Commissioner Frank A. de la Fe-Planning Commission
Commissioner de la Fe currently serves as a member of the following Commission committees: Personnel and Budget, Capital Improvement Program, Parks, Redevelopment and Housing, and Transportation. He also serves as an alternate member on the Environment Committee and the School Facilities Committee.
Commissioner de la Fe worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the 1960's. From 1969 to 1971, he helped create the Illinois State Bureau of the Budget. He then returned to Federal service to establish the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. In 1974, he moved to the Justice Department's Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. He completed his Federal career in 1994 when he retired from the Office of Personnel Management.
A long-time community activist, since moving to Reston in 1971, Commissioner de la Fe has served in a variety of leadership positions, including serving on the Boards of the Reston Association and Reston Interfaith. He coached youth soccer and was involved with Reston swim teams as his daughters grew up. He co-chaired the Herndon-Reston Recreational Facilities Task Force. He also served as Chairman of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board for 5 years, after being appointed as an At-Large member in 1996. In recognition of his commitment to the community, he was designated "2001 Citizen of the Year" by the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations.