|Name||Sharon S. Bulova|
Fairfax, Virginia 22030, United States
|| 00, 1948
Feb 03, 2009 05:31pm
|Info||Sharon Bulova, first elected in November 1987, represents the Braddock District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Braddock District has a population of about 108,000 and is located in the center of the county. Mrs. Bulova serves as the Board's Vice Chairman and chairs the Board's Budget Committee. |
Mrs. Bulova has been a member, and past chairman, of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission since 1988. She is a founding member of the (VRE) Virginia Railway Express Operations Board since its inception in 1989 and has served as that board's chairman four times. Under her leadership, commuter train service for Northern Virginia has advanced from a speculative proposal to a successful reality.
In the summer of 2004, Mrs. Bulova was appointed by Gov. Mark Warner to chair the Governor's Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st Century in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which recommended the creation of a State Rail Advisory Board. In the fall of 2005, she was elected the first chairman of that board, which makes recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board to fund projects (both freight and passenger) that have a significant public benefit.
As a member and past chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Mrs. Bulova champions regionalism to address our metropolitan area concerns. She is a member of the Council of Government (COG) Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee and is past chairman of COG's Metropolitan Development Process Committee.
Throughout 2008, Mrs. Bulova has served as chairman of Greater Washington 2050, a new regional initiative to improve the quality of life for Washington area residents in the next 50 years by fostering stronger regional cooperation and planning. The Greater Washington 2050 Initiative is led by COG and a coalition of public, business, civic and environmental stakeholders.
Mrs. Bulova is chairman of the Fairfax County/City of Fairfax Committee, which addresses issues of interest to both jurisdictions and is the county's liaison on the Central Fairfax Chamber Board of Directors.
Mrs. Bulova regularly engages her Braddock constituents in Community Dialog Series and Task Forces. Some of these efforts include: Transportation and Land Use; The Burke Centre VRE Station Parking Garage Task Force, Preventing Gang Activity, Braddock Tomorrow (a community visioning series in 2006) and Keeping our Neighborhoods Safe, Attractive and Vital (2007).
In 2005, a Braddock community task force began a process to research, capture and tell the history of the Braddock area. Products of this effort include the book Braddock’s True Gold and an A Look Back at Braddock Heritage Website, created in partnership with George mason University.
A Northern Virginia resident since 1966, Mrs. Bulova resides in The Cloisters of Fairfax with her husband Lou DeFalaise. Together, they have four adult children and three grandchildren.