Virginia Run resident Edwin S. "Sam" Clay III, director of the Fairfax County Public Library, officially took office as Executive Director of the Virginia Library Association on Nov. 7 at the organization's annual conference in Hot Springs, VA.
Clay, who served as VLA's Vice President/President Elect in 2002-2003, has chaired the organization's Legislative Committee and served as past president of the Virginia Public Library Director's Association. In April 2002, that association named him Outstanding Library Director for his work on reducing proposed cuts to public libraries in the state budget.
Clay has been the director of the Fairfax County Public Library since 1982.
<lst>Thomas H. Suthers, PE, has been hired as senior project engineer in the bridge and structural department in Burgess & Niple's Dulles office. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in bridge inspections, material testing techniques, structural evaluations and bridge design. He is responsible for managing bridge design and inspections as well as structural evaluations for public and private clients.
The Ahold Corporate Executive Board has appointed Jim Lawler as Chief Human Resource Officer. He succeeds Arthur Brouwer who was recently appointed Chief Business Support Officer. Lawler will be responsible for all human resource matters at Ahold, including management development, staffing, compensation and benefits and change management. He most recently served as Chief Human Resource Officer for Ahold USA, based in Chantilly.
Linda Bestimt, president and CEO of Celebrate Fairfax Inc., retired after 14 years of service. More than 100 people attended a reception in her honor last week, with presentations from the U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own), the Fairfax County Police and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue; as well as speeches by Kate Hanley, Gerry Connolly, Del. James Scott, and Anthony Griffin. Bestimt is formerly of the Sully District.
The Ribbons Hallmark store in Centreville Square Shopping Center will be holding a holiday food drive from Nov. 1-24. Donations of canned and boxed food will be delivered to Serve Inc. Call 703-631-2362.
<lst>Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Centreville Chiropractic would like to create a heap of Thanksgiving food for others in the community. When new patients bring in six or more Thanksgiving food items to donate to the local food pantry, from Nov. 17-21, they will receive a complimentary consultation, exam, X-rays (if needed), and report of findings. Centreville Chiropractic Center is run by Dr. Arthur T. Chen, 6325 Multiplex Drive, Centreville. Visit www.CentrevilleChiro.com. Call 703-266-0505.
A BNI Referral Networking meeting takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centreville Lonestar Steakhouse off Route 29 in the Centreville Square Shopping Center. Contact Chris Allen at 703-653-8946.
R.W. Murray Co. of Chantilly has been selected to complete several child care and preschool projects throughout Prince William County; demonstrating the region's growth and change in demographics.
Winwood Children's Center is constructing a 9,000-square-foot facility in Gainesville. The anticipated completion date is December of 2003. This is the fourth childcare center and preschool in the Northern Virginia area owned and managed by Winwood.
News from Scott-Long Construction Inc. of Chantilly:
* Completed the Ainslie Arts Center, an 18,000 SF renovation of an existing auditorium and a 20,000 SF addition at Episcopal High School in Alexandria.
* Awarded the construction contract for the Elliott House renovation and addition in Alexandria. The Elliott House is part of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House.
* Awarded the construction management contract for Reston Association's Walker Nature Education Center.
* Completed a system of upgrades and repairs at Episcopal High School Evans Dormitory in Alexandria.
* Awarded the contract for the Food Service Renovation, Phase 2 project at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
* Awarded the Obstetrics Suite, 3rd Floor, Original Building project at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
* Completed Phase 1 of the Trinity Christian School of Fairfax Campus located on Braddock Road.