The City of Fairfax was recently commended for its governmental accounting and financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The trade group awarded the city its Certificate of Conformance in Financial Reporting.

Burke resident Edward J. Cawley Jr., Fairfax city's finance director, was presented the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement, as he is the individual designated by the government as primarily responsible for the city's award. Cawley was appointed comptroller in 1975. Woodson Band Marches to First Place

W.T. Woodson High School Marching Band won first place in its class at the Jack H. Schuler Memorial Bands in Review competition in Hanover, Pa. The 150-member band, directed by John E. Casagrande, received the award for best percussion and placed second in the AAA class at the Viking Invitational Competition at Woodbridge. Casagrande's assistants are: Gary Rockwell, Tim Wilson, Jeannette Manion Kevin Phillips, Pam Snoeck and Bob Everitt.

Aaron Book, son of Stan and Marlene Book, was named best drum major at the Mount Vernon Invitational Marching Band Classic. Other student officers include the band president, Todd Anderson, son of Jerry and Carolyn Anderson; vice president, Brad Gorman, son of Bill and Francine Gorman; secretary, Barbara Cotten, daughter of David and Gail Cotten; treasurer, James Guba, son of Howard and Dorothy Guba; student director, John Hall, son of Jerry and Francine Hall; color guard captain, Jennifer Gerlitz, daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Gerlitz; rifle captain, Cathy Hovis, daughter of Robert and Penelope Hovis; and flag captain, Glynnon Beason, daughter of Nathan and Betty Beason. Hospital's Physicians Elect President

Dr. Donald M. Poretz of McLean, chief of The Fairfax Hospital's Infectious Disease Section, was elected president of The Fairfax Hospital medical staff by the hospital's staff physicians. Poretz will serve a two-year term.

Poretz is also a clinical professor of internal medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and an infectious disease consultant for St. Elizabeths Hospital and the Northern Virginia Training Center. Prize-Winning Toastmaster

Jeffrey M. Shaevel of Arlington won second place in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Columbus, Ohio. Shaevel, whose speech was "Let Them Come In," competed with eight other finalists from around the world before an audience of 1,500.

Shaevel, a staff consultant with Arthur D. Little Inc., is active in community theater.