If you are interested in issues affecting Fairfax County and Virginia, we invite you to attend our next
FAIRFAX COMMITTEE OF 100
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fairfax County Parks: Our Suburban Oasis
An Evening with the Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority
Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority
We often take for granted some of the things in life that have a profound effect on our quality of life.
One of these is our parks.
In the digital age, our parks are where we meet our neighbors, we can enjoy nature, we buy farm-raised produce, our kids play, we exercise, we get gardening tips, our seniors gather, and we hear concerts.
The Fairfax County park system has 421 parks encompassing over 23,000 acres. About 80% of county residents visit our parks each year. Our park system is extensive, well used, and highly regarded.
Yet our county of over 1,000,000 people continues to grow and urbanize, and the diversity of ages, incomes, languages, and nationalities continues to change.
As our community changes, our park system must also change to accommodate park and recreation interests that are as diverse as our community.
How we preserve and enhance our open spaces will define our quality of life as our community grows and diversifies.
Come hear our new Park Authority Director tell us his vision for our parks as he guides the system into the future.
377 Maple Avenue, West
Vienna, VA 22180
Members - $39
Non-Members - $49
Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Pre-Meeting Festivities: 7 - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Program: 7:30-9:30 PM
by calling: 703-385-3753
or by sending an email to:
Please state your entrée preference:
Beef, Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian
Kirk W. Kincannon
Director, Fairfax County Park Authority
Kirk W. Kincannon assumed his duties on January 27, 2014, as Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Prior to joining the Fairfax County Park Authority, Mr. Kincannon was the director of parks and recreation for the City of Boulder, Colorado, directing a staff of about 1,000. During his tenure he successfully completed two strategic planning processes focusing on improvements to park planning and on internal department re-alignment and streamlining, which resulted in improved, more strategic service provision to the public. Mr. Kincannon was well-known for his ability to engage with citizen groups. He successfully leveraged both public and private partnerships in order to supplement park and recreation opportunities for the Boulder community.
Mr. Kincannon grew up in Fairfax County and began his park and recreation career here. He served as a recreation coordinator with the Town of Herndon for four years and then joined the Fairfax County Park Authority from 1985-1995. At the Park Authority, he had responsible positions at Mount Vernon RECenter and Lee District Park and RECenter and served as manager of Lake Accotink Park.
Prior to his position in Colorado, Mr. Kincannon served as the director of recreation, parks and cultural activities for the City of Alexandria and as deputy director of parks, natural resources and capital projects. Mr. Kincannon also spent five years as the director of parks, recreation and tourism for Wythe County, Va.
Mr. Kincannon received a bachelor's degree in recreation, leisure services, and physical education from Virginia Wesleyan College.