Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, and Adopt Resolutions

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April 20, 2007

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to
Recognize Residents and Staff, 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, April 23. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, April 30.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, April 23, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize residents and staff, and adopt the following resolutions. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

Volunteer of Distinction
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to recognize the late Malcolm “Rich” Richardson for his outstanding commitment to the Fairfax County Public Library. Richardson contributed more than 9,000 hours over a 10-year period as a volunteer to the Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Public Library. Credited with designing the first database to hold the Fairfax County Historic Newspaper index, Richardson received many awards from the county and the History Commission, as well as a National Association of Counties 2000 Acts of Caring Award.

American Prisoner of War From WWII to Be Honored
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Colonel George Juskalian, of Centreville, for his heroism and honorable service to the United States. Jusakalian served more than 30 years in the United States Army and participated in World War II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was captured in North Africa by Rommel’s troops during World War II and was held captive as an American prisoner of war for more than two years. He was awarded two Silver Stars, a Legion of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals and a Combat Infantryman Badge with a star during his military career. As a briefing officer in the Pentagon, Juskalian worked for then Chief of Staff of the United States Army Dwight D. Eisenhower following World War II.

Effective Leader at the Helm
The Board of Supervisors will present a certificate of recognition to Kerrie Wilson, chief executive officer of Reston Interfaith, for her selection by the Meyer Foundation to receive a 2006 Exponent Award. The foundation based its selection on Wilson’s initiative and leadership efforts to strengthen the community.

50 Years of Public Service
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Florence Rowland for 50 years of public service with Fairfax County. When Rowland began her career with Fairfax County, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and there were approximately 200,000 residents in the county, based on an estimate of U.S. Census figures. Rowland will be recognized for her unparalleled work ethic, setting an outstanding example, exceptional character and interaction with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, county staff and residents, which have been hallmarks of her unprecedented length of service in Fairfax County government.

Making Improved Services at a Savings
The Board of Supervisors will recognize John Adair for 10 years of service as the auditor to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. During his tenure, Adair has initiated changes to improve service to residents of Fairfax County and streamline county operations, resulting in a savings to tax payers of $11 million.


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