May 19 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 6 Presentations


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May 16, 2008

May 19 Board of Supervisors
Meeting Features 6 Presentations

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 19.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, May 19, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., will make the following presentations to residents and county staff. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711. For more information on the May 19 meeting, including an agenda, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/meetings/2008.htm.

Herndon High School Robotics Teams
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics teams from Herndon High School, Herndon, for their noteworthy performances and manifesting the spirit of the FIRST competitions. Robotics Team 116 competed at the 2008 New York regional contest and was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Award. The Robotics Team 116 Animation Subgroup competed in the Richmond NASA/Virginia Commonwealth University contest and captured the Autodesk Visualization Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Vex Team 519 participated in the 2008 Maryland FTC championship. Based on their performance in their respective contests, each team was invited to compete in the championship held in Atlanta, Ga.

Edison High School District Champions
The Board of Supervisors will recognize members of six Edison High School fall athletic teams that won district championships in their respective sports. Varsity teams to be congratulated are football, volleyball, boys cross country, cheerleading, field hockey and golf.

Springfield Days 2008
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 29-June 1 as Springfield Days in Fairfax County. The residents, service groups and businesses of the greater Springfield area will join on those days to foster pride in their community. Activities scheduled for this event include a parade through the heart of Springfield, a family festival, art show, movie under the stars, Taste of Springfield and the Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Public Works Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 18-24 as Public Works Week in Fairfax County. Public works services provided by the county are an integral part of residents’ everyday lives. The health, safety and welfare of residents depends on facilities and services including storm drainage; streetlights; walkways; public buildings; land development; building construction; and solid waste recycling, collection and disposal.

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union Celebrates Golden Anniversary
The Board of Supervisors will congratulate the Fairfax County Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) for its 50th anniversary. The credit union, founded on April 10, 1958, is committed to providing high-quality service and competitive products to Fairfax County residents to strengthen the finances of every customer and bolster the local economy. The FCFCU has more than 18,000 members and more than $230 million in assets.

Mosquito Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 22-29 as Mosquito Awareness Week in Fairfax County. During this week the Fairfax County Health Department promotes environmentally sound mosquito control practices and enhances public education on mosquitoes, the diseases they carry and how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. The Health Department’s internationally known and respected Disease Carrying Insects Program supports the agency’s vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities by providing county residents proactive treatment of mosquito breeding sites; surveillance and testing of birds and mosquito pools to track West Nile virus; and public educational materials that are available online in five languages at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/westnile/wnvpamp.htm.

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