Sept. 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 7 Presentations

Sept. 5, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Fairfax County firefighters, MPO Tom Black, Pat Diehl, the Cool Hunter Mill District Committee and residents and business that have made properties available for training public safety workers to be honored.
  • Emergency Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county's Web site.

More Information 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will make the following presentations to residents and county staff. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711. For information on the Sept. 8 meeting, including an agenda, visit

Emergency Preparedness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate September as Emergency Preparedness Month in Fairfax County. Residents are encouraged to take steps to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies by organizing an emergency supply kit, formulating a personal preparedness plan, becoming knowledgeable about various threats and becoming involved in preparing their community.

Public Safety Training
The Board of Supervisors will recognize more than 45 individuals and businesses that made properties available for training to Fairfax County public safety agencies. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, marked the beginning of an increased understanding of the complexity of firefighting as well as the dangers faced by the women and men of public safety. One of the best ways to reduce the risks involved is the enhanced training opportunities provided by these facilities.

Fill the Boot
The Board of Supervisors will commend Fairfax County firefighters for the Fill the Boot Campaign.  Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics during the Labor Day holiday collected nearly $503,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is one of the top jurisdictions, leading the nation in funds collected. 

MPO Tom Black
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Master Police Officer Tom Black for 27 years of service to the Fairfax County Police Department. Black has served with the Police Department in many areas, including the Bike Team, the Operations Support Bureau and the Vice/Narcotics Unit.

Hispanic Heritage Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2008, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Fairfax County. This month is celebrated throughout the United States to commemorate contributions to the nation made by Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Americans have enriched the county through contributions in many professions and fields, including education, law, government, business, science, sports and the arts.

Pat Diehl
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Pat Diehl for 30 years of service to Fairfax County. Diehl has worked for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services Office for Children, holding virtually every position in the School Age Child Care program, also knows as SACC, including supervisor, substitute coordinator and assistant director.

Cool Hunter Mill
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the members of the Cool Hunter Mill District Committee for their commitment to environmental awareness and support of Reston Association Earth Day Activities. The Cool Hunter Mill District Committee developed the Cool Hunter Mill District Initiative, which aims to educate and promote activities for residents, businesses, schools, and faith and community organizations to raise awareness of harm to the environment, and to assist in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.



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)

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