March 23 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations

March 22, 2010
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News Highlights  

  • Sully District Boy Scout Council; Laurie and Jack Corkey; and Grace Starbird to be recognized.
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day; Holocaust Day of Remembrance; Public Health Week; Childhood Immunization Month; and Child Abuse Prevention 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, March 23, 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 March 23 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Sully District Boy Scout Council
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Sully District Boy Scout Council for collecting more than 44,000 pounds of food in the local area during its annual Scouting for Food program for the benefit of Western Christian Ministries.

Laurie and Jack Corkey
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Laurie and Jack Corkey of Reston for their contributions to improve the quality of life in Fairfax County, the 20th anniversary of their Great Harvest Bread Co. stores in Herndon and Vienna and their retirement. The Corkeys have participated in special occasions for Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops; the Fairfax County Council of the Arts; the Juvenile and Diabetes Research Foundation; the Giving Circle of Hope; and the Elden Street Players.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate March 30, as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Fairfax County for those who served honorably, bravely and faithfully in the Vietnam War. More than 38,000 Vietnam veterans live in Fairfax County and participate in business, the arts, civic affairs and government service.

Holocaust Day of Remembrance
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 21, as Holocaust Day of Remembrance in Fairfax County to remember the tragedies of the Holocaust, honor the lives of those living or deceased who were affected and call to mind their courage, forbearance and strength.

Public Health Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate April 5-11, as Public Health Week in Fairfax County. Members of the community can take a proactive approach to public health by washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes properly, increasing physical activity, healthy eating, keeping vaccinations up-to-date and staying tobacco-free.

Childhood Immunization Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April as Childhood Immunization Month in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Health Department works proactively with schools, health care providers and other community partners to implement a strategy for increasing the compliance rate of childhood immunizations. Raising awareness of the importance of immunizations helps protect the health and well-being of the community. Kindercare at Sully Station and Children’s Medical Associates of Northern Virginia, P.C., will be recognized for their efforts in immunization and disease prevention.

Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Fairfax County. Fairfax County’s Child Protective Services 24-hour hotline received more than 25,000 calls in fiscal year 2009 seeking help, guidance and referrals to parenting programs and support services. Residents are encouraged to wear a blue ribbon to show support for efforts to keep all children in the community safe.

Grace Starbird
Grace Starbird will be recognized for more than 22 years of service to Fairfax County, the last nine as director of the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Working with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Starbird has led the development of a 50+ Action Plan and sponsored Reinventing Your Neighborhood and Reinventing Your Home community learning events. In addition to numerous outstanding performance awards and recognitions from the county and community groups, she is the recipient of a National Association of Counties Distinguished Service Award.


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