Jan. 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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Jan. 5, 2007

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, Jan. 8. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Jan. 22.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Lt. Lawson To Be Recognized
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 2nd Lt. JD Lawson, of Sterling, for 37 years of dedicated service with the Fairfax County Police Department to the residents of Fairfax County. For 22 years of his tenure, Lawson served as a street patrol commander for the Reston community.

New Flag for Annandale
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the civic pride and community spirit of Sami Kalifa, an Annandale businessman; the Annandale Central Business District Planning Committee; the Annandale Chamber of Commerce; the American Legion Post 1976; and the North American Vexillological Association, which resulted in a process to design the new Annandale flag unveiled in October 2006. Michelle Redmon, a student from Annandale, won the design competition for her artistic concept and symbolic motif used in the design of the flag.

Impacting the Lives of Youth
The Board of Supervisors will designate January as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County. Mentors offer valuable encouragement, motivation and hope for youth by providing a role model through matching a caring adult with a child to provide guidance and build confidence, stability and direction so that young people may make positive choices. Residents of the county are urged to volunteer as a mentor and promote awareness, involvement and support for the mentoring of all youth.

Jamestown Celebrates 400 Years
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to urge all residents to commemorate and participate in events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. National traditions of free enterprise, representative democracy and cultural diversity took root in the Jamestown settlement 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. Fairfax County is an official Virginia 2007 Community, participating in the statewide commemoration of this legacy to the commonwealth and nation.

5K Run/Walk to Serve Those in Need
A resolution will be adopted by the Board of Supervisors to commend the 2005 Kingstowne Faith 5K Run/Walk organizing committee for its effort in producing the fifth annual 5K run/walk to provide for individuals and families in Fairfax County who need assistance with housing, medical needs, clothing and food. The event held on Oct. 14, 2006 raised nearly $15,000, bringing the total amount raised in the five-year history of the event to more than $53,000 for the work of the Koinonia Foundation Inc.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Jim Chesley, of Clifton, Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and the Clifton Lions Club for diligent effort to produce the Seventh Annual Clifton Labor Day Car Show. Proceeds from the event were placed in the Vicky Armel and Michael Garbarino family trust funds in response to the tragic shooting of both police officers on May 8, 2006 at the Sully District Station.

Volunteers Provide Decades of Service
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Brian Nern and Fred Shwaery, each for providing two decades of volunteer service to the Fairfax Sports Network. The organization, a cadre of dedicated volunteers, provides free local-access programming of local high school sports events for residents of Fairfax County. Volunteers include announcers, camera operators, sideline reporters, graphics operators, audio technicians, producers and directors. Fairfax Sports Network also provides free hands-on training for high school students to learn video production.


For more news and information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.

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