May 18 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 9 Presentations

May 15, 2009
OPA 106/09

News Highlights  

  • Odyssey of the Mind teams; Sean Fletcher; Herndon High School Robotics; INOVA Fairfax Hospital; Reston Metrorail Access Group; and Polo Fields Residential Parking District Program to be honored.
  • Community Action Month; Springfield Days; and Public Works 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, May 18, 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 May 18 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Odyssey of the Mind
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bailey’s, Belle View, Colvin Run, Nottingham and Stratford Landing elementary schools; Hughes Middle School; and Herndon and Thomas Jefferson high schools for advancing to the world finals competition. Odyssey of the Mind provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students apply their creativity to problems ranging from building mechanical devices to presententing interpretations of literary classics.

Sean Fletcher
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Sean Fletcher for his national accomplishment in swimming. With a time of 47.08, Fletcher set the national high school record for the 100-yard butterfly at the Virginia AAA State Championships in February.

Herndon High School Robotics
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Herndon High School Robotics Team 116 Epsilon Delta for advancing to the semi-final level of the 2009 NASA/VCU For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) competition held in Richmond, and for winning the Animation Award at the FIRST Washington, D.C. Regional.

INOVA Fairfax Hospital
The Board of Supervisors will recognize INOVA Fairfax Hospital for being named one of the nation’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades, an independent health care rating organization. HealthGrades reviewed roughly 110 million patient records from 1999-2007 and analyzed the results for 26 procedures.INOVA Fairfax performed in the top 5 percent in all procedures for each year of the study earning its rank as one of the top 50 facilities nationwide.

Community Action Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Community Action Month in Fairfax County. Community action agencies collaborate with county agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector to provide economic and social opportunities that make a positive difference in the lives of residents with low income, lessen the effects of poverty and promote self-sufficiency.

Springfield Days
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 28-31, as Springfield Days in Fairfax County. This year will be the 21st Springfield Days celebration. Activities scheduled for the event include a family festival, Movie under the Stars, Taste of Springfield, Paws on Parade, Petfest and the annual Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Reston Metrorail Access Group
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Reston Metrorail Access Group and staff from the county and state for the review of the Wiehle and Reston Parkway Metrorail Stations Access Management Plan. The group created a multimodal transportation access plan for the Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway Metrorail Stations in Reston, that when implemented and the stations constructed, will improve the overall quality of access, benefiting not only residents but employers, employees and visitors.

Polo Fields Residential Permit Parking District Program
The Board of Supervisors will recognize county staff for the success of the Polo Fields Residential Permit Parking District Program and the timely completion of the repairs of the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Garage. Residents of Polo Fields had requested help with overflow commuter parking on their neighborhood streets when unscheduled repairs to the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Garage resulted in the loss of several hundred parking spaces.

Public Works Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 17-23, as Public Works Week in Fairfax County. Public works services provided by the county are an integral part of residents’ everyday lives. The health, safety and welfare of residents depend on facilities and services including storm drainage; streetlights; walkways; public buildings; land development; building construction; and solid waste recycling, collection and disposal.


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