July 23 Board of Supervisors Meeting


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July 20, 2007

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize
Residents and Staff, 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, July 23. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, Aug. 6.

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

Jazzin’ It Up at the BOS
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Annandale Jazz Ambassadors for their outreach throughout the world and to the local community. As emissaries of goodwill and music, the ensemble has recently been on concert tours to Ecuador, Peru, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

Notable Service to Fairfax County
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution to recognize Captain Jesse Bowman of the Fairfax County Police Department for his commitment, ongoing initiatives and years of honorable service to the residents of Fairfax County. Bowman, who has served more than 28 years, has been a patrol officer, helicopter pilot, detective, supervisor and commander within the department. Through his vision and guidance, programs have been initiated in the areas of sobriety checkpoints, alcohol stings, street racing, directed patrols and pedestrian safety.

Youth Initiative Makes Road Safer
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Scott Gollobin, Ian Plecity and Carlos Quintela, of Oakton, for establishing a partnership with the Miller Heights Neighborhood Association and the Virginia Department of Transportation to install reflectors on mailboxes to improve visibility along a dark portion of Miller Heights Road. The youth began the initiative in response to an accident on Miller Heights Road involving two of their friends and resulted in the death of one. The initiative of the youth furthers a long-sought goal to improve traffic safety in the neighborhood.

Champion for County’s Older Adults
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Robert Gehring, of Reston, for eight years of service as a member of the Commission on Aging. Gehring, a champion of older adults in regard to affordable housing, transportation and emergency preparedness, served as chairman of the commission in 2002-2003 and 2005-2006.

Making a Clean Sweep in Culmore
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the multiethnic coalition of nonprofits, businesses, schools, community volunteers and county agencies that organized the fourth annual Culmore Cleanup for pride in the community. Those to be recognized include Alternative House, the Bailey’s Beautification Alliance, the Culmore Family Resource Center, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, the Mason District Office and the Woodward Wilson Library.

Build It and They Will Come
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Herndon Senior Center for winning a 2006 Best New Facility Award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. Criteria for the award include innovative design; excellence in addressing community needs and those of residents; efficiency of resources; and general distinction in the areas of accessibility, security and aesthetics.

Fairfax County Excels in Financial Reporting
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Department of Finance for receiving its 30th consecutive Certificate of Achievement in Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for the Fairfax County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Criteria for the certificate require strict adherence to the industry standard for accounting principles in preparing and producing clear, comprehensive and straightforward financial reports.

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