June 22 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 6 Presentations

June 19, 2009
OPA 122/09

News Highlights  

  • Tim Ruiter; Chesterbrook Residences Inc.; Asian American History Project Taskforce; Economic Development Authority; United Community Ministries; and Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services to be recognized.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be available online following the meeting.

More Information 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 22, 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. Information on the June 22 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Tim Ruiter
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 12-year-old Centreville resident Tim Ruiter for his accomplishments in the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Ruiter finished in second place and lasted 14 rounds in the annual contest.

Chesterbrook Residences Inc.
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Chesterbrook Residences Inc. for receiving a Commonwealth Council on Aging 2009 Best Practices Award in the housing category. A nonprofit and nonsectarian organization, Chesterbrook Residences is a mixed-income, assisted living facility of 97 units, accommodating 109 residents. 

Asian American History Project Taskforce
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Asian American History Project Task Force for organizing numerous people, organizations, businesses and government agencies for the first ever naturalization ceremony held in the Fairfax County Government Center. On May 29, 75 new citizens were naturalized and more than 200 people were registered to vote by the Office of Elections. The Asian American History Project helps record and preserve the experiences of Asian American groups that have made Fairfax County their home.

United Community Ministries
The Board of Supervisors will recognize United Community Ministries (UCM) for addressing the problems of poverty in southeastern Fairfax County for 40 years. A nonprofit, UCM helps families and individuals improve the quality of their lives socially, economically and emotionally.

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, which has worked to address the problems of homelessness and affordable housing in southeastern Fairfax County for 35 years. This nonprofit provides programs for the working poor, disabled and elderly residents of Fairfax County.

Economic Development Authority
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Economic Development Authority (EDA) for their outstanding achievements in the past 18 months. During this economic crisis, there have been very few major corporate relocations. However, four corporations have relocated to Fairfax County, in part because of the work of the EDA. The corporations are:

  • Volkswagen Group of America – September 2007
  • CSC (formerly the Computer Sciences Corporation) – January 2008
  • Google Federal – January 2009
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation – February 2009

In addition to increased tax revenue, these corporations will add more than 700 jobs and bring more than $130 million in capital investment to Fairfax County.


Get News. Get Information. Get Fairfax County.Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
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