Board to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue Proclamations

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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May 12, 2006

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue Proclamations and Adopt a Resolution

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, May 15, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County, issue the proclamations and adopt the resolution below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Police Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of May 14-22 as Police Week in Fairfax County and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Noting that law enforcement agencies serve the residents of Fairfax County by safeguarding life and property, protecting against violence and disorder, and defending the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression, the board will acknowledge members of the Fairfax County Police Department as well as the Sheriff’s Office who currently serve as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community, including Deputy Sheriff George A. Malcolm, Police Officer Karen Bassford, Special Police Officer Hendrik “Sandy” Gideonse, Captain Tommy Bernal and Detective Vicky Armel.

Emergency Medical Services Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of May 14-20 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Fairfax County. This vital public service provides lifegiving care 24 hours a day, seven days a week when needed by county residents. The emergency medical services system includes emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators and administrators.

George Mason University Basketball Team
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the George Mason University basketball team for advancing to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament.

Robots — Here and Now
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Chantilly Academy and Herndon High School Robotics teams for their accomplishments in the 2006 robotics season organized by FIRST —For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST was founded by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, to motivate young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology and to work as a team to accomplish a goal.

Early Intervention Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May as Early Intervention Awareness Month in Fairfax County. When children are born with developmental delays and disabilities, it is crucial that they and their families receive the support and services needed. Last year the Infant Toddler Connection for Fairfax-Falls Church provided early intervention services for more than 1,500 infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families, throughout Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Sponsors
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the major sponsors of the 2006 Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration and members of the planning committee. Sponsors for 2006 include Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus; the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Division of Collections and Recycling; and the Clean Fairfax Council.

Partnerships Make It Happen
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Northern Virginia Technology Council Equal Footing Foundation for its initiative to develop a cost-effective way to establish computer learning centers through its Adopt a Clubhouse campaign. The campaign was begun to encourage businesses to partner and fund computer clubhouses throughout the community.

Try It — You’ll Like It
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 19 as Bike to Work Day in Fairfax County. Bicycle commuting is an effective means to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy. Bike to Work Day events will be held in Reston, Vienna and at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, May 19.

Involving the Community in the Criminal Justice System
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources of Fairfax County, also known as OAR of Fairfax County, on its 35th anniversary. The mission of OAR
is to rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime in order to create a safer community. By providing alternatives to incarceration and striving to prevent criminal behavior, OAR saves thousands of taxpayer dollars each year through its programs and services.

Springfield Days Are Here Again
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 1-4 as Springfield Days in Fairfax County. Residents, service groups and businesses of the greater Springfield area join together to foster pride in their community. Activities for the celebration include live concerts, a flea market, parade, arts festival, beauty pageant, garden tour, heritage festival and the annual Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta.

How Do You Spell Relief?
Department of Tax Administration employees Desiree Baltimore and Paula Louers will be recognized for their commitment and dedication in making the Providence District Senior Tax Relief workshops accessible and productive to residents. During the last three years, Baltimore and Louers have informed and educated residents in matters of tax relief.

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

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