Boards, Authorities and Commissions - Government - Fairfax County, Virginia

Purpose: To identify and promote better understanding of the problems of the aging and to plan and promote and where it is found necessary, conduct activities to contribute to their well-being.
Terms: 2 years
Number of Seats: 12
Membership: Twelve (12) members - (9) one representative from each District; one (1) at-large representative; and one (1) representative from Fairfax City; and (1) one representative from Falls Church. The Fairfax Area COA shall be made up of more than 50 percent older persons including minority individuals; representative of older persons; representative of health care provider organizations, supportive services provider organizations; persons with leadership experience in the private and voluntary sectors, local elected officials, and the general public.
Meeting Info: Join us at a monthly meeting to share your ideas and concerns. Each meeting begins with a public comment period. Meetings are at 12:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, except August. For our meeting locations, go to: or the Older Adults Events Calendar at
Staff Info: Jacquie Woodruff
Department of Family Services - Area Agency on Aging
Board Website:
Current Membership: Mr. Thomas B. Bash
Ms. Catherine S. Cole
Ms. Martha J. Cooper
Ms. Sharron Dreyer
Mr. Joseph A. Heastie
Ms. Kathleen Hoyt
Ms. Kay Larmer
Ms. Cathy Muha
Ms. Phyllis Miller Palombi
Mr. Michael Perel
Ms. Carolyn Sutterfield
Ms. Diane R. Watson