Jan. 9 Board of Supervisors Meeting


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

Jan. 5, 2006

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue a Proclamation 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 Tuesday, Jan. 10. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Jan. 23.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their accomplishments, issue a proclamation and adopt a resolution as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Born to Coach

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Diane Miller of Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, for 25 years of coaching and mentoring athletes. Miller, an avid field hockey player from her high school days, has been active in playing and promoting the sport since the 1970s. Coaching at Lake Braddock since 1981, Miller has won 352 games, which represents a success rate of 83 percent of the total games played. The Washington Post named Miller “Coach of the Year” in 1991 and 1996.

Exceptional Principals

Elisabeth Griffith, headmistress of The Madeira School, McLean, and Stephen Hockett, principal of McNair Elementary School, Herndon, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for each receiving a 2005 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. The criteria for selection is to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day responsibilities of their position to create exceptional educational environments.

January Is Mentoring Month

The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate January 2006 as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County. Begun by the Fairfax Partnership for Youth, the Fairfax Mentoring Partnership is a countywide coalition that partners with more than 30 organizations to guide children.

Raising the Bar

Jimmie Jenkins, director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, and staff of the department will be recognized for increasing the capital construction projects completed in fiscal year 2005 by 71 percent over those completed in fiscal year 2004. There were 96 projects completed for fiscal year 2005.

Stay Tuned to Cable Channel 16

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the staff of Fairfax County government Cable Channel 16 for receiving the Overall Excellence in Government Access Award from the Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Video Festival. The award recognizes the wide scope of quality programming provided by Channel 16 to the residents of Fairfax County, including coverage of government meetings, public affairs programming, public service announcements and informational programming about government services. Channel 16 also won this award in 1996 and 1999.

Quality of Services Garners Awards for County Staff

The Board of Supervisors will recognize staff from the Department of Systems Management for Human Services, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Geographic Information Systems Branch of the Department of Information Technology, also known as DIT, for winning two FOSE awards in the areas of electronic services and homeland security. The Homeland Security Center Award was given to the Community Services Board for its Notifier application. Created in conjunction with the Department of Systems Management for Human Services and GIS, the Notifier application utilizes geographic information to enable a quick response to an emergency through the integration of service sites with critical associated data. The E-Town Award was presented to DIT’s Geographic Information Systems Branch for the Enterprise GIS Integration program. The centralized GIS supports all county departments and enables the spatial capability of many applications such as Notifier. In addition, GIS provides tools to the public enabling it to search county addresses for the nearest schools, parks, emergency medical facilities; aerial photography; and voting and demographic data. The application, called My Neighborhood (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/gisapps/myneighborhood/), includes direct links to the Web sites for these facilities.

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