Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin Named NAPA Fellow


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Oct. 1, 2007

Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin
Named National Academy of Public Administration Fellow

Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). He will be formally inducted on Nov. 15 during the academy’s fall meeting in Washington, D.C.

The principal criterion for selection as a fellow is a sustained and outstanding contribution to the field of public administration through public service or scholarship. Griffin joins more than 500 NAPA fellows who serve as the cornerstone of the organization. These current and former public managers and scholars, business executives and labor leaders, Cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors, state legislators and diplomats provide insight and experience as they oversee NAPA projects and provide general guidance.

Griffin has been the county executive for Fairfax County since January 2000. He joined the county in 1989 as the deputy county executive for planning and development and oversaw zoning, public works and public safety. Griffin also was city manager for the City of Falls Church and deputy county manager for Arlington County.

NAPA fellows are elected by their peers and have extensive experience in a variety of issues at the highest levels of public service. They address emerging issues and contribute to the intellectual and popular discourse on government. According to NAPA, “These are dynamic times for leaders in the public service. Securing the homeland, managing human capital, integrating budget and performance — these are some of the challenges facing all government officials, whether they are at the federal, state, or local level.”

Founded in 1967, NAPA is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress. Further information on NAPA is available at www.napawash.org/index.html.

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