June 26 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
June 22, 2006
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Adopt Resolutions and Issue a Proclamation
Note to editor: A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm on Monday, June 26. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, July 10.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 26, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County, adopt the resolutions and issue the proclamation below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
Eagle Scout Plugs the Gap
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Eagle Scout John Fisher of Fairfax for his project to coordinate the location of fire hydrants in the Mantua subdivision and adjacent area with locations on street maps that Fire Station No. 23 uses when responding to a call. Going the extra mile, the Eagle Scout returned to 25 hydrants and cleared them of debris and clutter.
And the Beat Goes On
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Dingwall Fleary, music director and principal conductor of the Reston Community Orchestra, for 10 years of service. Fleary, internationally acknowledged as an accomplished musician, accompanist and coach, has twice been honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for programming innovative and adventurous music, scheduling contemporary selections and championing American composers.
Volunteers Make a Clean Sweep
The Board of Supervisors will recognize a multiethnic coalition of nonprofits, businesses, schools, community volunteers and county agencies who participated in the third annual Culmore Clean Up. Sponsors of the effort and more than 135 volunteers worked together to express civic pride by cleaning the public roadsides from J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, to Columbia Pike in Baileys Crossroads.
Blazing Trails in Fairfax County
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Kevin Brugman of Lorton for nearly nine years of service as a resource and resident advocate for trails in Fairfax County. Brugman served from 1997 to 2006 as the Mount Vernon District representative on the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee.
Community Dialog Based on Literature
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution commending the Fairfax County Public Library for establishing All Fairfax Reads, a community-building initiative, which invites adults in the county to read and discuss the same book throughout the summer. All Fairfax Reads fosters civic engagement by creating a community dialog around issues raised in a book. The selection for this year is “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie, a novel that dramatizes the power of literature to change human lives.
Fight the Bite
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 25 to July 1, 2006, as Mosquito Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Mosquito Awareness Week promotes environmentally sound mosquito control practices and enhances public education on mosquitoes, the diseases they carry such as West Nile virus, and how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Excessive numbers of mosquitoes diminish enjoyment of the outdoors and pose a public health risk to county residents, particularly those age 65 and older who are at greater risk of serious complications and even death from mosquito-borne diseases. “Fight the Bite; say NO to Mosquitoes” by eliminating mosquito breeding sites around homes. Prevent mosquito bites by wearing light-colored, long, loose-fitting clothing and using products containing DEET and federally approved insect repellents.