Gross Elected President of NARC Board
July 9, 2013
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Penelope Gross (Mason District) was elected president of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Board of Directors June 26 at its annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. NARC advocates for regional cooperation to address community planning and development opportunities and issues. The organization represents more than 230 regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations in the United States.
“Fairfax County has long been a leader in identifying opportunities for collaboration and coordination on issues of mutual interest for jurisdictions large and small in the National Capital Region," said Gross. "I look forward to working with regions across the nation in similar fashion.”
Gross’ goals as NARC president are to increase membership and diversity in the national association and regional bodies around the country, in addition to coordinating policy positions among partners. She will work with the White House Office of Governmental Affairs to facilitate meetings with regional councils and senior executive staff. She also will focus on sound financial management.
In addition to serving as vice chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Gross chairs its Personnel Policy and Reorganization Committee and Environment Committee. She is also a board member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and represents Fairfax County on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.