May 4 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations

May 1, 2009
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News Highlights  

  • Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day; Emergency Medical Services Week; Angelman Syndrome Awareness Day; Bike to Work Day; Building Safety Week; Nurses Week; Older Americans Month; and Employee Health and Fitness Day 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, May 4, 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 4 meeting, including an agenda, is available online.

Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 10-16, 2009, as Police week in Fairfax County and May 15, 2009, as Peace Officers Memorial Day in Fairfax County including special recognition of 2nd Lt. Francis “Frank” J. Stecco. Law enforcement agencies serve the residents of Fairfax County by safeguarding life and property, protecting against violence and disorder and defending the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression.

Emergency Medical Services Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 17-23, 2009, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Fairfax County. The 2009 theme for Emergency Medical Services week, “A Proud Partner in Your Community,” is a reminder of the importance of all emergency medical providers to our community.

Angelman Syndrome Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 16, 2009, as Angelman Syndrome Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by an abnormal gene dysfunction that affects males, females and all ethnic groups equally. It is estimated that there are 1,000 to 5,000 cases of Angelman syndrome in the U.S. and Canada. The Angelman Syndrome Foundation will hold its annual walk-a-thon in more than 19 cities nationwide, including the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area on May 16.

Bike to Work Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 15, 2009, as Bike to Work Day in Fairfax County.  Bicycle commuting improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion and conserves energy.  Bike to Work events will be held in Fairfax County on May 15, in Reston, Vienna and Fairfax City as well as Tysons, Fairfax Corner and the Springfield Metro Park.

Building Safety Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 3-9, 2009, as Building Safety Week in Fairfax County. To mark Building Safety Week, the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has scheduled public outreach events in several local hardware and building material supply retail stores. They also will honor an individual or corporate resident with the 2009 Building Safety Community Partnership Award. The award was first presented in 1998 to recognize individuals and corporate residents who have made significant contributions to the promotion of the goal of building safety in the community.

Nurses Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 6-12, 2009, as Nurses Week in Fairfax County. There are 6,000 registered nurses employed in Fairfax County. The need for registered nurses is greater than ever before due to the increased longevity of people and the expanding need for health care services. Residents are urged to recognize the vital role nurses play in the health care system. 

Older Americans Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2009 as Older Americans Month in Fairfax County and challenges residents to make healthy choices each day so that they may live to their fullest potential in the years ahead. Fairfax County is committed to the continued success of “Anticipating the Future: Fairfax 50+ Action Plan 2007” to help ensure that older adults have the services and opportunities needed for optimal health, independence and quality of life.

Employee Health and Fitness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 20, 2009, as Employee Health and Fitness Day in Fairfax County. Employees are encouraged to be physically active in their daily lives, receive preventive health examinations; participate in wellness activities; and celebrate healthy behaviors that lead to optimal health. Fairfax County’s Live Well Workforce Wellness Program seeks to significantly improve employees’ overall health and well-being, while also serving to curb rising health care costs.  


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