Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Feb. 23, 2007

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Adopt a Resolution and Issue Proclamations

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. 26. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, March 12.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff, adopt a resolution and issue proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Board to Commend Safe December Program
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to commend the Safe December Program of the Fairfax County Police Department. The program was initiated to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving and underage alcohol purchases during the holiday season. The Safe December Squad, in conjunction with the department’s routine DWI checkpoints, made more than 1,400 traffic stops resulting in 360 arrests of people driving while intoxicated. In addition to the primary mission of the Safe December Program, the squad issued 1,175 traffic summonses that included speeding tickets, reckless driving citations and charges for driving on a suspended license.

Gloria Crawford to Be Recognized
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Gloria Crawford of Springfield for her service to the Fairfax County community. Crawford has served on the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments for nine years.

Including Each and All
The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Including People With Developmental Disabilities Month in Fairfax County, noting that the most effective methods for promoting inclusion are public knowledge and understanding. The Arc of Northern Virginia, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and their network of nonprofit service provider agencies are committed to supporting people with disabilities to achieve self-determined lifestyles. In recognition of the potential of people with developmental disabilities, the Board of Supervisors urges everyone to include these residents in all aspects of life in Fairfax County.

Procurement Professionals Have Their Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate March as Purchasing Month in Fairfax County. The government purchasing and materials management organizations in the county are committed to ideals and integrity. Procurement professionals in county government pursue goods and services of the highest value in quality and price to maximize the benefit provided to the residents of Fairfax County.

March 5-11 Is MS Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 5-11 as MS Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 1,000 people in Fairfax County, nearly 10,000 in Virginia and 400,000 nationwide. Researchers continue to seek a cure while contributing to the development of improved treatment options that enhance the quality of life for those with MS. All residents of Fairfax County are urged to increase their understanding and awareness of multiple sclerosis and those who have this disease. 


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