Board of Supervisors and Other Officials Sworn in Dec. 13


Dec. 13, 2011

In a ceremony this evening, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County constitutional officers, and the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District directors all took their oath of office in front of several hundred spectators.

Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Jan L. Brodie administered the oath of office to Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and 14 other elected officials, who each swore to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the commonwealth of Virginia, and to faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon them as officials of Fairfax County.

All elected officials will take office on Jan. 1, 2012.

In addition to Bulova, the district supervisors installed were:

John C. Cook, Braddock District

John W. Foust, Dranesville District

Michael R. Frey, Sully District

Penelope A. Gross, Mason District

Pat Herrity, Springfield District

Catherine M. Hudgins, Hunter Mill District

Gerald W. Hyland, Mount Vernon District

Jeff C. McKay, Lee District

Linda Q. Smyth, Providence District

The constitutional officer installed was:

Raymond F. Morrogh, Commonwealth’s Attorney

The three directors of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District installed were:

Johna Good Gagnon

George W. Lamb

John W. Peterson

Stan G. Barry, sheriff, was not available and will be sworn in at a later date.

In addition to the oath of office, the ceremony included musical performances by harpist Christine Van Dyke from Fairfax County’s Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the Frost Middle School Advanced Symphonic Orchestra, Langley High school Madrigals, South County Secondary School Chamber Orchestra and Captain Matthew Lopez of the Northern Virginia Firefighter’s Emerald Society Pipe Band. The colors were presented by the Fairfax County Public Safety Honor Guard and PFC Laura Redman of the Fairfax County Police Department sang the national anthem. The evening concluded with a reception in the cafeteria.

Bulova also delivered a speech as the chairman of the 12th Urban County Board of Supervisors.

For more details about the ceremony, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/inauguration. Photos and video taken throughout the evening are available on the Web page.

The ceremony will be rebroadcast on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 at 8 p.m. on Dec. 17, 21 and 24.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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