Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Sharon Bulova,
Chairman, At-Large

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board to Form Joint Environmental Task Force

Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board held a joint meeting to discuss ways to collaborate on initiatives related to climate, energy and the environment. Resulting from this meeting, a joint committee will be formed called the Joint Environmental Task Force (JET). Similar to the organizational model set forth by the Fairfax County Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT) Committee, members of both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board will serve on this committee. 

“Both Boards have a desire to move forward on a number of environmental fronts, and this joint committee will help us identify and focus our priorities,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “Environmental issues intersect with many aspects of community life and require a ‘One Fairfax’ lens in order to address comprehensively. I am pleased with this collaborative approach and look forward to innovative and visionary ideas stemming from this committee.”

“Our community is aware of the urgency needed to deal with climate change, and the establishment of this committee puts that issue front and center for Fairfax County,” said School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders. “With both FCPS and the County at the table, we can address these critical issues holistically, keeping the health and well-being of our young people front and center of our work to ensure we address the need for environmental sustainability.” 

The JET committee will have its first meeting in the coming weeks and is projected to be in place indefinitely.

 

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Lindsey Doane, Communications Director, Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova
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