Sally B. Ormsby


Director, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
Elected 11/99, assumed office January 2000; re-elected 11/03 and 11/07
Vice Chairman and Legislative Committee Chair
Facilitator of “Green Group” – sponsor of bimonthly Green Breakfasts and news link to environmental organizations and individuals
Liaison to Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District

Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Urban Committee – 2003-present
Vice Chair – 2006-2007
Chair – May 2007 to date

Potomac Council and Potomac Watershed Roundtable – January 2005 – present
NVSWCD representative
Council Chair and Roundtable Membership Chair – 2006-present

Commissioner, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
July 1998 to October 2004 (10/04 - citizen membership removed from charter)

Virginia 2007 Fairfax County Community Planning Committee
Chair – January 2005 - present

Fairfax County Citizens Committee on Land Use and Transportation (CC/LUT)
(Grass roots organization. Committee received Citation for Notable Contribution to Planning from Virginia Citizens Planning Association in May 1988)
Chair - January 1988 to present

Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia
President 2000-2002
Vice President for Membership and Legislation - 2002-present
Board of Directors - 1992 to present

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA)
Member - 1977 to present
Board of Directors - 1979 -1987
Former Program Director and member of following Program Committees: Land Use, Environmental Quality, Transportation, Fiscal, COG, Recycling, Local Government, and Reapportionment and Redistricting study (2004-present)
Chair, Sources of Revenue Committee (study published April 1991)
Chair, Women’s Issues Committee (study published March 2002)
Chair, Environment Committee (2006-present; study to be published January 2008)

Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations (FCFCA)
Board of Directors - 1981 to present
President - 1984-1985
Legislation Chair - 1997 to present
Resolutions Committee Chair or Co-chair - 1986-1997
Committees: Budget, Environment, Legislative, and Transportation

Providence District Council (PDC)
Chair - 1992-1994
Resolutions Chair - 1994 to present
Mantua representative - 1984 to present

Mantua Citizens’ Association, Inc.
Board of Directors - 1973 to present
President - 1975-1977, 1994-1996 and 1997-1999
Representative to Federation and Providence District Council - 1981 to present
Currently Bylaws Chair, Women’s Club Liaison, and delegate to FCFCA and PDC

Fairfax Committee of 100
(Association of area leaders who have monthly dinner meetings with presentations on and discussions of important issues)
Member - 1981 to present
Board of Directors - 1986-1989, 2004-present
Chair, Nominating Committee – 2006 and 2007

Medical Reserve Corps – Woodson Team 24A
Support Branch Deputy Director (2005-2007)
Support Branch Director (2007)

Fairfax County Stormwater Needs Assessment Project
Environmental community representative 2004-2005

Park Partners
Co-chair – 1998 (“Green Team” for 11/98 parks bond referendum)
Co-chair – 2002 (for 11/02 parks bond referendum)
Chair – 2004 (for 11/04 parks bond referendum)
Chair – 2006 (for 11/06 parks bond referendum)

Merrifield Suburban Center Citizen’s Task Force
CC/LUT representative – 1998 to 2001 (replanned Merrifield area)

Tysons Corner Task Force
(Replanned Tysons Corner Urban Center, Fairfax, VA)
Providence District representative - 1992-1994

Chair, Citizens Reapportionment Advisory Committee – 2001
LWVFA representative
Advised Board of Supervisors on magisterial district reapportionment and redistricting

Citizens Budget Overview Committee
(Ad hoc committee established by Board of Supervisors in November 1988 to advise on County revenue and expenditures)
League of Women Voters representative - 1988-1992

Government Study Committee
(Established by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and chaired by former Governor Holton, studied and submitted recommendations re County government structure, organization, and powers)
Fairfax County Democratic Committee representative - 1992-1993

Committee on Revenues and Expenditures
(Appointed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to submit recommendations on County revenues and expenditures) – 1995-1996
Federation representative

Governor's Subregional Transportation Plan Task Force
(Appointed by Governor Baliles and chaired by VA Secretary of Transportation, prepared 1989 Northern Virginia Transportation Plan)
Citizens Advisory Committee - 1987-1995

(FCPS) Superintendent's Community Advisory Council
Member of Council - 1984 to 1993
Vice Chair - 1988-1989 and 1990-1991

Fairfax County Council of PTAs
Executive Board - 1987-1990
Chair of Education Committee - 1987-1990

PTA Organization
Executive Board of Mantua Elementary, Frost Intermediate, and
W. T. Woodson High School PTAs - 1974-1989
Volunteer Coordinator, Mantua Elementary School
Volunteer aide to 6th grade teacher
Fundraising chair for Robert Leathers playground for Mantua Elementary School
President of W. T. Woodson PTSA - 1985-1987
Chair of W. T. Woodson High School 25th anniversary banquet and concert - 1987
Chair of W. T. Woodson PTSA Academic Committee - 1987-1989

Citizens Committee on Changing Enrollment in Secondary Schools
(Appointed by Fairfax County School Board to study and recommend policies to address increasing and decreasing student enrollments) - 1983

Business and Professional Women
Member, Falls Church chapter - 1989-1993

Fairfax-Falls Church United Way
Chair of Residential Gifts Committee and member of Long-Range Planning Committee - 1984-1987
Member, Trustees Assembly of United Way of the National Capital Area - 1986-1990

Faxfair Corporation (sponsor of the annual Fairfax Fair)
Member, Board of Directors - 1986-1992

Fairfax Police Youth Club
Girls Soccer - League Director, Executive Committee member, and Commissioner - 1978-1982

Fairfax County Community Access Advisory Board - 1984 to dissolution

Virginia Citizens Consumer Council
Board of Directors - 1986 to 1990

Providence Presbyterian Church
Session Elder, Class of 1988 and Class of 1996
Clerk of Session - 1986-1988
Adult Education Committee – Chair 1994-1997; 2003-present
Liturgist coordinator – 2002 - present

Women’s Club of Mantua
President – 2003-present
Newsletter Editor – 1999-present

Laurel Garden Club of Mantua
President - 1977-1979

Mantua Garden Club
Reactivated in 1999; Program Chair 1999-present

Recognition
Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Award (Citation of Merit) - 1986
Leadership Washington - Class of 1988
One of Northern Virginia's "Top 50" Leaders (1990)
Fairfax County Citizen of the Year Award (Washington Post cup) – 2006
Sally B. Ormsby Environmental Stewardship Award - 2007

Family
Married to Dr. W. Clayton Ormsby, research chemist (retired)

Children
Alison - College of William and Mary, BS, Class of 1991
Yale University, MS, Class of 1996
Antioch New England Graduate School, PhD, Class of 2003
Assistant Professor, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Tyler - Virginia Tech, BS , Class of 1993
Virginia Tech, MS, Class of 1996
Profession – Computer networks

Residence
Resident of Mantua, Fairfax County since July 1965


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