Presentations, Resolutions, and Proclamations
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
May 18, 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, May 21. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, June 4.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, May 21, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize residents and staff, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
May 25 Is Missing Children’s Day
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate May 25 as Missing Children’s Day in Fairfax County. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are nearly 800,000 children missing each year; every day an average of 2,185 children are reported missing to law enforcement agencies. Children who are victims of non-family abductions number 58,200. More than 200,000 children are victims of family abductions. Residents are urged to participate with local government, schools, community-based organizations and families to educate themselves about the threat of child abduction and sexual exploitation, appropriate protective measures, and ways to respond and seek help from law enforcement and social services when needed.
The Final Buzzer Sounds
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Gary Hall, basketball coach of Herndon High School, for his years of service. During his 18-year tenure, Hall inspired the team to win six district championships and the 2006 Northern Region title, as well as guiding the Hornets to the state final in 2006.
Community Pride Fills Springfield Days
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate June 2-3 as Springfield Days in Fairfax County. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Woman’s Club of Springfield and the Fairfax County Park Authority will join with residents, service groups and businesses of the greater Springfield area to foster pride in the community. Activities for the day include a parade through the heart of Springfield, a family festival, art show, movie under the stars and the annual Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Widening the View of History
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Centreville Historic District Work Group for its efforts to examine the possible expansion of the Centreville Historic Overlay District. The work group established a vision for the district and made recommendations of land parcels to be considered for addition to the historic district. Suggestions were made by the work group that will preserve archeology, restore history, educate the community and balance the environment. The Board of Supervisors adopted the expansion and modifications to the Centreville Historic Overlay District on Feb. 26, 2007.
May Is Community Action Month
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate May as Community Action Month in Fairfax County. More than 40 years ago community action agencies were created to promote self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families, helping people to change their lives and turn hope into reality.
Public Works Week Is May 20-26
The Board of Supervisors will issue a proclamation to designate May 20-26 as Public Works Week in Fairfax County. Public works services provided by Fairfax County are an integral part of residents’ everyday lives. Services include storm drainage, streetlights, roads, walkways, public buildings, solid waste recycling, collection and disposal, sanitary sewers, wastewater treatment, land development services and building construction. The health, safety and welfare of residents greatly depends upon these facilities and services. All are urged to recognize the commitment to our community that Public Works and Environmental Services employees make to the daily health, safety and welfare.
For more news and information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.