The Governing Board of the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness is the focal point of community accountability for the achievement of the goal of ending homelessness. To that end, it is the mission of the Governing Board to provide the necessary vision, community leadership, and policy guidance to assure the successful end to homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church area. The Governing Board will be responsible for providing the community “voice” for ending homelessness, mobilizing political and community will, providing the necessary influence to change policy and funding priorities, and to catalyze such other actions as may be necessary to affect the community and systems change necessary to end homelessness.
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions
- Provide vision, leadership, and policy guidance to reach the goal of preventing and ending homelessness.
- Articulate, throughout the community, the vision of an end to homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church area.
- Promote shared responsibility and decision-making among all partners involved in providing homelessness services.
- Exercise executive stewardship over the pooled funding and resources available for addressing homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.
- Work cooperatively to greatly increase the overall resources available to end homelessness in the Fairfax-Falls Church community.
- Involve and engage all segments of the community to assure their participation in the work of preventing and ending homelessness.
- Monitor progress towards achievement of the goal of preventing and ending homelessness.
- Articulate progress toward the goal throughout the community.
Governing Board Membership
The Governing Board is comprised of community leaders from diverse walks of life in the Fairfax-Falls Church community, all with a commitment to see the end of homelessness in our community.
- Michael L. O’Reilly, Chairman, Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness.
- Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
- Bruce McNamer, President and CEO, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.
- Verdia L. Haywood, Former Deputy County Executive, Fairfax County Government.
- Catherine M. Hudgins, Supervisor, Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
- Willard Jasper, Commissioner, the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
- Mary Kimm, Editor and Publisher, Local Media Connection LLC.
- Stacey Kincaid, Sheriff, Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.
- Jeff Lisanick, Chairman, Consumer Advisory Council.
- Rodney Lusk, Senior Business Development Manager, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
- Ted C. Lutz, Former Vice President, The Washington Post.
- David Meyer, Council Member, City of Fairfax.
- Don Owens, Co-Founder and President, The Griffin-Owens Agency.
- Pamela V. Rothenberg, Esquire, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
- Todd Rowley, Senior Vice President, Cardinal Bank.
The Governing Board may be chaired by any member as selected by the total membership of the board in accordance with a process to be set forth in bylaws of the Governing Board.
The Governing Board will meet as necessary but no less frequently than quarterly. Staff support for the Governing Board will be provided by the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness.