Chairman Bulova Receives Award for Region Forward Leadership
October 28, 2010 – Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova on Tuesday received an award from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association for her leadership while chairing the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative. The award, for "Leadership by an Elected Official," is an honor to receive and highlights the significance of Region Forward, Chairman Bulova said.
"This award speaks volumes about the important work we did at the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative, and the Region Forward Compact," Chairman Bulova said. "We went beyond the visioning stage and created an action-oriented plan to guide future growth in the region."
Greater Washington 2050's Region Forward builds on a wide range of exercises, regional planning studies, and public input and creates a framework to address our existing and future regional challenges, Chairman Bulova said. This framework involves clear action-oriented goals, a mechanism to measure regional progress, and a Compact agreement that respects jurisdictional autonomy while incentivizing action. The quantitative goals set in the Compact cut across many areas including air and water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and building construction standards. The targets set by the Compact emphasize these objectives in tandem with the expansion of transportation options and the coordination of land use policy with transportation and environmental goals.