Fairfax County's James Gorby is Topflight Fleet Manager


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

May 18, 2004

 

Fairfax County's James Gorby is Topflight Fleet Manager

 

Fairfax County Director of the Department of Vehicle Services James D. Gorby has been selected by the American Public Works Association to receive the Professional Manager of the Year in Public Fleet Award for 2004. Accomplishments and initiatives leading to Gorby’s selection by the association include:

• A long-range strategic plan that calls for excellent maintenance of the fleet at the best possible price

• Development of a fleet through diesel retrofits, hybrid-electric vehicles and the use of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel

• Applying for and receiving a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Energy to retrofit the Fairfax County Public School buses with diesel-oxidation kits

• Instituting an intern program in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools high school academies to train 12 students a year in the county’s maintenance facilities

• Reducing the department’s staff by more than 125 while the fleet grew from 4,000 to 5,700, resulting in a savings of $5 million

• Increasing customer-service ratings each year with the past year reaching the 90 percent level for “excellent” customer service

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs, 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.


 

FAIRFAX COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN ALL COUNTY PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AND WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. TO REQUEST SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935. PLEASE ALLOW FIVE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE OF EVENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS

 


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