Dec. 5 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
Dec. 1, 2005
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, and Adopt a Resolution
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, Dec. 5. by 4:30 p.m. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Jan. 9.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their accomplishments and adopt a resolution as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
DWI Enforcement Program
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Police Department and the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for their efforts in regard to sobriety checkpoints as part of the DWI enforcement program. Sobriety checkpoints are an enforcement tool known to deter and detect impaired driving. Fairfax County schedules a weekly checkpoint year-round. Since July 2003 the Fairfax County Police Department has conducted 107 checkpoints, screened more than 70,000 vehicles, arrested 247 impaired drivers and visually exposed active DWI enforcement to more than 125,000 vehicles. The vigilant efforts of the Fairfax County Police Department and the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney have been recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
County High School Students Assist at the Polls
The Board of Supervisors will recognize more than 280 students from high schools in Fairfax County who assisted at the polls in the county during the Nov. 8 general election. Students attended a disability awareness and election training class in order to assist voters and the officers of election.
The West Springfield Little League Team of 11-12-year-olds will be recognized for winning the Virginia state championship.
Hallmarks of Vision and Innovation
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Dennis Hill for his career in Fairfax County government. For 36 years, Hill has provided vision, innovation and support to implement creative programs and ideas to maintain the health and safety of county residents. Hill’s accomplishments include instituting a TEAM-based management program to increase accountability, establishing a maintenance program for septic tank systems in the county, adopting the FDA Food Code for the county and creating the Mosquito Surveillance and Maintenance Program.
Sandra Stiner Lowe to Be Recognized
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Sandra Stiner Lowe, of Burke, for her years of service leading the Office of Partnerships in its mission to create and develop public and private partnerships to stimulate positive change in the community.
Reston Community Center Staff Receive Accolades
Leila Gordon, performing and fine arts director, and Cindy Fortuno, graphic designer, at the Reston Community Center, will be recognized for their work on the center’s publication, CenterStage 2004-2005 Professional Touring Artist Series Brochure. The publication has been recognized by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society as the Best Promotional Effort for Basic Promotional Piece.
Customer Service Is the Guiding Principle
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Department of Tax Administration Director Kevin Greenlief and members of the staff for the SMILES Campaign. SMILES means providing a high level of customer service so that the taxpayer smiles after conducting business in an efficient and expedient manner with county staff. While the opportunity exists to pay county taxes online, staff assisted 20,000 residents who chose to pay their 2005 personal property tax in person, resulting in miles of smiles for everyone, both customer and staff.
Fairfax Connector Celebrates 20 Years of Service
The Board of Supervisors will recognize those employees of the Fairfax Connector who have served since its inception and during the 20-year history of the bus service. The Connector began with a few routes in southern Fairfax County and has evolved into a countywide service, operating 56 routes and carrying more than 30,000 passengers a day. The Connector is committed to customer service and was named one of the nation’s 10 most improved transit systems by Metro magazine in 2004.