To the Fairfax County Community,
Over the weekend, I represented Fairfax County at the National Association of Counties conference in Maryland. I’m always excited to showcase all of our successes in Fairfax with counties across the country and learn new ways to advance. As President of the Virginia Association of Counties I was proud to host Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia members' caucus breakfast. It was great to see friends Chair Randall from Loudoun County and Chair Wheeler from Prince William County - combined we proudly represent over 2 million Virginia residents.
I also wanted to highlight some of the amazing work of members of our County team and residents.
As you likely know, a tragic building collapse in Surfside, Florida in late June has triggered a massive search and rescue effort. It is truly difficult work that takes a toll mentally and physically. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Surfside community. I wanted to thank members of our County team that are on Virginia Task Force 1, our urban search and rescue team, who have gone to Miami to support the crew on the ground. While three structural engineers have returned, we still have one K9 handler and her K9 on site.
In addition, there are three former FCPS athletes going to the Olympics in Tokyo this year. I want to congratulate:
- Andrew Seliskar: Andrew will be swimming for Team USA and is a 2015 Thomas Jefferson High School graduate.
- Chioma Onyekwere: Chioma will be throwing discus for Team Nigeria. She is a 2012 Robinson Secondary School graduate.
- Trevor Stewart: Trevor will be running track for Team USA and is a 2016 South County High School graduate.
Finally, below you will see highlights from today's Board meeting. You can see the full package here.