Sept. 11 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

Sept. 8, 2006

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Receive Presentations, Recognize Residents and Staff, and Issue Proclamations

Note to editor: A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at on Monday, Sept. 11. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Sept. 25.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Check This Out
Patricia Johnson, founder of Kids Serve Too, will present a check for $10,000 to be used for a new and innovative recreational voucher program for children who have a parent deployed overseas in the military. This partnership of Kids Serve Too, a national nonprofit organization, Fairfax County and the General Dynamics IT Fairfax Division offers scholarships to children of parents deployed overseas for military duty to defray the cost of recreational programs, which will reduce some of the stress associated with having a parent deployed. The scholarships may be used for camps, sports leagues and a variety of recreational activities in Fairfax County. The program will be officially launched in October.

History Is Key to Understanding
Ruth Preston Rose and Ross Netherton will present copies of their book, “In the Path of History: Virginia Between the Rappahannock and the Potomac: An Historical Portrait,” to members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The book, authored by Rose, Netherton and the late Nan Netherton, is a sampler of the history in Fairfax County and surrounding jurisdictions.

Hands-on Training for Public Safety
The Board of Supervisors will recognize more than 40 individuals and businesses that made properties for training available to Fairfax County Public Safety agencies. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, marked the beginning of an increased understanding of the complexity of
firefighting as well as the dangers faced by the women and men of public safety. One of the best ways to reduce the risks involved are enhanced training opportunities as provided by these facilities.

More Than Three Decades of Public Service
Mark Wheatley, assistant fire chief for operations, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for 35 years of service in the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department serving the residents of Fairfax County.

Marion Sidonia Bryant Celebrates a Century of Life
Marion Sidonia Bryant, of Vienna, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for her 100th birthday. Born on Sept. 17, 1906, in Louisa County, Va., Bryant earned a degree in science from Hampton Institute in 1931. She married in 1933 and later moved to Fort Valley, Ga., where she supervised education in rural schools in the South. In 1977 Bryant returned to Virginia.

Going Green
Dave Eckert, of Falls Church, will be recognized for fostering and nurturing the environment through educating and informing the public, creating models for best business practices in stormwater management and for being a role model in the preservation and conservation of historical resources in Fairfax County.

Celebrate Hispanic Culture
On behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, the Board of Supervisors will designate Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Fairfax County. Hispanic Americans, who are of many nationalities, enrich the county and nation through contributions in many professions and fields, which include education, law, government, business, science, sports and the arts.

Don’t Compromise – Clean and Sanitize
The Board of Supervisors will designate September as Food Safety Education Month in Fairfax County. The 2006 theme, “Don’t Compromise – Clean and Sanitize,” focuses on the importance of hand washing as well as proper sanitizing of food equipment and utensils to prevent food-borne illnesses. The annual campaign highlights the restaurant and food service industry’s commitment to serve safe food, promotes the importance of food safety education and encourages ongoing food safety training for all industry employees.


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