March 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

March 9, 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 on Monday, March 13. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, March 27.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, March 13, 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.

Leadership in the Sports Arena
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Bruce Arena, of Fairfax, for his leadership as a coach.  Arena, acknowledged as the foremost American soccer coach in the history of the sport, led the University of Virginia to five NCAA titles and D.C. United in two professional championships. He was selected to coach the United States soccer team for the World Cup competition in Germany.

MS Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 12-17, 2006, as MS Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects approximately 10,000 individuals in Virginia and 400,000 people nationwide. Researchers continue to search for a cure while contributing to the development of improved treatment options that enhance the quality of life for people with MS.

Growing Once, Growing Twice …
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 25, 2006, as Master Gardener Day in Fairfax County. The first class of Fairfax County master gardeners graduated on March 25, 1976, by completing 90 hours of training and 72 hours of community service. Since 1976, the Fairfax County Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, has provided unbiased, research-based horticulture information to the residents in the county. In 2005, more than 200 Master Gardener volunteers made 33,000 contacts with county residents to resolve gardening needs.

March 24 Is Tuberculosis Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate March 24, 2006, as Tuberculosis Awareness Day in Fairfax County. One-third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis. Each year 9 million individuals develop tuberculosis and 2 million die from the disease. More than 14,000 people in the United States develop tuberculosis each year.

Making the Dollars Count
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 2006 as Purchasing Month in Fairfax County. Public procurement and materials management professionals support governmental services by promoting ethical purchasing practices. Throughout Fairfax County schools and government, these professionals are dedicated to pursuing efficiency in the operation of government and providing the highest value for each dollar spent.

To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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