Public Official of the Year Award


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Aug. 31, 2006

John T. Frey Receives National Public Official of the Year Award

Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court John T. Frey was named the 2006 Public Official of the Year by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) at its annual conference Aug. 3-4 in Chicago. The award is the highest the association presents to any member. It recognizes the member who has best exemplified a commitment to excellence in the industry and exhibited exemplary service to the community served.

The NACRC cited Frey’s outstanding list of accomplishments with the association, as clerk of Fairfax Circuit Court and as a civic leader. Among Frey’s accomplishments are automating the Fairfax Circuit Court’s land records recording process. He also upgraded and significantly expanded Virginia’s first remote access system for court records, which include 35 million digital images of land records, marriage certificates, probate and other Fairfax case documents. Frey was instrumental in the passage of Virginia’s first electronic filing statutes in the mid-1990s and implemented the first land records electronic recording system in the commonwealth.

An active member of NACRC for more than a decade, Frey has served on its board of directors for the past 10 years and was president in 2002-2003.  He also spent five years on the Fairfax Bar Foundation board of directors; was president of the Virginia Metropolitan Circuit Court Clerks’ Association; and has been the Governor’s Appointee for the State Public Records Advisory Board and for the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

For further information on the award, contact the Fairfax Circuit Court Office of the Clerk at 703-246-4111, TTY 711.

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