Sept. 28 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 11 Presentations


Sept. 27, 2010
OPA 155/10

News Highlights  

  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 and America’s Adopt A Soldier will be recognized.
  • Fire Prevention Week; Operation Medicine Cabinet Week; African American Adoption Awareness Month; Disability Employment Awareness Month; Mental Illness Awareness Week; Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Family History Month and Transit 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, Sept. 28, 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 Sept. 28 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Fill the Boot Campaign
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 for the Fill the Boot Campaign. Fairfax County fire fighters and paramedics collected nearly $561,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the Labor Day weekend.

Fire Prevention Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County. The theme for 2010 is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!”

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of Oct. 18-23 as Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week in Fairfax County. During that week all Fairfax County District Police Stations will serve as disposal sites for unused or expired medications.

African American Adoption Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as African American Adoption Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Of the 18 children in foster care in Fairfax County awaiting adoptive homes, one-third are African American.

Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County. The county reaffirms its commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all county residents.

Mental Illness Awareness Week
The Board of Supervisors will designate Oct. 3-9 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Landmark reforms have helped to ensure that persons with disabilities are engaged in productive employment by eliminating barriers and false perceptions.

America’s Adopt A Soldier
The Board of Supervisors will recognize America’s Adopt A Soldier for providing ongoing support activities to serve and respond to the needs of veterans, soldiers and their families.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County. Efforts are being made to address domestic violence in Fairfax County through a coordinated community response facilitated by the Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax County. It is estimated that approximately 207,000 new cases of breast cancer in women and nearly 2,000 occurrences in men will be discovered in 2010.

Family History Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate October as Family History Month in Fairfax County. Researching family history gives people a sense of heritage and responsibility to carry out the legacy begun by their ancestors.

Transit Month
The Board of Supervisors will designate September as Transit Month in Fairfax County. Transit and transportation options improve mobility and provide residents with clean-air alternatives and are integral to the county’s vision of connecting people and places.

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