Sharon Bulova

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Sharon Bulova
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Chair of the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors
Assumed office
February 3, 2009
Preceded by Gerry Connolly
Personal details
Political party Democratic

Sharon Bulova /bəˈlvə/ is the current chairman of the Fairfax County, Virginia Board of Supervisors. She was first elected Chairman in a special election on February 23, 2009.[1] Sharon Bulova was reelected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2011. Prior to serving as Chairman, she was Supervisor of the Braddock District from 1988 until 2009. Chairman Bulova also chairs the budget committee.


Sharon Bulova's top transportation priority as Chairman is Rail to Dulles, the effort to extend the new Metrorail Silver Line through Tysons to Dulles Airport [2]

Chairman Bulova was instrumental in the development of the vision for the transformation of Tysons Corner into a successful mixed use, transit-oriented community. Chairman Bulova has worked to address transportation challenges and revitalization opportunities associated with BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) in the South County area of Fairfax.[3]

Chairman Bulova is committed to providing Bus-Rapid-Transit throughout Fairfax County, including on the new Beltway HOT lanes and the I-66 corridor. Increasing the availability and efficiency of service on the CONNECTOR and Metro bus routes counywide is also a high priority.[4]

Working with elected officials in neighboring jurisdictions, Chairman Bulova remains committed to energy efficiency and sustainability in Fairfax County.[4]

Regional Leadership[edit]

In the summer of 2004, Sharon Bulova was appointed by then Governor 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. She was subsequently elected the first chairman of that board.[4]

Chairman Bulova was a member and past Chairman of the Northern Virginia regional Commission where she worked on regional solutions to challenges facing the Washington Metro area.[4]

In 2009, Sharon Bulova served as chairman of the Council of Government's "Greater Washington 2050 Coalition." This effort resulted in the adoption of a Regional Compact signed by all 21 of COG's area jurisdiction. Chairman Bulova received an award from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association for her leadership in chairing the Greater Washington 2050 Coalition.[4]

In 2011, Sharon Bulova was named one of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women by the Washingtonian Magazine.[5]

Chairman Bulova is a member, and past chairman, of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. She is a founding member of the VRE commuter rail system.[2]

In November 2011, Bulova received the Tower of Dulles award from the Committee for Dulles for her work to bring Metrorail to Dulles International Airport.[4]

Community Efforts[edit]

Chairman Bulova initiated a Private Sector Energy Task Force consisting of corporate, institutional, and community leaders. The task force is charged with defining a strategy to position Fairfax County as a leader in the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability, and green technology.[6]

The Business Roundtable Discussion Group was put together by Chairman Bulova to identify strategies for accelerating economic recovery in Fairfax County. In addition, the group is tasked with finding new economic development opportunities that include energy efficiency, conservation, and affordable housing strategies.[2]

Chairman Bulova put together a task force for the Fairfax County Asian American History Project. In May 2010, this task force produced a book and a website which captures the history of Asian-Americans in Fairfax County.[7]

Chairman Bulova founded the Faith Communities in Action. This countywide network encourages faith communities and charitable non-profit organizations to work in partnership with local government to better respond to the needs of the community.[4]

Chairman Bulova is also on the governing board of the Fairfax County Initiative to Prevent and End Homelessness.[2]

Chairman Bulova regularly engages constituents in Community Dialogues and Task Forces and publishes a monthly Bulova Byline electronic newsletter.[4]


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