Supervisor Hyland's Bio

Supervisor Hyland at his desk

Gerald W. "Gerry" Hyland


Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor, Mount Vernon District, 1988 to Present (sixth four-year term)


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors:
- Community Revitalization and Reinvestment Committee (co-chairman)
- Fire Commission (chairman)
- Member of Board Committees of the Whole (Budget Policy, Development Process, Environmental, Housing and Community Development, Human Services, Information Technology, Legislative, Personnel and Reorganization, and Transportation)

Local Interjurisdictional Committees:
Alexandria, chairman
District of Columbia, member
Fort Belvoir/BRAC Board of Advisors, member
Prince William, member

Intergovernmental Boards and Committees:
- Inova Health System Board of Trustees, member
- Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments
 -- Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, member
 -- Committee on Airport Noise Abatement, member
 -- Chesapeake Bay Policy Committee, member
- Transportation Coordinating Council, member
- Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement Study Coordinating Committee, past member
- Virginia Association of Counties, member, Board of Directors, past president, and Representative to the National Association of Counties (NACo)
 -- Chesapeake Bay Technical Advisory Committee, past member
 -- Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department Advisory Committee, past member
 -- Telecommunications Task Force, past member
 -- Planning, Public Works and Natural Resources, past member
- National Association of Counties, member, Board of Directors
 -- Homeland Security Task Force, past member
 -- Member Programs and Services Committee, member
 -- Task Force on Governance 2003, past member
 -- Family Economic Success Advisory Committee, past member
 -- Early Childhood Development Task Force, past member
 -- Financial Services Center, past member
 -- Audit Committee, past member
 -- Investment Policy Task Force, past member
 -- Finance Committee, past member
 -- Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee, past member
 -- Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee, past member
- Virginia Railway Express, past chairman
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, past board member
- Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, past board member
- Public Entity Risk Institute, charter board member through 2003 until three-term limit reached

Gubernatorial Appointments:

- Virginia History Initiative, past member
- Commission on Population, Growth and Development, past member
- Local Government Advisory Committee for the Chesapeake Bay, past member and chairman


- Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award for Outstanding Leadership to the Washington Metropolitan Area, Dec. 11, 1996
- Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District, Cooperator of the Year, 1993
- Medical Care for Children Partnership, Dedicated Support Award, 1996
- Grande Prix Humanitaire de France, Gold Medal for Lifesaving, 1964


- Master of Law in Taxation, George Washington School of Law, 1969
- L.L.B., Georgetown University Law Center, 1962
- B.S., Economics, College of the Holy Cross, 1959

Background in Public Service:

- Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), 1980-1987
- Board of United Community Ministries (UCM), 1981-1987
- UCM President, 1985-1986
- Fairfax County's Human Rights Commission, 1978-1982
- Chairman, 1980-1982

Bar Membership:

- Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- Massachusetts State Bar

Business and Personal Background:

- Served in the United States Air Force for 30 years, more than 6 years active duty (four of which were spent overseas) and more than 23 years in the reserves. His last assignment was as a White House Liaison and he retired in the grade of Colonel.

- 1969 - 1973 - Washington counsel and lobbyist for the Credit Union National Association
- 1973 - present - Private law practice, Hyland and Hyland
- 1981 - present - working farm on eastern shore of Virginia

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