Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Oct. 05, 2009

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 5, 2009.


The Board made the following presentations:

  • They designated:
  • October 2009 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County, and
  • October 4-10 as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County.

  • The Odyssey of the Mind team from Nysmith School for the Gifted was recognized for its accomplishments.

  • West Springfield High’s state champion forensics and debate teams were recognized.

  • The Board recognized longtime resident, entrepreneur and developer Elizabeth M. Fairchild for her donation of nearly 8.5 acres of land along the Richmond Highway Commercial Revitalization District.

  • Chris Godart was recognized for his service for more than 25 years as a soccer coach in Fairfax County Public Schools and the Northern Virginia region.

  • WEST*GROUP, GreenSpur, Inc. and CharityWorks were recognized for their effort and contribution to develop GreenHouse, one of the first carbon-neutral houses in the U.S.

  • Sixteen winning entries of the 25th annual Fairfax County Exceptional Design Award were recognized by the Board.  The program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, in cooperation with the county’s Architectural Review Board and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

  • The Board approved pedestrian safety signs at 13 locations throughout the county.

  • The Board approved acceptance of $594,000 in Homeland Security funds for the Fire Dept to acquire H1N1 flu preparedness supplies and training.

  • The Board appointed David M. McKernan as Fairfax County emergency management coordinator and director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. He will begin his new position on Oct. 12. McKernan served in the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for more than 30 years, retiring in February 2009, as deputy chief of operations. A career firefighter, he has held numerous positions with the department, including operations chief of the Fairfax County Enhanced Code Enforcement Strike Teams, deputy chief of fire prevention and battalion chief.


That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.


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