Park Board: Anthony Vellucci
Mr. Anthony J. Vellucci, a longtime resident of the King's Park West neighborhood serves as the Braddock District representative to the Park Authority Board. He was appointed in December, 2010 by Braddock District Supervisor John Cook.
Vellucci serves as chairman of the Park Authority Board Awards Committee and as a member of the Diversity and Succession Committee, Funding Policy and Bond Committee, Resource Management Committee, and Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee. He is also the Board liaison to the Tree Commission.
Vellucci has been heavily involved in community service and served as president of the Kings Park West Civic Association prior to his appointment to the Park Authority Board. During his tenure he worked to establish a Fairfax County/Fairfax City Memorandum of Understanding with George Mason University to establish quarterly Community Forum meetings that address town/gown issues; spearheaded several traffic safety issues with both VDOT and FCDOT resulting in better traffic safety within his community, and initiated the establishment of the John P. McAnaw Recreation Area at Royal Lake Park. Further, he has been instrumental in establishing and promoting several Friends groups in the Braddock District including Braddock Dogs, the Friends of Accotink Creek, the Friends of Lake Accotink Park, the Friends of Long Branch Stream Valley, the Friends of Audrey Moore RECenter, and the Friends of Royal Lake.
Vellucci is a senior manager with more than 25 years of experience in both program management and business development/sales for defense and homeland security contractors. He is also a veteran with 30 years of active duty and reserve service in the United States Navy. He retired as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Highlights of his naval career include several shipboard deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean during periods of increased international tension; responsibility for the planning and operations of strategic sealift assets in the European/Mediterranean theatre in the mid-1980s, service as Commanding Officer Naval Reserve Beach Group TWO responsible for training 1700 reservists involved in amphibious and expeditionary warfare operations. Further he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in both the N4 Logistics Directorate and the N3/N5 Operations/Plans & Policy Directorate where he spearheaded a major revision to the Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan in a post-Cold War environment.
His educational accomplishments include a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Distinguished Graduate distinction from the Navy War College, Non-Resident Seminar Program in Washington D.C.