Feb. 5 Board of Supervisors Meeting


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Feb. 2, 2007

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

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, Feb. 5. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Feb. 26.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff, and issue a proclamation. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Maximizing the Uprights

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Chantilly and Edison High School football teams for their winning seasons. Chantilly is the 2006 Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 champion; Edison claimed the title for Division 5.

2006 Bond Referendum Citizen Committee

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the 2006 Bond Referendum Citizen Committee for its work in providing county residents with information about two county bonds and conducting presentations as requested by civic organizations and other interested groups. Members of the committee include Janyce Hedetniemi, Annandale, chair; Mark Abbott, Chantilly; William Bouie, Reston; Christopher Cole, Falls Church; Fran Fisher, Fairfax; Carol Hawn, Centreville; Robert Johansson, Alexandria; Scott Martin, Fairfax Station; Michael McClanahan, Burke; Alfred Thieme Jr., Falls Church; Bob Vernola, Springfield; Arthur Wells, Annandale; and Stephen Wright, Fairfax.

AKA The Cookie Lady

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Germaine Broussard, of McLean, for her dedication to our troops serving overseas. Broussard bakes cookies – more than 54,000 to date – and mails them to the men and women serving every day to defend our freedoms.

Pass the Mulch, Please

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Green Spring Master Gardeners on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. The group promotes responsible horticulture and trains volunteers to serve as a community resource for EcoSavvy Gardening. The program began in 1972 when the Washington State Cooperative Extension trained volunteers to provide horticulture information to the community. To become a Green Spring Master Gardener, a commitment of 100 hours is required in the first year. After that time, the Master Gardener status requires 20 hours per year as a volunteer educator and eight hours of continuing education in horticulture.

Planning It Forward

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Laurie Frost Wilson, of Lorton, for her years of service on the Fairfax County Planning Commission. Wilson has served as an at-large member on the commission since January 1999, providing leadership for proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and Public Facilities Manual. Wilson’s tenure also included service on the Laurel Hill Comprehensive Plan Task Force and the Engineering Proving Grounds Comprehensive Plan Task Force. Additional work included the Environment, School Facilities and Transportation subcommittees.

Engineers – Not Just for Trains

The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Feb. 18-24 as Engineers Week in Fairfax County, to highlight the contributions that engineers bring to humankind. Members of the profession use scientific and technical expertise in creative and innovative ways to fulfill the needs of society by turning ideas into reality. Engineers conserve natural resources through the development of techniques to reduce pollution and conserve natural resources. Residents are encouraged to join in tribute to engineering professionals and the ongoing contributions made by them. 

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