Dec. 4 Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Dec. 1, 2006

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to
Recognize Residents 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, Dec. 4. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Jan. 8.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following resident and adopt resolutions. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Young Man With a Foil
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Sasha Ryjik for winning the 2006 National Sabre Fencing Championship for age 12 and under. Ryjik competed against more than 90 opponents in the United States Fencing Association’s Summer National Fencing Championship held in Atlanta, Ga., June 30-July 9.

Initiative and Vision Highlight Public Service
James C. Chesley, of Clifton, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for 28 years of service to the residents of the Town of Clifton. Chesley began as chairman of the Architectural Review Board in 1978, followed by election to the Town Council in 1982 and election as mayor in 1992. Through his initiative and vision, the Town of Clifton was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hallmarks of Dedication and Devotion
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend John Byers, of Alexandria, for his dedication and devotion during 21 years of service on the Planning Commission and more than 40 years of public service to the Mount Vernon District and Fairfax County. Byers has served for the last eight years as vice chairman of the Planning Commission and chairman of the Planning Commission’s Policy and Procedures Committee. During the last four decades he has been instrumental in crafting the land use policies and procedures of Fairfax County and has been active in the revitalization of the Richmond Highway corridor.

Resolute Spirit Gets Results
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Benjamin F. Pepper, of Alexandria, for his years of service on the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Pepper began service on the board in 1997 and was vice chairman from 1999-2000. In addition, he served as chairman of the Alcohol and Drug Committee from 2001-2006 and chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee from 1999-2002. He worked with elected officials at the local, state and national level to obtain funding of programs and services for community residents with mental illness, mental retardation or a substance use disorder.

Celebrating 140 Years of Service and Outreach
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, organized by freedmen in 1866 in the old Floris school, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for 140 years of service, worship and outreach to the residents of Herndon, Fairfax County and the world. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church emphasizes international mission efforts, partnering with churches in Kenya, Russia, Benin, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Haiti and Liberia.


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