Board of Supervisors - Springfield District

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Pat Herrity
Springfield District Supervisor

Supervisor Pat Herrity's Biography

Supervisor Herrity represents the Springfield District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and has over 40 years of active business, sports, and civic community leadership and experience. As a lifelong resident of Fairfax County, he attended St. Bernadette’s grade school in Springfield, graduated from West Springfield High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech. He has held senior management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, in a number of local government contracting and technology companies. Supervisor Herrity has been recognized by Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations for his leadership in business, sports, and community organizations.

Supervisor Herrity has a unique understanding of Fairfax County. As the son of former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Herrity, Pat grew up attending community meetings and budget hearings; he was raised with regular discussion of issues concerning Fairfax County at home giving him a deep understanding of our County and the issues we face today.

First as a business and community leader, and now as a Supervisor, he has actively led efforts to implement commonsense solutions to Fairfax County's pressing problems, including reducing the tax burden on residents, addressing increasing crime rates, and focusing education resources on teachers and into classrooms He has also been working on fixing the permitting and zoning process so we can better attract businesses, implementing solutions to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety, stopping the further deteriorating conditions of our parks, and addressing the opioid public health crisis, gang violence, and human trafficking which is occurring in our neighborhoods.

Supervisor Herrity is a balancing, common sense voice on the Board of Supervisors. He serves as Chair of the Board's Information Technology Committee and the Sports Tourism Task Force. He previously Chaired the Older Adults Committee and oversaw the creation of the nationally recognized 50+ Community Action Plan as well as SHAPE the Future of Aging Plan, a strategic plan with the goal of making Fairfax County a better place to age, where older adults can live safely, independently, and with dignity. He also served on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Pat has been named the Best Public Servant in the Gazette newspapers' Best of the Best for the last seven years and is the only Supervisor to receive the President's Award from the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers for his work supporting teachers.

Supervisor Herrity remains active in our sports community and has coached swimming, soccer, basketball, rugby and hockey. He is currently leading the Sports Tourism Task Force – an effort with parks, schools, community sports groups and the county to build additional sports facilities for our local sports teams and attract sports tourism opportunities to the County to help fund them.

Pat Herrity's oath of office

Supervisor Herrity has been active with transportation issues for over 30 years and is a strong believer in transportation enhancements that support our growing community. He was a leader in the push for the Techway/Northern Crossing, was a strong early advocate for telework/telecommuting programs, and has been an outspoken supporter of the beltway HOT lanes and their carpooling and mass-transit benefits. He is currently leading the effort for solutions to congestion on I-66 and the Fairfax County Parkway and a network of express bus solutions. Pat was a co-drafter of the first Northern Virginia Transportation Compact, a document that outlined transportation needs and solutions that was, for the first time ever, signed by all of Northern Virginia's Business Organizations in 2000. 

Pat regularly travels to Richmond to work with legislators on issues like the opioid public health crisis, regulatory reform, taxes, and transportation. He was appointed by Governor McDonnell and subsequently elected Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review which works to reduce state mandates on local governments. Under his leadership the Task Force eliminated a historic number of mandates and has eliminated a number of other “mandates” by engaging state agencies in common sense discussions with local governments. 

Pat Herrity in the community

Pat has also been recognized for his leadership experience. He is known for being an innovator and a leader in the business groups with which he has been involved. As a result, Pat has received some of the highest awards of recognition that the groups offer, including:

  •                 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce - Chairman's Award
  •                 Northern Virginia Technology Council - President's Award
  •                 SmartCEO Magazine - Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award
  •                 Northern Virginia Technology Council - CFO of the Year Community Service Award
  •                 Fairfax County Federation of Teachers President's Award

Pat has served Fairfax County on the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee and the steering committee for the first annual Washington Area Conference on Telework. He currently serves on:

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Committees:

  •                 Audit Committee
  •                 Information Technology Committee (Chairman)

Inter-jurisdictional Committees:

  •                 Fort Belvoir (Board of Advisors / Base Realignment and Closure)
  •                 Prince William Co.

Intergovernmental Boards and Committees (including Federal and State)

  • George Mason University Fairfax Campus Advisory Board
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)


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