Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay is a lifelong Fairfax County resident, born and raised on the historic Route One Corridor in Franconia District.
From kindergarten to eighth grade, he attended two of Fairfax County’s world-class public schools, Woodlawn Elementary School and Walt Whitman Middle School, before graduating from Bishop Ireton High School. Jeff also graduated with a B.S. in Public Administration and Political Science from James Madison University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
Jeff has more than 20 years of experience working on behalf of the residents of Fairfax County. First serving for 12 years as then-Supervisor Dana Kauffman’s chief of staff before running and winning the election as Franconia District Supervisor in November 2007. He was elected Chairman in 2019.
Since joining the Board, Jeff has been a champion for equity, education, affordable housing, transportation, revitalization, and the environment in Fairfax County. His commitment to these issues has been demonstrated on the Board as former Chair of the Legislative and Transportation committees and current Chair of the Budget Committee.
Jeff is also a regional leader. Currently, he is Chair of the Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee and serves on both the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. He was twice the Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission; and on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Counties where he is the immediate past president. Jeff’s work has been recognized by the Mount-Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year in 2019, by the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions as the recipient of the 2020 Sustainability Champion Legacy Award, and by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as the recipient of the 2021 Chairman’s Choice Award.
Jeff lives in Franconia District with his wife, two children, and their latest retired racing greyhound.