Park Board: Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan, a resident of Falls Church, was named an at-large member of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board in 2013. He is a local businessman, an active member of the community, and an enthusiastic participant in the local cricket league.
Khan is the vice chair of the Administration and Board Management Committee and the Diversity and Succession Committee. He serves as a member of the Park Authority Board Awards Committee and Park Operations Committee.
Khan has lived in Fairfax County since 2004. He has worked in the Oriental rug and interior design industry for more than two decades. Currently he owns and manages Oriental Rug Weavers located in Vienna, Va. Under his management this establishment has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and awarded A+ several times for its excellent customer service.
He is also an advocate for community diversity programs and a volunteer at a local community center. He strongly believes in the power of community-action, effective communication, mutual understanding and tolerance. He has been involved in youth and adult education programs, community events and food drives.
Khan also believes in the power of sports and recreation as effective means of strengthening and unifying ethnically diverse communities, such as Fairfax County. He is a strong supporter of the creation of fields and other sporting facilities for multi-sport promotion and usage. With that tenet in mind, he has worked tirelessly to promote the international sport of cricket in Fairfax County and close-in metropolitan areas.
He is a founding member of the DC Metro Area Cricket League and has been involved in its management for more than five years.
In addition to serving as the league manager, Khan is also an active participant, serving as captain of his team. He is among the top ranked players in the league and a veteran of championship play.