Awards and Community Service

Achievements  and Awards

2013- Legislative Champion Award, Virginia Education Association

2013- Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, Legislative Honoree

2012- Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, Leadership Award

2012- Dulles Area Transportation Association, Dr. Sidney Steele Founder’s Award

2011- Legislator of the Year, American Planning Association, VA Chapter

2009- Dulles Regional Chamber, Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service

2009- Apartment & Office Building Association, Leadership Award

2008- Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence, Inductee

2008- George Mason University, Civil Engineering Institute, Engineering Excellence & Leadership Award

2007- Committee for Dulles, Tower of Dulles Award

2007- Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Dust, Blood and Sweat Award

2007- Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community Service Award

2005- Virginia 21, Dean’s List

2005- Boy Scouts of America, Powhatan District, Good Scout Award

2005- Legislative Leader, Virginia League of Conservation Voters

2004- Chi Epsilon Award

2004- Loudoun County School Board, Appreciation Award

2003- Virginia School Boards Association, Award of Excellence

2003- Legislative Leader, Virginia League of Conservation Voters

2001- Patrick Henry Award, awarded by Governor James S. Gilmore, III, Commonwealth of Virginia, for commitment to justice and good government

2001- Academy of Distinguished Alumni, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Inductee

2000- Herndon-Dulles Chamber of Commerce, Longtime Service to the Community Award

1999- Best of Herndon, Dulles Award

1997- “Thomas Davis Rust Day,” June 21, 1997, Certificate of Recognition presented by Governor George Allen

1997- Certificate of Appreciation presented by Vecinos Unidos for continued interest and assistance to the Hispanic youth of the community

1997- Longwood College, Societe Jeanne D’ Arch

1995- Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, Certificate of Appreciation

1994- American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter, Professional Award

1989- Virginia Department of Forestry, Guest Lecturer on “Development in the Urban Forest”

1988- Virginia Tech President’s Council, Founder

1985- Herndon Community Center, structural addition dedicated in honor of “Thomas Davis Rust” by the citizens of the Town of Herndon, July 21, 1985

1984- Steering Committee member for the proposed Reston-Herndon Hospital

1983- Selected one of the “Most Influential People of the Year” by the Reston Times

1982- Elected to the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Committee of 100

1979- Selected “Man of the Year” by the Greater Herndon Jaycees

1978- Virginia Municipal League, Chairman, Effective Government Committee

1977- Virginia Municipal League, Virginia Representative to the National League of Cities, Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

1976- Appointed to the Fairfax County Committee on Sewer Policy

1975- Northern Virginia Community College, Guest Lecturer on “Development and the Environment”

1974- Appointed to Fairfax County Sewer Tap Allocation Advisory Committee

1974- Fairfax County, Land Conservation Award

1973- NVBA, Award of Merit

1971- Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Service Award

1969- Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Young Engineer in Northern Virginia

Community Service

2002 – Present: Virginia House of Delegates, 86th District

2008 – Present:  Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

2008 – Present:  Dulles Corridor Rail Association – Vice Chairman

2002 – Present: Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

2002 – Present: General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology and Science- Chairman

2009 – 2012: Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic Board

2002 – 2006: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Advisory Board

1990 – 2001: Mayor, Town of Herndon

1976 – 1984: Mayor, Town of Herndon

1971 – 1976: Herndon Town Council

1971 – 1973: Herndon Planning Commission

1990 – 2001: Northern Virginia Planning District Commission – Commissioner

1994 – 1995: Northern Virginia Planning District Commission – Chairman

1996 – 2001: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Board of Visitors

1996 – 2001: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Vice Rector (1999-2001)

1996 – 2001: Northern Virginia Community Foundation

1996 – 2001: Fairfax-Falls Church United Way – Former Chairman, Executive Committee

1996 – 2001: George Mason University, Urban System Engineering Institute – Former Chairman

1996 – 2001: Washington Dulles Task Force Advisory Council

1996 – 2001: Transportation Coordinating Council – Executive Committee

1996 – 2001: American Red Cross – Honorary Director

1996 – 2001: Historical Society of Herndon

1996 – 2001: Dulles Area Transportation Association

1996 – 2001: Northern Virginia Regional Partnership – Board of Directors

1980 – 1988: Longwood College Board of Visitors

1981 – 1988: Longwood College Board of Visitors – Rector

1981 – 1988: Virginia Council of Visitors – Past Member

1985 – 1989: Fairfax County Civil Service Commission

1988 – 1989: Fairfax County Civil Service Commission – Chairman

1988 – 1989: Virginia Municipal League (VML) – 1995 Finance Steering Committee

1988 – 1989: University of Virginia Advisory Council on Continuing Education

1988 – 1989: Fairfax Committee of 100

1988 – 1989: Virginia Tech Committee of 100

1988 – 1989: Sister Cities of Herndon

1988 – 1989: Downtown Herndon, Incorporated – Founding Director

1988 – 1989: Herndon Jaycees – Past Member

1988 – 1989: Herndon Rotary Club – Past Member

Professional Organizations

American Planning Association
Engineers and Surveyors Institute, Former Director
Registered Professional Engineer, Virginia
American Institute of Certified Planners