Jan. 26 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 5 Presentations

Jan. 23, 2009
OPA 020/09

News Highlights  

  • Black Women United for Action; Reston Hospital Center honored.
  • African-American History Month, Mentoring Month and Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day 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, Jan. 26, 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 Jan. 26 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

African-American History Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate February as African-American History Month in Fairfax County to celebrate the history, contributions, concerns and achievements of African Americans.

Black Women United for Action
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Black Women United for Action for its efforts to create positive change and educate the public about the sacrifices and contributions made by those who were enslaved Africans. Black Women United for Action joined with community organizations and individuals to host the 25th Anniversary of the Slave Memorial at historic Mount Vernon — the only known monument of its kind in the nation.

Impacting the Lives of Youth
The Board of Supervisors will designate January as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County.  Mentoring is a proven, effective strategy that matches a caring adult with a child to provide guidance and build confidence, stability and direction. Residents of the county are urged to volunteer as a mentor and promote awareness, involvement and support for the mentoring of all youth.

Reston Hospital Center
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Reston Hospital Center for its standard of nursing excellence and community service. The Reston Hospital Center achieved the American Nursing Credentialing Center Magnet designation, an honor currently bestowed on only five percent of hospitals. 

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Jan. 30 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in Fairfax County.  From Jan. 24 through April 15, hundreds of volunteers at 16 sites in Northern Virginia will help individuals and families who earned less than $42,000 in 2008 prepare their federal and state income tax forms.


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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