Oct. 19 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 10 Presentations

Oct. 16, 2009
OPA 198/09

News Highlights  

  • Maureen Ribble; Robin Thompson; the Burke Conservancy Doggie Dip; and Jim Dedes to be recognized.
  • Adoption Awareness Month; Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week; American Indian Heritage Month; Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month; Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and VolunteerFest 2009 to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted online following the meeting.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, scheduled to begin at 9 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 Oct. 19 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Maureen Ribble
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Maureen Ribble for her selection as Ms. Virginia Senior America 2009, and her advancement to the Ms. Senior America competition in Atlantic City.

Adoption Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate November as Adoption Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Adoption Awareness Month recognizes the valuable contributions of adoptive parents who continually strive to improve the quality of life of the children they bring into their families.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 19-24, as Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week in Fairfax County and urges residents to educate themselves about the proper use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and take advantage of the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinet. During this week, unused or expired medications can be dropped off at the Mount Vernon, Mason, Reston and Sully District police stations.                                                                                                 

American Indian Heritage Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate November as American Indian Heritage Month in Fairfax County. American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians have played an important role in the country’s past and are a vital part of its future. During November their many accomplishments, traditions and ancestry are celebrated.

Robin Thompson
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Robin Thompson for founding the ART of Driving program. The ART of Driving program encourages teen drivers and their parents to increase supervised time behind the wheel to improve driver training. The program received the 2009 Virginia Governor’s Transportation Safety Award for Youth Traffic Safety.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax County recognizing that a strong commitment of resources is needed to learn what causes pancreatic cancer, develop ways to detect and diagnose it earlier, to extend survival and improve quality of life.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax County. This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of regular breast exams, doctor visits, mammograms, adherence to prescribed treatments and knowing the facts about recurrence.

Doggie Dip
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Kala Quintana, Lauren Williamson and Meghan Hoffman and the Burke Centre Conservancy for organizing Doggie Dip. The Burke Centre Conservancy will present the funds raised for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to the Board.

Jim Dedes
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Jim Dedes for his service to Fairfax County. Dedes has more than 20 years in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC), serving as the director of court services since 2004. He was the recipient of the 2009 Arnold B. Kassabian Memorial Award for his work that resulted in the advancement of the welfare of children and families served by the JDRDC.

VolunteerFest 2009
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 24 as VolunteerFest 2009 in Fairfax County. Volunteer Fairfax, nonprofit and public agencies, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have joined together to promote this annual day of doing good that celebrates and strengthens the spirit of volunteer service. Residents are urged to observe this day by connecting with neighbors, friends, co-workers, family and faith-based, school and civic groups to engage in projects benefiting the community.


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