Feb. 23 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 6 Presentations


Feb. 20, 2009
OPA 043/09

News Highlights  

  • Graham Road Elementary School; Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and Community Labor Force Program; Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; Diamond Dream Foundation honored.
  • Women’s History Month and Consumer Protection Week 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, Feb. 23, 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 Feb. 23 meeting, including an agenda, is available online.

Graham Road Elementary School
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Graham Road Elementary School for being named a Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education. The elementary school is ranked in the top 10 percent academically for schools in Virginia with at least 40 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Sheriff’s Office and Community Labor Force Program
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and the Community Labor Force Program for its efforts to maintain the appearance of the county. Community Labor Force crews provide services at no cost to residents, including removal of graffiti, blight abatement, countywide litter pickup and maintenance of more than 200 bus stops and shelters.

Fire and Rescue Department
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for receiving the 2008 Governor’s Fire Service Award for Fire Prevention.  The department’s Fire Prevention Division initiated a public-private partnership to create the Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System Laboratory, at no cost to residents, to provide hands-on training opportunities on sprinkler systems used throughout Fairfax County. 

Diamond Dream Foundation
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Diamond Dream Foundation for its generosity and commitment to the youth of Fairfax County. The foundation’s goal is to help build values in today’s youth by promoting a passion for baseball and providing opportunities to learn to play and appreciate the game.

Women’s History Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 2009 as Women’s History Month in Fairfax County emphasizing the high value it places on the countless contributions of women, past and present, toward enriching the quality of life for all members of the community.  

Consumer Protection Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of March 1-7, 2009, as Consumer Protection Week in Fairfax County and urges all residents to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to enhance their knowledge and understanding of money management.

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