March 30 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 5 Presentations


March 27, 2009
OPA 076/09

News Highlights  

  • Public Safety Telecommunications Week; Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Public Health Week; Child Immunization Month and Fair Housing Month to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted online following the meeting.

More Information 

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, March 30, 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 March 30 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Public Safety Telecommunications Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 13-19, 2009, as Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications, also known as the 9-1-1 center, is the crucial first contact with those in need of emergency assistance and is the vital link between those who need help and the public safety provider or responder who provides the assistance. The Fairfax County 9-1-1 Center is one of the few centers accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide emergency medical dispatch and pre-arrival instruction. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2009 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Fairfax County and urges all residents to become involved in supporting prevention, intervention and education efforts and work together to eliminate sexual violence. Staff and volunteers of sexual violence programs in Fairfax County work year round to end sexual violence, support survivors, and provide prevention education and survivor empowerment information to schools, churches and civic organizations, as well as medical, mental health, law enforcement and criminal justice personnel.

Public Health Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 6-12, 2009, as Public Health Week in Fairfax County and recognizes that a strong, sustained commitment to public health is essential to maintain a healthy community and should therefore support the efforts to improve overall quality of life. 

Child Immunization Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2009 as Childhood Immunization Month in Fairfax County and recognize the partners — Minnieland Private Day Schools and Cyrelda Fermin, M.D., of the Infant, Childhood and Adolescent Clinic Inc. — in the Childhood Immunization Program. Fairfax County commits to actively inform the public of the value of timely immunizations and focus on the importance of immunizing children on time to protect against serious, preventable diseases.

Fair Housing Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2009 as Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Fairfax County Human Rights Ordinance that provides equal housing opportunities for all residents of Fairfax County regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, familial status, elderliness or marital status.

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