Commissioner Phillip A. Niedzielski-Eichner - Planning Commission
Mr. Niedzielski-Eichner is a Fairfax County resident since 1988. He was twice elected to the Fairfax County School Board and served a year as its Chairman. He has served as an at-large member of the Park Authority Board, and a district representative to the Environmental Quality Advisory Board. He recently served as the Chairman of the Use of Force Subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, whose final report was delivered in October 2015; he remains active through his appointment by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to an “Implementation Committee.”
He began his career in municipal government as a public works manager for Columbus, Ohio and economic development administrator for Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His master’s thesis focused on optimal staffing of fire engine companies. He founded and was executive director of an association of local governments whose economies and environment were heavily impacted U.S. federal government facilities.
He is a seasoned executive and senior energy and national security expert with over 37 years of public sector and corporate managerial, program and project leadership. He has held federal non-career senior executive service appointments in the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
His private sector experience includes founding and maintaining a consulting practice serving clients over many years; and directing the science and technology practices for a large international firm and a small boutique firm, which specialized in high-end expert support to federal agencies and national laboratories.
Mr. Niedzielski-Eichner is currently founder and President of
Governmental Dynamics, a benefit corporation. His work often involves
complex public policy issues at the nexus of science, technology, and
engineering, particularly in the context of U.S. energy and national
security postures. He specializes in (a) the interface between
governments and the public they serve; (b) the interrelationship among
U.S. federal government agencies and the intergovernmental dynamics
among federal, state, and local levels of government; and (c) policy
crafting in the context of executive action, legislation and
regulation. His current focus is on adapting digital platforms for
civic engagement and open and transparent collaboration among people to
produce policy solutions to community or societal problems.
His program management and leadership expertise and interests include organization development and design; strategic governance and complex problem-solving; finance and budgeting; operations analysis; business process engineering; business case analysis; group dynamics and change management; and policy negotiation and dispute resolution.
He earned a Master of Public Administration from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in pre-med Biology from John Carroll University.
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