April 3 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 30, 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, April 3. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, May 1.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, April 3, 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.

Mason District Little League Celebrates 50 Years
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Mason District Little League on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. For five decades the organization has been dedicated to serving the youth of Annandale through the premise that time invested with young people provides them with lasting self-esteem, contributes to a spirit of teamwork in their professional life and provides them with wholesome and useful activities.

Every Dog Has Its Day
The Animal Services Division of the Fairfax County Police Department will be recognized for the adoption event it organized for homeless animals in Northern Virginia and those rescued from the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The event was held on Sunday, Feb. 19. Nearly 700 individuals attended the event.

April 8 Is Oakton Community Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Saturday, April 8, as Oakton Community Day to recognize the community support and enthusiasm for the unique public-private partnership that will result in the Oakton Community Library. The Board of Supervisors also will recognize Library Director Edwin Clay; Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Architect Katayoon Shaya; Friends of the Oakton Library; the Oakton Women’s Club; the Fairfax Coalition of Police Representative Josh David; the Sheriff’s Community Labor Force Representative Kevin Andariese; and Facilities Management Division Representative Joseph Wilhelm for their work for this event. Ground will be broken at 10 a.m. on April 8 for the new library at Hunter Mill Road and Lynnhaven Place in Oakton, the first library in the Providence District. Planning and design of the library began in 2002 and in 2004 the voters of Fairfax County approved a bond referendum to fund the new library. The library is scheduled to open in 2007.

Recognizing Generous Spirits
The Board of Supervisors will designate Thursday, April 20, as Volunteer Recognition Day. The desire to build a stronger community motivates thousands of Fairfax County residents to give generously of their time and services to help those in need. Volunteer Fairfax will recognize more than 150 individuals and groups at the 14th annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on April 20.

April Is Donate Life Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April as Donate Life Month in Fairfax County to draw attention to the fact that the need for organ and tissue donation is critical. There are approximately 90,000 people in the United States currently awaiting organ transplant. More than 320 of these individuals are residents of Fairfax County. One organ donor can save as many as nine lives and tissue donation can greatly improve the lives of up to 100. Virginia’s organ donor registry at save7lives.org provides an easy and secure way for Virginians to record their wish to be an organ, tissue or eye donor.

April 2-8 Is Public Health Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2-8 as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. Advancements in public health and options for new treatments now enable Americans to live longer. The average life expectancy for men is currently 74 years and 78 years for women. Through public health initiatives a community is able to address health needs and facilitate longer, healthier lives for all residents.

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