Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Jan. 26, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 26, 2010.
The Board made the following presentations
Lake Braddock Secondary School
The Board recognized 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.
The Board recognized 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 recognized 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 recognized 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 designated 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 recognized February 2010 as African-American History Month in Fairfax County to celebrate the history, contributions, concerns and achievements of African Americans.
The Board 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.
The Fairfax County Employees
Advisory Council (EAC) presented the 2009
Don Smith EAC Award and an honorable mention to county employees.
Theaward recognizes employees who have contributed in an outstanding
manner to the well-being of fellow employees.
The 2009 Don Smith Award recipient — Nancy Klein, librarian, Fairfax County Public Libraries
2009 Don Smith Award honorable mention — Marjorie Braxton, administrative assistant, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
The Board’s Legislative Committee met on Jan. 22, 2010 to consider
several issues of importance to the county and the Board accepted the
committee’s report and recommendations for action. The regular
2010 session of the Virginia General Assembly convened on Jan. 13, 2010
and will adjourn on March 13, 2010; this is a “long” session of 60
The Board made appointments to citizen boards, authorities, commissions
and advisory groups.
- The Board convened as the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority and held the annual meeting.
For more information about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including full meeting minutes and documents, visit the county Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.