Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents


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March 23, 2007

 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff 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, March 26. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, April 9.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, March 26, scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m., will recognize residents and staff, and issue the following proclamations. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Model Judiciary Program
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Model Judiciary Program, which provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in the trial and appellate phases of legal proceedings. Initiated in Fairfax County by the Honorable James H. Dillard II during the early 1980s, the program has resulted in the education of thousands of Fairfax County high school students in regard to the judicial system.

Dale Rumberger Receives Educational Leadership Award
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Dale Rumberger, principal of South County Secondary School, Lorton, for receiving a Washington Post 2006 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. Rumberger is known for his dedication, support of staff and interest in each student.

Public Service – A Walk in the Park for Joanne Malone
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Joanne Malone, of Falls Church, for her work as the Providence District representative on the Fairfax County Park Authority Board. During her tenure, Malone helped preserve open spaces, and created recreational areas for adults and playgrounds for children.

Floris United Methodist Church Shows Its Holiday Spirit
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, for its charitable giving during the Christmas holidays. The church raised $50,000 for the Herndon Free Clinic to enable it to double its capacity to serve uninsured and low-income individuals in the community. The Reverend Tom Berlin is pastor.

Leading Leaders to Leadership
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Susan Horne, of Leesburg, for her years of service as president and chief executive officer of Leadership Fairfax, Inc. During her tenure, Horne initiated programs to inspire participants to develop and strengthen the community.

Design and Build It – They Will Come
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate April 9-14 as Architecture Week in Fairfax County. American architects historically have expressed the richness of our heritage and the vitality of our national spirit through their work. The architecture profession in Fairfax County has been especially vigilant in its stewardship of the county’s architectural and historic treasures.

Strategize to Immunize
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate April as Childhood Immunizations Month in Fairfax County. The county has committed to increase the level of immunization compliance for children of all ages by diligently monitoring immunization rates and implementing countywide public education activities. The public education activities focus on reassuring parents that immunizations are a safe, effective and necessary means to prevent specific childhood diseases in the community.

Public Health Week
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate April 2-8 as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. Public Health Week in 2007 will focus on how public health plays a vital role in helping families and communities prepare for public health emergencies, which can be naturally occurring events such as pandemic flu, or acts of bioterrorism.

Wear a Blue Ribbon – Support the Cause
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Fairfax County. Keeping children safe from abuse and neglect is a primary goal of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. The Blue Ribbon Campaign supports this goal. A family history of physical abuse, substance abuse, mental health problems and the stresses of financial difficulties are risk factors for child abuse and neglect. The county’s Child Protective Services 24-hour hotline received more than 27,000 calls last year. More than half of those calls were requests for help, guidance and referrals to parenting programs and support services offered by the county and community organizations.

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