Park Board: Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan, a resident of Falls Church, was named an at-large member of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board in November 2012. He is a local businessman, an active member of the community, and an enthusiastic participant in the local cricket leagues.
Khan is the chairman of the Administration and Board Management Committee, Diversity and Succession Committee, and the Nomination Committee. He also serves as a member of the Park Authority Board Awards Committee, and Park Operations Committee.
Khan has lived in Fairfax County since 2004. He has worked in the Oriental rug and interior design industry for more than two decades. Currently he owns and manages Oriental Rug Weavers located in Vienna, VA. Under his management this establishment has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and awarded A+ seven years in a row.
He is also an advocate for community diversity programs and a volunteer at a local community center. He strongly believes in the power of community-action, effective communication, mutual understanding and tolerance. He has been involved in youth and adult education programs, community events and food drives.
Khan also believes in the power of sports and recreation as effective means of strengthening and unifying ethnically diverse communities, such as Fairfax County. He is a strong supporter of the creation of fields and other sporting facilities for multi-sport promotion and usage. With that tenet in mind, he has worked tirelessly to promote the international sport of cricket in Fairfax County and close-in metropolitan areas.