2008 Fairfax County Awards
Fairfax County is often recognized for its outstanding programs, services and public servants. The county also honors individuals and organizations.
- Fairfax County’s green roof on the Herrity Building parking garage was given an award by the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority received three MarCom
communications awards recognizing outstanding achievement in
marketing and communication.
- The Fairfax Center Fire and Rescue Station received a Silver Award from Fire Chief Magazine.
Fairfax County is one of the top
digital counties in the nation for jurisdictions with
populations over 500,000, according to an annual survey by the Center
for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.
- Fairfax County's Healthy Women: Healthy Babies program received a Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2008 Achievement Award. The VACo Achievement Awards is a competitive program open to local government members of the association. Held annually, it recognizes local govenment programs in awards criteria that include innovation, collaboration and model practices.
Fairfax County's All Hazards Special Medical Needs Registry has
been selected as a Promising Practice
by the National Association of County and City Health Officials' Model
Four Fairfax County agencies have been selected to receive National Association of Counties (NACo) 2008
Achievement Awards. The Department of Family Services Office for
Children School Readiness Collaborative, the Department of Finance
DART program, the Public Library Changing Lives Through Literature
program and the Department of Information Technology Project Management
Training Program and Security Awareness Day.
Fairfax County Deputy County
Executive Verdia L. Haywood was recently presented with the
2008 Arnold B. Kassabian Memorial Award by the Fairfax Bar Association.
The Kassabian Award, instituted in memory of Judge Arnold B. Kassabian,
a judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC),
is awarded each year to an individual whose work has positively
influenced the community served by the JDRDC.
Fairfax County Police Chief,
Col. David M. Rohrer was honored at Ayuda's 35th
anniversary gala on June 12. Ayuda, a community-based, nonprofit
organization, is the source of multi-lingual legal and social services
for low-income immigrants in the metropolitan region.
- Fairfax County’s Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant recently received the Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. This distinction was given to only 64 of the approximately 16,500 municipal wastewater treatment plants across the nation.
Fairfax County’s Magnet Housing Pilot Program was recently
recognized with the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence
in Local Government, by the Alliance for Innovation.
The program is described by the alliance as an "innovative
approach" to providing affordable housing for the
county's expanding skilled workforce.
The Alliance for Innovation honored Fairfax County's Changing Lives
through Literature program with an Outstanding Achievement
in Local Government Innovation award. Through the program,
offenders come together with a facilitator, members of the court and
community representatives to discuss readings that examine life
Fairfax County Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M.
Hudgins was presented with the 2008 Outstanding Phenomenal Women’s Alliance Award in Public
and Community Service on April 26 by the Phenomenal Women’s
Alliance (PWA). Introduced as a “voice for the voiceless and a face for
the invisible,” she was commended for her work on issues such as
preventing and ending homelessness, affordable housing and advocating
for underserved children and older adults.
Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report (CAFR) has been recognized by the Government Finance
Officers Association (GFOA) for excellence in financial reporting. For
the 31st consecutive year, the county received the Certificate of
Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the association
for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2007.
Fairfax County has won two top honors, as well as an honorable mention,
in the annual Public Technology
Institute 2007-2008 Solutions Awards, which recognizes local
governments for technology excellence. The county won top honors in the
Public Safety and Emergency Management category for its All Hazards
Special Needs Plan, which includes the newly created online special
needs registry, and for the Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Fleet Trial
in the Sustainability category. Fairfax County also won an honorable
mention in the Web Services category for its e-Government
program. The county was recognized in three of the five award
categories in the largest population group for jurisdictions with
populations over 750,000.
The Spring Hill RECenter Roots & Shoots Jr. Volunteer
Program was selected as the Volunteer Fairfax Youth Volunteer Group
of the year.
The Animal Services Committee of the Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments (COG) honored two Fairfax County animal control
officers last month during the fourth annual COG Animal Services
Awards. Officer Enna Lugo and Dr. Janet Lemke from Companion
Animal Hospital received the 2007 Domestic Animal Rescue of the Year
Award for working together to save the life of an abused stray kitten.
Officer Timothy P. Kelly received the Animal Control
Officer/Humane Officer Award for his contributions as a field training
officer and instructor, where he teaches Fairfax Criminal Justice
Academy recruits about animal services and animal control law
The Fairfax County Employees Advisory Council presented the 2007 Don Smith EAC Award to two county
employees -- Paul Carlin and Lt. Timothy Hoover.
Fairfax County presented its 2007 Land
Conservation Awards, which honor developers, designers, site
superintendents and contractors whose projects best
demonstrate excellence in erosion and sediment control design and
implementation or a commitment to tree preservation and replacement in
- The Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia Board of Directors presented a special award for the Low Impact Development parking lot and driveway at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale. For over 20 years, the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia has been presenting special awards for projects that merit particular special recognition for improving the overall appearance of the community and the Northern Virginia region.