Jan. 26 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 8 Presentations


Jan. 25, 2010
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News Highlights  

  • Lake Braddock Secondary School Girls Cross Country Team; Brianna Hussein; Reston Accessibility Committee; the Reston Association and Friends of Reston; and the 2010 Census to be recognized.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and African-American History 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, Jan. 26, 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 Jan. 26 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Lake Braddock Secondary School
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Lake Braddock Secondary School Girls Cross Country Team for winning the 2009 Virginia AAA State Championship. It is the team’s third state title of the decade and ninth state title overall.

Brianna Hussein
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Brianna Hussein for her quick thinking and response to a medical emergency. Brianna, 7 years old, responded to her mother’s urgent medical need by calling 911, explaining the situation and providing accurate information to emergency responders that helped save her mother’s life.

Reston Accessibility Committee
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Reston Accessibility Committee for its commitment to ensuring barrier-free access for people with physical and mobility impairments. The Reston Accessibility Committee reaches out to retail and service establishments, as well as landlords, to discuss ways their premises can be modified to facilitate access by a wide range of customers.

Reston Association and Friends of Reston
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Reston Association and the Friends of Reston for the construction of the Reston Nature House. The Nature House is Reston’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building. It received a Gold Certification, the program’s second highest level of certification. The Nature House educates people of all ages about energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reductions, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources.

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate Jan. 29, 2010, as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in Fairfax County.  From Jan. 23 through April 15, hundreds of volunteers at 18 sites in Northern Virginia will help individuals and families who earned less than $49,000 in 2009 prepare their federal and state income tax forms.

African-American History Month
The Board of Supervisors will recognize February 2010 as African-American History Month in Fairfax County to celebrate the history, contributions, concerns and achievements of African Americans.   

2010 Census
The Board of Supervisors urges all residents to fill out and return their census forms by April 1.  The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be conducted every 10 years to count everyone living in this country. It is important that every Fairfax County resident be counted, as the census helps decide how federal funds get distributed to cities and counties every year.

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