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Tysons Park Renamed for Former Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence

Tysons Park Renamed for Former Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence

On, Saturday, October 14, 2017, current and former Fairfax County leaders joined family and friends to rename a Tysons park in honor of former Fairfax County Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence, who passed away in December 2016.

Jones Branch Fields and Arbor Row Stream Valley Park were consolidated and renamed Ken Lawrence Park in honor of the former Providence District Planning Commissioner and longtime advocate for parks, fields and open space in Fairfax County. His vision for Tysons sought balance between growth and infrastructure and he was a major influence in getting green space added to the Tysons Urban Center Comprehensive Plan, which will guide development of Tysons’ recreational amenities now and in the future.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right:

(LEFT SIDE) Philip Niedzielski-Eichner, Providence District Planning Commissioner; Jay Donohue, former Fairfax County Planning Commissioner; Tasso Flocos, Cityline; James Migliaccio, Lee District Planning Commissioner; John Litzenberger, Former Fairfax County Planning Commissioner; Tom Fleury, formerly of Cityline; Tim Sargeant, At-Large Planning Commissioner; Jill Cooper, Fairfax County Planning Commission Director; John Ulfelder, Dranesville District Planning Commissioner; Fred Selden, Director of Fairfax County Planning & Zoning; Peter Murphy, Springfield District Planning Commissioner; Janyce Hedetniemi, At-Large Planning Commissioner; Sara Baldwin, Park Authority Acting Executive Director; Ken Quincy, Providence District Representative for Park Authority Board; Andi Dorlester, Park Authority Planning Manager; Walter Acorn, At-Large Representative for Park Authority Board

(RIGHT SIDE) Lawrence family members along with Tim Eakin Walsh, Fairfax County Park Foundation Board of Directors; Linda Q. Smyth, Providence District Supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Dave Bowden, Park Authority Director of Planning & Development; James R. Hart, At-Large Planning Commissioner; Lynne Strobel, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh; Jim Zook, former Director of Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning. 

See more photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ffxparks/albums/72157661551575478

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