the coalition was to locate 200 jobs, 100 housing units and accommodate 400 school children.
Raising Awareness About Adoption
The Board of Supervisors will designate November 2005 as Adoption Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Residents are urged to consider adoption and to honor those families that do adopt children, giving children the security of a permanent family and the opportunity for a brighter future.
Wastewater Treatment Program – a Top Performer
The Wastewater Management Program will be recognized for its selection by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for receiving a Gold Peak Performance Award for 2004. The award recognizes 100 percent compliance in the administration of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for wastewater treatment at the Noman Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant in Lorton.
Innovative Project Upholds Environmental
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Stormwater Retrofit Project team for its commitment and dedication to strengthening the environment by assisting in the implementation of the stormwater retrofit project located in the parking area shared by Fire Station No. 30 and the Providence District Supervisor’s office. The project was funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
World AIDS Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, as AIDS Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Education and prevention remain the only effective methods of decreasing the spread of HIV. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to focus on the need for ongoing HIV and AIDS prevention and services. The theme for World AIDS Day 2005 is “Keep the Promise.”