Dec. 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 9 Presentations


Dec. 5, 2008

News Highlights  

  • McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Claire and Kat Lanigan, Boy Scout Troop 152, Roger Sims, Joe Alexander, South County Federation, Cool Businesses, and Park Authority honored.
  • 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, Dec. 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 Dec. 8 meeting, including an agenda, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/meetings/2008.htm.

McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the team members of the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center, Bus Operations Center and West Ox Complex Site Infrastructure for their service on these projects. The team demonstrated exceptional spirit of collaboration throughout the development, design and construction of the projects at the West Ox campus.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for its service to the residents of Fairfax County. They have assisted people in the Washington metropolitan region to overcome the challenge of vision loss for more than 100 years.

Claire and Kat Lanigan
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Claire and Kat Lanigan for their outreach to children of deployed members of the military. The Lanigans founded the program A Thousand Thanks, which delivers letter from popular cartoon characters and athletes to children of women and men deployed in military service.

Boy Scout Troop 152
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Boy Scout Troop 152 for its 75th anniversary. Troop 152 is sponsored by the Vienna Presbyterian Church and has a long and proud history in the Town of Vienna. They are also one of the oldest troops in Northern Virginia.

Roger Sims
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Roger Sims for his years of service to Fairfax County. Sims was a Fairfax County police officer for 23 years and since retiring from the department has continued to serve the county as an inspector in the Department of Planning and Zoning. He also has dedicated his time volunteering for Fairfax County youth sports programs.

Joe Alexander
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Joe Alexander for his induction into the American Public Transportation Hall of Fame. Alexander, a former member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was a 23-year member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors, including four separate terms as board chair. He was a leading force in the successful growth of the Metro system and in creating the Virginia Railway Express.

South County Federation
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the South County Federation for its 25th anniversary and Marcia Hanson for her years of service to Fairfax County and the Mount Vernon District. The South County Federation members are activists committed to ensuring the greater Lorton community retains its high quality of life. Hanson was the founder of the South County Federation.

Cool Businesses
The Board of Supervisors will recognize West*Group Management, LLC for becoming the first Cool Business in Fairfax County. They have pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 2 percent annually to help reach the goals of the Cool Counties program.

Park Authority
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fairfax County Park Authority for receiving full accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. The Park Authority met all 155 performance criteria, a significant and difficult accomplishment.

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