Feb. 27 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

Feb. 23, 2006

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, Feb. 27. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, March 13.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County and issue the proclamations below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

True Grit
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 2nd Lt. Randall Hargus of the Fairfax County Police Department for his diligence and fortitude in overcoming personal injuries received while on duty, which resulted in his selection by the Capital Area Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association for the Theodore Roosevelt Police Award. Hargus was assisting a motorist whose vehicle was disabled when he was struck by another vehicle estimated to have been going 45 miles per hour.

Victory in the First Year of Play
The Kingsley Commons Soccer Club will be recognized for its teamwork and athletic skill, which resulted in winning the Little River Soccer Club recreational league divisional title in its first year of competition. The team was begun to promote teamwork and provide an after- school recreational activity for teenagers in the Kingsley Commons and Kingsley Park apartment complexes.

2005 – A Very Good Year
The George C. Marshall High School Field Hockey Team, of Falls Church, will be recognized for winning the 2005 Virginia High School League AAA Field Hockey Northern Region Championship and its selection by the Virginia High School League for the AAA classificatio Sportsmanship Award. The Oakton High School Boys Cross Country Team and the Oakton High School Football Team, of Vienna, will be recognized for winning the 2005 Virginia AAA State Championships in their respective sports.

Inclusion of Everyone Through Public Knowledge
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate March 2006 as Including People With Developmental Disabilities Month. Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, autism, mental retardation and other cognitive disabilities constitute one of America’s largest groups of residents with disabilities. With appropriate support through their daily lives all people can be productive and independent residents who contribute to their community and the well-being of others.

Working in Harmony
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 2006 as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month in Fairfax County. Community organizations and institutions of higher learning in the county continue to explore proactive ways to manage conflict through collaborative processes such as mediation and joint problem-solving. Resolving conflict through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution promotes mutually agreeable outcomes, preserves relationships and enhances collaborative efforts.

Women’s History Month
Women of every culture, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Fairfax County in countless recorded and unrecorded ways. The Board of Supervisors will designate March 2006 as Women’s History Month in Fairfax County to emphasize the value it places on the contributions made by Fairfax County women, past and present, which have enriched the quality of life for all members of the community.

A Friend to Families in Need
Director of Court Services of the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court James Dedes will be recognized for his skill, knowledge, leadership and devotion to improve the well-being of court-involved children, families and adults. Dedes’ initiative and effort has ensured public safety and accountability, resulting in selection by the National Juvenile Court Services Association to receive a Juvenile Court Administrator Award.

In the Footsteps of George
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Feb. 19-25 as Engineers Week in Fairfax County. Engineers Week was established in the United States in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The organization strives to raise public awareness of the positive contributions made by engineers to the quality of life in communities; promote recognition among residents of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science and technological literacy; and motivate youth to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.

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