Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Park Board: Michael W. Thompson, Jr.

Park Authority Board, Michael W. Thompson, Jr.Springfield District

Michael W. Thompson, Jr., was appointed to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board in 2012 as the Springfield District representative.

Thompson currently chairs the board’s Park Services and Golf Committee and serves as vice chair of the Park Operations Committee and the Communications and Community engagement Committee. Additionally, he serves as the liaison to the Fairfax County Athletic Council.

Thompson grew up in Burke, VA where he attended local schools. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond law school. He still resides in Burke, with his wife and two daughters. He currently works as the senior vice president of a local public relations firm.

He currently serves as president of Burke Athletic Club, is on the board of Visit Fairfax and is an appointee to the Fairfax County Athletic Council and the Fairfax County Sports Marketing Committee. Thompson also serves on the board of the Burke Civic Ballet and on the Board of Regents for the Fund for American Studies. Past activities include service as president of the White Oaks PTA, as secretary of the Fairfax County Soccer Council, as well as nearly a decade in numerous leadership roles with the Old Mill Community Council.

Thompson is the recipient of the Community and Recreation Services 2010 Distinguished Partner Award; was named a Springfield District Community Champion in 2010 and also earned the Thomas Lee Chapter – National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award in 2008.

Thompson's term ends December 2026.

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