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Mt. Vernon gets new parks representative

By Potomac Local News February 10, 2011 2:00 pm

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Lorton, Va.  – Linwood Gorham, a longtime resident of Lorton, will join the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as the Mount Vernon District Representative.  Gorham was named to the post by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland earlier this week. This is a four-year appointment and fills the post recently vacated by Gilbert McCutcheon, who retired.“Our district has been blessed with wise and responsive representation by Gil McCutcheon for many years,” said Supervisor Hyland. “The appointment of Linwood Gorham will continue this tradition of excellence.” Hyland noted that Gorham has worked with regional and state park systems to promote and improve services and facilities, and has served on land use and planning review teams, visioning task forces as well as being an important part of community events such as parades and festivals. “He really knows how to make positive change.  He educates himself on topics before making decisions.  Linwood is a well-respected member of the business community and active in neighborhood associations.  This is going to be a great fit,” Hyland concluded.

Gorham currently serves on the Mount Vernon Visioning Task Force Land Use Committee.  He has repeatedly served on the Mount Vernon District Comprehensive Area Plan Review Task Force with appointments in 2000, 2005 and again in 2010.

Community service work includes serving as president, vice president, land use chair and board member of the South County Federation since 1992.  He is a past Mason Neck Citizen’s Association board member and has served on the Mason Neck Overlay Task Force.  He is active in community events, assisting with the Lorton Community Independence Day Parade and the Mason Neck State Park Eagle Festival.

He was named a Lord Fairfax honoree in Mount Vernon District for 2010-2011; Volunteer Fairfax Community Champion in 2010 as well as a recipient of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Walter Mess Volunteer Service Award in 2009.

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board sets policy and establishes priorities for the park agency.  For more information please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

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