Fairfax County Recognizes Outstanding Employees


Jan. 26, 2009
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  • 2008 Don Smith EAC Awards presented to three Fairfax County employees: Vicki Dawson, Fire and Rescue Department; Kathleen Sebek, Department of Family Services, Adult and Aging Services; and Violet Wheeler, Department of Family Services, Office for Children School Age Child Care Program.

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At the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting today, the Fairfax County Employees Advisory Council (EAC) presented 2008 Don Smith EAC Awards to three county employees. The award recognizes employees who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the well-being of fellow employees.

The 2008 Don Smith EAC Award recipients are:

  • Vicki Dawson, administrative assistant III, Fire and Rescue Department, for her numerous contributions to fellow employees, family members and the community. She has spent many hours of personal time planning and coordinating events on behalf of the Firefighters Fund of Fairfax County. She also created the “News for Retirees” e-mail and database to keep retirees informed.

  • Kathleen Sebek, social work supervisor, Department of Family Services, Adult and Aging Services, whose expertise, advice and support makes her the go-to person for many employees. Her positive attitude, humor and unlimited support add to the work atmosphere and contribute to the overall morale of employees both in and outside the workplace. She also recognizes the strengths of other employees in Adult and Aging Services by nominating them for various county awards.

  • Violet Wheeler, human services assistant, Department of Family Services, Office for Children School Age Child Care Program, for always taking the extra step to help someone on the phone or in person. Her dedication and commitment to her co-workers and to the SACC program are an inspiration to all who come in contact with her. She is known to work the days before and after holidays so that others can take time off to be with their families. 

The Don Smith EAC Award was established by the Employees Advisory Council in 1991 to honor Donald D. Smith, a longtime employee of the Office of Comprehensive Planning who was a mainstay of the EAC for 17 years, retiring from his EAC position in 1987. This award was established after his 1990 retirement from Fairfax County.

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