Oct. 20 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations

Oct. 17, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Robin Rentsch, St. John's Community Services and Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to be honored.
  • American Indian Heritage Month, Family Caregivers Month, VolunteerFest Day, Friends of the Library Week and Fairfax Library Foundation Month to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county's Web site following the meeting.

More Information 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, 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 Oct. 20 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Robin Rentsch
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Robin Rentsch for her accomplishments in improving the environment in Fairfax County. Rentsch has been a tireless advocate and dedicated volunteer for Fairfax County parks, trails and the environment through the Fairfax County Non-Motorized Trail Committee, the Friends of W&OD Trail, the Cross Country Trail, Potomac Heritage Trail, Potomac River Greenways Coalition, Virginia Horse Council and the Equestrian Trails Alliance Board.

American Indian Heritage Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate November as American Indian Heritage Month in Fairfax County. American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians have played an important role in our country’s past and are a vital part of our future. During November their many accomplishments, traditions and ancestry are celebrated.

Family Caregivers Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate November as Family Caregivers Month in Fairfax County. Caregiving is often provided at great cost to the family caregiver’s physical financial and emotional health. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ 50+ action plan commits the county to support family caregivers so they can keep giving.

St. John’s Community Services
The Board of Supervisors will recognize St. John’s Community Services for its 140th anniversary. St. John’s Community Services is a nonprofit human services agency committed to creating opportunities for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. The organization currently operates six group homes in Fairfax County and provides employment for 60 clients and a day program that involves 40 residents.

Oct. 25 Is VolunteerFest Day 2008
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 25 as VolunteerFest Day 2008 in Fairfax County. Volunteer Fairfax, nonprofit and public agencies, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors join together to promote an annual day of doing good that celebrates and strengthens the spirit of volunteer service. Residents are urged to observe this day by connecting with neighbors, friends, co-workers, family, and faith-based, school and civic groups to engage in projects benefiting the community.

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce for its 50th anniversary. The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce is an active partner with the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County and supports numerous legislative, economic development, education and community service projects in the region. 

Friends of the Library
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 19-25, as Friends of the Library Week in Fairfax County. The Friends are ambassadors in their communities, campaigning for new buildings and advocating for increased funding. These efforts help to ensure the library continues to provide access to print and electronic materials, as well as expert assistance in research and reader’s advisory.

Fairfax Library Foundation Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Fairfax Library Foundation Month in Fairfax County. The Fairfax Library Foundation, in operation for 14 years, has raised more than $9.4 million via 14,000 gifts from 11,100 donors, to provide supplementary support to the Fairfax County Public Library by attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations.



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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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