Dian Fossey (January 16, 1932 - December 26, 1985), a Fairfax native, was a famous ethologist who studied gorillas and was most remembered for writing the book, Gorillas in the Mist.
The Mayor has issued a proclamation in her honor, celebrating her life and contributions.
The idea to honor her contributions came from an on-line suggestion box submittal by Mr. Kit Kubitz that we honor Dian Fossey’s work and life on the anniversary of her birth, and Mr. Kubitz provided much of the research material for the proclamation.
Read the proclamation here: http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/News/Fossey,%20Dian.pdf