Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Oct. 05, 2009
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
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
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 Board approved acceptance of $594,000 in Homeland Security funds
for the Fire Dept to acquire H1N1 flu preparedness supplies and
- 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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