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Jill G. Cooper
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At-Large Commissioner

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Candice Bennett

Candice Bennett was appointed to the Planning Commission by the Board of Supervisors in January 2020 as an at-large Commissioner. Her term will expire in December 2024.

Commissioner Bennett is the Director of Development and Communications at Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services. She currently owns a market research firm, Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., which she founded in 2003.

Commissioner Bennett has been developing and implementing communication strategies for corporations, political candidates, and not-for-profit organizations since 1998. She started her career at Penn, Schoen, and Berland. She specializes in using quantitative research at all levels of strategic planning, including brand development, product optimization, crisis communications, and employee engagement.

Commissioner Bennett received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies (2003) and B.A. in International Affairs (1998) from The George Washington University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Commissioner Bennett currently serves on Virginia’s Fair Housing Board, having been appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2017. She is an alumna of Leadership Fairfax (2013), the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Candidate Training Program (2015) and Emerge Virginia (2017).


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