April 27 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 7 Presentations

April 24, 2009
OPA 090/09

News Highlights  

  • Volunteers in Police Services Program and Jamie Chang to be honored.
  • Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month; Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month; Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and Donate Life 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, April 27, 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. More information on the April 27 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Volunteers in Police Services
The Board of Supervisors will congratulate the Fairfax County Volunteers in Police Services program for its 10th anniversary. Through this program 104 non-sworn volunteer citizens provide a variety of administrative services to the police department. In 2008, they provided more than 20,000 hours of service, an estimated savings of $500,000 to the county.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month in Fairfax County. According the 2008 Fairfax County Youth Survey, alcohol is the single most abused substance by young people, and 68 percent of underage youth say they get alcohol from family and friends. Residents are urged to join in the campaign to educate adults about the health and safety risks of providing alcohol to those under 21.

Jamie Chang
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Jamie Chang for winning an Outstanding Interpretation Award in the Virginia State PTA Reflections Contest. Chang’s entry, “Bow Wow”, an interpretation of the theme “Wow!”, earned the Outstanding Interpretation Award in the Visual Arts category and advancement to the National PTA competition.

Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month in Fairfax County. There are currently more than 400 children in foster care in Fairfax County. More than 150 foster families throughout the county dedicate themselves to providing children with the love and values that nurture, encourage and prepare them for the years ahead. Residents are urged during May, and throughout the year, to volunteer their time and talents on behalf of children in foster care, and to support and recognize the commitment of foster families and professional staff who work with these children.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Fairfax County.  Approximately 190 new cases of Lyme disease were reported in Fairfax County in 2008, and numerous cases go unreported or undetected each year. Tick checks and proper tick removal are imperative, and if done correctly can aid in preventing the disease.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Fairfax County, providing an opportunity for residents to recognize the history, concerns, contributions and achievements of Asian/Pacific Americans and to create a favorable climate for a harmonious and fully integrated community.

Donate Life Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2009 as Donate Life Month in Fairfax County. Nearly 2,000 people living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and thousands more need tissue transplants. Residents are urged to sign up as donors, to inform their family of their decision and to help raise awareness of the important need for organ, eye and tissue donation in the community.


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