Nov. 20 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Nov. 17, 2006

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue a Proclamation and Adopt Resolutions

Note to editor: A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at on Monday, Nov. 20. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Dec. 4.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County, issue a proclamation and adopt resolutions. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Public Response Fills the Boot
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 2068, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Sun Trust Bank for their effort and support in the 2006 Fill the Boot Campaign to aid the fight against muscular dystrophy. Residents contributed more than $357,000 to this year’s campaign.

Initiative and Dedication of Terraset Elementary Teachers Yields Grant Funding
The Board of Supervisors will recognize MaryAnne Capets and Margie Henry, teachers at Terraset Elementary School, Reston, for their initiative and dedication to secure grants of more than $35,000 for the students of the school. The grants fund the reading project “Parents as Readers: K-3 Reading Program,” computers, digital cameras, projectors and online resources.

Stellar Paradigm of Public Service Retires
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend Margo Kiely of Fairfax on the occasion of her retirement and for her commitment and service to the residents of Fairfax County. Kiely, employed as the founding director of the Department of Systems Management for Human Services in 1995, was instrumental in revamping the efforts for the prevention of homelessness, day laborer coordination efforts and gang prevention services, as well as countless landmark research and survey projects. A stellar paradigm of a public servant, Kiely has received a Fairfax County Managerial Excellence Award, an O. Heath Onthank Award and a Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators Public Service Award.

Nancy Taxson to Be Recognized
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Nancy Taxson of Falls Church for 16 years of leadership as the executive director of Homestretch, a respected provider of transitional housing in Northern Virginia.

Raves for Taves
The Board of Supervisors will recognize J. Patrick Taves of Fairfax Station for 26 years of service to Fairfax County as an attorney in the Office of the County Attorney. During that time, Taves advised the Board of Supervisors and agencies of Fairfax County in addition to representing them in state and federal courts.

AIDS Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Dec. 1 as AIDS Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Worldwide, there are 40 million people who live with HIV/AIDS. An estimated 40,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year. More than 17,800 Virginians live with HIV/AIDS, and 34 percent of them are between the ages of 13 and 29. One-third of all Virginians with HIV/AIDS live in Northern Virginia.

Stay Tuned
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Fairfax County Government Channel 16 for its selection by the Alliance for Community Media as the best government access cable television station in the nation for the second consecutive year. The award was given for Channel 16’s spectrum in programming of government meetings, public service announcements and informational programs about government services. It is the fourth time the county has won the award in the Overall Excellence of Governmental Access category, with previous awards given in 1996, 1999 and 2005.


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