Candidates for May 2018 Federation Election
At the 17 May Membership meeting,
the membership elected the 2018-2019 officers from a slate advanced by the Nominating Committee and as a result of nomination from the floor at the meeting.
Per the Federation's bylaws, the nominating committee has as its members a past president, two district council representatives and representatives from two member communities. The members of the nominating committee for 2018-2019 were past president Jeff Parnes, District Representatives Pete Sitnik (Mount Vernon) and Art Wells (Braddock), and community representatives Annmarie Swope and Nancy Trainer.
President: Bill Barfield
- As President, Bill will continue contributing to the improvement, safety, and well-being of our Fairfax communities. He has lived in Northern Virginia since 1982 and has worked with multinational, senior and youth residents as well as with elected officials representing Fairfax Magisterial, State and Congressional Districts. Bill will ensure continued Federation liaison with these county and state officials.
- In the last 15 years, he has been President of Edsall Park Community Pool Association (2003-2006), President of Country Club View Civic Association (2006-2007), Chairman of the Braddock District Council of Community Associations (2009-2013), founding member and vice-chair of the Braddock District Land Use and Environment Committee advising Supervisor John Cook (2012-2017), and 2nd Vice President of the Federation (2013-2018).
- As President, Bill will enthusiastically pursue recruitment and retention of Federation membership as well as actively encourage citizens and businesses to participate in monthly Federation board and membership meetings. The refinement and presentation of community issues will be researched for both the annual Legislative package and for specific resolutions. Participation in the Citizen of the Year celebration will be encouraged and Bill will ensure delivery of periodic reports to membership from the Federation's sixteen Committees, seven Districts representatives, and twelve County liaison advisory groups.
- Bill proposes a renewed mission of the Federation will be to better represent and guide member communities in their operations and leadership. Bill believes the teamwork of the membership and the Board of Directors is the foundation for continued Federation representation into its 80th year.
First Vice President: Matt Dunne
- Matt Dunne and his family have lived in Fairfax County since 2004. He and his wife have three children who attend Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
- Matt is active in the Stratford Landing Citizens Association and serves as the Education Liaison to the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens' Associations.
- Matt is a parent/education advocate who has played a leading role in county-wide campaigns to fully fund FCPS, increase teacher and staff salaries, and protect property values. For the FY17 budget, Mr. Dunne served as Co-Chair for the Friends of FCPS coalition, which included #IamFCPS, FACE (Fairfax Arts Coalition for Education), Fairfax FLAGS (Foreign Language Advocacy for Grade Schools), FEA (Fairfax Education Association), and FCCPTA (Fairfax County Council of PTAs). In particular, he helped to organize a historic rally of 500 citizens at the Fairfax County Government Center, and he organized dozens of speakers to advocate before the Board of Supervisors and School Board. As a result of the coalition's efforts, the Board of Supervisors granted FCPS the largest budget increase in a decade. Subsequently, Mr. Dunne played a leading role in advocating for the 2017 school bond referendum.
- Matt is an attorney. Since 2002, he has counseled clients on international law, and he has represented clients in high-stakes litigation. He has a J.D. and M.S. with Distinction from Georgetown University and a M.A. and B.A. summa cum laude from Emory University.
Second Vice President: Alejandro Mattiuzzo
- My name is Alejandro Mattiuzzo and I have lived in the Washington DC Metro area for 12 years. My wife Sheri and I moved to Lake Barcroft 3 years ago. We feel truly blessed to be a part of the community in Fairfax County and wish to contribute to its continued growth and prosperity.
- I graduated from the University of Richmond in 2005 with a Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. I graduated with honors from the Kogod School of Business with a Master of Science in Accounting degree in May of 2016.
- For the past 11 years, I have been working as an accounting professional working on budgets and financial statements for various corporations. My current position is that of Audit Associate for KPMG's Federal Audit Practice.
- As past Treasurer for the FCFCA, it is my sincere desire to help the Federation promote the interests of our citizens by using my skills in any way that best suits the organization. If my time and experience can be used for the greater good of our citizens and to promote the work of the Federation, I hope that you will reconsider me for the position of 2nd Vice President. Thank you for your consideration.
Treasurer: Leslie Braun
- Leslie is interested in serving as Treasurer for the Fairfax Federation.
- She has lived in Fairfax County since 1981 and currently resides in the Sully district, in the Foxfield subdivision.
- She has served as Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Section of the American Society of Quality where she has worked extensively with Quickbooks, audit committees and regular reporting from August 2013 until December 2015.
- She served on the Franklin Farm community association board for 4 years.
- She served on the Foxfield community association board for 4 years.
- She is a Quality Assurance Analyst with GDIT supporting an EPA Superfund Mission Support contract.
- She has been a volunteer with Fairfax County's Adaptive Aquatics program for over 10 years.
Recording Secretary: Flint Webb
- Flint Webb is a Sr. Project Manager at Leidos (formerly SAIC) with 38 years of experience in engineering. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and has completed graduate work in at the Hartford Graduate Center, University of Colorado and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Webb is a licensed professional engineer in California, Virginia, Maryland and Ohio.
- In his community, Flint has served as Chair or Co-chair of the Environmental Committee of the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations since 2002 and represented the Federation on the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee Technical Advisory Committee (MWAQC TAC) from 2005 to 2008. During his time on the MWAQC TAC Flint help with preparing both the ozone and fine PM State Implementation Plans for the Washington DC area, and reviewed the Transportation Conformity Demonstrations for the metropolitan area.
- Flint is a member of the Dunn Loring Gardens Civic Association and a recipient of the Providence District Council's 2011 Community Service Award for his volunteer work to protect Fairfax County's environment. He has served as the PDC's representative on the Federation board from 2011 to the present and in many capacities on the PDC board as well.
- Flint has been a member of the A&WMA since 1992. He was instrumental to the formation of the Climate Change Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), and served as the Pollution Prevention & Sustainability Division Chair (2007-2009), the Sustainability TCC Chair (2013-2015), and the Climate Change Division Chair (2014-2017). He also was a member of the organizing committees for six international climate change specialty conferences including serving as the General Conference Chair for two.
- Besides his work on the Tech Council, Flint was elected to the A&WMA South Atlantic States Section (SASS) Board of Directors 2007 and has served on the Board every year since in various roles including Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair, and Secretary. He was elected to the Baltimore-Washington chapter Board in 2014, and elected Vice Chair in 2016. He is currently the Chair of the Baltimore-Washington chapter.
- In 2012 and 2013, Flint served on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) review panel for Project 02-46 Improving Ground Support Equipment Operational Data for Airport Emissions Modeling.
Corresponding Secretary: Erika Yalowitz
- Erika Yalowitz is a community advocate and volunteer. She serves on the board and various committees of the Rotonda Condominium Association in Tysons, which is a self-managed community home to 2,700 residents. She is the current Vice-President of the Providence District Council and a member of the Emerging Leaders Council of the Tysons Partnership, where she works collaboratively with businesses, government and residents in the area on place making and the vision of "America's next great city".
- Erika graduated of International Relations and Political Science & Government from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá Colombia and completed graduate studies in Strategic Governance in a GWU International program. Most recently, she also obtained a Professional certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University.