The City of Fairfax’s Office of Emergency Management will be hosting its first annual Community Emergency Preparedness Fair this Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Sherwood Community Center from 12-3 p.m., rain or shine. The event is free and is open to individuals and families, and children’s activities will be provided. City departments, state and federal agencies and local vendors have partnered to provide participants with valuable information on what to expect and how to be prepared for emergencies, along with valuable resources to assist families in making their own emergency plans and kits. There will also be an opportunity to win an Emergency Preparedness Kit. The event coincides with September being “Emergency Preparedness Month.” For more information, contact the Office of Emergency Management at email@example.com or 703-385-4856.
Looking out for a new career opportunity? Ever thought about owning your own local business? Today – Thursday, Sept. 12 – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Allstate Insurance will hold a recruiting open house to tell people about opportunities going on right now to own or operate an Allstate Exclusive Agency business. Allstate provides support including comprehensive education programs, local sales support and personal market business consultants to those interested in running a loca agency. Allstate offers large product portfolios including auto, homeowner, life, financial services, and commercial insurance. The recruiting open house takes place at the Fair Lakes Allstate office, at 13044 Fair Lakes Shopping Center in Fairfax. For more information, contact Maureen Bardizbanian at 703-653-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to RSVP.
Support the libraries, and nab yourself some cheap, good reads at the same time! Mark your calendars for the upcoming Used Book Sales at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St. Next Saturday, Sept. 21 is the children’s sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Next weekend, on all three days, is the annual fall Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library sale – Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. For more information, click here.
In county news, the Board of Supervisors announced this week the appointment of Jeffrey K. Weiler as the executive director to the Fairfax County Retirement Boards, effective this coming Monday, Sept. 16. According to a county news release, Weiler has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector in financial and administrative management. He is currently the chief financial officer of the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nev., where he is responsible for the leadership of the Finance and Operations Division that oversees budget development, accounting, risk management and payroll, among other items. Weiler previously worked for Fairfax County Public Schools as a senior budget analyst, coordinator of applications support and coordinator of budgets, from 1983 until 1998. Weiler has a masters degree in business administration and a bachelors of science in finance from Virginia Tech. Weiler’s salary will be $158,000.
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