Sept. 25 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue Proclamations and Adopt a Resolution
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, Sept. 25. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Oct. 23.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 25, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
The Handwriting on the Wall
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to congratulate Crime Prevention Officer Katy Fernbacher, Reston District Police Station, for receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Attorney’s Office. Fernbacher followed through on a routine graffiti case in the Reston/Great Falls area. Through her initiative, a suspect using the tag “BORF,” was convicted in federal court for the destruction of property nationally and internationally through the use of graffiti.
Watch What You Heat
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Oct. 8-14 Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County. The theme for this year, “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat,” encourages residents to observe safety precautions when cooking.
Serving Up Food and Civic Mindedness
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Todd Restaurants Inc. on the occasion of its 20th anniversary of doing business in Fairfax County. The business is known for its energetic involvement in the community, commitment to countless initiatives and fundraisers, and the promotion of senior events and numerous civic activities.
Mental Illness Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 1-7 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Treatment can work and recovery is increasingly possible if individuals with mental illness obtain appropriate and timely services and support. Residents are urged to increase their awareness of serious and persistent mental illness in order to seek assistance if needed in a timely manner.
Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County. The nation is strengthened by the important contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Residents are urged to recognize the history, concerns, contributions and achievements of individuals with disabilities and to create a favorable climate for a harmonious and integrated community in Fairfax County.
White Cane Safety Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 15 as White Cane Safety Day in Fairfax County. The white cane is recognized as a tool that enables blind or visually impaired individuals to participate in many facets of community life and to strive for greater independence. Observance of this day demonstrates a commitment by the sighted community to provide equal access to basic services such as employment, housing, community services and transportation for those who are blind or visually impaired. Residents are urged to support the efforts of the Northern Virginia Council of the Blind to open the doors of opportunity for all blind or visually impaired residents in the county and throughout the nation.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council, an advisory body of policy-level public officials and community leaders, is facilitating the development of a comprehensive and consistent communitywide response to domestic violence in Fairfax County. Residents are urged to learn more about this complex problem and to support prevention and intervention efforts.
Library Foundation Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Library Foundation Month in Fairfax County. Individuals, businesses and organizations can enhance the library system by helping the foundation provide books and materials, community events, technology and scholarships to ensure that the library maintains an edge of excellence well into the future. To celebrate Library Foundation Month, the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation is offering free workshops on the latest in tax and financial benefits, planned gift options, how to maximize estate planning tools and more.