Jan. 12 Board of Supervisors Meeting Features 6 Presentations

Jan. 8, 2010
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News Highlights  

  • Westfield High School Golf Team; Shawn Akard; Sydenstricker United Methodist Church; and Ken Garnes, Verdia Haywood and Jimmie Jenkins to be recognized.
  • Year of Appreciation for Older Adults and Mentoring Month to be designated.
  • A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site following the meeting.

More Information

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 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. 12 meeting, including an agenda, can be found online.

Westfield High School

The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Westfield High School Golf Team for winning the 2009 Virginia AAA State Golf Championship.

Shawn Akard

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Shawn Akard for receiving the American Horticultural Society 2009 Annual Great American National Award for Youth and Children’s Gardening. Akard created a magical garden with students at Hollin Meadow Elementary School that applies the Standards of Learning as students create and maintain Native Virginia Wildlife Habitats and working vegetable and fruit gardens.

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Sydenstricker United Methodist Church for its 100th anniversary. The church started in a dance pavilion in 1909 and has grown to a six-building campus on Hoos Rd. in Springfield.

Mentoring Month

The Board of Supervisors will designate January 2010 as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County.  Mentoring is a proven, effective strategy that matches a caring adult with a child to provide guidance and build confidence, stability and direction. Residents of the county are urged to volunteer as mentors and also promote awareness, involvement and support for the mentoring of all youth.

Year of Appreciation for Older Adults

The Board of Supervisors will designate 2010 as the Year of Appreciation for Older Adults in Fairfax County.  Older adults contribute to their community in numerous ways as volunteers and models for younger generations on facing the realities and difficulties of natural aging with courage and equanimty.

Verdia Haywood, Ken Garnes and Jimmie Jenkins

The Board of Supervisors will recognize Verdia Haywood, Ken Garnes and Jimmie Jenkins for their years of service to Fairfax County.  

  • Haywood, a deputy county executive, led the Fairfax County human services system for more than 30 years.
  • Garnes was the director of the Department of Administration for Human Services. In addition, he has served with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

Jenkins served more than 33 years in the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, most recently as its director.


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