April 27 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations

April 26, 2010
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News Highlights  

  • High school student Temple Douglas to be recognized.
  • Financial Literacy Month; Lyme Disease Awareness Month; Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month; Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month; Nurses Week; Building Safety Week; and Internal Audit Awareness Month 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 Tuesday, April 27, 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 April 27 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Financial Literacy Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 2010 as Financial Literacy Month in Fairfax County to raise awareness of the importance of being financially savvy. 

Lyme Disease Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2010 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Early symptoms of Lyme disease include a bulls-eye rash, fever, aching muscles, headache and fatigue. To aid in prevention, wearing a repellent, checking for ticks and proper tick removal are imperative.

Temple Douglas
Temple Douglas, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will be recognized for her work in developing a quick and accurate test for Lyme disease and resulting and being named a semifinalist of the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public.

Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2010 as Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month in Fairfax County. Approximately 370 children are currently in foster care in Fairfax County. More than 150 foster families throughout the county provide support and care for these children.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 2010 as Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month in Fairfax County. It is illegal for anyone under 21 to consume or possess alcohol or for an adult to provide alcohol to anyone under 21. According to the 2008 Fairfax County Youth Survey, alcohol is the single most abused substance by young people, with one in four high school seniors reporting binge drinking.

Nurses Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 6-12 as Nurses Week in Fairfax County. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks nursing among the top 10 occupations for projected job growth through 2010, as demand for registered nurses increases because of the aging work force and population.

Building Safety Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate May 9-15 as Building Safety Week in Fairfax County. It has long been the responsibility of states and local governments to adopt legislation and enforce laws and ordinances to protect the health, welfare and safety of residents. Fairfax County, working with other jurisdictions across the state, enforces the uniform Statewide Building Code, designed and maintained with the assistance of the building industry and residents, to ensure safety.

Internal Audit Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate May as Internal Audit Awareness Month in Fairfax County and congratulate the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors on its 25th anniversary. Internal auditors help organizations meet objectives by monitoring risks and ensuring that controls are in place to mitigate risks. They work with a board, executive management and external auditors to assist organizations in complying with new legislation and regulations for enhanced corporate governance.


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703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
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