Linwood Gorham, a longtime resident of Lorton and lifelong resident of Fairfax County, has joined the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as the Mount Vernon District Representative. Gorham was named to the post by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland in February 2011. This is a four-year appointment.
Gorham has worked with regional and state park systems to promote and improve services and facilities, and has served on land use and planning review teams, visioning task forces as well as being an important part of community events such as parades and festivals. He is a well-respected member of the community and active in local civic organizations.
Gorham served on the Mount Vernon Visioning Task Force Land Use Committee. He has repeatedly served on the Mount Vernon District Comprehensive Area Plan Review Task Force with appointments in 2000, 2005 and again in 2010. Community service work includes serving as president, vice president, land use chair and board member of the South County Federation since 1992. He is a past Mason Neck Citizen's Association board member and has served on the Mason Neck Overlay Task Force. He is active in community events, assisting with the Lorton Community Independence Day Parade and the Mason Neck State Park Eagle Festival.
He was named a Lord Fairfax honoree in Mount Vernon District for 2010-2011; Volunteer Fairfax Community Champion in 2010 as well as a recipient of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Walter Mess Volunteer Service Award in 2009.
He lives with his wife Anne and two sons in the Mason Neck area of Lorton. He has been chosen to serve on the park operations committee and the planning and development committee.