June 1 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations


May 29, 2009
OPA 114/09

News Highlights  

  • Lord and Lady Fairfax honorees; Oakton High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team; Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America; and JoAnne Jorgenson to be recognized.
  • Army Strong Week; Fire and Emergency Medical Support Safety, Health and Survival Week; Hepatitis Awareness Day; and Mosquito Control Awareness 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, June 1, 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 June 1 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Army Strong Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 14-20, 2009, as Army Strong Week in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is grateful for its community ties and partnerships with the Fort Belvoir Community and urges all residents to join in congratulating the United States Army on the 234th anniversary of its formation.

2009 Lord and Lady Fairfax
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the 2009 Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees. Each honoree, designated as a Lady or Lord Fairfax, is selected by a member of the Board of Supervisors. Individuals chosen for this year are Corazon Sandoval Foley and William W. Hanks, At-Large; Pamela K. Barrett and Thomas Frenzinger, Braddock District; Lisa Lombardozzi and Vance S. Zavela, Dranesville District; Joan Dempsey and Howard J. Springsteen, Hunter Mill District; Michele Menapace and J. Douglas Koelemay, Lee District; Suzanne Holland and Kevin Holland, Mason District; Christine Morin and Gilbert McCutcheon, Mount Vernon District; Lola Quintela and Dr. G. Ray Worley, Providence District; Leslie Carlin and Erik Hawkins, Springfield District; and Patricia Strat and David L. Lacey, Sully District.

Fire and Emergency Medical Support Safety, Health and Survival Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 14-20, 2009, as Fire and Emergency Medical Support Safety, Health and Survival Week in Fairfax County and urges all residents to reflect on the need for personal responsibility, leadership and accountability within a strong culture of safety. Access to quality emergency personnel dramatically reduces property loss and improves the survival and recovery rates of those who experience a fire, sudden illness or injury.

Oakton High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Oakton High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team for its successful season and advancing to the finals of the Virginia State Championship. They completed their regular season undefeated, winning the district and regional titles.

Bull Run Watershed Cleanup
The Board of Supervisors will thank the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Colin Riley and volunteers who cleaned up a dumping site in the Bull Run River Watershed. They removed more than 3 1/2 tons of household trash, contractor rubble, automotive refuse, medical refuse and cans of lead-based paint that covered a quarter of an acre in the Bull Run River Watershed.

Hepatitis Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 13, 2009, as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County. The growing incidence of Hepatitis C is rapidly becoming one of society’s serious health concerns. Residents are urged to take advantage of opportunities to increase their awareness of the Hepatitis C epidemic and its impact on the health of our community.

JoAnne Jorgenson
The Board of Supervisors will recognize JoAnne Jorgenson for her 38 years of service to Fairfax County. As deputy director for health services for the Health Department, Jorgenson designed a safety net system that improves access to health care for all residents through streamlined eligibility and high quality, accessible maternity and primary care services. She also has played a vital role shaping public health policy in our community and has served on various public health boards, commissions and consortiums. Jorgenson also was recently named the 2009 Public Health Nurse of the Year by the Virginia Department of Health.

Mosquito Control Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 21-27, 2009, as Mosquito Control Awareness Week in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Health Department provides residents proactive treatment of mosquito breeding sites; surveillance and testing of mosquitoes to track West Nile virus; and public educational materials online. Residents are urged to say no to mosquitoes by eliminating breeding sites around their homes and to prevent mosquito bites by wearing light-colored, long loose-fitting clothing and using DEET or federally approved insect repellents.

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