Presentations, Proclamations, and Resolutions
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)
June 15, 2007
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Residents and Staff, Issue Proclamations and Adopt a Resolution
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, June 18. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, July 9.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 18, 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.
Helping Save the Environment
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Freddie Mac Corporation for its commitment and dedication to the protection of the environment through the voluntary use of environmental management systems and pollution prevention. Through its efforts, Freddie Mac has recycled 50.4 tons of paper, which preserved more than 350,000 gallons of water and 23,000 gallons of oil, saved 154.2 cubic feet of landfill space, more than 205,000 kilowatts hours of energy, 857 trees and helped to filter nearly 30,000 pounds of pollutants from the air. Additional initiatives include recycling more than 800 toner cartridges and 35,000 light bulbs. Freddie Mac contracted with Esquire Environmental Services Inc. to determine disposal methods and track progress.
Honoring Those Who Care for Others
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 18 as Direct Care Workers Day in Fairfax County. Direct care workers are trained professionals who collaborate closely with health care providers to offer quality care for individuals and their families who need long-term care and support services. These workers are instrumental in promoting and safeguarding the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals in many settings, which include their own homes, nursing homes, group homes, adult day health care centers, assisted-living facilities, hospices and other long-term care settings.
June 27 Is HIV Testing Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 27 as HIV Testing Day in Fairfax County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate there are more than 1 million people living with HIV in the United States, with as many as 250,000 unaware of their HIV infection. The Virginia Department of Health estimates that in 2006 there were nearly 2,000 residents of Fairfax County living with HIV/AIDS. Education and prevention continue to be the only effective methods of limiting the spread of the disease. The Fairfax County Health Department offers free HIV testing and counseling at district office clinics.
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution recognizing Jasmine Thomas, of Fairfax, for the numerous honors she has achieved during her career on the girls basketball team of Oakton High School, Vienna. Thomas’ accomplishments include being named Most Valuable Player four times, district Player of the Year four times. She received national recognition as the number one point guard in the high school class of 2007; MVP in the 2007 McDonald’s All-American High School game; All-Met Player of the Year for 2007; and represented the United States on the Junior National Team.
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Russell Klosk, of Fairfax, for his service to Fairfax County and the community as a member of the Animal Services Advisory Commission.
Just Say No to MOsquitoes
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 24-30 as Mosquito Control Awareness Week in Fairfax County. During this week the Fairfax County Health Department will continue to promote environmentally sound mosquito control practices and enhance public education on mosquitoes, the diseases they carry – such as West Nile virus – and how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. All residents are urged to say NO to MOsquitoes by eliminating mosquito breeding sites and preventing mosquito bites by wearing light-colored, long, loose-fitting clothing and using products containing DEET and federally approved insect repellents.
For more news and information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.