Athletic Council

The Fairfax County Athletic Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the Park Authority, and the School Board on sports matters. The council, comprised of 23 voting members, advises on policy and establishes priorities for enhancing the availability of sports programs to the citizens of Fairfax County. These appointees are comprised of one representative from each of the nine magisterial districts; a member-at-large; a representative from women's sports programs; a diversity-at-large representative; representatives from the Towns of Vienna, Herndon, and Clifton; and 8 members appointed from sports-specific councils or boards. The council holds a public meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room 206 of the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway. Athletic Council Agendas and Minutes, are posted online after they have been approved; for copies of minutes from previous years, or for more information on the Athletic Council, contact Athletic Services at or 703-324-5533, TTY 711.

Athletic Council Bylaws

Fairfax County Athletic Council Members

 Athletic Council Officers

  • Rob Hahne, Chairman
  • Stephen McLaughlin, Vice Chairman
  • Jenni Cantwell, Secretary

District and Town Representatives

  • Marcia M. Pape Daniels, Braddock District
    Rachel Huhn (alternate)
  • Gregory Beckwith, Dranesville District
    William Horrigan (alternate)
  • Harold Leff, Hunter Mill District
    James R. Elder (alternate)
  • Lisa Mickey, Lee District
    Karin Stamper (alternate)
  • Barbara R. Lowrey, Mason District
    Terry Adams (alternate)
  • Vacant, Mount Vernon District
    Keith Salisbury (alternate)
  • Stephen McLaughlin, Providence District
    Clarke Gray (alternate)
  • Michael Thompson, Jr., Springfield District
    Mark Heilbrun (alternate)
  • Gary Flather, Sully District
    Ralph Wills (alternate)
  • Jeffrey E. Stein, Town of Clifton
  • Nichole Lopes, Town of Herndon
    Daniel Alvarado (alternate)
  • Sam Althoff, Town of Vienna

At-Large Representatives

  • Katherine Quinn, Member-at-Large
    Chip Chidester (alternate)
  • Clement Chan, Diversity-At-Large
    Eric Sohn (alternate)

Sports-Specific Representatives

  • Carl A. S. Coan III, Slow-Pitch Softball Council
    Rebecca Frece (alternate)
  • Rob Hahne, Baseball Council
    Richard Huber (alternate)
  • Dillon Lee, Basketball Council
    Dave Vennergrund (alternate)
  • Suzy Willemssen, Fast Pitch Softball Council
    Walt Brady (alternate)
  • Mark Meana, Football Council
    Vacant (alternate)
  • Mary Ann Wagner, Lacrosse Council
    Dave Paddock (alternate)
  • Lula Bauer, Soccer Council
    Trish Moxie (alternate)
  • Chuck Pruitt, Volleyball Council
    Rob Baily (alternate)
  • Jenni Cantwell, Women's Sports
    Jane Dawber (alternate)

County and School Representatives (Non-Voting)

  • Kirk Kincannon, Director, Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)
    Michael Thompson, Jr., FCPA
    Todd Brown, Director of Park Operations, FCPA (alternate)
  • William Curran, Director of Activities and Athletic Programs, Fairfax County School Board (FCPS)
    Amy Craig, Coordinator of Community Use, FCPS (alternate)
  • Megan McLaughlin, Fairfax County School Board
  • Chris Leonard, Director, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)
    Sarah Allen, Division Director Access, NCS
    Karen Avvisato, Athletic Services Division Supervisor, NCS
    Mark Martino, Athletic Services Branch Manager, NCS
    Jason Shelton, Athletic Services Division, NCS

Athletic Council Committee Meetings

Allocation Policies Committee

  • No meetings scheduled at this time

Turf Field Committee

  • No meetings scheduled at this time

Steering Committee

  • Tuesday, November 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Chantilly National CC
  • Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at Pennino Building (room TBD)

By Laws Committee

  • Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Pennino Building 10th Floor, Stemmerman Room

Sports Councils

Eight sports-specific councils serve to bring together the various organizations and participants in the major sports played in Fairfax County. (If you participate in a sport other than those with their own councils, you are represented by the at-large representatives on the Athletic Council.) For details on meeting times and locations, or for contact information for each council, please contact Athletic Services at or 703-324-5533, TTY 711.

  • Adult Softball Council
  • Baseball Council
  • Basketball Council
  • Fast Pitch Softball Council
  • Football Council
  • Lacrosse Council
  • Soccer Council
  • Volleyball Council


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